Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of installment last week. It was a super busy work week and it just never…well, to be perfectly honest, it never got started. I’ll try to make up for it this week though. District action starts in less than a month. Many teams are in the home stretch. By that, I mean some teams will be one and done in districts and will be pulling out the track spikes, high jump mats, and the baseball bats. Other teams will get a dream come true. I could keep waxing poetic, but I’d rather talk about high school hoops!
Coach Cottrell’s BLOWOUT of the Week
Burton St. Thomas More 98 Flint School for the Deaf 15 (83 points)
St. Thomas Moore is very good this season. I couldn’t find a write up, so I’ll talk about their recent addition to the Century Club.
Burton St. Thomas More 103 Burton Faith 51
Well, shoot! I can’t find a write up about this game either. Needless to say, St. Thomas More will be tough this March.
High Score of the Week
Kalamazoo Phoenix 92 Covert 87 (179 points)
Sometimes, it comes down to the little things that help a team win a close game. For KZoo Phoenix, it was nailing 10 of 12 fourth quarter free throws. For the game, they hit 23 of 33 (70 %.) The win avenged an 81-80 Covert win back on December 18th. Anthony Atlas scored 33, stole six balls, tossed four assists, and grabbed 13 boards. Jermaine Perry scored 29. With 62 points between them, it was a good night. On the Covert side, two players scored 21. Diontae Jefferies and Lajuan Marshall led their team in scoring. Keon Smith and Keenan Mattock each scored 13 to help their team in the loss.
Low Score of the Week
Stevensville-Lakeshore 28 Bridgman 23 (51 points)
In a game honoring Bridgman’s state championship teams of the 1940’s, the score was a throwback to that time as well. Like the last game I wrote about, it came down to free throw shooting in the fourth quarter. Stevensville hit six of 17 while Bridgman missed all six. Lakeshore only took one shot from the floor in the fourth quarter. They finished seven of 21. Bridgman only made nine of 33 and only hit two free throws the whole game. Harold Wiggins led Stevensville with 17 points and nine rebounds. Cooper Mojseijenko led Bridgman with seven points. He also grabbed six rebounds.