Prep Basketball - The Dead Of Winter Proceeds The Rebirth Of Spring

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As we fly through the month of January, we can see teams starting to separate themselves from the pack. On the flipside, other teams are starting to fade when they need to be coming on strong. 

MHSAA

Really, all these teams are playing for conference titles. The real deal games begin when the district tournament begins in March. Until then, we will keep on truckin’ through these games in the dead of winter and keep an eye toward the upcoming tournament. Let’s take a look at the games from the last week.

High Score of the Week/Century Club Part 10

Whitmore Lake 117 Morenci 80 (197 points)

No surprises here this week. Whitmore Lake tosses up three point shots like they are going out of style. In the win this past week, they went 29 of 78 to set a state record for three point shots made in a game. They are also well on their way to setting the record for three point shots made in a season. Whitmore Lake always employs a full court press, tosses up three point shots like crazy, and subs all five players at once…every 40 seconds. Austin Cattley scored 37 points, all from three point range (both are school records). For Morenci, Clayton Wolf scored 31 points.

Low Score of the Week

Redford Thurston 37 Redford Union 25 (62 points)

It wasn’t a pretty game at all. Thurston scored the first 13 points and it was 15-1 after the first eight minutes. Troy Bell scored nine points for Thurston while William Webster and Austin Miller each scored seven. For Redford Union, JaVonte’ Davis scored 12 in the losing effort.  Brandon Tinsley scored six.

Coach Cottrell’s BLOWOUT of the Week

Albion 86 Brooklyn Columbia Central 37 (49 points)

Although this isn’t as big as some of the blowouts I write about, it was still a butt kicking. It was billed as a showdown for the Southern Michigan Activities Association lead, but it didn’t turn out that way. Albion coach Durant Crum liked the way they moved the ball and the defense they played. Albion took a 26-7 first quarter lead and never looked back. Darius Crum scored 25, had five assists, and five steals. Liam Hudson scored 19. Jordan Wyne scored 15 in the losing effort.