DIVISION 1 REGIONAL AT MT. HOLLY: The Bloomfield Hills girls team placed second Wednesday at the 12-team regional to qualify for the upcoming state meet. Lake Orion won the regional with 79 points, followed by Bloomfield Hills (96) and Grand Blanc (142). Only the top three teams advance to the state meet, scheduled for Feb. 23 at Boyne Highlands. Bloomfield Hills won the giant slalom and placed second in the slalom to Lake Orion. The top four finishers for Bloomfield Hills in giant slalom were Grace Dillon (seventh in a combined time of 46.30), Sarah Holmes (ninth in 46.91), Paige Tornow (12th in 47.18) and Siena Beattie (13th in 47.37). Dillon and Beattie were eighth and ninth, respectively, in giant slalom. In other team results, Birmingham was fifth (147.5 points) and Sacred Heart eighth (252). Individually, Birmingham’s Kate Bridges had an outstanding day on the slopes. Bridges won slalom in a combined time of 56.65 and placed second in giant slalom in 45.22. Sacred Heart’s Katie Waske qualified for states in slalom with a fourth-place time of 59.89.
DIVISION 2 REGIONAL AT PINE KNOB: Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (82.5), Birmingham Marian (102) and Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood (114) captured the top three spots Wednesday. All three will participate in the Division 2 state meet scheduled for Feb. 23 at Nub’s Nob. The defending state champion Mustangs were second in slalom and third in giant slalom. In slalom, Marian’s Breann Lunghamer (third), Paige Weymouth (fifth) and Caroline Forester (12th) all placed among the top 12. Lunghamer won the giant slalom in a combined time of 38.85 and Weymouth finished third in 38.90. Forester was 16th. For Cranbrook Kingswood, Jazz Teste was ninth in slalom and 14th in giant slalom, while Annabel Geissbuhle was 15th in slalom and seventh in giant slalom. Also in giant slalom, CK’s Claire Brophy finished fifth. In other team results, Detroit Country Day finished ninth. Kate Holman (21st) was DCD’s top finisher in giant slalom, while Devon Fent-Baker (21st) was the team’s top placer in slalom.
DIVISION 1 REGIONAL AT MT. HOLLY: Holly/Oxford (71 points), Clarkston (84.5) and Rochester Adams (128) were the top three teams at Wednesday. Bloomfield Hills placed fourth with 128 points and Birmingham was fifth with 177. The top three teams advance to the Feb. 23 state meet at Boyne Highlands. Clarkston’s Derek VanItallie dominated both the slalom and giant slalom events, winning in respective combined times of 42.19 and 52.36. Bloomfield Hills’ Ryan Stewart and J.T. Stewart were fourth and fifth down the giant slalom course in times of 43.99 and 44.30 to qualify for states as individuals. In slalom, the local qualifiers were Ryan Stewart (third) and Birmingham’s Tucker Pfaff (fourth). Birmingham’s Hunter Osood (12th), Birmingham’s Mitchell Moore (13th) and Bloomfield Hills’ Colin Stewart (15th) each placed among the top 15 in slalom.
DIVISION 2 REGIONAL AT PINE KNOB: Brother Rice scored 34 points in slalom and 27 in giant slalom Wednesday to win the 11-team regional with 61 points. Grand Rapids Christian was second with 108 points and East Grand Rapids was a shade behind in third with 108.5. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep was fourth (148 points) and Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood fifth (163 points). The top three teams move on to the state meet Feb. 23 at Nub’s Nob. Rice senior Robbie Cort won giant slalom in a combined time of 36.30 and was second in slalom in 41.68. Teammates Thomas Hamill (fifth), Michael Richard (10th) and Max Radecky (11th) were next down the hill in giant slalom. In slalom, Radecky was eighth, Daniel Lunghamer 11th and Hamill (13th). Detroit Country Day placed seventh. DCD’s Cameron Barr was sixth in slalom and ninth in giant slalom. Also in GS, DCD’s Wade Lorimer placed seventh.
ROYAL OAK 41, FERNDALE 27: Senior guard Bailey Haran paced host Royal Oak with 15 points Thursday. Senior center Allison Karpinski had six points, while junior Alicia Mihelic, sophomore Mikea Williams and senior Chimere Sheffield contributed four points each. Ferndale’s leading scorer was Kayla Boyd, with 10. Royal Oak lifted its record to 10-5, while Ferndale fell to 2-11.
