NEGAUNEE - Dick's Pump and Munch of L'Anse needed every point it could get Wednesday night at Lakeview Memorial Gymnasium from the tournament's most valuable player, Josh Cole, to capture the Class EE title.
The L'Anse squad needed a few extra minutes of play as well.
Cole poured in 31 points as Dick's Pump and Munch edged Budweiser of Marquette, 66-62, in overtime for the NIT Class EE championship.
Budweiser’s Thore Treadau drives towards the hoop as Tony Loonsfoot of Dick’s Pump and Munch tries to stop him during the Negaunee Invitational Basketball Tournament Class EE championship game at Lakeview Memorial Gymnasium on Wednesday. (Journal photo by Matt Keiser)
Mike Downs, who joined Cole on the Class EE all-tournament team, scored 11 points.
Teammate Chris Loonsfoot also made the all-tournament team, along with Dion Brown of The Ballers and Erik Dalgord of Great Lakers.
Budweiser was led by a pair of all-tournament team selections as well, with Chris Carter posting 18 points and Cody Wheeler scoring 14.
In the Class E title game, Congress Pizza of Ishpeming cruised over P.A.C. of Covington, 66-43, behind Steve Pohlman's 22 points and Terry Roberts' 12.
Pohlman was named the Class E MVP and was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Brian Matthews and Todd Pohlman.
Jim LaFernier and Jim Delene represented P.A.C. on the all-tournament team with LaFernier scoring nine in the title game.
Paul Johns of Autrain Grocery and Brad Robinson of Angry PC also made the all-tournament team.