Basketball

Published January 29, 2019

Last season, Berkley High’s girls basketball team got off to a 0-5 start before eventually finishing 9-13 overall.

However, this season has been a very different story, as at press time, the Bears were 9-2 overall and 4-1 in the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division.

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Published January 29, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Dakota girls basketball coach Phil McCune wants his team to peak in the postseason. To put that in motion, the Cougars coach scheduled the best teams he could as a way to prepare his team.

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Published January 28, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — This year’s Utica Ford II girls basketball team has already surpassed last season’s overall and divisional win totals, and coach Matt Joseph said the play of the team’s veterans is the biggest reason why.

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Published January 25, 2019

WARREN — In a 50-41 Jan. 22 win over Clinton Township Clintondale, the Warren Lincoln girls basketball team had just two players available to come off the bench, but that didn’t stop the team from pushing the ball up the floor or from pressing and trapping.

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Published January 25, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens High boys basketball coach Pete Trammel knew exactly what he was doing when he scheduled the likes of Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day, New Haven High and Southfield Christian.

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Published January 24, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield High boys basketball coach Jeremy Denha knows his team can compete with the best teams in the state.

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Published January 23, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — After dropping its first two games this season, the Rochester Adams boys basketball team bounced back in a big way, winning 10 in a row. At press time, the Highlanders were 10-2 overall and 6-0 in the Oakland Activities Association White Division.

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Published January 22, 2019

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WARREN — Warren Lincoln junior guard Amari-Davis Dobbs says 3-pointers are her specialty and it showed in the Abes 50-41 Jan. 22 win over Clinton Township Clintondale.

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Published January 22, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — The No. 1 goal for Grosse Pointe South girls basketball coach Kevin Richards is making sure his team is competing every game. So far this season, Richards has been happy with his team’s effort. However, he mentioned that poor shooting has hurt his team in some games this year.

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Published January 22, 2019

TROY — Troy High boys basketball entered this season having won a Class A district championship in each of the last two years, as well as a regional title and an Oakland Activities Association White Division title in the 2016-2017 season.

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Published January 22, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — Last season, North Farmington boys basketball had its first losing season since 1996. 

This year’s team is determined to not let that happen again.

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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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