Detroit Hustle Player of the Week
Congratulations to Wyeth Fairbanks, this week’s Hustle Player of the Week! Wyeth played a great in his team’s Pro Division Semifinal game this past weekend, collecting 8 rebounds and making several “hustle” plays.
Friday, November 15th, Berkshire Middle School
SHOWTIME 20, WILD THINGS 15
CRUSH 20, REBELS 19
BULLS 34, CELTICS 32: The Bulls, fresh off their first win of the year in the season finale, pulled off a massive upset as they took down a tough Celtics squad. James Chinonis and Luke Salkowski each scored 9 points to pace to Bulls, who also received 7 points and 3 steals from Christopher Edwards. Chase Kukes led the Celtics with 10 points and Parker Levin chipped in 7. The Bulls’ win, which was their second consecutive, propelled them into Saturday’s Pro Division Semifinal.
Saturday, November 16th, Berkshire Middle School
BLACKHAWKS 18, KNIGHTS 12: The fifth-seeded Blackhawks upset the #4 seed Knights on Saturday morning behind 9 points from Tyler Robinson and 7 points from Isaac Robles. The Knights were led by Jonah Zack and Brett Salkowski, who each scored 5 points. The Blackhawks’ victory pushed them into the Prep Division Semifinals.
RAVENS 22, WARRIORS 13: The dynamic duo of Joseph Keyser (8 points) and Miles Trice (8 points, 5 rebounds) helped the Ravens advance to the Prep Division Finals. The Warriors were led in scoring by Aaron Davis (6 points), Blake Burch (5 points) and Kent Cooper II (2 points, 2 assists).
FALCONS 22, BLACKHAWKS 16: The top seed Falcons advanced to the Prep Division Championship after holding off the upset-minded Blackhawks. Zach Casey led the Falcons with 6 points and Jack Barlage and CJ Brown each scored 4 points. The Blackhawks were led by Dylan Beznos (7 points).
HOOSIERS 24, HOYAS 18: Nolan Davis scored 12 points and Beau Kennard added 9 points, as the Hoosiers punched their ticket in the College Division Championship game. A strong defensive showing helped the Hoosiers limit the Hoyas to just 5 points in the second half. Jackson Readus scored 7 points and Jordan Scott chipped in 5 points for the Hoyas.
WOLVERINES 39, TIGERS 38 (2OT): In a double-overtime thriller, this back-and-forth contest featured plenty of big plays, hustle and heart as both teams were determined to come out on top. Clutch free throws and big-time shots down the stretch from both teams treated the fans to the best game of this Pistons Academy season. It was a shame someone had to lose, as both teams battled and showed the heart of a champion in this one. Anthony Abro hit a huge 3-pointer to force overtime for 3 of his team-high 13 points and the Wolverines were able to squeak out a double-overtime victory. Luca Spadafore and Everett Wertz each scored 10 points for the Wolverines while Joey Hesano scored a game-high 14 points for the Tigers. Myles Rontal added 11 points and Matteo Ruma chipped in 9 points for the Tigers, who saw their season end in heartbreaking defeat.
WARRIORS (Pro) 33, BULLS 29: The Bulls, fresh off their opening round upset, gave the Warriors all they could handle in a defensive struggle on Saturday afternoon. After trailing 21-12 at the halftime break, the Bulls held the Warriors to just 12 second half points and nearly came back to win the game. James Chinonis (9 points) and Luke Salkowski (8 points) led the Bulls, while Brady Glime (11 points), Nathan Lucken (7 points), Nikolas Stoyanovich (6 points) and Evan Haenick (6 points) paced the Warriors, who advanced to the Pro Division Championship Game with the win.
HEAT 42, PISTONS 41: Another nail-biter in the Pro Division playoffs resulted in the Heat punching their ticket to the Pro Division Championship. Trailing 25-20 at halftime, Brandon Brown took over in the second half and finished the game with 21 points, as the Heat stormed back and took down the #2 seed Pistons. Nick Shenefelt scored 13 points for the Pistons and Jacob Drouillard added 11 points and 6 rebounds. Santino Ruma added 7 points and Jaden Ryke knocked down 2 triples for 6 points.