Southfield Christian finishes Senior Night with a win

Eagles down Country Day

By: Christian Davis | C&G Newspapers | Published March 3, 2016


SOUTHFIELD — The seniors from the Southfield Christian boys basketball team walked off their home court with a victory for the last time.

The Eagles beat Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day 65-55 March 3 on Senior Night.

It looked like the victory party would be spoiled early on. The Yellowjackets opened with a 13-2 lead and held Southfield Christian without a field goal for nearly six minutes.

“There were a couple of things we had to tweak. We came out and got back in it,” Southfield Christian senior Marlo Brown said.

The Eagles wasted little time in responding, going on 13-0 run of its own to take the lead after a bucket from Trenton Temple with 7:17 left in the half.  They never trailed again.

“They’re a really good team,” Country Day coach Mark Bray said. “I thought we turned the ball over too much and you can’t do that against a team like this that can finish.”

After trailing by as many as 11 points, Country Day battle back to make it a three-point lead with just less than two minutes remaining, but the Eagles went on a 9-2 run to finish the game.

Country Day’s Ashton Franklin led all scorers with 18 points. Bryce Washington finished with 17 to lead the Eagles.

Southfield Christian goes to 18-2 overall and opens its Class C district at 6 p.m. March 9 at Madison Heights Bishop Foley against the winner of Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest or Pontiac Academy for Excellence.

Country Day falls to 6-12 and ends the regular season with Bloomfield Hills High at 7 p.m. March 4 at home.

Bray feels his team’s record is misleading and it’ll be ready to make a run in the Class B postseason.

“We don’t really play a schedule to get wins, we play to get better,” he said, noting the ranked teams Country Day has taken on. “We’re tournament ready. If we’re not competing in the fourth quarter of a regional final, we’ll be very disappointed.”