Basketball

Published January 21, 2019

FRASER — At press time, Fraser High’s boys basketball team was 5-6 overall and 4-3 in the Macomb Area Conference Gold Division.

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Published January 21, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day boys basketball coach Mark Bray is trying to take his team, which has a plethora of individual talent, and turn it into a cohesive group.

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Published January 21, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Just one day after its season-ending 63-45 loss to Rochester Adams in a Class A district final last year, coach Tom Antishin and the Utica Eisenhower boys basketball team began work on creating a new culture around the team, one that focuses on group efforts over individual ones.

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Published January 21, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — It seems obvious, but you have to make shots to win basketball games, and Sterling Heights Stevenson boys basketball coach Mark LaCombe said he has a wealth of shooters on this year’s team.

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Published January 18, 2019

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MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens High junior guard Armani Cannon nailed three free throws in the final minute of overtime in a Jan. 18 contest with Detroit Public Safety Academy that proved to be the difference, as the Bathers upended the Eagles 66-63 to stop a six-game skid.

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Published January 18, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores Lakeview girls basketball team for the past two-plus seasons has been one of the best in Macomb County, and despite some roster turnover, the squad continues to perform at a high level.

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Published January 18, 2019

WARREN — The Warren Woods Tower boys basketball team has had solid success under coach Nick Evola. Evola, who is in his eighth year leading the Titans, has finished above .500 in each of his first seven years. The team has won playoff games and has finished no worse than third in the Macomb Area Conference Gold Division.

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Published January 18, 2019

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Lutheran North boys basketball team got off to an 0-4 start, and coach Jeff DeMasse has pinpointed the exact reason why the team started slow out of the gate.

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Published January 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak High girls varsity basketball coach Brian Sopata knew moving up from the Oakland Activities Association White Division to the Red would be tough. He characterizes the Red as a division where you have to “bring it every night.”

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Published January 16, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb L’Anse Creuse North girls basketball coach Bob Johnston is in his 35th season on the sidelines, and he said this current group is the youngest he’s ever coached.

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Published January 15, 2019

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ROSEVILLE – Macomb Dakota and Roseville High have become quite the rivals over the last couple of years.    The Panthers and Cougars split two games last season, and Dakota took the first game of the series this year.

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Published January 15, 2019

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ST. CLAIR SHORES — Stifling defense played for the majority of the second half helped the St. Clair Shores Lakeview girls basketball team to a 44-35 win over Clinton Township Chippewa Valley Jan.1 5 at Lakeview.

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Published January 15, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township Chippewa Valley girls basketball coach Jackie Maurer is in her 10th season leading the program.

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Published January 15, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Hills Stoney Creek boys basketball coach Steve Norgrove calls his team “a work in progress.” At press time, the Cougars were 5-6 overall and 2-3 in the Oakland Activities Association White Division. One of the Cougars’ bigger issues, according to the coach, is in-game composure.

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Published January 15, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — Grosse Pointe North girls basketball coach Gary Bennett isn’t putting any pressure on his team to repeat what it did last season. The Norsemen made it to the Class A state semifinal before falling to eventual champion Saginaw Heritage, but Bennett said this is a new team that will leave its own mark.

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Published January 15, 2019

FERNDALE — Coming into this season, Ferndale High’s boys basketball program hadn’t had a winning season since its 2011-12 campaign. At press time, the Eagles were 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division.

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Published January 14, 2019

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FARMINGTON – There were just 10 seconds left on the clock, and Farmington High’s Tariq Shepherd had just knocked down two free throws to tie the game at 39.

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Published January 14, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A new season presents new hurdles for any team no matter the sport. The difficulty of those hurdles can skyrocket when playing in an entirely new division. That’s the case for coach Michael Satawa and his Utica Eisenhower girls basketball team. After a 10-0 season in the Macomb Area Conference White Division last year, Ike made the jump to the MAC Red.

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Published January 11, 2019

BERKLEY — Ferndale High’s boys basketball team now has a winning record in the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division, as the Eagles beat Berkley High 63-45 Jan. 11 at Berkley.   With the win, Ferndale improved to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the OAA Blue.

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Published January 11, 2019

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GROSSE POINTES – It was a rivalry matchup that tested two teams, but Grosse Pointe South was able to edge out a 69-62 victory over Grosse Pointe North Jan. 11 at North High School.

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