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CHSL names All-Catholic teams

April 12, 2013

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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 

Central Division
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.

AA Division
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.

Intersectional I
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.

Intersectional II
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.


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