Prep Basketball Report - Week Four

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It’s that time of the week again…time to take a look at the high school hoops action across this great state of ours. As always, some of the games came out as a fantastic way to spend an evening while others were…well, worth it for the parents of the players. Not too long from now, the district tournament will begin. March 7th makes the first day of the post season for boys basketball. Being that we are nearly three quarters of the way through January and February is a short month, we aren’t very far away from when the games take on new meaning. Please, if you haven’t been out to a game, go support your local school or go back home and watch a game. These young men and women (I’m talking about girls hoops as well people!!!!) need our support. For those who played, we remember going into that gym and having our home crowd erupt when a big shot was made or a huge game was won. Be part of that experience for these young men and women. Plus, I’m sure all the athletic departments could use a few more bucks from admissions. Now that I’ve said my peace, let’s take a look at the games.

Coach Cottrell’s BLOWOUT of the Week

Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy 75 Flint School for the Deaf 15 (60 points)

Well, SASA has made what appears to be a huge jump from last season to this one. If I remember correctly, they were on the losing end of some of my blowouts last season and now they are laying the smack-downs on teams. The Dragons led 34-7 after the first quarter and only allowed three (yes, 3) points in the second half. Kevin Davenport scored 16 points and pulled down three rebounds in the winning effort. Norman Braddock scored 15. For Flint School for the Deaf, Brandon Locke scored seven and Demetris Harris scored six.

High Score of the Week

Cedarville 93 Flint International Academy 83 (176 points)

Surprisingly enough, for a school that had been so good in basketball over the past years Cedarville), I could not find a score for this game. I found the score from last year, but that’s not this game. Mlive didn’t even have the game in the schedule. Fortunately, the MHSAA’s website did so we know it happened.

Low Score of the Week

Jonesville 32 Union City 28 (60 points)

It wasn’t a high scoring game, but Jonesville found a way to play tough D and come out with a win. Twice last week Jonesville failed to score 40 points but won the game despite not putting up the big points. They outscored Union City 8-1 in the fourth quarter to bring home the win. Leading all scorers was Spencer Nielsen with nine points. Kyle Godfrey chipped in seven. For Union City, Seth Vaccaro scored six points and was followed closely by Adam McMoody with five points.

Century Club Part 2

It’s been a while since I could talk about someone going over 100 points. The only other time it’s happened that I’ve seen this season was in the first week of action. This past week, Romulus scored 107 to beat Dearborn Edsel Ford (71). Charles Melekian scored 18 points for the Thunderbirds, who were shooting better than 70% from the floor. Yousef Bawayeh scored 15 in the losing effort.

Recruit News – Mariah Harris, Kenton Ridge High School, Springfield, Ohio (Verbal)

Although Ms. Harris won’t graduate until 2012, she is making an impact on her team. In their loss during the Classic in the Country girl’s basketball tournament loss to Newark (67-49), she scored 12 points. We are all looking forward to seeing her have a successful season and make a good push toward a strong senior campaign. It won’t be long before Coach Merchant gets her on the squad and continues to improve her game. Keep up the good work, Mariah!