Darryl Bigham and Detroit Southeastern take on Detroit Cass Tech at 4 p.m. Tuesday in a Detroit Public Schools contest. (Jose Juarez / Special to Detroit News)
Top 5 games this week
Clarkston (8-1) at Bloomfield Hills (9-1), Tuesday, 7: Clarkston has played some of its best basketball since losing to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, 59-51, on Jan. 3. It holds a one-game lead over Bloomfield Hills in the OAA Red Division. This could be its toughest test in division play.
Detroit Southeastern (6-5) at Detroit Cass Tech (8-2), Tuesday, 4: Southeastern was 1-4 to start the season but at 5-0 is in position to finish first in PSL Division 1. Cass Tech (4-1) is still in the hunt but needs to win here to stay in the race.
Mount Clemens (11-0) at Warren Woods-Tower (8-2), Tuesday, 7: Not sure any team in the MAC Gold Division can stay with Mount Clemens. Woods Tower does have a few quality wins including one over Kalamazoo Central (69-67) but this task appears even greater.
Saginaw Arthur Hill (8-2) at Saginaw (8-3), Tuesday, 7: Saginaw has won five straight and leads the Saginaw Valley Association with a 7-0 mark. Arthur Hill lost to Mt. Pleasant and sits at 6-1. This game always brings out the best in both.
Westland John Glenn (7-4) at Livonia Churchill (5-6), Tuesday, 7: Churchill lost to Glenn 56-53 on Jan. 10 and pulled off a big surprise when it defeated Canton 56-44 a week later. Glenn has played better since getting back its best player, Isaac Everette.
Top 5 games last week
Belleville 50, Ypsilanti Lincoln 49 (OT): Belleville’s Alex Fowler (eight points) made a free throw with 22.7 seconds left Thursday to send the game to overtime tied at 44. George Spencer scored four of his 25 points in overtime to help Belleville (7-3) pull off the upset. Lincoln (8-1) entered the road contest ranked No. 9 in Class A.
Comstock Park 73, Cedar Springs 69 (OT): Brayden Olson of Comstock Park made a 3-pointer with 34 seconds left to send the game to overtime tied at 63. Jake Bush scored eight of his 20 points in overtime for Comstock Park. Junior Brad Brechting (6-10) of Cedar Springs had 21 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks.
U-D Jesuit 61, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 59: U-D (8-1, 3-0) kept its hold on first place in the Catholic League Central Division by holding off St. Mary’s (7-4, 2-3). U-D led 57-41 with 4:20 left before St. Mary’s cut the lead to 58-56 on two free throws by Roger Hood with 27.8 seconds left. C.J. Wilson nearly won the game for St. Mary’s but missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer. Billy Thomas had 24 points for U-D; Ted McCree 20 for St. Mary’s.
East Kentwood 64, Holland 58: East Kentwood trailed 14-4 at the end of the first quarter and opened the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run to take a 54-43 lead. Brent Kimbrel led East Kentwood with 13 points. Micah Rosser and Jeffrey Drake-Todd teamed for 10 free throws in the fourth quarter. Aiden McAuliffe had 23 points for Holland, which was ranked No. 8 in Class A.
Detroit Pershing 73, Detroit Cass Tech 67: On Saturday Marquel Ingram scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to help keep Pershing (10-1) undefeated in PSL play at 5-0. Cass Tech (8-2, 4-1) trailed by 16 in the third quarter before going on a 22-9 run in the fourth. It could get no closer. Mory Diane also had 19 points for Pershing. Michael Laster had 22 points for Cass Tech.