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Michigan Warrior Jam Fest Opening Night Recap

2 May

IMG_0494While many Michigan teams left the state for Indiana, the Warrior Jam Fest is still a quality field of competition.

Brandon Johns 6’7″ forward Triple Threat 16u (pictured)-

Arguably the best freshman in Michigan, Johns met little setbacks in a 66-42 rout of the Macomb County Cougars.  Brandon stuffed the stat-sheet, 15 points, seven rebounds, five steals, four assists, and two blocks.  He was highly efficient doing so, every time he had the ball, it felt as if he was going to make the right play.  He can handle to ball well for player his size, step-out to the perimeter and shoot, and find open teammates with a stellar IQ and vision.  On defense, his long arms challenge shots when he’s in the paint, but also can defend the perimeter and even guard the middle of the floor when in a pressing situation.  Johns’ permanent position is yet to be determined, his length indicates even more growth in the future, and upside should rise as well.

Jordan Graham 6’5″ forward Michigan Warriors 16u-

Graham is just so silky smooth.  Even when it seemed he wouldn’t be the team’s leading scorer, Jordan still contributed a team-high 17 points in an opening night win.  Jordan is playing more of a power forward role now compared to the high school season.  However, he excels on the wing attacking the rim and getting to the basket.  Graham will be a double-double machine by June.

Daijon Parker 6’6″ forward Michigan Warriors 16u-

The Westland John Glenn big man played behind a future division one commit in the regular season, but in less than a month on the circuit Daijon has shown what he can do as well.  Parker’s calling card is rebounding.  He’s not jumping out the gym for rebounds, but Parker is very fundamentally sound on the glass, boxing out, and aggressively challenging for boards with two hands.  Parker scored just six points on the night, but his 13 rebounds resulted in various second-chance opportunities for teammates.  Rarely gets out of position on defense, and is a quality weak-side shot blocker.

Kaevon Merriweather 6’1″ guard Michigan Warriors 16u-

It’s been well documented Romulus is a guard factory, producing division one guards in three of the last four years.  Merriweather is next in line.  Kaevon, a freshman, plays up one level.  However, physically Merriweather does not resemble a freshman.  Thick shoulders, and the ability to play above the rim.  Similar to any Eagle, Kaevon competes relentlessly on defense.  In a span of two minutes when ASAP cut a once double-digit lead to six, Merriweather forced three turnovers in less than a minute which generated points for his team and a lead the Warriors would coast the rest of the way for a victory.

Michigan Players In The 2015 NCAA Tournament

17 Mar

2015FinalFourLogoEvery single player born in the State of Michigan playing in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.


Devin Booker 6’6″ freshman guard (Grand Rapids, Moss Point High School, Alabama)

Tyler Ulis 5’9″ freshman point guard (Southfield Michigan, Marian Catholic, Ohio)


Coreontae DeBerry 6’9″ junior center (Holland High School)


Mory Diane 6’3″ freshman guard (Pershing High School)

Christian Pino 5’7″ redshirt freshman guard (Romulus High School)

Raheem Johnson 6’10” junior center (Romulus High School)

Justin Moss 6’7″ junior forward (Romulus High School)


Richaud Pack 6’4″ senior guard (Birmingham Seaholm)


Tim Jensen 6’6″ redshirt senior forward (Manistee High School)


Jalen Reynolds 6’10” sophomore forward (Livonia Stevenson High School)

Edmond Sumner 6’5″ freshman guard (Detroit Country Day School)

Georgia State

Jalen Brown 6’8″ junior forward (Buchanan High School)


Justin Tillman 6’7″ freshman forward (Pershing High School)

Ohio State

Amir Williams 6’10” senior center (Detroit Country Day School)

Trey McDonald 6’8″ senior forward (Battle Creek Central High School)


Jaylen Johnson 6’9″ freshman forward (Ypsilanti Community High School)


LaDontae Henton 6’6″ senior guard (Lansing Eastern High School)

Boise State

Kevin Allen 6’11” junior center (Ecorse Community High School)


Darrell Davis 6’4″ freshman guard (Frederick Douglass Academy)

Michigan State

Bryn Forbes 6’3″ junior guard (Lansing Sexton High School)

Matt Costello 6’9″ junior forward (Bay City Western High School)

Trevor Bohnhoff 6’7″ junior forward (Saginaw Nouvel High School)

Kenny Goins 6’6″ freshman forward (Warren Mott High School)

