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Cousino falls to Detroit King in regional semis

Patriots 'phenomenal' season comes to a close

March 6, 2012

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Warren Cousino's Elena Popkey dribbles the ball up the court while a Detroit King player gives chase during a regional semifinal March 6 at Cousino. The host Patriots lost, ending their season.

WARREN --- Warren Cousino's girls basketball team's banner season has come to an end, as the Patriots fell to Detroit Martin Luther King 49-43 in the opening round of regionals March 6. 

Cousino (19-4) led the game until the third quarter, when King (21-3) took a 34-33 lead. After the Patriots relinquished the lead, they were never able to reclaim it, as the Crusaders used a 10-point run in the fourth quarter to effectively end any hopes Cousino had to continue its season.

"I'm not big for moral victories, but we were the better team for about 75 percent of that game," said Cousino coach Mike Lee. "We didn't get a timely rebound, and (a) couple shots didn't fall for us at the end. We had the crowd behind us. (The) girls fought their tails off."

Lashai Geeter led King with 15 points; teammate Laquita Hart added 13 for the Crusaders.

Cousino was led by senior Elena Popkey's 15 points; Bethany McCord chipped in 13 for the Patriots.

King will face Detroit Pershing at 7 p.m. March 8 at Warren Cousino in a regional final matchup.





About the author

Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.

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