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Basketball

Published September 3, 2015

WARREN — There’s a lot to take into consideration when a student-athlete decides on a college.

There’s academics, coaches, the strength of the program, and then there’s … the beach.

“The campus is right on the beach. It’s summer there year-round,” said Warren Mott basketball grad and standout Derek Murphy, who signed on to play at Florida Institute of Technology, a Division II school, this past spring. “That played a big part in the decision. I hate the winter.”

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Published July 14, 2015

Boys and girls in elementary and middle school will have the chance to hone their basketball skills during camps offered at Warren Cousino.

The camps, set for Aug. 3-6, will be run by Cousino girls basketball coach Mike Lee. A camp for youths in grades 1-4 will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. each day, with breakfast being served at 8:30 a.m. A camp for students in fifth through eighth grade is set for 12:30-2:30 p.m. each day, with lunch offered at 11:30 a.m.

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Published July 1, 2015

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Gregory Kelser’s 2015 Basketball Camps will take place at Southfield High School July 13-17, Grosse Pointe North High School July 27-31 and West Bloomfield High Aug. 3-7. Each camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Cost to attend the camp is $225, and there are a limited number of scholarships available.

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Published June 25, 2015

WARREN — It was the seventh annual Eastside All-Star basketball games on June 11 at Macomb Community College and another chance for senior boys and girls to wear their basketball jerseys one last time representing their high schools.

When Roseville High senior Ryan DiCiacca got the notice that he had been selected, he could hardly believe it.

“I felt honored to be named with all of these guys,” DiCiacca said.

DiCiacca said he had a surge of excitement picking up his jersey, seeing those familiar red and white colors.

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Published June 24, 2015

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Young fans of the hardwood later this month have an opportunity to work on their hoops skills during a camp hosted by Macomb Community College.

The Macomb Metro D Basketball Camp will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13-17 — with a second session set for July 20-24 —  at the school’s Sports & Expo Center (P-Building) on MCC’s south campus. The facility features eight full basketball courts.

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Published May 19, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — L’Anse Creuse North senior Andre Johnson has earned an opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level, as he is slated to suit up for Macomb Community College next season.

As excited as he may be about his chance to advance to the next level, Johnson hasn’t forgotten about where it is he’s coming from.

“I learned a lot, fundamentally,” Johnson said of playing for LCN. “It was a great experience overall.”

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Published May 4, 2015

While being a college student is an exciting time in the lives of many young adults, the experiences that Wayne State University student/athlete Brittany Streetman has had are pretty unique.

Streetman’s play at Warren Lincoln High School afforded her the opportunity to play basketball for Wayne State, an NCAA Division II program. Since donning the Warriors uniform, she has been a part of three teams that have made it to the NCAA Tournament.

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Published April 18, 2015

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OAKLAND COUNTY — With the boys basketball season put to rest, conferences from across the state have begun honoring the teams and players that excelled.


Here’s a look at how the Oakland Activities Association played out, and the players who helped their teams along the way and earned All-Association honors.

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For the ninth year in a row, Clarkston High reigned supreme in the division. The Wolves finished 10-0, two games ahead of second-place North Farmington at 8-2.

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Published April 13, 2015

ROYAL OAK — The 2014-15 basketball season was a one of firsts for the Royal Oak High girls program.

And, as it turns out, for its coach, as well.

After helping guide the Ravens to their first division title in program history, bench boss Brian Sopata was named Coach of the Year in the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division.

Sopata is the only coach that the Ravens’ program has ever known, and the Coach of the Year recognition was the first for him in his career.

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Published April 3, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The boys and girls basketball seasons have come to a close, and the Catholic High School League has named its honor teams.


Here’s a look at how each team finished in its respective division and the players who earned All-Catholic and All-League honors. For a list of All-Academic honors, visit the Catholic League website at www.chsl.com.