Denzel Valentine 6’5″ junior guard (Lansing Sexton High School)

Keenan Wetzel 6’3″ redshirt senior guard (Monroe St. Mary High School)

Matt Van Dyk 6’5″ junior forward (Imlay City High School)


Anthony Clemmons 6’2″ junior guard (Lansing Sexton High School)


Yante Maten 6’8″ freshman forward (Bloomfield Hills High School)

Robert Morris

Andre Frederick 6’8″ freshman forward (Detroit, Daniel Hand High School, Connecticut)

St. Johns

Sir’Dominic Pointer 6’6″ senior forward (Detroit, Quality Education Prep, North Carolina)


Kyle Kuzma 6’9″ redshirt freshman forward (Flint, Rise Academy, Pennsylvania)

Iowa State

Monté Morris 6’2″ freshman guard (Flint Beecher High School)







Detroit Community Holds Off Arbor Prep 63-56

31 Jan

photo-5It’s an opportunity Detroit Community senior point guard Kyrhal Hunt has been waiting for the last two weeks.  A chance to play.

Hunt sustained an injury in Community’s 61-57 loss to Metro League rival River Rouge on January 14th.  In Hunt’s absence, the Hurricanes went 2-1, but suffered a crushing setback to Detroit Edison on Wednesday.

Fueled by a desire to reunite with his teammates, Hunt had to prove to himself, and even his coaches, he was able to play at a high level in the Hurricanes’ victory against Ypsilanti Arbor Prep.

“My coach thought I wasn’t ready to play yet,” Hunt said.  “I just tried to prove to my coach that I was ready to get back on the court and lead my team to a win.”

Hunt, came off the bench, and made his presence known later in the game.

In the first half, threes were flying for both teams.  Community had five, and Arbor Prep had four within the first six minutes for their opening 12 points.  However, Community was able to build a commanding 39-28 lead at intermission on the play of 6’6″ forward Demario Mack.  Mack, a versatile inside-outside presence, scored 14 in the opening half of action, and recorded 5 rebounds.

“Demario Mack is a huge piece to our team,” Hunt added.  “He’s a beast on the glass.”

The Hurricane onslaught continued in the early second half.  Dominating the paint and getting a hand on loose balls and every rebound, Community would hold their largest lead of the contest with 3:44 left in the third at 45-30.  Yet, it would happen again.  Hunt would take an awkward fall after a foul, and left the game late in the third with an apparent calf injury.

Hunt and Community’s resilience would once again be tested.  Arbor Prep mounted a comeback spanning from the beginning of the fourth to 6:20 left to put the Gators down six.  Hunt would return and hit two crucial pull up jump shots to keep the Gators at bay down eight with 4:54 remaining.  Arbor Prep would keep the deficit under ten for the rest of the fourth.  Senior guard Adrian Harrison would connect on two threes to place Arbor Prep down 55-52 with 1:58 left in the game.

It would be Community’s turn to respond.  At 1:35, Hunt held the ball at the top of the key, he attempted to throw a pass, unfortunately the ball was deflected and Hunt was forced to retrieve the ball in the Community backcourt.  On this potentially disastrous play, Arbor Prep would’ve had the ball down only three.  However, Hunt found the ball, and threw and perfect full-court pass to teammate RJ Smith for an and-one layup to place Community up six with 1:18 left.

Arbor Prep was unable to respond to the game changing play by Hunt. Demario Mack and Jimere Thomas would hit four free-throws with under a minute away to seal the win for Community.

“We played hard and as a team.” Hunt went onto say. “They were making some big shots.  We just got back on defense and played hard.”

“I wouldn’t trade my team for anything.”

Mack would lead Community with 17 points and nine rebounds, Hunt added 11 points, five in the second half, and three assists, and Demario Turner contributed ten points.

Michael Donatelli led Arbor Prep with 17 points and six rebounds, and Adrian Harrison scored 14 points and three assists.

Community improves to 10-3, while Arbor Prep falls to 7-6.  The performance for Community is what Hunt would label a “team win.”  But Hunt would also say the Hurricanes aren’t flawless.  Kyrhal said the team needs to avoid lapses on offense, and limit turnovers.  The Hurricanes are only two years removed from playing for a Class B state championship, and Hunt believes his team has the opportunity to compete for hardware again.

“We have all the pieces to win a state championship in class B.”  “We have alot of things we need to work on, and that’s going to be expected.”

“We also like being the under dogs, that make us work harder.”





