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Posted on Thu, Dec 15, 2011 : 9:05 p.m.

Huron's Micah Robinson counters adversity with 34 points and more Thursday results

By Staff

Huron High School sophomore Micah Robinson started at point guard out of necessity Thursday night as a trifecta of mitigating factors -- ineligibility, injury and discipline -- kept six players from suiting up for the River Rats against Ypsilanti.

She responded with 34 points, including 16 of her team's 18 points in the second half in a 47-40 Southeastern Conference win.

Robinson also had seven steals, and may have just stole herself a starting spot as well.

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"It'll be hard not to put (Robinson) in the starting lineup after a performance like that," said Huron coach Steve Vinson. "She certainly put herself in the picture."

Robinson didn't just score in bulk. She came through in the clutch.

With Ypsilanti trailing 40-38, Cara Easley hit a pair free throws to tie the score with just over a minute to play. On the ensuing possession, Robinson hit a 3-pointer to put Huron (3-2, 1-0 SEC) ahead for good.

"(Robinson) really stepped up and kind of took charge, she realized that because of (six players sitting) she had to step up," Vinson said. "It was a phenomenal night."

Jasmine Jones led Ypsilanti (0-3, 0-1 SEC) with 10 points.


Milan coach Jeff Scott was trying to find a positive spin to put on his team being tripled up by South Lyon East on Thursday. A suggestion: At least it's over.

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The Cougars couldn't seem to miss, while Milan seemed to miss everything on Thursday night.

"They just did not miss," Scott said. "And this was with good defense, hands in the face. It was crazy...defensively I don't know what more we could have done short of putting 14 on the court."

The one positive Scott did glean was that his team was getting a lot of open looks. Finishing on them? That's another story.

"At practice we really are fantastic shooters," Scott said. "But at some point all those excuses gotta go out the door and you gotta start knowcking down some shots."

Corinna Schneider led Milan with 10 points and six rebounds.


Milan High School senior guard Andre Duffin scored just two points on Thursday night against South Lyon East. The same for Tory Martinsen, as both senior starters got in early foul trouble and never really got in the flow of the game.

To go along with the team's leading scorer and another senior starter combining for four points, coach Josh Tropea said he and his coaching staff, "did a poor job game planning."

Not exactly a formula for success.

Despite these struggles, the Big Reds were able to win comfortably, 66-43, on Thursday night.

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After scouting the Cougars, Tropea thought getting away from his team's half-court pressure defense and forcing turnovers with a press would be effective, but it ended up doing more harm than good as fouls mounted for the Big Reds.

Milan led 12-11 after the first quarter but had already committed eight personal fouls, including two apiece from Duffin and Martinsen, forcing Tropea to bench them for the second quarter.

"We played about as bad as we can play for 16 minutes," Tropea said. "As coaches, we gotta do a better job."

Milan (2-0) led 29-20 at the half. Duffin and Martinsen re-entered the game in the third quarter, but C.J. Turnage and Jiles Neely had already taken it upon themselves to provide the scoring. Turnage and Neely combined for 15 of Milan's 19 points in the frame and Milan took a 48-28 lead into the fourth.

Turnage finished with 21 points and seven rebounds and Neely had 15. Austin Elam also had 15 points and grabbed five rebounds. Mike Griffey led South Lyon East with nine points.


East Jackson countered Manchester's 3-point barrage with high percentage buckets on Thursday night as the Dutchmen fell in their Cascades Conference opener.

The Trojans shot (3-1, 1-0) shot 56 percent (42 of 75) from the field to counter Manchester's 21 3-pointers made.

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Josh Finley led Manchester (0-3, 0-1) with 27 points, including eight 3-pointers and Matt Kemner had 26 points with five 3-pointers made.

East Jackson point guard Aaron Griffiths had 14 points, and 11 assists and four steals to just one turnover.

“What a great game for him,” said East Jackson coach Greg Zeller.


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