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Published March 31, 2015

This past season, Rochester College men’s basketball coach Klint Pleasant won his 100th game since taking over head coaching duties for the Warriors.

The achievement came in what was just Pleasant’s fourth season as Rochester College’s head coach.

“It means a whole lot,” said Pleasant, who also added that it is a “blessing to be able to do what I’m doing.”

During his tenure as head coach, Rochester College has won a USCAA national championship (2012-2013) and finished as runner-up another season.

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Published March 30, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — For guiding the Sterling Heights Stevenson boys basketball team to its first division title since 1988, Mark LaCombe was named Coach of the Year in the Macomb Area Conference White Division.

Stevenson went 12-0 to claim the league title, finishing 16-5 overall. Upon receiving the award, LaCombe called it a testament to the hard work of the entire program. He said he was proud to accept the award on behalf of assistant coaches Bill Szlaga and Ryan Joseph, and the players who helped the team win the MAC White title.

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Published March 27, 2015

GRAND BLANC — It was a simple formula, but a special Walled Lake Central boys basketball team that reached heights the program hadn’t touched in more than two decades, according to senior Nate Collins.


“I think what set us apart is that we are like a family. We play for each other,” Collins said. “There were ups and downs this season, but we always knew we’d bounce back.”


The Vikings’ season came to a close in a Class A quarterfinal, losing to Saginaw Arthur Hill 78-59 March 25 at Grand Blanc High.

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Published March 27, 2015

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MACOMB COUNTY — The season is over for the 36 boys basketball teams in the Macomb Area Conference.


Four MAC teams — Macomb Dakota, New Haven, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley and Utica Eisenhower — won district titles after divisional play concluded. Dakota went all the way to a regional final, while New Haven captured a regional championship.


The coaches in each MAC division have voted on MVP, Coach of the Year and All-Conference teams. Here is a breakdown of the honorees.

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Published March 25, 2015

SANDUSKY — For the first time in their careers, members of the Southfield Christian boys basketball team walked off the court in their final game of the season and it wasn’t in a state championship.

The Eagles had won three straight Class D state titles before falling to Flint Beecher 78-60 in a Class C regional final March 18 at Sandusky High.

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Published March 25, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Clinton Township Chippewa Valley boys basketball team has a lot to be proud of based on what it accomplished this season.

The Big Reds finished the season averaging 66.9 points per game — good for third in the 36-team Macomb Area Conference and trailing only Macomb Dakota and New Haven. That number was 10.7 points per game higher than last season and 20.7 per game higher than in 2012-13.

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Published March 25, 2015

CENTER LINE — For once again guiding the best defensive team in the 36-team Macomb Area Conference, Center Line High girls basketball coach Trevor Warczinsky was voted the MAC Gold Division Coach of the Year.

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Published March 24, 2015

GRAND BLANC — Saginaw Arthur Hill is heading to the Class A boys basketball semifinals.

The Lumberjacks beat Walled Lake Central 78-58 March 24 at Grand Blanc High to earn the spot.

Tied with just less than two minutes left in the first half, Arthur Hill’s Brian Bowen scored eight straight points to end the frame and put the Lumberjacks up 31-23 at the half.

“We found our legs and started playing Arthur Hill basketball,” Lumberjacks coach Greg McMath said.

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Published March 24, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — Warren De La Salle boys basketball coach Greg Esler said he didn’t like where his team was at just before the March 9 start of the state playoffs.


The Pilots were 11-9 heading into the opening round of districts and, after drawing a bye, beat Warren Woods Tower 61-60 and then Warren Mott 70-52 to earn the program’s 15th district title in 17 years.

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Published March 24, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In going 12-0 to win the school’s first Macomb Area Conference Red Division title, Macomb Dakota boys basketball coach Paul Tocco was named MAC Red Coach of the Year.


Tocco, in his fourth year with the program, guided the team to a 21-3 record that included the division title and a second straight Class A district championship — Dakota bested Warren Mott 70-52 to claim the district title.

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