February 24, 2014 at 1:00 am

Monday's high school roundup: Clarkston ousts Rochester Adams in 2 OTs in district opener

Clarkston — It would be tough to match the performance of Erika Davenport on the opening night of the girls basketball state tournament.

Davenport, a 6-foot-1 junior, put on a show, scoring a school-record 48 points and grabbing 23 rebounds to lift Clarkston to a 67-65 double-overtime victory over Rochester Adams in a Class A district opener Monday night.

Davenport had 17 points and 10 rebounds during the third quarter — five offensive rebounds on one possession — to turn a 31-21 halftime deficit into a 46-42 lead.

Trailing 60-56 with just over a minute left in the first overtime, Davenport scored inside, then got a steal off the press and made a layup to pull Clarkston even at 60 to force a second overtime.

Davenport’s rebound and coast-to-coast layup with 2.5 seconds left in the second overtime was the difference.

“I’m speechless,” said Davenport, who came into the game averaging 20 points. “I was just working my butt off. I really want to win and go far. They were a great team and I had a chance to play against my friend Amber (Jamison). It was just great to win, especially on our home floor for the seniors.”

Of the winning play, Davenport said: “About this time last year I would have never been comfortable running up and down with that ball. Coach (Tim) Wasilk gave me the green light to do it so I just split the defenders, put it up and hoped it went in. When it went in, it was just like me coming downstairs on Christmas morning and seeing all those presents. I was so happy.”

Senior guard Kacy Robinson scored 11 for Clarkston (17-4), six during the third quarter.

Amber Jamison, a 6-0 junior and AAU teammate of Davenport’s, had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Adams (17-3). Senior guard Hannah Grieb scored 13, making two free throws with 6.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Jamison was forced to the bench with 5:53 left in the third quarter after picking up her fourth foul with Adams leading 32-25. Davenport had 13 points and nine rebounds the rest of the quarter.

Adams coach Fran Scislowicz was pleased how his players stepped up to keep it close with Jamison going to the bench. She was on the floor in the fourth and overtimes, but failed to score on a putback after Raiven Owusu’s missed layup — which led to Davenport’s end-to-end rush.

"When you put two No. 12s (Jamison, Davenport) with as steady as they are, whoever gets the first fourth foul could probably determine the game, but I give our subs credit for the way they picked us up and stayed in it,” Scislowicz said.

"She's (Davenport) phenomenal. We challenged as many kids as we could to try and stop her. We tried going nose-to-nose, we tried fronting her, we tried backing her, we tried doubling. They never did get off with their 3-point shooters, so maybe we should have put three on her to make them hit some 3. But, hats off to her. She deserved it. It was a classic high school girls game."

Davenport picked up her third foul with 6:12 left in the third, but remained on the court the entire game.

In Wednesday’s semifinal, Clarkston will face Oxford, which it beat in the district final last year.

More girls basketball

Class A

Allen Park 60, Dearborn Edsel Ford 33: Hailey Lazarek had 22 points, and Casey Bowdell had 12 points and seven assists for Allen Park (16-5). Kennedy Rankin scored 12 for Edsel Ford (11-10).

Birmingham Seaholm 74, Bloomfield Hills 70 (2OT): Mackenzie Harbort had 33 points and Elise Tolbert 15 for Seaholm (19-2). Shannon Wilson scored 40 for Bloomfield Hills (15-6).

Detroit King 71, Detroit Cody 16: Marte Grays had 21 points and seven rebounds, and Lashai Geeter had 20 points and six steals for King (19-1).

Detroit Renaissance 46, Farmington 25: Jennifer Jones had 14 points and Siyeh Frazier 10 for Renaissance (12-4). Farmington is 3-18.

Farmington Hills Mercy 66, Southfield 21: Taylor Jones had 18 points, Sam Bauer 12 and Candice Leatherwood 11 for Mercy (20-1). Courtney Williams scored seven for Southfield (7-13).

Grosse Pointe North 63, Detroit East English Village Prep 22: Erin Armbruster scored 13 for North (11-9).

Grosse Pointe South 96, Detroit Osborn 18: Aliezza Brown had 19 points, Cierra Rice 17 and Anna Carmody 11 for South (20-1).

Hartland 37, Milford 33: Ivey Garner and Amber Crouse scored 13 each for Hartland (14-7). Brenna Lovera scored 11 for Milford (7-14).

Livonia Stevenson 50, Garden City 31: Rachel Wilkenson had 19 points for Stevenson. Garden City finishes 12-9.

Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 60, Lake Orion 38: Senior center Karlee Campbell scored 19 for Stoney Creek (15-6). Hannah Hamay had nine for Lake Orion (12-9).

Southfield-Lathrup 45, Royal Oak 23: Deja Church had 14 points and Taiye Bello 11 for Lathrup (15-6). Sam Bartelotti scored six for Royal Oak (12-9).

