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Lady Spartans Tie Home Record
By Hasani Ali
SUN SPORTS WRITER
                                                      Michigan State women's    
                                                 basketball tied the school record 
                                                 for home wins with a 57-48 victory                                                     over  Penn State.
                                                      With the win, MSU improves to 
                                                 19-9 overall and 9-8 in Big Ten 
                                                 action. Michigan State's only home 
                                                  loss was a 77-70 defeat at the     
                                                  hands of Ohio State on Feb. 21.
                                                     In the low scoring affair, the Spartans finished in double figures led by 14 points from freshman guard Nia Clouden, who scored 14 points to go along with four rebounds. Sophomore forward Sidney Cooks added 12 points and six rebounds. Redshirt-junior guard Shay Colley had her 18th double-figure scoring game with 10 points and a team-highs of seven rebounds and four assists.
  Michigan State's defensive effort held Penn State to just 30.5 percent (18-of-59) field goal shooting, a new season-low by an MSU opponent, bettering the previous mark of 31.6 percent (18-of-57) by Kennesaw State (Nov. 23).
  Penn State's Lauren Ebo was the lone player in Wednesday's game with a double-double, registering 13 points and 11 boards.
  Both teams started slowly with MSU leading Penn State 6-5 at the first media timeout with 4:26 left in the first quarter. Michigan State used a 8-0 run to take the 10-5 lead. Penn State missed 11-straight shots over 6:27 before a pair of Kamaria McDaniel free throws halted the drought. The teams made it out of the first quarter with MSU leading, 10-6.
  In the second quarter, both teams still struggled to find their offensive rhythm. With under three minutes left in the quarter, the Spartans used a 6-0 run to get energized and take a 27-20 lead. Colley beat the buzzer with a layup to put Michigan State up 32-24 at halftime.
  The Lady Lions did not go down without a fight in the fourth, using a 7-0 run to cut the big MSU advantage to 13 points, 53-40 with 6:31 left in the game. Penn State forced three Spartan turnovers in three minutes, to trim the lead to 55-46 with two minutes left in the game. MSU was held to only six fourth-quarter points.






NBA stars get Wealthy
By Hasani Ali
SUN SPORTS WRITER
     From DeAngelo Russell of the Brooklyn Nets to Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons, superstars all across the NBA are getting their first taste of a premier clothing brand in Oak Park.
     Throughout social media, you see numerous NBA stars wearing hoodies, sweatshirts and t-shirts with the Wealthy logo engraved in a vertical pattern.
     The Saginaw native even made his presence felt at the 2019 NBA All-Star game in Charlotte as he took photos with numerous stars and the cheer team of the Charlotte Hornets.
     Saginaw native Kuddles Hopkins implemented a crafty way to instill a principle into a clothing line.
     Wanting a legacy to pass onto his sons and to teach others about economics, he made “Wealthy” a clothing brand with style and a constant subliminal statement.
     “You can’t leave a job to your children,” Hopkins said. “So I created something for my children that they will inherit once I am gone. 
  After a two-year presence online, Hopkins and his business partner Rashad Hosey opened up their storefront in Oak Park.
     The Wealthy Brand is located on 8126 W. Nine Mile Road. 
     “It actually started as Mentally Wealthy,” Hopkins said, but we strategically wanted our following to strictly focus on wealth. 
     As a student at Saginaw Valley State University, Hopkins was introduced to the entertainment scene as a promoter for exclusive club parties.
     With successful turnouts, it was etched in his mind that he will become an employee as long as he can work for himself. 
     “I worked at Wendy’s for 2 months when I was in college,” Hopkins said. “I knew for a fact that working for somebody else was not meant for me.”
     Most entrepreneurs are recognized by their clients and fans while Hopkins’ leadership was acknowledge by a State Representative—Jewel Jones of Inkster. 
     Media stations such as Fox 2 and Channel 7 have inquired about the unique brand. 
     Making waves in the NBA has been monumental for Hopkins, but he has one thing that he’s looking forward to come August 3—become a husband. 
     Hopkins will be marrying his college sweetheart Charkyra Brooks, who has been very supportive as the clothing brand has taken off.
  For more information, visit www.thewealthybrand.com.