Ypsilantis Lucas Henderson dominates This autumn, leading Ann Arbor’s basketball round-up
ANN ARBOR – When his team needed him most, Lucas provided Henderson.
Ypsilanti followed 41-40, entering the fourth quarter of his matchup with Temperance Bedford when the Senior Guard took over.
Henderson scored 16 of his 26 game-strong points in the final quarter to knock the Grizzlies past Bedford 66-55 for their second win of the year.
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Ypsilanti led 26:21 at the end of the first half, but remained 41:40 after three quarters before Henderson’s goal kick helped the Grizzlies regain control and score a two-game loss.
On Henderson’s big night, Lance Maurer added 10 points for Ypsilanti, followed by nine points apiece for Chandler Ramsey, Jessie Jones and Derrick Hailey.
Tyler Krupp led Bedford with 18 points and Brandon Nigh finished with 17 points.
Ypsilanti improved overall to 2-5 and in the SEC Red and Bedford fell to 3-9 and 1-7 in the league game.
The Grizzlies will aim for their second straight win against rival Ypsilanti Lincoln on Saturday, and Bedford will be back in action against Saline on Saturday.
Arbor Prep stays on track against Dearborn Henry Ford
Malcolm Clements scored 18 points at team level to help Arbor Prep hold Henry Ford down for a 45-40 win.
The Gators went 9-2 with the win and have now won two games in a row after losing two out of three.
Arbor Prep welcomes Adrian on Saturday looking for a third straight win.
FGR’s goal problems against Clarkston Everest Collegiate continue
Father Gabriel Richard could not find the offense in a 43:36 defeat by Everest Collegiate.
The Fighting Irish dropped their third game in a row, scoring no more than 40 points in any competition.
FGR was 33:31 behind at the end of the third quarter but only scored five points in the fourth quarter and fell below 0.500 for the season.
Chris Chavey had 11 points to lead FGR while Reilly Boomer and JP Fredericks added six points each.
FGR (6-7) will face Detroit UD Jesuit or Warren De La Salle in the Catholic High School League tournament on Monday.
Huron’s defense shines through against Monroe
The River Rats are known as one of the best defensive teams in the state and they proved it again in a 63-33 win over Monroe.
Huron held Monroe to their two lowest scores of the season, and it was Huron’s 10th game that year that they kept a team under 40 points.
Twelve players scored one goal for Huron, led by Julian Lewis, who took the lead with 13 points, followed by nine points from Tyson Edmondson and six points each from Devin Womack and Jake Watkins.
The River Rats rolled to a total of 11-0 and in the SEC-Red and meet Bedford on Monday. Monroe (2-10, 1-7 SEC-Red) is back in action against Ann Arbor Pioneer on Saturday.
Lincoln finishes searching Saline
The Railsplitters took their second win in a row by also finishing the sweep of Saline with a 55-48 win.
Lincoln led Saline at half-time at 30:21 and did enough in the second half to improve to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the Southeastern Conference Red.
Braelon Green led Lincoln with 16 points and six rebounds and Gabe Damey led the team with five assists.
Lincoln will face rivals Ypsilanti on Saturday, while Saline (7-4, 6-4 SEC-Red) want to return to the victory column on Saturday against Temperance Bedford.
Skyline recovers with rivalry win against Pioneer
The Eagles rose in the second half of Thursday’s rivalry game and bounced back with a 50:37 win over the Pioneers.
Skyline led at 23:20 at halftime and took advantage of a third quarter of 15: 8 to get 10 points ahead of the fourth quarter. The Eagles also kept Pioneer below 10 points in the fourth quarter to take home the win.
Chris Cayton and Jack Williams each scored 11 points to lead the Eagles, and Will Gardner finished the race with nine points, and Jermaine Davis added eight as Skyline finished 6-4 overall and 5-2 on SEC Red advanced.
Rasheed Sampson led Pioneer (2-7, 2-7 SEC-Red) with 11 points and Elijah Klein with eight points.
Skyline will host Lincoln on Monday and Pioneer will be back on their feet in Monroe on Saturday.
Whitmore Lake holds for the second win in a row
Whitmore Lake did just enough to score a 47:41 win over Westland Huron Valley Lutheran.
The Trojans led by 38:27 after three quarters and secured their third win in four games, although they were surpassed in the fourth quarter with 14: 9.
Alden Stefanovski led Whitmore Lake with 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals and Aidan Barre threw in eight points.
The Trojans improved to 3-8 and 2-5 at the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference and are back on the field against Allen Park Cabrini on Saturday.
Detroit Edison is proving to be too much for Arbor Prep
Ypsilanti Arbor Prep are one of the most talented teams in the state, but the Gators met arguably the best squad in the state in Detroit Edison.
Edison scored a 62:35 win on the Seniors’ Night, giving the Gators their second loss of the season, which also earned AP’s winning streak in nine games.
Ruby Whitehorn led Edison with 22 points, while Miss basketball contestant Damiya Hagemann finished with 17 points.
Four-star junior guard Mya Petticord approached Arbor Prep with 12 points.
Edison moved to 9-0 that season while Arbor Prep fell to 11-2.
Pioneer is keeping pace with victory over Skyline in the league title race
The pioneer dominated rival Skyline to keep on chasing the SEC Red championship.
The pioneers were leading 29: 8 at halftime and achieved a 54:18 victory to improve to 9: 1 overall and in the SEC red.
Lauren DeWolf approached Pioneer with 17 points, Mya Hicks with 11 points and Alexis Clark with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Pioneer will receive Monroe next on Saturday, and Skyline (1-10, 1-8 SEC-Red) will receive rival Ann Arbor Huron.
The Plymouth Christian Academy rolls past Whitmore Lake
Whitmore Lake had no response to Plymouth Christian’s Anna Fernandez, who scored 31 points with six 3-pointers in PCA’s 59-17 win.
In addition to Fernandez’s performance, Ariela Boboc added 14 points and nine rebounds. Whitmore Lake was led by Brooke Craven, who had a team high of 12 points.
Whitmore Lake fell to 3-7 overall and 0-5 in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference. The Trojans hit Ann Arbor Greenhills on Friday.
PCA improved to 9-2 and 6-0 in MIAC and will face the Lutheran northwest of Rochester Hills on Tuesday.
Saline continues the league’s dominance in defeating Lincoln
The Hornets approached the SEC Red title with a 62:25 win over Lincoln.
Ella Stemmer led Saline with 15 points, five rebounds and six steals, followed by 12 points, seven steals, five rebounds and five assists from Kate Stemmer. Josie Cayen also scored eight points and Sophie Canen had six points and eight rebounds for Saline, who improved to 12-0 overall and 10-0 in the SEC-Red.
The Hornets will face Temperance Bedford on Saturday while Lincoln (2-8, 2-8 SEC-Red) will receive rival Ypsilanti.
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