Detroit Hustle Player of the Week
Congratulations to Mark Veasy of the College Division Wolverines on being named Hustle Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday’s 44-23 victory over the Hoyas!
Friday, October 27th, Berkshire MS
ANGELS 20, CRUSH 18: In what was the most exciting game of the year so far, the Angels used a 16-0 4th quarter run to upset the Crush and earn their first win on the year. Brandi Campbell scored all of her 14 points in the fourth as Paige Macavage added the eventual game winner. The Crush had a chance to score of an inbound play with just seconds remaining but the Angel defense did not let the Crush get a shot off. Olivia Grenadier scored 10pts to pace the Crush. Taylor Hartwig added four assists and went 2-2 from the line for the Crush.
RAIDERS 22, CHARGERS 19: Jonah Zekman (8pts, 6reb) and Mikias McKinney (5pts, 3stl) helped the Raiders pick up their second win of the season on Friday night. Without two of their top players, the Chargers and Devin Young (10pts, 5reb) battled hard and kept the game within reach but came up just short in this Prep Division match up. Both teams were playing on the first night of a back-to-back, with another game scheduled for Saturday.
REBELS 24, WINGS 16: The Rebels passed their way to victory Friday night as Maya Boertman scored a season high 14pts and added three assists. “I loved the way we passed the ball today,” said Rebels Coach Laura Barrick, “It was really fun to watch.” Stephanie Lisch added 8pts and Jahnvi Patel 2pts for the Rebels. The Wings (0-1) playing in their first game of the season played well overall. Rylee Mott was strong at guard and tallied five points and three rebounds. Nevaeh Reaves added four points and six rebounds while Allie Tepper scored four points for the Wings.
Friday, October 27th, Franklin Athletic Club
DRAGONS 20, SPARX 8: The Dragons were able to muscle their way to victory Friday as they were able to control the boards on both ends of the court. Six Dragon players scored in the win paced by Sydney Butler’s six points. Lola Hafron added 2pts as did Addison Rosner. The Sparx put up a good fight as they tallied 12 steals in the second half. Emma Weber paced the Sparx with four points while Mary Gumbis and Elise Hiemstra added two points each.
Saturday, October 28th, Berkshire MS
BLACKHAWKS 22, CHARGERS 16: The Blackhawks were able to secure their first victory of the season as they knocked off the Chargers by 6 points. Coming off a tough loss on Friday night, the Chargers (1-3) were without two of their top players again on Saturday. Devin Young (6 points) and William Fedor (5 points) played well for the Chargers. For the Blackhawks, Jonathan Schwartz (12pts, 3stl), Connor Joy (4pts), and Lance Kukes (2pts, 5reb) were determined to help their team claim victory, as they move to 1-2 on the season.
BRONCOS 25, HOOSIERS 10: A dominant second half propelled the Broncos (3-1) to a 15-point victory in this College Division battle for second place. Both teams entered the contest with identical 2-1 records and hopes of gaining some separation in the standings. The Broncos, led by Chase Caldecott’s 7 points were able to outscore the Hoosiers (2-2) by 11 in the second half. Chase Kukes added 5 points and Daniel Gonzales chipped in 5 points for the Broncos. For the Hoosiers, Henry Weiss scored 3 points and Nick Batey knocked down a free throw for his first points of the season.
MAD ANTS 42, RAVENS 36: Coach Dan Thomas and the Mad Ants improve to 3-1 on the season following their impressive victory over the Ravens on Saturday. Jack Genzlinger (15pts, 4reb) and Dylan Dembs (13pts, 6ast) combined for 28 points for the Mad Ants. Grayson Caldwell led the Ravens (0-4) with 15 points.
LAKERS 42, SPURS 41: The Lakers (4-1) dropped the Spurs (3-2) into third place in the Pro Division following Saturday’s big win. In a highly anticipated match up, it was the Lakers who were able to get the best of the Spurs this time around and pick up the huge divisional win. Aiden Trierweiler, the Pro Division’s leading scorer, was held mostly in check. He still dropped in 12 points, but that was far off his season average of nearly 26 points per game. For the Lakers, Ben Diskin (14pts, 4ast) and Alec Mayoras (10 points) were tough down the stretch. The Lakers will play the undefeated Pistons next week as they look to claim the number one seed in November’s playoffs.
WOLVERINES 44, HOYAS 23: Brandon Brown (14pts, 6reb) and Luke Salkowski (12 points) continued their stellar play, but it was Ian Malin (6pts, 6reb, 4stl) that made the biggest difference in this one, as his hustle and aggressive style of play set the tone for the Wolverines (4-0). Robbie O’Dell (6 points) hit a couple of beautiful jump shots and Mason Rothschild (6pts, 3ast) has gotten better and better, but the Hoyas (1-3) dropped their third straight.
PISTONS 38, CELTICS 22: The Pistons blew the game open early in the second half as they turned a 5-point halftime lead into a 16 point victory. Again, the Pistons (5-0) used lock down defense to drive themselves to their fifth consecutive victory to start the season. Jon Chinonis scored 17 points and Ryan Witt, Jack Rolls, and Jack Yoder added 3 points apiece. Joseph Yaldo scored 12 points for the Celtics (1-4), with Will Withrow, Steven Clippert, and Zach Bienenfeld each adding 2 points.
SPARTANS 37, HUSKIES 14: A stingy zone defense from the Spartans (2-2) made it difficult for the Huskies (0-4) to get anything going offensively. All-Star guard AJ Smith scored 8 points, with Agostino Muzio adding 4 points and 5 rebounds, but that’s about all the Huskies could muster on offense, as the Spartans cruised to a big College Division win. They move into third place in the Division, behind Brady Glime’s 15 points and 6 rebounds and the strong play of Asher Kaftan and Cole French.
Saturday, October 28th, Franklin Athletic Club
HEAT 49, WARRIORS 35: The wait for victory number one is over for the Heat, as they picked up their first win of the season on Saturday in Southfield. A balanced scoring attack, led by Brendan Cornwell’s 15 points, helped the Heat get off their 4-game slide. Max Kramer (13 points) and Nick Lurz (11 points) also reached double figures for the Heat (1-4). The Warriors fall into a 3-way tie for 4th place in the Pro Division, as they dropped to 1-4 on the season. Rion Ando scored a game-high 18 points for the Warriors, with Anthony Mottley and Jack Genzlinger each netting 5 points.
RAVENS 24, RAIDERS 18: Coming off a big win on Friday night, the Raiders (2-2) were hoping to ride the momentum through Saturday morning. Unfortunately, Luca Spadafore (11 points) and the Ravens had other ideas as they picked up the win, improving to 3-1 on the season. Myles Rontal and Eoin Papanikolas chipped in 4 points apiece for the Ravens. Jonah Zekman once again led the Raiders in scoring with 6 points, while Brady Klein netted 6 points, 4 rebound, and 3 steals.
T-BIRDS 45, DRIVE 31: The T-Birds jumped out to a 25-6 halftime lead and never looked back as they cruised to a 4th consecutive victory. Jordan Roebuck (17pts, 10reb) recorded his first double-double of the season and Owen Richardson added 13 points for Coach Bud Krause’s T-Birds. Max Tushman scored 13 for the Drive (1-3) and Grant Blau added 8 points.