Senior guard Evan Kraatz pumped in 22 points to propel state-ranked Allen Park Inter-City Baptist to a convincing 71-36 boys basketball victory Friday over visiting Novi Franklin Road Christian.
Josh Estell and Luke Barber added 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the victorious the No. 7 Class D Chargers, who improved to 15-3 overall and 11-2 in the Blue Division of the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference.
Franklin Road (6-12, 4-9) got 19 points from junior guard Austin Hearns, while junior guard Gavin Harris and junior forward Joshua Betcher each added eight points.
The Warriors, unable to overcome a 32-20 halftime deficit, made only 5-of-17 free throws (29.4 percent).
Inter-City connected on 8-of-13 foul shots.
DETROIT CC 51, GABRIEL RICHARD 40:Detroit Catholic Central (6-9) flipped the switch during second half en route to a victory Feb. 17 at home over Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard (6-9).
The Shamrocks, who were tied at 19-all at halftime, outscored the Fighting Irish 32-21 over the final 16 minutes as senior point-guard Champand senior center Ike led the way scoring with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Junior guard Tylerand sophomore forward C.J. Baird each contributed seven as the Shamrocks overcame 10-of-20 shooting from the free throw line.
“We didn’t play very good in the first half, but we played better in the second half,” CC coach Bill Dyer said.
Joescored a game-high 20 points and Anthony Valenti added 15 for Gabriel Richard.
FRANKLIN ROAD 50, ROEPER 25: On Feb. 17, junior guard Austin Hearns scored a game-high 20 points and dished out five assists to spark host Novi Franklin Road Christian (6-11, 4-8) to a Michigan Independent Athletic Conference Blue Division win over Birmingham Roeper (2-14, 1-11).
Junior guard Gavin Harris and junior forward Joshua Betcher each added 10 points for the Warriors, who led 20-12 at halftime and 35-19 after three quarters.
Junior center Joshua Bause also contributed eight points and eight rebounds for Franklin Road. The Warriors made 4-of-6 free throws.
Jake Flynn and David Gardner each tallied eight for the Roughriders, who went 9-of-14 from the foul line.