César Chávez Top Westside Christian 62-50

23 Jan

The term “big three” regarding basketball is synonymous with the NBA.  But César Chávez senior guard Robert Walton tends to believe otherwise.

Walton is a member of the Aztec Eagle “big three,” comprising of seniors Kylynn Willis, Marcellus Pittman, and Walton himself.  The “big three” have assisted in the Eagles amassing a record of 10-0 exactly halfway through the regular season after the team’s victory over Detroit Westside Christian 62-50.

“We worked hard, we pushed ourselves, we knew this was a big game,” Walton said after the win.  “We wanted to make a statement and let people know that Chávez is for real.”

The Aztec Eagles were nothing short of real at times during the game.  Leading by margins of at least 22 points at select courses of the game.

The “big three” accounted for 45 of the team’s points, and 17 rebounds for the Aztec Eagles.

Marcellus took the first half, scoring 14 of his team high 17 points in the first half to aid the Eagles in taking a 33-24 halftime advantage.

Rob would score eight points in a decisive third quarter in which Chávez would outscore Westside Christian 17-10, Walton finished with 14.

Not to be outdone was 5’9″ point guard Kylynn Willis.  Willis used his speed and and quickness all night to force six Warrior turnovers, and contributed 14 of his own points as well.

“Every game is our last,” according to Walton.  “We don’t get another year.”

Rob and Marcellus transferred to Chávez over the Summer from Oak Park.  Walton has adapted to a greater role than he has ever received at any stage of his basketball playing career.

“Being the team leader,” Walton mentioned as one of his responsibilities.  “Making sure all my teammates are working hard, and putting my teammates in a postion to win every night.”

It’s been quite a turn around for a team which last season lost a game by 51 points a year ago. Yet Walton is aware there are still those that doubt his Eagles. Walton will wait until the playoffs to silence the critics.

“Being 10-0 isn’t fluke, we worked and worked, we take all comers,” Walton added. “You don’t win 10 games off luck. If we haven’t been tested yet, we will show everyone in the playoffs.”


Five Key Transfers Across Metro Detroit

19 Jan

The day after Martin Luther King Junior Day, all transfer students who sat out the first semester are eligible for competition.  For some teams, the added personnel can mean the difference between a district playoff loss and a Breslin Center appearance.  Here are five teams who will change for the better this second half of the season.

Detroit Western– The Cowboys sit undefeated at 8-0 overall, with statement wins against Romulus and Saginaw Arthur Hill.  Junior point guard Brailen Neely has blossomed into one of the premier guards not just in the city, but state as well.  Neely is complimented by classmates in guards Armani Tinsley, Karim Murray, Efrain Hodby, and Kyree Boyton.  The newcomers are U of D Mercy commits guard Josh McFolley, and forward Gerald Blackshear.  Both transferred from Mt. Clemens over the Summer, and have played AAU together throughout high school.  The 6’8″ Blackshear will be the fourth Cowboy over 6’7,” joining seniors Julius Palmer, Kheir Maxwell, and Antwan Smith.

Oak Park– Oak Park will see a rapid change in their roster and lineup possibilities, as six new transfers will become eligible for the Knights.  After playing games this season with only eight eligible players, Oak Park is primed for a deep run in March.  Junior point guard Trevon Gardner is currently ecstatic with the new options at his disposal.  6’8″ senior forward Rodney Scales was on Oak Park last season, but went to Wisconsin to play football this past fall, and returned prior to the basketball season.  Scales will pair with 6’8″ junior Kelvon Fuller, already on the radar of division one colleges, and form a dynamic Knight front court.  Devin Mills, a transfer from Ferndale, is a high-scoring two guard in the backcourt that should provide plenty of offense, and is a carbon copy of senior guard Howard McInnis, instant offense.  River Rouge transfer Jonathan Raines, is only a sophomore, but adds even more size for the Knights at 6’7.”

Macomb Dakota- Not just a football power anymore, Paul Tocco’s Cougars won 19 games a year ago, and enter the second half of the season with a 5-2 record.  Dakota will add Mt. Clemens transfers Jermaine Jackson Junior and Charles Penn.  Jackson, son of former Detroit Piston Jermaine Jackson, is listed at 5’6″, but is as skilled as point guards at 6’6.”  He’s crafty, a great three point shooter, and exceptional creator/passer.  While Penn is 6’6,” and will give the Cougars a go-to scorer, rebounder, and versatile defender.

