Ann Arbor Abstract: Huron Boys Unbeaten; Dexter Hockey Clips FGR in Regionals
ANN ARBOR – It’s tough enough for teams when Ann Arbor Huron’s defense shoots at all cylinders.
But when the River Rats’ offensive gets to the point, the team will make it even more difficult to fight.
That was the case in Monday’s matchup when Huron overtook Temperance Bedford 66-37 and advanced to 12-0 both overall and in the Southeastern Conference Red.
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Huron kept his opponent under 40 points for the tenth time this season and scored more than 60 points for the fourth time this year, including consecutive games.
The River Rats shot the ball well, knocking down 11 3-pointers, seven of them in the first half as they built a 31-24 lead at half time.
Huron’s defense then took over in the second half as they kept Bedford down to just five points in the third and only seven in the fourth.
The 37 points were Bedford’s third-lowest score of the season and the 66 points allowed were also the third-highest of the year.
Julian Lewis continued his latest strike as he led Huron with 16 points, followed by 15 points from Devin Womack and seven points from Kingsley Perkins.
Bedford was paddled by Brandon Nigh, who led the mules with 10 points.
The River Rats will face Ypsilanti Lincoln on Tuesday, while Bedford will face Ida on Friday.
Lucas Henderson triggers Ypsilanti in defeating Monroe
Ypsilanti has had some success lately thanks in part to the game from senior point guard Lucas Henderson.
The veteran Floor General hit a game high of 24 points to help the Grizzlies achieve a 66-61 win, giving them their second win in the last three games after the start of the season and 1-5.
Henderson scored 12 points in the first half and doubled that performance in the second half en route to victory.
Derrick Hatley was not far behind Henderson as he scored 17 points, with 11 points coming after half time.
Jessie Jones and Chandler Ramsey each scored eight points as Ypsilanti improved to 3-6 overall and on the SEC red.
The Grizzlies will not compete against the district tournament against Saline until Tuesday, March 23rd.
Whitmore Lake towers over the Lutheran Westland on Seniors’ Night
Alden Stefanovski had another strong performance for the Trojans in their 65-54 win.
The junior led by 17 points and 19 rebounds to help Whitmore Lake secure the senior night win.
Whitmore Lake was leading 28:24 at halftime and after an even third quarter, the Trojans beat Lutheran Westland 22:15 in the final quarter when they took their third win in their last four games.
Isaac Brady led the Trojans with 19 points and distributed 11 templates. Frankie Zabawa added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Whitmore Lake improved to 4-9 overall and 3-5 in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference.
The Trojans will try to continue their success and will take on Brighton Charyl Stockwell Prep on Wednesday.
Dexter Hockey edits FGR in extra time; Huron’s season ends with Southgate Anderson
The Dreadnaughts took their step at the right time.
After four straight defeats, Dexter has recovered well with four straight wins, highlighted by a 6-5 overtime win over Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard at the Division 3 regional opener.
Dexter and FGR went 5-5 overtime before the Dreadnaughts set the final goal for the next round.
The Dreadnaughts are now sitting at 8: 7 and will face Livonia Churchill in the regional semi-finals on Thursday.
The FGR ended their season 12-3-1, with all three defeats recorded in extra time.
In the Division 1 regional opener, Southgate Anderson defeated Ann Arbor Huron 5-2 and finished the River Rats season 1:14.
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