Sterling Heights 65, St. Clair Shores Lake Shore 34: Sade’ Lemons had 25 points, Dayshia Vance 14 and Julianna Trombley 10 for Sterling Heights (18-3). Carly Vargo scored 14 for Lake Shore (16-5).

Trenton 44, Riverview 32: Kaylie Crowell had 15 points, Aevah Hebda had 10 points and 16 rebounds, and Shelby Kohler scored 10 for Trenton (10-11). Michala Burke scored 11 for Riverview.

Walled Lake Central 47, Walled Lake Western 22: Ali Ambrose had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Alisha McCain scored 11 for Central (6-15). Western finishes 1-20.

Class B

Dearborn Advanced Tech 47, Detroit Westside Academy 27: Shannell Whitehead scored 18 and Jenira Taylor 14 for Advanced Tech.

Dearborn Divine Child 63, Dearborn Heights Annapolis 17: Riley Blair had 14 points and Nicole Urbanick 11 for Divine Child (13-8).

Dearborn Henry Ford Academy 46, River Rouge 45: Phoenix Douthat had 16 points for Henry Ford. Starnisha Harris had 22 points for River Rouge.

Detroit Collegiate Prep 59, Detroit Plymouth Educational Center 23: Icesis Chandler-Poole had 13 points and 14 rebounds, Iresis Chandler-Poole had 12 points and 15 rebounds, and Jasmine Conner scored 11 for Collegiate Prep (16-2). Porsha Pettway scored 11 for PEC.

Detroit Community 51, Redford Union 30: Tilynn Williamson had 21 points and Carmisha Legion 16 for Community (8-8).

Ionia 54, Lake Odessa Lakewood 25: Taylor Bovee scored 17 for Ionia (16-5). Lakewood finishes 1-18.

Warren Fitzgerald 65, St. Clair Shores South Lake 60: Amani Hutson had 26 points and Tionna Lowe 18 for Fitzgerald. Nakyra Jones scored 28 for South Lake.

Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 70, Livonia Clarenceville 10: Zakiya Wells led Arbor Prep (18-3) with 13 points, nine steals and six assists, while Payton Sims and Nastassja Chambers each scored 13.

Class C

Detroit Jalen Rose Academy 55, Dearborn Riverside Academy West 21: Brianna Burton and Teonna Cochran scored 10 apiece for Jalen Rose (7-6).

Madison Heights Bishop Foley 39, Wixom St. Catherine 32: Kristin Doxen had 17 points and nine rebounds for Bishop Foley (13-8). Ally O’Donohue scored 13 for St. Catherine (10-10).

Novi Franklin Road Christian 50, Westland Huron Valley Lutheran 36: Kristen Massey had 22 points and Elise Schmid 10 for Franklin Road (12-8).

Royal Oak Shrine 66, West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy 15: Amelia Colby had 11 points and Rebecca Kruliski 10 for Shrine.

Boys basketball

Dearborn Heights Crestwood 66, Garden City 42: Ricky Rojeski had 16 points and Esa Abduljami 13 for Crestwood (17-1, 12-0 WWAC Red). Julius Sander scored 12 for Garden City (13-6, 7-5).

Hamtramck Frontier 88, Inkster Peterson-Warren 85: Abdafatah Noman had 47 points for Frontier (14-5). Jakoda Harris scored 43 for Peterson-Warren (9-3).

Madison Heights Bishop Foley 74, Berkley 48: Tony Kmiecik had 18 points, Gary Perry had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Nick Pepin scored 12 for Bishop Foley (7-11). Noah Witus scored 15 for Berkley.

Oak Park 73, West Bloomfield 63: Kelvon Fuller had 21 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks, Antonio Davis had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Demetrius Gassaway scored 13 for Oak Park (10-4, 8-4 OAA White). Trishton Jackson scored 22 and Zach Allread 12 for West Bloomfield (10-8, 4-8).

Troy Athens 62, Birmingham Groves 61: Mike Williams had 25 points, and Tim Shayoka and John Van Hoef each had 12 for Athens (13-5, 9-3 OAA White). Eddie Reese scored 27 for Groves (4-14, 2-10).

Warren Fitzgerald 51, Port Huron Northern 44: Tony Jackson had 21 points and DeAngelo Hutson 13 for Fitzgerald (13-3, 10-2 MAC Blue). Geryd Welsh scored 17 for Northern.


Division 1 championships (Schuss Mountain, Bellaire)

All teams competed in Slalom and Giant Slalom races

Boys: 1st, Marquette; 2nd, Traverse City Central; 3rd, Clarkston

Girls: 1st,Brighton; 2nd, Traverse City Central; 3rd, Traverse City West

Detroit News staff contributed

Erika Davenport goes in for a layup in the fourth quarter for Clarkston. Davenport also went end to end for the winning basket. / Jose Juarez / Special to Detroit News