Fall League Recap – Birmingham – Nov. 9-10

November 12th, 2018

Brandon C. (Nov. 10)

Detroit Hustle Player of the Week

Congratulations to Brandon Counts of the Pistons for being named Detroit Hustle Player of the Week for his effort in Saturday’s Pro Division Semifinal game.

BOX SCORES & STANDINGS – Birmingham-Southfield – Nov. 9-10


FNL JV Photo Album

Friday, November 9th, Bingham Farms 

SHOCK 30, LIBERTY 12:   The Liberty’s (0-4) greatest strength this season was their ability to share the basketball and their unselfish play saw 5 different players score, behind their top scorer Frankie Zalewski (4 points) ,Sophia Potter (2 points), Charlotte Gress (2 points), Katie Ziegler (2 points) and Savannah Astras (2 points).  However it wasn’t enough to overcome the Shock (3-1) who continued their strong offensive attack led by Alexis Rosenbaum (10 points), Frankie Kulpa (8 points), Sophia Lossia (6 points) and Sofia Acuna (4 points) to claim 3rd place in the Friday Night Lights JV League.

COMETS 16, SPARKS 14: In a 1 point week one rematch, the championship game against the Comets & Sparks was decided by just 2 points!  With the final minutes counting down the Sparks(2-2) led by Nora Tillman (7 points), Chelsea Myrick (3 points), Shyla Conley (2 points) and Sienna Turnbull (2 points) cut the Comets 5 point lead to 2 points.  However strong play from Campbell Bozek (6 points), Emma Drouillard (4 points) and Aureila O’ Connor (4 points) helped the Comets secure (3-1) the 2018 Friday Night JV League Championship!


Friday, November 9th, Berkshire Middle School

ANGELS 31, CRUSH 8: Brooke Brown scored a game-high 12 points for the Angels (5-0), Hailey Lossia scored 8 points and the Angels continued their dominance in the Varsity division. The Crush, who fell to 0-4-1 on the year, will look to continue improving as they gear up for a playoff run. Londyn Hall led the Crush with 6 points.

FIREBIRDS 30, REBELS 15: The Firebirds held a 14-9 advantage at the break before outscoring the Rebels 16-6 in the second half to pull away. Sienna LaVerde led the Firebirds (3-2) with 8 points, while Erin Sheckell added 6 points and Katie Drouillard knocked down 4 points. The Rebels (1-3-1) were paced by McKinley Reid (6 points), Hanna Gable (6 points) and Hadley Kostello (3 points).


Saturday, November 10th, Berkshire Middle School

#1 FALCONS 26, #4 KNIGHTS 17: The top-seeded Falcons used a 17-9 run in the second half to take down the Knights and punch themselves a ticket in the Prep Division Championship Game. Behind 7 points from Zackary Kozouz, 6 points from Kannon Shore and 4 points from Jim Spadafore, the Falcons continued their winning ways. The Knights, who showed glimpses of being a very good team, were unable to put it together for a full game. Lance Kukes (6 points) and Ziv Ferber (5 points) led the Knights, to go along with Mazen Saber (2 points) and Mario Wilson Jr. The Falcons will look to complete their postseason run with a Championship next week.

#3 RAVENS 21, #2 RAIDERS 18: Leading 18-8 after three quarters, the Raiders appeared to be in good shape, hoping to advance to the Prep Division Championship Game. However, the Ravens had other ideas as they used an aggressive, opportunistic defense to storm back and score the final 13 points of the game. A 13-0 run that began at the 8:00 mark of the second half lifted the Ravens to victory. Saba Pachulia (8 points) and Davat Pachulia (6 points) combined for 10 of those 13 points during the run by forcing turnovers and converting on the other end. It was a tough finish for the Raiders, who had been playing so well for much of the game. A balanced offensive attack and solid defensive performance helped them build the lead, but the Ravens got on a roll and never looked back. Ferran Domingo-Portet (8 points), Taye McKinney (6 points) and Devin Young led the Raiders, who got better and better as the season wore on. In the end, the Pachulia brothers and CJ Brown (2 points, 3 steals), Jamir Eans (4 points) and Liam Kerr  (1 point, 5 rebounds) were too much down the stretch.

Prep Division Playoff Schedule


Saturday, November 10th, Berkshire Middle School

#1 WILDCATS 39, #3 HOYAS 29: The short-handed Hoyas faced a tall task on Saturday, as they were forced to play without substitutions against one of the deeper teams in the College Division. They competed admirably, never quitting or giving up despite facing long odds, and kept things interesting behind a team-high 19 points from Eli Yen and 7 points from Alex Hesano. The Wildcats, who were able to jump out to an early lead and hold off the Hoyas’ comeback attempt, were led by Chase Chaldecott (game-high 21 points) and Kiefer Hornyak (7 points). Beau Kennard also scored 5 points for the Wildcats, who will square off with the College Division rival, the Huskies, in next weekend’s Championship.

#1 HUSKIES 30, #3 HOOSIERS 16: Chase Kukes scored a game-high 10 points to lead the Huskies as they put an end to the red-hot Hoosiers’ season. Winners of 4 straight games, the Hoosiers had they sights set on a huge upset. Quran Creary scored 6 points, Aiden Binder and Cole French each scored 4 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies continued their march to the title game and a rematch with the Wildcats. Mikias McKinney added 6 points and some strong overall play for the Huskies.

College Division Playoff Schedule


Saturday, November 10th, Berkshire Middle School

#1 CELTICS 43, #5 SPURS 33: In a game that was close throughout, the Celtics were able to pull away in the final minute and crush the Spurs’ hopes for another upset. Ben Diskin and Xavier Lane were too much for the Spurs, as they each scored 12 points and made big plays when their team needed them the most. The Spurs, fresh off an impressive upset in the quarterfinals, put up a great fight. Max Kramer helped keep the Spurs in the game and was a force throughout the contest, scoring 12 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. Jack Genzlinger scored 8 points and Tommy Vogt chipped in 6 points for the Spurs. The Celtics were led by Diskin and Lane, as well as Will Beachum (7 points) and James Chinonis (5 points).

#2 WARRIORS 42, #6 PISTONS 36: The Warriors took care of business against a tough Pistons squad in the second semifinal, setting up a top 2 match up in the Pro Division Championship Game. The Pistons, who finished the regular season in 6th place, advanced to the Final Four behind a huge upset last weekend. However, this Warriors team held strong in this one and avoided any potential upset. Ben Rosenfield scored 11 points for the Warriors and Abe Miller added 9 points. Jack Yoder chipped in 8 points, as the Warriors will square off with the Celtics in the Championship Game. Jake Spencer led the Pistons with 12 points, while Ari Ferber added 10 points and Christian Hosler scored 8 points for the Pistons, who came on strong to end the season.

Pro Division Playoff Schedule

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