Motor City Roundball Day Five Recap

1 Jan

Southfield 72 vs. Ecorse 54– The Bluejays can jump on you in a hurry.  Ecorse only trailed by six after one, but within the next couple of minutes in the second, they were done by double digits.  And the lead only got bigger during the third quarter when with 5:15 left, it was 42-23 Bluejays.  I am telling, college coaches, fans, anybody, Jeff Greer the point guard for Southfield, he can play.  Do not let his size fool you.  He is like Earl Boykins out there.  He has the handles, quickness, and the shot to compete at the next level.

Southfield Lathrup 73 vs. Detroit Loyola 88– Yes Loyola is a basketball school to go along with their division seven state final appearance on the football field.  Lathrup has one of the best scorers/shooters in Michigan if not the midwest in Jonathan Williams.  He can absolutely provide instant offense for a team.  Toledo will learn that next year.  But the supporting cast was not there for him.  Williams did finish up with 36, but Loyola Richie Gold took the MVP, scoring 26 points, while grabbing nine rebounds.

Consortium 63 vs. Chicago Hyde Park 60– Consortium just might be the most athletic team in Class C.  Josh Jackson and Vince Hunter remind me of the twin towers the Houston Rockets used to have.  However, Jackson is a completely different player.  He brought the ball up the floor a couple of times as point guard, showing that he is truly a versatile player.  Vince Hunter took home the MVP for Consortium scoring 26, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out three assists for the UTEP commit.  I am just saying, watch out Beecher, you may just have to beat Consortium to defend your trophy.

Chicago Orr 46 vs. Detroit Community 34– Community came out of a dogfight earlier this week after coming up short on Thursday against Pershing.  Orr really took control of this game in first quarter as they took a 17-4 lead after one and sailed to the finish line.  Louis Adams won the MVP trophy for Orr with 14 points, three rebounds, and four assists.  Orr will surprise some people this year is the Chicago Public School League.

Walled Lake Western 66 vs. Detroit Country Day 70– The final game of the 18th annual Motor City Roundball Classic proved to be the best.  Walled Lake Western, led by big man Miroslav Jaksic, actually held the lead with under 20 seconds left to play in the ball game.  But DCD tied it up with under ten seconds to play sending the game into overtime.  This is where Country Day woke up from their slumber, they jumped out on a six nothing run and never looked back.  Christien Wright took the MVP with 19 points and eight rebounds.  Jr. guard Edmund Sumner added 14, while Lehigh bound Austin Price contributed 17 points and eight total boards.

This classic could not have been held if it was not for the great people that run it.  There is a reason this classic is been around for 18 years.

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