Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Eaglets looked poised to upset the defending district champs, but Lahser claimed a 55-52 victory on an improbable shot that's still resonating on social media.
Orchard Lake St. Mary's basketball playoff run ended in stunning fashion, 55-52, behind an 3-point shot from an unlikely source Friday. Yante Maten, Lahser's 6-8 center, dribbled past two Eaglet defenders down the sideline and turned away from a third to fire an off-balance 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds left. It careened off the glass and into the net, and the Lahser-heavy crowd erupted. They stormed the Andover High School gym in jubilation after the Eaglet's final shot fell short. Several of Lahser's fans captured the action and shared their thoughts about the amazing game on social media all night long. St. Mary's Senior Matt Linehan, who scored 14 points on 4-6 shooting from behind the arc, summed it up this way: "Congrats to the…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Lakers were no match for Lahser's aggressive defense Monday at Andover High School.
The Lahser Knights’ combination of quickness, dominating defense and depth was on full display Monday as they beat West Bloomfield High School 73-34 in the opening round of the MHSAA district playoffs Monday night. The Knights, co-champs of the OAA Blue, jumped out to an 18-10 lead after the first quarter and were in full control of the game by halftime 39-19. The Lakers (8-13) could never recover. Lahser junior Yante Maten finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks in somewhat-limited playing time due to the lopsided 60-24 lead late in the third quarter. They were was among 10 Knights to score in the game. West Bloomfield player stats were not immediately available. Junior guard Armand Cartwright also shined with 16 points and 5 …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Lakers played hard against the home team but couldn't derail the Mustangs, who added a district crown to an already-impressive season.
The West Bloomfield High School's girl's varsity basketball team was outmatched by the Marian High School Mustangs Friday night, officially closing their 2012-13 season. Marian advanced to the next round with a 59-39 on their home court Friday night in the MHSAA district playoff finals. The Mustangs jumped out to 18-9 lead after the first quarter, and were up 40-16 at halftime. The Lakers, which beat Seaholm 58-35 Wednesday, outscored Marian 23-19 in the second stanza, but never threatened to end the Mustangs' season. West Bloomfield senior Ashley Zeigler sank four three-pointers and led all scorers with 18 points, Miprepzone.com reported. Fellow senior Kheri Motley scored nine. “We had a little bit of a mental letdown, and that’s tribute …
The Lady Barons prove they too can break records in the program's final season with merger pending; but fall in the district playoffs.
Earlier this month, we told you about the record-setting performance by the Lahser Lady Knights 78-38 rout of Hazel Park. Not to be outdone, the Andover Lady Barons had their own record-setting week to close the regular season of their own. The team set a combined 12 records during the season. Among them: Team Rachel Rea Shannon Wilson Andover won the initial 'Battle for Bloomfield' with a 59-48 win over cross-district rival Lahser at a special game at the O'rena on the Oakland University campus in January. The results the second time around weren't much different. Andover beneffited from a 13-0 spurt at the start of the second half and consistent shooting from its top two scorers to win 53-46 in the first round of the playoffs at Marian…
The Lakers enter the playoffs looking to snap a two-game losing skid, and will face the OAA Blue co-champs Monday.
The West Bloomfield High School boy's varsity basketball team may have received the toughest draw in the MHSAA districts starting Monday at Andover High School. The Lakers, 8-12 overall, will play the defending district champs from Lahser at 5 p.m. in what will likely be a hostile gym filled with either Lahser faithful, and future Bloomfield Hills Black Hawks. The district plans to merge Lahser and Andover next fall. The Knights clinched a share of the OAA title by thrashing Farmington Hills Harrison 73-48 on Tuesday, but fell to Seaholm 60-51 Thursday. Down nine points, early in the third quarter, the Maples went on a 14-2 run to take the lead, and didn't let it go in the fourth, miprepzone.com reported. They finished the regular season…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Warriors extend their playoff run and hopes for a second-consecutive state title with a convincing win.
The Brother Rice Warriors hammered Walled Lake Western 42-12 to win the Division 2 regional title on Friday night by scoring early and often in the first half. Junior running back Brian Walker opened the scoring with a 2 yard run at the 6:16 mark of the first quarter for a 7-0 lead. Walled Lake Western came right back as Kyle Bambard kicked a 52 yard field goal with 1:48 left in the quarter cutting the lead to 7-3. On the second play of the 2nd quarter, Western blocked a punt but were unable to capitalize. Western picked up a safety at the 10:05 mark after a snap went over the quarterback’s head in a shotgun formation narrowing the lead to 7-5. Brother Rice exploded for 4 second quarter touchdowns highlighted by a 56 yard touchdown …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The MHSAA football playoffs resume tonight with a battle between the 'Warriors'.
Which Warrior will reign supreme? We'll know later Friday night following the match-up between the Brother Rice Warriors and Walled Lake Western Warriors in the third round of the MHSAA football playoffs. Both teams have 9-2 records are are entering the game red-hot following convincing wins last weekend. Brother Rice routed Oxford, 38-6, for their fifth consecutive win, according to the MHSAA website. The team also won 5 straight games to end 2011 on their way to their seventh state title under legendary Head Coach Al Fracassa, and first since 2005. It was during the district final round last season that the Warriors solidified their position as a title contender with a stunning upset over the defending champion Harrison Hawks. Now, …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Patch had the action from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the state wrestling finals, Day 2. Review the day's moments.
On Thursday, Patch covered the first day of state wrestling finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. You can read about what happened in Round 1. Today is Day 2, starting at 8:30 a.m. with Round 2 and we'll be there with more live blogging. Here is the schedule: Anthem: 8:25 a.m. Wrestling: 8:30 a.m. Round 2 11 a.m. Round 3 (approx) 2 p.m. Round 4 (approx) Weigh-In: 2-5 p.m. Semifinals 7 p.m. Round 5 Anthem: 8:25 a.m. Wrestling: 8:30 a.m. Round 6 10:10 a.m. Round 7 (approx) Consolation Finals: 11:30 a.m. Round 8 (approx) Grand March Assembly: 4 p.m. Grand March: 4:30 p.m. Anthem: 4:41 p.m. Introductions: 4:43 p.m. Finals: 4:45 p.m. Round 9 Watch the action live on the MHSAA's Network, and follow along here for photos and action.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Add your photos and video from the state individual wrestling finals from the Palace of Auburn Hills March 1-3.
Hundreds of state wrestlers go to the mat this weekend for a shot at a state wrestling title.