Metro DetroitApril 12, 2013
CHSL names All-Catholic teams
By Christian Davis
C & G Staff Writer
Orchard Lake St. Mary’s guard Sam McClendon drives by a defender in a game earlier this season. McClendon was named to the All-Catholic team.
The Catholic High School League boys basketball season came to a close with divisional races that saw everything from ties to squads distancing themselves from the competition.
Here’s a look at the standings and the players that found themselves on the All-Catholic list. For a list of players that are All-League and All-Academic, visit www.chsl.com.
University of Detroit Jesuit took the crown, finishing 7-1. Warren De La Salle gave chase, wrapping up the season at 6-2.
Birmingham Brother Rice (3-5), Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (3-4), and Novi Detroit Catholic Central (0-7) wrap of the division standings.
All-Catholic honorees are Cassius Winston, A.J. Horde and Mike Wroblewski, U of D Jesuit; Zach Paye and A.J. Turner, De La Salle; Jason Alessi, Brother Rice; and Matthew Lineham and Sam McClendon, St. Mary’s. Jesuit’s Patrick Donnelly is Coach of the Year.
Detroit Loyola owned the division, finishing 7-0 for the title. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep was the closest at 4-3.
Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard (4-4), Madison Heights Bishop Foley (3-4) and Dearborn Divine Child (0-7) wrapped up the division standings.
All-Catholic honorees are Richard Gold and Toby Sharpe, Loyola; Connor Verheyen and Mitchell Olis, Prep; Kamari Davis and Jason Houle, Gabriel Richard; and Gary Perry and DeAndre Jackson, Bishop Foley.
Loyola’s John Buscemi is Coach of the Year.
Allen Park Cabrini and Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes shared the title after posting 5-3 records; they also splint their division matchups against each other.
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook and Royal Oak Shrine tied after posting 4-4 records, while Macomb Lutheran North was 2-6.
All-Catholic honors to go Mike Ball and Andrew Smith, Cabrini; Garrett Ross, Lakes; Jason Miller and Brandon Moore, Cranbrook; Cam Cavazos and Connor Francek, Shrine; and Zach Roose, Lutheran North.
Cabrini’s Mark Shea is Coach of the Year.
Clarkston Everest Collegiate (7-1) won the division title; its lone divisional loss came against Marine City Cardinal Mooney Catholic.
Riverview Gabriel Richard was 4-3 and finished in second place. Mooney (4-4), West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy (3-4) and Detroit Cristo Rey (0-7) round out the division standings.
All-Catholic honors go to Blake Beauchamp, Richie Cross and David Smith, Everest Collegiate; Jake Camilleri and Danny Baum, Gabriel Richard; David Sharpe and Mike Keenan, Cardinal Mooney; and Dylan Bressler, Jewish Academy.
Collegiate’s Ann Lowney is Coach of the Year.