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Balance Leads Arthur Hill Past Everett 73-61 In Semi-Final

27 Mar

IMG_0299Balance, balance, and more balance.  These were the words to describe the performance on display by the Saginaw Arthur Hill Lumberjacks in the Class A semi-final against Lansing Everett.

Four different Lumberjacks tallied double-digit points, Eric Davis with 20, junior guard Billy Burton 18 points on four three pointers, sophomore forward Brian Bowen 15 points, and Dequavion Johnson added 11 points.

“All of us are capable of scoring 20,” said Texas bound senior guard Eric Davis.  “Some nights it’s probably my night, Brian’s night, Billy’s night, so you never know game-by-game.”

After holding a slim three point half-time advantage, the third quarter was dominated by Arthur Hill.  The Lumberjacks outscored Everett 23-13 paced by Bowen with eight.

Head coach Greg McMath draws on experience to illustrate the importance of third quarter play.

“I felt the last two years when we got put out the tournament by Saginaw High they dominated the third quarter.  Every drill we had the second-half of practice was just go hard.”

Everett has their own high-major college talent in 6’10” Oregon commit Trevor Manuel.  However, Manuel found little success against the Lumberjack defense, a total of 13 points.  Manuel’s inability to find a consistent rhythm was in large part the work done by football prospect Willie Rodgers, a 6’4″ sophomore defensive end.  Further illustrating the depth of Arthur Hill.

“I had a meeting with just the other 10 guys on the team,” coach McMath said referring to Davis and Bowen.  “And I told them if we’re going to make a run, if we’re going to win a state championship, it’s going to be on you guys.”

“These two (Bowen and Davis) always get the press and they deserve it, but it’s a total team effort.”

McMath returns to his first state tile game since capturing the Class A crown in 2006.  The game is also special for Davis, who in his first three years of high school had not gone past the district round.

“I’m 32 minutes away from winning a state championship,” said Davis.  “And I want to go out a winner.  This is my first time being here, and I always say ‘better late than never.'”

Arthur Hill Defeats Renaissance 82-63

18 Jan

The Renaissance Phoenix came into Saturday’s game against the Saginaw Arthur Hill Lumberjacks on a two game losing streak, and it extended to four after a 82-63 loss to the Lumberjacks.

Renaissance came out strong, but they were out matched by the depth and athleticism of Arthur Hill.  Arthur Hill led 17-12 at the end of the 1st quarter. Junior guard Justin Turner kept the Phoenix in with an eight point quarter.  Sophomore Brian Bowen led the Lumberjacks with six points.

Senior Eric Davis (Texas) got off to a slow start in the 1st quarter, but picked it up in the second quarter to finish the half with 14 points.  Davis ended the second quarter with a three from the corner as time expired, and Arthur Hill led 40-25.

The third quarter was more of the same, complete dominance by the Lumberjacks on both ends of the floor. Arthur Hill came out in a press that Renaissance could not handle, and it led to several easy baskets for Arthur Hill.  On the offensive end the Lumberjacks were led by Eric Davis and junior Billy Burton.   Justin Turner had 18 points after three quarters, and fellow junior Alaric Jackson was providing a physical presence in the paint but it was not enough.

Arthur Hill went on to win the game 82-63. Eric Davis led his team in scoring with 25 points, he also added 8 assists. Billy Burton finished with 21 points, and Brian Bowen finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds.  Justin Turner finished the game with 30 points to lead all scorers.

Arthur Hill improves to 6-2, while Renaissance (4-4) will face the Bulldogs of East English Village next.

Contributed by Christian Crittenden (@chris_critt)

Saginaw Arthur Hill’s Eric Davis To Announce College Decision Shortly

11 Sep

-38d8339b18da74c0It’s time for one of the best players in Michigan’s senior class to decide where he will play collegiately next season.

Saginaw Arthur Hill 6’4″ combo guard Eric Davis is a top two prospect in the state’s class of 2015, and ranked top 100 nationally according to ESPN, Rivals, and Scout.com.

Davis is scheduled to make his college announcement Tuesday, September 16th, at Arthur Hill High School around 6:00 PM.

Before settling on his list of seven, over the course of his high school career, Eric received offers from over 20 division one programs.  Colleges took notice of Eric’s ability to create his own shot from anywhere on the court, handle the ball as a point guard, and slash to basket as a scorer taking advantage of his length and athleticism.

His aforementioned list of seven schools in no particular order is Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Texas, UNLV, LSU, and Kentucky. The only school not to officially offer Davis a scholarship is Kentucky, although he has took unofficial visits to the campus various instances during his recruitment.  He has also taken recent official visits to Texas and UNLV in late August/early September, to go along with multiple unofficial visits to Michigan State and Michigan during his time in high school.

Where will Davis give his verbal commitment?  Guess we’ll just have to tune in on September 16th for the answer.

Interview with 2017 Brian Bowen at Spiece Run-n-Slam

5 May

One of the nations top players in the 2017 class, Saginaw Arthur Hill’s Brian Bowen is off to a fantastic start to this AAU circuit.  The 6’6″ Bowen discusses the season thus far, past high school season, and updates recruiting.

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