North Farmington– North Farmington is currently 9-0, and are led by seniors Jeron Rogers and Anthony Qasawa.  The Raiders are a talented team alone, now add Billy Thomas into the equation.  Thomas, transferred home from Genesis Academy after five months of competition and receiving division one offers.  The junior was on U of D Jesuit’s semi-final team a season ago, and will contribute as a reliable perimeter scorer and ball handler.

East English Village– The Bulldogs are undefeated in Detroit Public School League play.  East English Village is a primarily guard oriented team, juniors Kamari Newman, Chris Rollins, and Nate Bowlware have all had their respective moments thus far.  Yet their lone big man, 6’5″ Cedric Lattimore, has proven capable of a workhorse power forward.  Lattimore now receives aid in the front court, 6’5″ Jaylin McFadden, a transfer from Southfield Bradford.  McFadden is a skilled athlete and leaper, he will add an offensive and defensive rebounding presence EEVP will use to challenge not only for a city title, but state championship as well.


A Look At Michigan’s Future Playmakers

13 Jan

Today, we are taking a look into the future of Metro Detroit basketball and I am seeing some special talent in the Class of 2019. These are the players to watch and remember, you heard about them first here at The Prep Ball Report!

Beginning with 235 pounder, 6’5” Chad Lorkowski, from Gross Pointe who is also the #1 8th grade baseball pitcher in the state. Chad has some serious size and girth, has good foot work, a soft touch around the basket and also can step out and shoot from 18-20 feet.

Daniel Friday is the floor leader 5’10” point guard at University of Detroit Jesuit Academy. He has great court vision and could be the second coming of Cassius Winston. Daniel has played with the Playmakers since the 4th Grade where he played center at the time. He has worked and developed his all-around game and is also able to shoot from 18-21 feet.

Lorne Bowman from Pontiac led the team in scoring for the Playmakers last year averaging 15 points a game. He is a 5’6” slender kid with probably the best 3 point shot in the stats. He also can finish around the basket with the best of them. As evidenced by the fact that he cracked the top 30 all-star team at the Buckeye Prep this past fall!

Khalil Rozier is a 5’10” scrappy, tough run through a wall for you kind of kid. He has a complete skill set. He will back smaller defenders down and bring bigger defenders out and attack them out of the dribble. He has been with the Playmakers since the 4th grade. Khalil is a mentally tough kid who will excel in high school and beyond because of it.

John Massey is 6’3” forward. With his size and athleticism, John blocks shots and finishes around the basket consistently. His upside is huge as he’s looking forward to going to King High School next year.

6’0” Jalen Graham, a three-sport star and academic standout at Detroit Country Day Middle School, has been a Playmaker since the 2nd grade and is one the best 8th grade athletes in the State. He’s a starting quarterback and a born leader. On the basketball court, he gives the Playmakers all the versatility in the world. From guarding the point guard to the center. Not to mention scoring around the basket with either hand and making good decisions setting his teammates up on the court.

Keenan Stolz 6’2” from Brighton, has the best mid-range game on the Playmakers team, is highly skilled and has a great touch around the basket. Keenan will be a star in the KLAA and the state in the next four to five years. Keenan is also a star on the football field where it runs deep in his genes as his dad, Scott, played football at The University of Wisconsin.

5’9” Noah Stamps is an example of what the Playmakers promote – a hard nose, tough in your face defender. Noah has been a Playmaker since the 3rd grade. He is a floor leader and continuously sets his teammates up. Defensively, he gets his hands on a lot of balls and disrupts opposing teams’ offensive continuity. Noah plays at University of Detroit – Jesuit Academy and has excelled at youth football for the past seven years. He is a mentally tough kid with good leadership skills.

Robert Johnson 5’8” from Northville also a two-sport star (football) and has to be if not the best, one of the best finishers around the basket in the state for his age. Robert has the ability with his outstanding ‘ups’ to finish in traffic around the basket with either hand. He also has a solid mid-range jump shoot which combined with his speed give opponents’ nightmares. Defensively, Robert’s quick feet and hands allow him to average three to four steals a game. He also shot 50% from the field last season, which is exceptional for a guard. Robert has been with the Playmakers since the 3rd grade and has worked tirelessly on his game. Robert also will be a star in the KLAA and the state in the years to come.

