A look back at all the high school basketball action from the week
Welcome to ‘Run and Gun,’ a quick roundup of recent Washtenaw County boys and girls high school basketball games. Follow the links for complete reports and boxscores.
A sincere belated happy holidays to all the ‘Run and Gun’ readers out there. Hopefully you didn’t have too much eggnog or Christmas cookies and you’re ready to get back into the fast-paced world of high school basketball.
There was no slowing down the Manchester boys basketball team’s shooting coming out of the holiday break. Making the shots that’s another story. The Flying Dutchmen were 23-of-110 from the floor in an 87-77 loss to Britton Deerfield on Friday, including 18-of-90 from 3-point range. Nate Bossory led the team in scoring with 18 points, not surprisingly, all scored on 3-pointers.
While the Manchester boys have only had one win this season, their female counterparts only have a single loss following Friday’s 46-45 loss to Michigan Center on a buzzer beating layup.
The Saline boys team also suffered its first loss of the season this week, 42-36 to Canton on Tuesday, despite 11 points from Garrett Stark.
There was no buzzer beater, but the Milan boys‘ 46-40 win over Adrian came in equally dramatic fashion with overtime needed to decide the outcome. C.J. Turnage had a game-high 21 points for the Big Reds, including the game’s tying basket in regulation.
The Saline girls team wasn’t so fortunate in overtime against Ida on Thursday. The Hornets overcame a 16-point fourth quarter deficit to force the extra session, but fell 54-48 in the end despite 19 points from Britten Clark.
Nineteen points was exactly how much Riverview Gabriel Richard girls team put up to Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard’s five in the third quarter of Friday night’s 41-37 loss by the Fighting Irish. Ann Arbor only allowed two points in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t overcome an 11-point deficit.
It was the second loss of the week for the Irish, who had a four-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday in a 39-38 double overtime loss to Macomb Lutheran North.
The Skyline boys team only had four players score in a 62-46 loss to Salem on Wednesday, led by 15 apiece from Jack Clark and Theron Wilson. -- Matt Durr and Jason Idalski contributed to this report