GIRLS BASKETBALL: Oxford soars past Rochester; Leadership Academy upsets Rochester Hills; Clarkston dismisses West Bloomfield
OXFORD — Behind an 17-10 second half, Oxford maintained its stranglehold on the OAA White Division race Thursday.
The Wildcats pulled away from Rochester, 37-29, to keep its two-game lead on the rest of the pack.
Oxford (10-1, 9-0), looking for its first league title in more than a decade, held a narrow 14-11 advantage after the first quarter and maintained its lead at 20-19 at the half.
The Wildcats went on a 7-3 run in the third quarter for a 27-22 advantage before closing with a 10-7 run.
Shelby Davis paced Oxford with 13 points, while Jessica Murphy also reached double figures with 10 points for the Wildcats.
Aubrey Konal scored 13 and Alexa Haupt added eight points for Rochester (7-4, 4-5).
TROY CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 35, ROCHESTER HILLS CHRISTIAN 29: Kayla Bloodworth had 18 points for Leadership Academy (8-2) to the upset win over the MACS top-ranked Eagles.
Ashley Parker had a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds for Rochester hills Christian (8-2). Jenna Porter had 10 rebounds and six points for the Eagles.
CLARKSTON 65, WEST BLOOMFIELD 37: Clarkston maintained its position atop the OAA Red Division standings with this 28-point win over the Lakers.
Erika Davenport scored 22 points for Clarkston (10-1, 6-0). Erin Davenport added 16 points, Delaney Kenny scored 11 and Kacy Robinson scored seven for the Wolves.
Clarkston jettsettoned out to a 17-7 lead and never looked back. The Wolves used a 21-10 second quarter run to build a 38-17 lead by the half.
Clarkston outscored West Bloomfield 27-20 in the second half.
Hope Jefferson scored nine and Dazia Dinkins added six points for West Bloomfield (5-5, 2-4).
AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE 67, TROY 49: Five players scored between eight and 16 points and Avondale cruised to this OAA Red Division victory Thursday.
Daja Whiteside led the way with 16 points. Quinnece Garrison added 15 points, Hannah Susick added 10 points and both Sabrina Douglas and Carolyn Gracey twined ekight points apiece for Avondale, which led 13-5 after the first quarter and 27-18 at the half.
Avondale held a 40-32 edge in the second half.
Sydney Heath scored 21 to lead Troy (1-11, 0-7). Nicole Niemiec added 10 points for the Colts.
ROCHESTER ADAMS 40, TROY ATHENS 20: Adams easily doubled-up the Red Hawks Thursday, opening the game with a 14-1 run and never looking back.
By halftime, the Highlanders were in complete control with a 23-4 lead.
Raiven Owusu scored 11 and Amber Jamison added six points and 12 rebounds for Adams (8-4, 7-2).
Kasey Joslin scored nine and Lauren Genereau added eight points for Athens (0-12, 0-9).
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