TUESDAY’S PREP ROUNDUP: Avondale rolls over Harrison; Clarkston outpaces Pontiac

| January 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

AUBURN HILLS — Farmington Harrison had a hand in why Auburn Hills Avondale didn’t shoot light out on the basketball court Tuesday night.

The Hawks counter with plenty of size while Avondale is somewhat of a smaller team.

The Yellowjackets still answered with its quickness and ability to cash in on second chance opportunities in posting a 69-45 OAA crossover triumph over Harrison.

“We had 20 offensive rebounds,” noted Avondale coach Tim Morton. “When you do that, you can win some ballgames. Harrison is really big with their big 6-10 guy in there and a couple of other taller kids. They blocked some shots, which is why we didn’t shoot that great. But we used our quickness to get in there and grab rebounds and we scored a lot of points off those (Second chances).”

Avondale (4-2) led 15-8 after the first quarter and 32-17 at the half. In the third frame, a 17-15 edge gave the Yellowjackets a comfortable 49-32 cushion entering the final frame, where Avondale closed out with a 20-13 run.

Chris Barton torched the nets with 20 points, while Darius Woods nailed a trio of three-pointers and finished with 17 points for Avondale.

John Reckhoff, Harrison’s 6-10 post player, scored 16 for the Hawks.


CLARKSTON 40, PONTIAC 25: Clarkston moved to 5-0 on the season with this 15-point OAA Red Division victory over the Phoenix.

The Wolves led 16-11 at the half, while outscoring Pontiac 24-14 over the final two quarters.

Foster Loyer led Clarkston with nine points, four assists and four steals. Jonah Newblatt added eight points.

Jaquantay Rousser scored seven for Pontiac (3-2).

LAPEER FAITH HOME SCHOOL 63, ROCHESTER HILLS CHRISTIAN 58: Alex Swayze scored 20 points in leading the visiting Falcons to the non-conference win Tuesday.

Ryan Patton scored 30 points with 12 rebounds, while Brandon Tuttle added 12 points with five assists in the loss for Rochester Hills Christian (7-2).

ROCHESTER STONEY CREEK 63, HAZEL PARK 51: The host Cougars continued to impress, as Sam Reiter scored 19 points and  Jack Allen added 13 points in the OAA crossover win. Carl Bovo scored 22 points for Hazel Park.

AUBURN HILLS OAKLAND CHRISTIAN 57, NOVI FRANKLIN ROAD CHRISTIAN 46: Eric Unger poured in 28 points to lead the Lancers to this MIAC Blue Division win Tuesday.

Javarian Smith added 17 points for the Lancers (3-1, 1-0).

Josh Betcher and Austin Hearns both scored 13e for Franklin Road Christian (1-3, 0-1).

ROYAL OAK 62, OXFORD 53: Three players scored in duble figures for Royal Oak in this OAA Blue Division contest Tuesday in Oxford.

Gavin Boswell scored 24 points, Cordell Dupree added 17 points and Nick Metcalf followed with 10 points for Royal Oak (4-3).

Mason Vires scored 19 points and Delxino Alexander chipped in with 16 points for Oxford (4-1).

TROY ATHENS 67, BLOOMFIELD HILLS 66: The visiting Red Hawks eked out the narrow OAA crossover win Tuesday over the host Blackhawks.

John Van Hoef scored 15 points with 10 rebounds and Devin Terry followed with 14 points for Athens (3-5).

Cameron Dalton scored 23 points and Jake Hecker added 17 points for Bloomfield Hills.


ROCHESTER HILLS CHRISTIAN 38, LAPEER FAITH HOME SCHOOL 22: The host Eagles avenged a December defeat with this 16-point non-conference win Tuesday.

Veronica Cowan scored 13 points with nine rebounds to pace the Eagles (3-3). Courtney Patton added 11 points with five steals, while Ashley Parker chipped in with eight points, 15 rebounds and five steals for RHC.

CLARKSTON 45, WALLED LAKE WESTERN 27: Miss Basketball candidate Erika Davenport and the Wolves took the show on the road Tuesday and Clarkston rolled to this 18-point non-conference win.

Davenport scored 30 points with 10 rebounds, while Taylor Mullins added six points and 11 rebounds for Clarkston (4-2).

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