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During the second half, Detroit Mumford had a 15-point lead against Ypsilanti Arbor Prep and Arbor Prep trimmed that to two points. But Mumford was able to close out and defeat Arbor Prep, 44-35, in a high school girls basketball game Wednesday.

Mumford (7-3) was led by junior Tierra Ernest who finished with 20 points. Brooklyn Taylor and Zamaria Polk also had impressive games for Mumford, which posted its third-straight win.

Taylor had nine points, 12 assists and five steals and Polk finished with eight points and 12 rebounds.

“We were able to get some good shots early in the game,” Mumford coach Kareem Hogan said.

Mumford’s defense stepped up in a big way.

“Our defense was real tough,” Hogan said. “We wanted to pressure the guards and make them uncomfortable.”

Hogan said he was pleased with the way his team played against Arbor Prep.

“I would give the girls a solid 'A' based on their performance tonight. They showed a lot of resilience throughout the game,” Hogan said. “We had a big lead. (Arbor Prep) made a comeback and then we were able to take it right back from them.”

Even though it was an impressive win, Hogan noticed some things his team needs to work on.

“Turnovers, we need to take better care of the ball and adjust to the other teams' adjustments coming out of the second half,” he said.

Arbor Prep falls to 7-4.

More girls basketball

Farmington Hills Mercy 49, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 24: Alexis Roberts finished with 15 points, Jenna Schluter had 14 and Jillian Smith 10 for Mercy (10-1, 7-1 Catholic League-Central). Rileigh Garbarz had 15 for Gabriel Richard (5-5, 2-5 Catholic League-Central).

Waterford Lakes 57, Clarkston Everest Collegiate 22: Tiffany Senerius scored 18 points for Waterford Lakes (8-3, 3-0 Catholic League A North). Katie Allen scored 10 for Everest Collegiate.

Girls basketball scores

Allen Park Cabrini 35, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 34

Ann Arbor Huron 53, Monroe 37

Ann Arbor Pioneer 57, Ann Arbor Skyline 35

Bloomfield Hills Marian 41, Livonia Ladywood 18

Madison Heights Madison 60, St. Clair 21

Marysville 42, Warren Mott 14

Taylor Preparatory 42, Detroit Community 31

Boys basketball

Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 62, Royal Oak Shrine 42: Tim Hauxwell scored 18, Alex Finney 16 and Torrell Williams 11 for Cranbrook (9-0, 4-0 Catholic League Intersectional 1). Owen Groth had 11 points for Shrine (5-5, 2-1).

Boys basketball score

Roseville 72, Utica Ford 54

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