5’7” A.J. Gilbert is a great spot up shooter with a good bit of athleticism which allows him to finish around the basket. A.J. is a scrappy defender who plays with an edge. He has a high basketball IQ which will take him far in the future. Also a two-sport athlete, he thrives on the baseball diamond. The coaches have tremendous confidence in A.J.’s ability to make plays in crucial moments, whether knocking down a big three or playing solid disciplined defense. His future is bright!

Two “X factors” for this season are newcomers, 6’1” Matthew Rookstool from Rochester, and 6’4” L.J. Napier from Detroit. Matthew is a hard nose player who can score inside and out. Matthew brings a lot of experience and toughness to the Playmakers and will be a great addition. L.J., who has a six to seven foot arm span, resembles a young Josh Jackson physically and in the face has a huge upside. He is all over the rim and very versatile. He’s a presence on the floor at all times: blocking shots, causing havoc with his wing span and finishing around the basket. L.J. has a nose for the ball and potentially could be a high achieving major athlete if his commitment continues.

Michigan Playmakers also have some of the best upcoming talent in future years:
2020 – Wendell Green Jr
2021 -Julian Roper II
2022 – Kareem Rozier
2023 – Ryan Hurst

The Playmakers will play all over the country this upcoming spring and summer and only time will tell how good the class of 2019 can be, but they show great potential!

Upcoming Schedule for the Playmakers at the Next Generation Basketball League is:

January 17th vs Detroit Showtime and Common Bond

January 24th vs The Family

January 31st vs Grand Rapids Storm and Lansing Prospectors

These are some of the players I’ll be watching in the upcoming years and their names and faces are sure to become familiar to everyone who loves high school basketball!


Great Games January 12th-18th

12 Jan

Monday January 12th

North Farmington @ Southfield 5:30 PM

Tuesday January 13th

Detroit Henry Ford @ Detroit Cass Tech 4:00 PM

Detroit Renaissance @ Detroit Western 4:00 PM

Detroit Pershing @ Detroit East English 4:00 PM

Romulus @ Fordson 7:00 PM

West Bloomfield @ Warren De La Salle 7:00 PM

River Rouge vs. Allen Academy 7:00 PM @ Henry Ford College

Detroit Consortium @ Detroit Country Day 7:00 PM

Taylor Kennedy @ Melvindale 7:00 PM

Wednesday January 14th

Detroit Community vs. Detroit Southeastern  3:00 PM @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Thursday January 15th

Oak Park @ North Farmington 7:00 PM

Allen Park Inter-City Baptist @ Southfield Christian 7:30 PM

Friday January 16th

Grand Rapids Christian @ Lowell 6:00 PM

Ann Arbor Pioneer @ Ann Arbor Huron 7:00 PM

Belleville @ Dearborn Fordson 7:00 PM

Detroit University Prep @ Southfield Bradford 7:00 PM

Benton Harbor @ Stevensville-Lakeshore 7:00 PM

Ypsilanti @ Ypsilanti Lincoln 7:00 PM

Canton @ Plymouth 7:30 PM

Dearborn Divne Child @ Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 7:30

Saturday January 17th

Floyd Mayweather Classic @ Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills

Horatio Williams Freedom Games Classic @ Warren Fitzgerald

Skyline Tops Rival Pioneer 62-54

11 Jan

In a game delayed by one day due to inclement weather, the Ann Arbor Skyline Eagles evened their overall regular season record at 3-3 with over city rival Ann Arbor Pioneer 62-54.

The Eagles led from tip-off to final whistle, starting the game on an 8-1 run within the first six minutes of the contest. Skyline’s lead would never be less than four points in the first half of action, and would gain a 35-27 advantage after 16 minutes.

Pioneer would continue to trail through much of the second half, but would cut Skyline’s lead to as few as 2 points in the fourth quarter after sophomore point guard Chris McGaughy nailed a three pointer with 5:34 left.

However, Skyline senior Jon Muir-Cotton and freshman Jack Ammerman scored consecutive buckets and defensive holds to regain the lead for good. Fellow senior guard Marshal Alexander-White scored a game high 23 points, including two 3s in the fourth, and was 9-10 from the free-throw line on the day and hit four crucial foul shots within the final seconds of play.

Along with Alexander-White, freshman 5’9″ guard Jack Ammerman scored 17 points for Skyline off the bench. Ammerman scored 11 points in the first half, two threes, and made the first five shots he took on the night.

“Jack is a special player,” said Muir-Cotton. “He is a freshman, but he’s playing at a very high level.”