MARIAN 56, YPSILANTI ARBOR PREP 26: Birmingham Marian had a strong first half and an even better second half Thursday. The No. 1-ranked Mustangs led 14-7 after one quarter and 26-16 at the half. Marian outscored Prep 30-10 in the second half. Senior guard Kara Holinski and sophomore guard Samantha Thomas paced Marian with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Senior forward Brittany Gray and junior guard Liz Grobbel netted eight points apiece. Ann Arbor Prep had a pair of double-figure scorers – Nastassja Chambers with 11 and Zakiya Wells with 10.
ROEPER 45, SOUTHFIELD CHRISTIAN 20: Senior guard Sophia Savas netted 21 points Tuesday – all in the first half – to lead Roeper to this MIAC victory. The win lifted the Roughriders to 14-2 overall and 8-2 in the MIAC standings.
ROCHESTER 34, ROYAL OAK 33: Jody Schultz poured in a 3-point shot at the buzzer to lift Rochester in this OAA Blue Division battle Tuesday. Paola Mazzarra led the host Falcons with 11 points. Royal Oak senior center Allison Karpinski led everyone with 18 points. Bailey Haran added six points for the Ravens, who fell to 9-5 overall and 5-1 in the OAA Blue.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS 53, TROY 42: Bloomfield Hills broke open a close OAA White Division battle with a strong third-quarter Feb. 6 to register this Pink-Out game triumph. The host Black Hawks held a slim 27-24 halftime lead. However, coach Jeff Rubin’s squad used a 15-3 third-quarter scoring blitz to take control. Bloomfield Hills was led by three players who reached double figures. Senior guard Amanda Moss finished with a team-high 13 points, while sophomore point guard Katherine Prina contributed an even dozen. Sophomore center Amanda Sape also had a strong all-around game with 12 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots. Rachel Gloecke led Troy with a game-high 19 points. The game marked Bloomfield Hills’ annual outing – billed as “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” – to raise funds to help fight breast cancer. “Our program feels privileged to have an opportunity to work with a local charity that supports such an amazing cause that reaches out to nearly all of us in some shape or form,” Rubin said. “We have been very fortunate to have raised funds in the past for various charities and organizations and this season we will renew our partnership with The Pink Fund.”
DETROIT COUNTRY DAY 59, SAGINAW NOUVEL 52: Detroit Country Day returned home Feb. 7 with this victory. Sophomore guard Destiny Pitts paced the Yellowjackets with 23 points, including a perfect 8-of-8 showing at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. Freshman guard Kaela Webb added 13 points for DCD (12-1). Laurel Jacqmain finished with a game-high 25 points for Nouvel Catholic Central.
MARIAN 58, LADYWOOD 36: Birmingham Marian outlasted Livonia Ladywood in Catholic League action Monday. “It was a game where we played everybody and it worked out for us,” Marian head coach Mary Cicerone said. Marian led 15-2 after the opening quarter and hiked the advantage to 30-14 at halftime. The Mustangs outscored the Blazers 28-22 in the second half. The top-ranked Mustangs were led by Samantha Thomas, who netted 12 points. Liz Grobbel finished with 11 and Brittany Gray with eight. Amber Riethmiller was the top Blazers scorer with eight and Maggie Shirk added seven.
LATHRUP 66, GROVES 45: Southfield-Lathrup evened its overall record to 6-6 Monday in this OAA crossover game. The Chargers were led by senior forwards Fred John and Austin Armstead, who each finished with a double-double that included 15 points and 10 rebounds. George Smith also reached double figures with 14 points. The host Falcons were led by Cherrard Cohen, who netted eight points. Groves competes in the OAA Blue Division, while Lathrup is an OAA Red Division member.
LATHRUP 55, ADAMS 43: Lathrup raced to this triumph Feb. 6 in OAA Red Division play. Frederick John paced Lathrup with another double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Donavan Turner added 10 points and four rebounds, while J’won Tillerson contributed 11 points and four steals. Spencer Littelson (14) and Brandon Barrows (13) reached double figures for the Highlanders.
SOUTHFIELD CHRISTIAN 80, ROEPER 25: Brock Washington netted a game-high 20 points Tuesday to spark Southfield Christian. The defending Class D state champion Eagles hiked their record to 11-3. Roeper, which fell to 1-12, was led by Ian Soloman’s nine-point effort.
AVONDALE 62, GROVES 48: Avondale pinned this OAA Blue Division loss Feb. 5 on the host Falcons. The division-leading Yellowjackets (12-3 5-0 in the Blue) were led by Jalen Latham, who netted 20 points. Groves was led by Grant Gilbert’s 12-point effort. Groves (4-10, 0-5 in the Blue) hosts Oxford on Tuesday.
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