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Basketball

Published December 18, 2015

CLAWSON—‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the Clawson High gym, many fans were cheering for their team to win.

Royal Oak High and Clawson battled back and forth through the overtime quarter, but it was the Ravens who were victors after the final buzzer.

Royal Oak (3-1) defeated Clawson (2-1) 57-54 on Dec. 18. The overtime win marks another big victory for the Ravens, who beat Oak Park High on Dec. 15 prior to facing Clawson.

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Published December 18, 2015

Grosse Pointe Woods — Grosse Pointe South’s boys basketball team got a big win in just the second game of its season, as the program defeated rival Grosse Pointe North 67-53 Dec. 18 at North.

Following the game, head coach Troy Glasser discussed the significance of South’s victory against its biggest rival.

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Published December 18, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Clintondale boys basketball team withstood a furious charge by the Detroit Public Safety Academy on its way to a tough 59-53 win in a matchup Dec. 28 at home.

The win puts the Dragons at 2-1 in the early part of the season. The Eagles fall to 0-4.

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Published December 17, 2015

WARREN — For the third straight year, the boys basketball teams in the city of Warren will all be under the same roof as they square off in the third annual Crosstown Showdown.

Four games are set for Dec. 19 at Warren Woods Tower. Warren Lincoln takes on Warren Cousino at noon; Warren Mott and Warren Fitzgerald will battle around 1:30 p.m.; Warren De La Salle and Warren Michigan Collegiate face off at 3 p.m.; And Tower and Center Line meet at 4:30 p.m.

The 2015-16 regular season began Dec. 7.

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Published December 16, 2015

CLAWSON — After finishing 7-7 in the Macomb Area Conference Silver Division in 2014-15, first-year head girls basketball coach Jenny Stanton and her Clawson High Trojans are working to reach new competitive levels, using last season’s .500 record as motivation to improve in 2015-16 and beyond.

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Published December 16, 2015

SOUTHFIELD — It’s a different color jersey, but the game is still the same for Mike Avery.

The coach has taken over the Southfield High boys basketball program this season, but the majority of his time on the sideline was with rival Southfield-Lathrup.

Avery coached the Chargers for 15 years, the last coming in 2012, and won eight district titles in that span.

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Published December 15, 2015

ROYAL OAK—Royal Oak Shrine girls basketball opened Catholic League play with a 45-28 win against Everest Collegiate on Dec. 15 in a game that could have easily been dubbed “a tale of two halves.”

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Published December 15, 2015

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MACOMB — In its first home game of the season Dec. 15, the Macomb Lutheran North girls basketball team didn’t disappoint the home fans, scoring a 53-26 win over Macomb L’Anse Creuse North.

“We had a lot of good vibes in this gym last season,” said Lutheran North coach Matt Knutson. “This was our first time to get in front of a home crowd and have some backing for our effort.”

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Published December 15, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After winning a share of the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division championship in its 2013-14 campaign, Grosse Pointe South’s boys basketball team followed that up with a third-place finish in division play last season.

With the 2015-16 season underway, senior Jack Maher would like for his team to make its way back to the top of the standings.

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Published December 15, 2015

TROY — In a way, Troy Athens boys basketball coach Dave Scott has been through this before.

The Red Hawks have graduated 10 from a team that won its second straight division championship and two district titles in three seasons.

It was a class that started making an impact as freshmen and sophomores.

All that graduated talent has left Athens with one returning starter in sophomore Taylor McCaskill and a total of five sophomores who call varsity home.

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Published December 15, 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS — It’s a team adjusting to new roles and dealing with some nagging injuries that, as Gary Morris put it, “has been consistently inconsistent.”

With that said, the Farmington Hills Mercy basketball coach knows the season is only four games old, and with time, he’s got a group that will contend in the Catholic League and beyond.

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Published December 14, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS — He stood inside the Breslin Center at Michigan State University, a state champion so many times over, but never like this.

“I really am overwhelmed with pride, overwhelmed with joy,” Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day girls basketball coach Frank Orlando said after the March 21 Class B state final victory last winter.

Getting to this point for Orlando and the Yellowjackets wasn’t anything new, but hidden in this 49-41 victory over Haslett High was something altogether different.

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Published December 14, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — There are plenty of new faces on the Utica Eisenhower basketball team this winter.

After losing all five starters from last year’s district title team to graduation, Eisenhower brings back just six points per game from its returning players.

To combat that level of attrition, Eisenhower coach Dave Schwesinger said his team will be trying out several new styles of offense to suit the new roster.

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Published December 14, 2015

UTICA — There is one immediate, noticeable difference for this year’s Utica High boys basketball team: its size.

The Chieftains are much taller this year, and coach Gerry Kraemer believes that will bode well for a team that finished one game out of a Macomb Area Conference Blue Division title in 2015.

“They grew, and I think some of them are going to continue to grow. That’s encouraging. We’re pretty long. I think that’s going to be a strength for us,” Kraemer said.

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Published December 10, 2015

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Every men’s basketball team in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Eastern Conference probably has the same ambition as Macomb Community College coach Jim Twigg — win a league championship.

But if Macomb, which competes at the junior college level, is able to pull off that feat, it would have a different meaning for the program than it would for others, as the Monarchs haven’t finished in first place in the MCCAA Eastern Conference in more than 20 years.

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Published December 9, 2015

FERNDALE — Tom Staton has come home again.

The Ferndale High 1975 graduate is back leading the boys basketball program.

Staton last coached the Eagles from 2009-10 to 2011-12, winning division and district championships in the process.

Staton said initially he was going to return to the school as a mentor and liaison for the students before the head coaching job became available.

Staton said he didn’t hesitate to return to the hard court.

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Published December 9, 2015

ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak Shrine girls basketball coach Wayne Gigante has a message for those competing against his team this season: Don’t count us out.

The Knights lost five seniors — four of them were starters — from their 2014-15 squad. Last year’s team finished 14-10 overall, won its district and made it all the way to a Class C regional final, where it fell to Flint Hamady.

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Published December 8, 2015

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WARREN—The gym at Warren De La Salle is quiet, with the exception of the student sections soft “Let’s fly, boss” chant as Kevin McKay attempts his 15th free throw of the night.

McKay made the free throw, and De La Salle flew to an 87-72 opening-night win over Sterling Heights Stevenson on Dec. 8.

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Published December 8, 2015

SOUTHFIELD — Go out with a bang.

That’s the objective of Southfield High girls basketball coach Jamie Glinz.

It’s what his team wants to do this winter.

One last goal for one last season.

“Go out with a bang,” Glinz said. “We want to have fun with this. It’s one last time for this program.”

Set to merge with Southfield-Lathrup next year, The Lady Jays have certainly taken some strides in the seven years since Glinz took over.

In his first season, the winter ended with a 1-18 record.

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Published December 8, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe North girls basketball coach Gary Bennett said he has never had a combination quite like the makeup of this season’s team.

The Norsemen’s roster includes five seniors, one junior and five freshmen. And while it is hard to know how that will play out on the court during the course of the season, Bennett discussed some of his early observations.

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