BOYS BASKETBALL: Unbeaten Rochester Hills Christian soars to third straight FBAC title; Adams down Pontiac to remain perfect; Everest rolls
ROCHESTER HILLS — Each of the past two years, Rochester Hills Christian shared the Fundamental Baptist Athletic conference Red Division boys basketball title with Troy Bethany Christian.
Both teams finished 7-1 in conference play during those campaigns.
Not this time.
Rochester Hills proved that there would be no sharing this season by thumping visiting Troy Bethany Christian, 71-41, to wrap up at least a share of the FBAC Black Division, now the top division in the three-division conference.
Senior guard Aaron Berry injury, who missed half of last season with a back, finished the night with 21 points and 12 rebounds for the unbeaten Eagles (17-0, 7-0). Junior point guard Marquez Hatcher added 20 points and freshman guard Ryan Patton chipped in 10 points for Rochester Hills Christian.
Senior forward Ryan Woodham scored 19 points for Bethany Christian.
ROCHESTER ADAMS 59, PONTIAC 47: Adams calmly built a 31-24 halftime lead and pulled away with a 28-23 advantage in the second half. To remain unbeaten at 10-0 on the season with this OAA crossover win.
Zach Littleson scored a career-high 30 points to lead Adams. Drew McBride and Ben Limb added eight points each and Akhemji Williams followed with seven points and 11 assists for the Highlanders, who are off to their best start since 1990.
Jordan Reed scored 11, Jarod Jones added 10pints and Dijon Cogdell followed with nine points for the Huskies (5-4).
HOLLY 44, WHITE LAKE LAKELAND 39: Holly bounced back from Friday’s rout loss at Fenton with this five-point non-league win Tuesday over the Ealges.
Holly outscored Lakeland 27-20 over the middle two quarters to prevail.
Kyle Woodruff scored 18,making four 3e-pointers,and Parker Rowse added eight points for the Bronchos (9-4)
Brad Govan scored 14 and Ross Heiman added 13 points for the Eagles (4-7).
CLARKSTON EVEREST COLLEGIATE 64, WEST BLOOMFIELD JEWISH ACADEMY 53: Richie Cross led a balanced effort with 17 points to lead the Mountaineers to the CHSL Intersectional Division win Tuesday.
David Smith added 16 points and Noah Beauchamp and Blake Beauchamp both scored eight for Everest.
Jake Feldman scored 14 and Dylan Bressler and Oliver Soble both added 12 points each for Jewish Academy.
Everest led 20-10 after the first quarter and 34-21 at the half to take control.
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