Pistons Academy played its playoff week of games wrapping up the season with the semi-finals and championship games. Take a look below to see the results from the playoffs. 3-19-16 Box Scores
FRIDAY GAMED AT FRANKLIN
CELTICS 43 , PISTONS 40: A nail bitter in the opening round of the playoffs in the Pro Division. The Pistons played their best game of the season shooting lights out from 3-point-land. Solan Tedesse lead the Pistons with 14pts shooting 5 of 7 from the field. Jacob Bylinowski also scored 10pts. The Celtics had a slow start to the game along with missing a lot of free throws. In the second half Rocco Milia (21pts) took over, scoring most of the points for the Celtics to help them win the game. Cooper Teets also added 10pts for the Celtics.
STARS 12, SPARXX 7: The Stars played great team basketball to push past the Sparxx in the first semi-final game. Four of their players scored two or more points including; Julia Spilkin; Reigan Henderson and Layla Biggens. The Sparxx played a great game but struggled with layups in the end. Morgan Anton and Jamie Annear combined for 6pts.
FRIDAY GAMES AT BERKSHIRE
SPIRITS 17, CRUSH 16: A close game in the FNL League, as each team used a run-n-gun style of play. Jadyn Butler lead the Spirits in scoring with 13pts. Jean Smith also contributed 4pts. For the Crush the scoring was spread between 3 players; Ella Love (4pts), Jessica Saperstein (4pts) and Catherine Hiemstra (8pts).
WOLVES 23, SWISH 10: Mia Lanway stole the show with a breakout game for the Wolves, scoring 14 of their 23pts. Lilly Gallaher also scored 4pts for the Wolves. The Swish put up a good fight but had trouble scoring over the Wolves’ tough defense. Kristina Voigt and Olivia Davis combined for 8pts.
WARRIORS 33, BULLS 32: The Warriors fought through a tough game to pull out a win and advance to the next round of the playoffs. Gabe Singer and Andrew Palmer combined for 16pts to lead the Warriors to victory. The Bulls were lead by Dean Bolton (7pts) and Dylan Bolton (11pts). The Bulls played well but had trouble stopping the Warriors fast break.
WINGS 18, MYSTICS 8: In the semi-final game of the Lady Pistons League, the Wings flew by the Mystics with a dominant offensive effort. Anjani Koneru scored 10 of their 18pts, giving them a spot in the championship game. The Mystics played a good game but could not match the scoring threat of the Wings. Emelia Johnston (8pts) was the only scorer for the Mystics.
SATURDAY GAMES AT BERKSHIRE
WILDCATS 27, HUSKIES 22 (CHAMPIONSHIP): This was the matchup of the season as the undefeated Wildcats faced off against the intimidating Huskies. The game started with a lopsided lead as the Wildcats went into the half with a lot of momentum and 9-0 lead. In the second half the Huskies came out fired up and fought back into the game outscoring the Wildcats 14-10. In the end the Wildcats would run away with game by relying on team defense to stop the two big scoring threats of Alec Mayoras (6pts) and Noah Kam (11pts). The Wildcats were lead by Lucas Karcho (6pts) and Brandon Yaker (7pts). Clay Harjte added 11 rebounds for the Wildcats!
SPURS 40, CELTICS 18: The Spurs started the playoffs fired up and jumped out to a big 13pt lead on the Celtics in the 1st half. Without looking back they cruised to a victory with Henry Clark scoring 22pts and grabbing 11 rebounds. Joey Hatian also scored 14pts for the Spurs. The Celtics were shut down on the offensive end with only one player scoring more than two points– Miles Pistner (12pts), who converted four triples.
HEAT 34, WARRIORS 25 (PRO): The Warriors jumped out to an early lead in the first opening minutes of the game but struggled to hold onto it as Ethan Lulkin (10pts) and Adin Citko (13pts) took over the game for the Heat. Henry Panley and Andrew Palmer fought till the end combining for 16 of their teams 25 points.
BLACKHAWKS 31, WARRIORS 21 (CHAMPIONSHIP): Malachi Jackson made a run for the title as he scored 14pts for the Warriors but they still fell short as they could not stop the onslaught of offense by the Blackhawks. The “Big 3″ of Myles Johns, Alex Yolles and Adam Moshin combined for 27pts, leading the Blackhawks team to an undefeated season and the Championship Trophy.
SPURS 53, HEAT 43 (CHAMPIONSHIP): The ultimate matchup of the Pro Division for the finals game. Henry Clark (35pts) of the Spurs has lead his team this whole season and did not let up in the finals. Henry Wilms and Joey Hatin both scored 6pts. The Heat kept up on the scoring end but had trouble stopping Clark, who set a single season scoring record averaging 28.2pts per game. Brett Kovan (10pts) and Adin Citko (15pts) paced the Heat scoring attack.
WINGS 19, STARS 8: (CHAMPIONSHIP): The Wings sailed to a championship win as Brynn Middlemiss and Anjani Koneru combined for 12pts. The Stars competed in the 1st half with a small defecit of just 3pts, but came up short in the second half by only scoring 2pts. Four Stars players scored 2pts including Layla Biggens.
MARCH 18-19 BOX SCORES AND FINAL STANDINGS: