I was SO mad this morning.Â When I got out of the shower and looked for clothes to wear on this glorious day, I found that all my shorts were put away and I was forced to wear jeans on this steamy day.Â In all seriousness, I love cold weather and snow, but this is a little bit extreme.Â Itâ€™s not fair that every time we get a good snow covering, it melts away.Â Just imagine if the snow had stayed around!Â We all know that this isnâ€™t a weather report; itâ€™s a basketball report so Iâ€™ll stop my love-fest for snow and my sarcastic tone about wearing shorts in January in favor of some old fashioned basketball reporting!
The High vs. The Hill pt 2
Saginaw High destroyed their cross-town rivals, Arthur Hill by the score of 82-54.Â The full court press employed by the Trojans forced 22 Lumberjack turnovers.Â Daniel West led the Trojans with 25 points.Â MSU commit Draymond Green scored 13 points and pulled down 18 rebounds.Â Instead of The High being in foul trouble, it was The Hill who had to sit players down.Â None of their starters scored in double digits.Â â€œWe lost before the game even started,â€ Arthur Hill coach Greg McMath said. â€œWe werenâ€™t focused the whole week in practice. We tried to play too much one-on-one stuff. We donâ€™t have that type of team. We have to play as a team.Â With everybody telling you how good you are, sometimes you start to believe it. Everyoneâ€™s telling them theyâ€™re No. 1 and all that stuff. This is a big reality check.â€
In reality though, this game has meaning for the Saginaw Valley League Championship, but the real game comes in districts.Â Itâ€™s just too bad that the best two teams in Class A have to play each other so early.
Coach Cottrellâ€™s Blowout of the Week
Wyoming Potterâ€™s House 87 Holland Calvary 26
Two schools Iâ€™ve never heard of battled it out.Â They both are small religious schools that probably donâ€™t field football teams.Â If I could find any stats Iâ€™d give them, but I wasnâ€™t able to.Â In reality, Iâ€™m glad someone won by more than 41 points because I had about five teams that had won by 41 points.
Wayne Memorial 97 Livonia Franklin 67
These two teams combined for 164 points.Â Wayne Memorial was lead by Jeremy Lovelady who had 16 points.
First place?Â Sure, weâ€™ll take it.
Holt 51 Okemos 50
Joe Powers hit a three pointer with 14 seconds remaining in the game to get the win.Â That win lifted Holt to sole possession of first place in the Capital Area Athletic Conference Blue Division.Â Powers had 22 points on the night.Â Travis Bader had 15 for Okemos.
The Streak Goes On
Brad Redford will take his streak of 75 consecutive free throws into tonightâ€™s game with the 2-10 North Branch Broncos.Â His play has elevated him closer to the preseason favorite for Mr. Basketball, Draymond Green of Saginaw High.Â The Mid Michigan area is a hotbed for great basketball.