MHSAA Basketball - Cruising Through January

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Hello again friends! We have completed another week of high school hoops and have almost made it through the month of January. In a month and a half, the district action will be started for boy’s hoops. From there, it’s a dead sprint to the finish line at the Breslin Center on Michigan State’s beautiful campus (it’s almost as nice as Central Michigan’s! haha). The action was fierce this past week and it will only get harder. Teams have got to step up and get ready to play their best ball of the season. It’s not time to peak, but we aren’t far from that point. Let’s take a look at the action from this past week!

Coach Cottrell’s BLOWOUT of the Week

Ypsilanti Willow Run 99 Taylor Trillium 19 (80 points)

They were *this* close to the century club, but did not quite make it. After the first quarter, Willow Run led 39-2 and 58-7 at the half. McKenzie Dunlap scored 27 points and had six steals. Daquanta Brown and Kareem Lovelace each scored 14 points.

Low Score of the Week

Northville 31 Novi 27 (58 points)

These two teams are rivals. You always want a good game against your rivals. This game gave us just that. At the half, it was a very close 16-13. Jeff Gertley scored 11 points which included going five of six from the free throw line to help his team win. Andrew Meacham scored seven.

High Score of the Week

St. Clair Shores Lake Shore 92 Clintondale 84 [4OT] (176 points)

You have got to love a game that goes into a fourth overtime period. They battled until the end but it was the Shorians who took home the win. Kyle Medley scored 23 points in the win. He was followed very close by Charron McCain with 22 points. Tyrone Moore scored 21 in the losing effort for Clintondale.

Future Spartan of the Week

Gary Harris – Hamilton Southeastern High School (Class of 2012)

The number two shooting guard in the entire United States of America is going to be a Spartan. Gary Harris is a five star recruit from Hamilton Southeastern High School, located in Fishers, Indiana, outside of Indianapolis. When his team played Troy in the “Flyin’ to the Hoop” tournament, they won decisively by the score of 93-54. Harris scored 26 points and made nine of his 11 shots. With two shooting guards in this upcoming class, the back court should be set for a few years.