The win for Muir-Cotton is special, he scored seven points and hauled in the same amount of rebounds. As a senior, the feeling to beat a rival never gets old.

“I have only lost to Pioneer once,” John added, “and that was on the JV level.”
“So it means a lot to keep my record perfect vs. Pioneer in varsity.”

After winning their first two games of the season, Skyline sputtered into losing their next three. Cotton is hopeful the win will aid the Eagles in learning what it takes to win in the SEC this season.

“I think we can take away how we need to play to win games at beginning of the game,” John noted. “Coach Lovelace wanted us to set the tone because for all of our other games we had to adjust to the other teams tempo.”

“We have another game Tuesday vs. Monroe, and we know that they will be hungry and ready to play, so we will have the same keys to build on from what we did tonight.”

Pioneer was led by sophomores Jorsan Currie with 15 points 8 rebounds, and classmate Deric Murray with 14 points.


He’s Back. Billy Thomas Returns To Michigan. Will Play At North Farmington

7 Jan

The last time Billy Thomas was in Michigan for high school basketball, he was a sophomore starter for the 2014 U of D Jesuit team that reached the Breslin Center for the first time in school history.

Immediately following the end of second semester classes, Thomas left the state for Genesis Academy, a prep school in Lynchburg, Virginia. After 5 months of games, and receiving division one offers, Thomas has returned to Michigan this time relocating to North Farmington.

Thomas stated he is back in Michigan for personal family related reasons. He lives in the North Farmington school district, and despite reclassifying in Virginia to the class if 2017, he is a junior now and will be eligible immediately for the Raiders.

North Farmington is currently undefeated at 6-0, led by Cleveland State commit 6’7″ forward Jeron Roger. In addition to Rogers, Thomas reunites with AAU teammate and long time friend Jacob Joubert, a fellow junior and starting point guard.

The pieces are in place for North Farmington this winter on the hardwood. Thomas expects a return to the Breslin Center, and is ecstatic to be back at home.

“I am very excited to be back,” Thomas said, “there’s nothing like home.” “I did not come back because I was home sick, because I missed friends, I came back because of family obligations. “I was doing extremely well at prep school but things happen.”


Statement Made. Romulus Defeats U of D Jesuit In Thriller

7 Jan

It’s been a rough first month for Romulus. The Eagles lost their first game of the year in a prime time affair to Chicago Bogan at Detroit Mumford, and then a ten point set back to Detroit Western on the opening day of Romulus’ Winners’ Circle Classic.

Desperate for a signature victory, the Eagles defeated previously unbeaten University of Detroit Jesuit 56-53, a team they had lost to twice last season, including the state quarterfinals.

“This game was huge,” senior center Rio Washington said. “Coming in as the underdogs and playing hard, and finishing the game strong, and finally getting over are hump.”

Washington is listed as Romulus’ tallest player at 6’8.” However, he didn’t start the contest, but finished the game with 15 points, and seven points. Rio’s greatest impact on the game was seen on the defensive end of the floor. He held U of D’s two 6’7″ sophomore forwards to a combined nine points.

“I just was hungry,” Washington added, “and so ready to play the past year.” “They beat us every time so I felt like this was the rematch to get them back.”

Romulus held a brief two point lead at the beginning of the contest, but found themselves trailing throughout much of the first half, and a 25-20 defecit at intermission.

In the third was where Romulus made their surge. Senior guard and Kent State commit Jaylin Walker scored 13 over his team high 23 points in the stanza, including a three pointer to knot the game at 35 with three minutes left. Romulus would take the lead on their very next possession on a Rio Washington basket, a lead the Eagles would never relinquish the rest of the game.

“It was big,” junior point guard D’Angelo Hansbro said of Walker’s performance. “I always tell him he has to be big time for us to win every night, but I expected it out of him.”

U of D junior floor general Cassius Winston did all he could, he scored 15 of his points in the fourth to keep the Cubs in contention. But with Winston the only one getting his shot off consistently in the period, Romulus was able to take away U of D’s role players. Only three players scored more than one point for the Cubs, and were led by Winston with a game high 33 points, compared to Romulus who had five players eclipse the one point mark.

The Eagles missed six team free throws in the final period of action, but a win is a win for Romulus and they will take it any way they can get it now.

“It’s big,” Hansbro added, “gives us a lot of momentum. “We just have to stay hungry and know we are good as any team in the state.”

Romulus improves to 4-2, while the Cubs fall to 5-1.


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