Ypsilanti and Lincoln lose and more Thursday boys basketball results
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Ypsilanti had a late start to its season, playing in its first game on Thursday, and it didn't go quite the way the Phoenix would have liked.
Ypsilanti held a 3-point lead with 1:30 remaining in the game, but with 13 seconds to go, Wyandotte Roosevelt hit a field goal to win the game.
"We had a couple of bad breaks down at the end," Ypsilanti coach Steve Brooks said. "We had another opportunity with eight seconds left, trailing 55-56."
Ypsilanti freshman Corey Allen led the team with 17 points-- including four 3-pointers-- four assists and three steals. Janeau Joubert and Jaylen Johnson added 15 and 13 points, respectively. Johnson also had eight rebounds.
"We'll be fine," Brooks said. "Sometimes a tough loss early is what you need to listen to the coaches."
Ypsilanti faces North Farmington on Saturday, a team that presses to control the tempo, Brooks said.
"I just have to work on getting their minds off the loss," he added.
Detroit Denby outscored Ypsilanti Lincoln 14-5 in the fourth quarter to pull away and pick up the win.
Lazon Hicks led Lincoln (3-1) with 10 points.
"We had trouble getting into any semblance of an offense against their man to man defense," said Lincoln head coach Rich Marion.
"They used their depth to run people in and they kind of wore our guards down a little," Marion added. "We played hard and competed at the defensive end, we just struggled on offense."
East Jackson team had no qualms with playing a high-paced game, as the Trojans had six double-digit scorers in the Cascades Conference opener for both teams. Manchester's Grinnell College System -- which revolves around constant three pointers, a full court press and constant substitutions -- hasn't worked for the Flying Dutchmen yet this year as they fell to 0-3 (0-1 Cascades)
Jacob Korican scored 18 for Manchester and Nick Cozart added 10 for the Flying Dutchmen (0-3, 0-1 Cascades).