Basketball Roundup: Pioneer tops Belleville for seventh straight win and more Monday results
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Jibreel Hussein totaled a game-high 20 points, six rebounds, six assists, and four steals to help Pioneer improve its record to 7-2 on the season. Aedan York scored 14 points and Ethan Spencer added 12.
"We were able to get our feet under us by halftime, but we were still struggling with rebounding," Pioneer coach Rex Stanczak said. "We stuck with the zone in the third quarter and extended the lead a little bit. Then in the fourth quarter we decided to try to avoid the mistakes that most man-to-man teams make when they play zone, which is stay in it too long and switched back to man-to-man. They were behind so they started gambling more in their press and we got a ton of fast break opportunities in the fourth and went (11-for-11) from the line, (17-of-18) in the game."
Michael Donatelli scored a game-high 19 points for Arbor Prep(4-4), including three 3-pointers, and Adrian Harrison scored 11.
"We have five freshman and four sophomores," Prep coach Don Spencer said. "When you play a team like this, you expect they will impose their will on you and they did. The biggest thing for us, no matter the size and class of the team, it comes down to playing good basketball. We have to have play better basketball and make better decisions."
Brian Stout scored a team-high 11 points to help Washtenaw Christian improve its season record to 5-2. James Pipe added eight points.
"The game was tight to the finish," Washtenaw Christian coach Dan Benefiel said. "They ran a 2-1-2 zone and a 1-3-1. We ran a 2-2-1 zone press in the last two minutes, and that swung the game our way at the end. Mathias Donat hit two free throws in a 1-and-1 to give us the lead with only 3 seconds left. He was grabbing a defensive rebound when he got fouled. He has a nice 3-point shot
Grosse Ile's Megan Swick scored 10 points in the win. Becca Shannon led Milan (2-8) with four points.
"We didn't have enough effort on the boards, and we have too many turnovers with our backcourt," Milan coach Brad Baden said. "We need to work on execution, because we have fairly good looks when we did, but we have trouble with consistency.
Shelby Streeman scored a game-high 11 points to help Adrian Lenawee Christian hand Rudolf Steiner its first loss of the season (5-1).
Rudolf Steiner's Anika Sproull scored a team-high nine points. Abby Andrews totaled 13 rebounds, seven points, five blocks, and two steals.
"The biggest thing is that we shot poorly tonight," Rudolf Steiner coach Jim Belanger said. "We held their leading scorer to 7 points, and held them to 30. I think we held up on the defensive end, we just didnt get it done offensively."
Rachel Vallantyne totaled 23 rebounds, four points, three blocked shots, and one steal for Washtenaw Christian (2-5), and Jurnee Tipton and Michaela Donat each scored a team-leading nine points.
"Credit the girls, they were challenged," Saline Washtenaw Bob Trevino said. "I challenged them to leave it on the floor and play for their teammates. Leave the gym knowing they put their best foot forward. Donat hit three 3's right there at the end to get us back in it, but we just ran out of time to complete the comeback."
Game of the Week
Our AnnArbor.com Game of the Week vote total has already exceeded last week's total, and it's only Monday night. Rudolf Steiner at Arbor Prep has taken a sizable early lead in the poll, but voting stays open until Saturday.