Basketball

Published December 19, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — If the past five years are any indication, some leagues in the six-division, 35-team Macomb Area Conference could see some boys basketball squads continue their runs of dominance on the court, while others will crown another new division champ.

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Published December 18, 2018

TROY — Perhaps one of the best things about sports is that every year it offers a fresh start for both teams and individuals.

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Published December 18, 2018

GROSSE POINTES — Teaching is everything for Grosse Pointe North boys basketball coach Andrew Ayrault. In his first year as coach of the Norsemen, he’s trying to teach his players how to play a more relaxed and solid brand of basketball. At press time, North was 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the Macomb Area Conference White Division.

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Published December 18, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — Benny White has seen his share of coaching positions since graduating from Michigan State University in 1977. White worked as a graduate assistant at Michigan State during Jud Heathcote’s first year. From there, he moved around with stops at Wayne State University and Albion College.

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Published December 18, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe High girls basketball coach Daniel Kirkland remembers being a Shamrock and seeing boys and girls basketball games sold out every night.

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Published December 17, 2018

FARMINGTON — Selflessness, work ethic and accountability are just a few attributes Farmington High boys basketball coach Terrance Porter is trying to instill in his players.

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Published December 17, 2018

The Royal Oak Shrine boys basketball team ended its 2015-16 season in the way that every team in sports hopes to — with a championship. The Knights beat Our Lady of the Lakes 49-38 to capture the C-D Division crown. 

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Published December 17, 2018

FERNDALE — Although the last winning season for Ferndale High girls basketball came in the program’s 2013-14 campaign, coach Lauren Hopfner thinks this season the Eagles are going to “shock a lot of people” who aren’t expecting them to do well.

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Published December 17, 2018

UTICA — With the beginning of a new season, come goals set by each team. Throughout high school, a lot of teams share state and league titles as goals.

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Published December 14, 2018

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WARREN — On the back of the warmup T-shirts worn by members of the Warren Cousino girls basketball team, it reads “Unfinished Business.” That comes from the team last season failing to win a third straight Class A regional championship.

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Published December 14, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Patience has been the key for the West Bloomfield High girls basketball team early on this season.

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Published December 14, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — After finishing at 18-5 last season and winning the program’s first Class C district championship since 2012, Madison Heights Madison’s boys basketball team has shown itself to be capable of having another strong season.

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Published December 13, 2018

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It’s the third year in Greg Mangold’s tenure as Macomb Lutheran North girls basketball coach, and the team has come out fired up early on.

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Published December 12, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — For new Southfield A&T boys basketball coach Darryle Buchanan, it’s all about building a new culture.

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Published December 12, 2018

ROCHESTER — Vance Kirkwood experienced a great deal of success during his first season at the helm of Rochester High boys basketball. His team won a share of the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division title with a 12-2 conference record.

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Published December 11, 2018

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WARREN — Warren Cousino senior wing Kate McArthur led all scorers with 20 points in the Patriots 56-26 Dec. 11 win over Warren Mott. The Patriots are now 2-1, while the Marauders fall to 1-2. McArthur started hot, scoring 15 points in the first quarter and hitting four three-pointers.

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Published December 11, 2018

TROY — Of all the things that can help make the life of a coach easier, it can be hard to beat having a veteran squad to work with.

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Published December 11, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It’s been a strong five-year run for the Macomb Dakota boys basketball team and coach Paul Tocco is hopeful the string continues.

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Published December 11, 2018

CLAWSON — Late in the summer, Clawson High hired Allen Walker as its next varsity boys basketball coach. The former Farmington Hills Harrison coach had little time to work with his new team outside of a small handful of summer workouts. 

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Published December 11, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Seaholm boys basketball season hasn’t exactly gotten off to a good start. At press time, the Maples were 0-2, with their most recent loss coming to Rochester Hills Stoney Creek.

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