Ann Arbor Basketball: Chelsea boys claim first SEC White win after Joey Cabanas goal
ANN ARBOR — Joey Cabana ensured Chelsea’s first conference game on Friday would end in victory.
The sophomore guard scored 22 points to lead the Bulldogs 68-60 past Adrian and took their overall record for the season to 5-2, including four straight wins.
Adding to Cabana’s performance, Jake Stephens added 15, Lucas Hanifan finished with 14, and Ben Strzyzewski added nine.
An early run in the second half gave the Bulldogs enough cushion to fend off Adrian in a Southeastern Conference White face-off.
Chelsea led 34-30 at half-time and used a 12-2 run to start the second half to move in front by double digits and held on late to secure the win.
The Bulldogs will seek their fifth straight win when they host Jackson next Friday.
Father Gabriel Richard cuts off Divine Child for second straight win
The Fighting Irish claimed their second win of the week by defeating Dearborn Divine Child 55-52.
Leading for FGR was JP Fredericks, who posted a team-high 15 points, followed by Russell Schwartz’s 14 points.
FGR improved to 6-2 on the season with four wins in their last five games. It will be back in action against Ypsilanti Lincoln on Wednesday.
Whitmore Lake wins Isaac Brady’s performance for the third straight year
Isaac Brady was determined to maintain Whitmore Lake’s turnaround on Friday’s basketball court.
The junior guard scored a game-high 21 points and dished out five assists to help the Trojans win their third straight game, this time against Brighton’s Charyl Stockwell Prep by a score of 60-46.
After a slow start to the season where it opened 3-0, Whitmore Lake is now 3-3 overall and 3-0 in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference, which is good for first place.
Brady’s performance helped the Trojans to a season-high in points, but he had also helped when Cory Gray came on with 14 points, Alden Stefanovski had nine points and nine rebounds and Dalton Bachman finished with eight points.
The Trojans led 25-20 at halftime and extended their lead into double digits into the fourth quarter.
They will look to continue their winning streak when they next face off against Lutheran Westland on Tuesday.
Bloomfield Hills Marian squeaks against FGR in overtime
The Fighting Irish did enough defensively to secure an away win but failed to find offense late on.
Despite Marian having the second-lowest total points of the season, FGR also had one of their worst scoring chances, resulting in a 42-39 loss in overtime.
The two teams went into overtime on 36 points, but a quick basket from Marian allowed him to keep the ball for most of overtime.
Although FGR was able to force some ball losses, they only collected three points in overtime, which was not enough.
Charlotte Miller led the Fighting Irish with 11 points, Lainey Garbarz added seven and Liv Gentit batted in with six points.
FGR fell to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the Catholic League with the loss. It was also the team’s second loss in their last three games, although they will have a chance to get back on track against Farmington Hills Mercy on Tuesday.
Whitmore Lake falls at Petersburg Summerfield
The Trojans struggled to find the points in a 44-28 loss to Summerfield.
Adriana Canter led WL with 14 points and nine rebounds while Brooke Craven led with seven points, 10 blocks, 10 rebounds and five steals.
Whitmore Lake fell 5-2 on the season and meets Lutheran Westland on Tuesday.
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