Benton Harbor vs. Detroit Austin 1958 State Title Game On MHSAA.TV This Week


As the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Hoops On Film series continues, this week they are spotlighting Benton Harbor’s 1958 state championship game against Detroit Austin Catholic in what was called the Game of the Century.

Benton Harbor led by one after three quarters, but Austin’s Dave DeBusschere scored ten points in the opening five minutes of the fourth to lead the Crusaders to a 71-68 victory over the Tigers.

Phoot courtesy of the MHSAA
Phoot courtesy of the MHSAA

Benton Harbor’s Chet Walker finished with 25 points and went on to play for Bradley University and the Chicago Bulls.  DeBusschere ended with 32 points and went on to play for the University of Detroit and the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks.

The game is featured at MHSAA.TV all this week.