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Prep Basketball - You Can't Hide From Yourself

As we inch closer to the magical date of March 27th (MHSAA State Championships at the Breslin) we are starting to see the class of each division. 


Teams like Detroit Country Day and Melvindale Academy of Business and Technology are proving to be tough competition for whomever they face. Scouts are keeping a close eye on players and seeing how they progress so that they will be able to accurately judge whether or not they belong at their respective universities. Some players don’t have to worry about it; they have already made their choice and are just biding their time until it’s time to go. The title of this week's column is in honor of the late R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass. Now let’s take a look at this past week’s action!

High Scores of the Week

Detroit Pershing 97 Detroit Denby 85 (182 points)

I’m shocked, but I can’t find any information on this game. Sometimes, it’s as hard finding information about Detroit Public School League (same things goes for football) teams as it is any random Class D school. It must have been a great game though!

Saginaw Valley Lutheran 93 St. Charles 89 (182 points)

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We had two games tie for the High Score of the Week. The second game was a Tri-Valley West Conference match up. St. Charles put up 32 points in the third quarter, but Valley Lutheran scored 34 in the fourth and sealed the deal. James Rogers led Valley Lutheran with 28 points which included seven three point shots. Kaleb VanAmburg scored 18. For St. Charles, Dugan Roosa scored 28 as well (six three point shots). Tyler Nieman had 23.

Low Score of the Week

Dryden 27 Kingston 24 (51 points)

Dryden used the old “control the ball and the clock” game to eek out a close victory. They were propelled by a 10 point first quarter and a 12 point fourth quarter in the win. Joe Strauel scored the most points in the losing effort for Kingston with eight.

Coach Cottrell’s Blowout of the Week/Century Club Part Four

Harbor Springs Harbor Light Christian 103 Alanson Littlefield 39 (64 points)

The Swordsmen unsheathed their swords and cut down Alanson. Collin Hewitt scored 21 points in the victory. Nathan Cooke scored 16 and David Doucette had 14. Caleb Lambert pulled down nine boards and Ben Cole tossed seven assists. Harbor Light plays a big game tonight at Wolverine in a bit Northern Lakes Conference game.

Milestone Achievement

I’d like to send special congratulations out to Auburn Hills Oakland Christian coach Ed Muhlberg. He won his 900th game recently. Although he’s been coaching girls basketball since the girls season switched to winter, that is a milestone. Muhlberg won 466 games as a boys coach and also won the 1992 Class D girls state title. He was honored this past Friday night.