Arbor Prep’s Mya Petticord tops 1,000 career points in beating Chelsea and tops Ann Arbor’s highlights
ANN ARBOR – Established herself as one of the best female players in the state regardless of her class, Mya Petticord has now reached a milestone that every high school basketball player is working on.
The 4-star junior guard from Ypsilanti Arbor Prep exceeded the 1,000 point mark in a 75:42 win against Chelsea on Saturday and contributed to an already outstanding career.
Petticord scored 23 points, adding five assists and five rebounds to lead the Gators, who let all ten players score in the win.
In addition to Petticord’s special night, Kaiden Glenn was there with 11 points, six rebounds and four assists. Taylor Wallace scored 11 points and ended with three steals.
Arbor Prep led 29-21 at halftime before exploding offensively in the second half to run away in victory.
The Gators went 7-1 that season and extended their winning streak to five games. On Monday they will meet South Lyon East.
Chelsea fell to 5-2 and saw their four-game defeat come to an end. The Bulldogs will recover against Adrian on Tuesday.
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Divine Childs 51, Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard 26
The Fighting Irish lost three starters on Saturday and couldn’t make up the difference in their loss to Divine Child.
Divine Child extended their lead to 27-16 at break and beat FGR 14-3 in the fourth quarter to end the game.
FGR was led by Soph Hogan, who led the team with 14 points, and MaryKate McAuliffe added six points.
The Fighting Irish fell to 7-2 and want to get back on their feet at Allen Park Cabrini on Tuesday.
Saline 69, Ypsilanti 31
Saline rolled to another one-sided victory and continued its dominance in the Southeastern Conference Red.
The Hornets had earlier postponed the game with a lead of 34-14 at halftime and improved to 7-0 in the year and 6-0 in the SEC red.
Ella Stemmer approached Saline with 17 points, seven rebounds and five steals, newcomer Kate Stemmer ended her career with 15 points, Sophie Canen scored 14 points and Taylor Kangas added eight points and four rebounds.
Saline will be back in action on Monday against Livonia Stevenson, while Ypsilanti (2-3) will face Ann Arbor Pioneer on Tuesday.
Dexter 47, Parma Western 31
The Dreadnaughts were as hot as any team in the region and put on another impressive performance against Parma Western on Saturday.
Dexter ended the Panthers offensive, keeping them at the lowest point of the season on the way to their sixth straight win.
The Dreadnaughts turned a two point lead after the first quarter into a 26-17 lead at halftime. Dexter extended his lead to 36-22 and didn’t look back.
“They are a very well trained team that can play,” said Parma Western Dexter coach Jason Rushton. “Our defense traveled today and we did an incredible job on this side of the ground. We did well on the offensive against a team that mixed up a lot of different defense mechanisms. “
Evan Haroldson led Dexter with 10 points and got five rebounds. Colin Parachek came into play with nine points, ten rebounds and three assists, Sam Sterlitz with eight points and six boards and Cal Bavineau with seven points, four assists and three steals.
Dexter is now 6-2 after opening the year 2-0 and will beat Pinckney in 7th place on Monday.
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 59, Ann Arbor Father Gabriel 53
Father Gabriel Richard had chances, but could not prevail on Saturday against a determined NDP team.
The Fighting Irish fell 26:23 at halftime and fell 38:32 in the fourth quarter, and NDP held on to secure the win.
Chris Chavey led FGR with 16 points, Paul Hehmann had nine, while Jacob Tenbusch and Russ Schwartz each finished with eight.
Notre Dame Prep (4-4) was led by Johnathan Risi, who finished with 17 points and Jack Olis scored 15 points to support the win.
The Fighting Irish fell 4-4 and will face Canton Prep on Tuesday.
Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 55, Chelsea 49
Malcolm Clements had another strong performance for Arbor Prep to help the Gators beat Chelsea.
Clements scored 21 points to lead Arbor Prep and Patrick Kombo added 13 points and six assists.
Arbor Prep held the win with four free throws in the last 20 seconds of the game, increasing their record to 6-0.
The Bulldogs lost their second game in their last three games and are now at 6-2.
Arbor Prep will be in South Lyon East on Monday and Chelsea will be back in action against Adrian on Tuesday.
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