Showtime, Blackhawks, Spartans, & Heat Prevail in Birmingham Playoffs

March 26th, 2018

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DETROIT HUSTLE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to Nikhil Kothari of the Pro Division Warriors on being named the Detroit Hustle Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday’s Pro Division Championship Game. His team came up just short, but Nikhil was fighting with every ounce of energy he had. Great job and congratulations on a fine season, Nikhil!

Prep Division Playoff Bracket
College Division Playoff Bracket
Pro Division Playoff Bracket

Saturday, March 24th, Berkshire MS

SHOWTIME 22, REBELS 8: Emma Weber scored a game-high 8 points for the Showtime as they claimed the Friday Night Lights Championship. Grace Main and Addison Jacob each added 4 points for the Champs. Brooke Brown led the Rebels with 4 points.

KNIGHTS 19, FALCONS 14: The #2 seed Knights knocked off the #3 seed Falcons in the Saturday’s Prep Division semifinal. Chase Rosenzwieg scored a game-high 10 points for the Knights, including 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Michael McCann led the Falcons with 8 points, and Davis Langwell, Michael West, and Christian Stunson each scored 2 points. With the win, the Knights booked themselves a spot in the Prep Division Championship Game.

SPARTANS 30, BRONCOS 23: Finlay Sparby scored 10 points and Jaden Ryke (10 points) had arguably his best game of the season as the Spartans upended the Broncos in this College Division semifinal. Avi Meltser (8 points) and Noah Alami (7 points) led the way for the Broncos, who had a fantastic season under first year head coach Josh Cohen.

BLACKHAWKS 23, KNIGHTS 20: The #1 seed Blackhawks capped off an undefeated season by defeating the #2 seed Knights in the Prep Division Championship Game. In a game that saw neither team lead by more than 3 points, Meyer Saperstein (7 points) and the Blackhawks were able to make a couple more plays down the stretch. Chase Rosenzwieg led the Knights with 8 points and Tony Forbes scored 6. Jonathan Schwartz and Lance Kukes also added 7 points each for the ‘Hawks.

GRIZZLIES 23, HUSKIES 20: Reed Shapiro scored a game-high 10 points in this College Division semifinal match up, helping the Grizzlies upend the top-seeded Huskies and earn a spot in the Finals. Alex Hesano led the Huskies with 6 points and Logan Mann added 5 points. A suffocating defensive performance held the Huskies to well-below their season average.

HEAT 37, WARRIORS 26: The fifth-seeded Heat continued their magical run through March as they knocked off another top team in Pro Division. Following last week’s upset victory in the semifinals over the #1 seed Celtics, the Heat took down the #2 seed Warriors on Saturday to claim the Pro Division Championship. Balanced scoring was the recipe for success, as four players contributed more than 6 points. Noah Kam and Brandon Yaker each scored 8 points, while Arman Jovic and Noah Yaker added 6 points each for the Heat. Jacob Witcher scored a game-high 12 points for the Warriors to go along with Thomas Collins’ 9 points, but the Warriors struggled to get things going offensively.

SPARTANS 29, GRIZZLIES 28: Reed Shapiro continued his strong play, scoring a game-high 13 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Grizzlies to overcome the Spartans in the College Division Championship Game. Finlay Sparby and Nolan Peterson each scored 10 points to lead the Spartans to victory. Cole Clark and Ben Faber chipped in 5 points apiece for the Grizzlies.

The Pistons Academy would like to thank all of our participants and their families for a great winter season in Birmingham! Also, a special thank you to all of our coaches for dedicating their time and energy throughout the season.

SPRING PROGRAMS: Pistons Academy is excited to offer several spring leagues and camps for players in grades KR-9th. For more information, please visit the following page: Spring Programs

SUMMER CAMPS: The Pistons Academy summer camp tour, presented by Kroger, returns in June. For more information or for a full listing of available summer camps, please visit the following page: Summer Camps

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