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Hazel Park — The OAA Red showdown didn’t live up to its hype Tuesday night as defending Class A state champion Clarkston ran previously unbeaten Hazel Park out of its own gym — and a standing room only crowd at that — 70-39.

Clarkston (12-1, 6-0) jumped out to a 9-2 lead to set the tempo, then used a 20-0 run to take a commanding 31-6 lead midway through the second quarter after Hazel Park (11-1, 5-1) had cut the deficit to five (11-6).

Wisconsin-bound Taylor Currie, a 6-foot-9 senior, came out with tremendous energy, contributing six points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocks in the opening quarter to help Clarkston take an 18-6 lead.

Michigan State-bound point guard Foster Loyer, a front-runner for Mr. Basketball, was the catalyst during the pivotal 20-0 run, scoring 11, including a pair of 3-pointers and a three-point play (basket and free throw).

Loyer finished with 34 points, making 9-of-13 shots (3-of-5 3-pointers) and 13-of-15 free throws. Currie finished with 18 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks and senior guard C.J. Robinson, 13 points.

“I was really excited for this game, our team was as well,” said Currie. “We knew that Hazel Park’s a great team and they’ve been climbing the last couple of years and we were really ready to play.

“We watched film together as a team last night. We came out and I thought we were real locked in. My teammates did a great job of finding me in the post and I did a good job of getting deep post position and it just felt good and it was going in.”

Currie had a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) by halftime and Clarkston led 37-16, shooting 66 percent from the field while limiting Hazel Park to 25 percent shooting and keeping its backcourt of Carl Bow and David Hearns scoreless.

Bow and Hearns each finished with two points. Khari Adams, a 6-5 senior, scored 14 for Hazel Park.

Clarkston increased its lead to 51-26 after three.

“Of course, this was a big game, it was 1 vs. 2 playing, but at the end of the day you have to play, you have to overcome the lights (big stage) and we have to make better plays and better decisions out there and just compete overall better,” said Hazel Park coach Brandon Barrett of his team which moved up from Class B and the OAA White to Class A and the Red division this season.

“He (Currie) did a good job in the paint, a 6-9 kid is what you dream of and we didn’t have anything to compete with that. Our tallest guy is 6-5 (Adams) and even though he’s athletic, I mean 6-9 turning around and with the hook shot that’s going to be hard to stop all night.”

Clarkston coach Dan Fife was impressed with his team’s defense, especially during that 20-0 run.

“To be honest with you I didn’t know it was a 20-0 run, I was just watching us play, but 20-0 runs, that’s always good; it means we’re defending well and coming down and running good offense,” Fife said.

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Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 49, Ann Arbor Greenhills 43: Tim Hauxwell had 15 points and nine rebounds, Jordan Benson 10 points and Alex Finney eight for Cranbrook (11-0, 6-0 Catholic Intersectional No. 1). Forrest Nishi scored 11 for Greenhills (8-2, 4-2).

Canton 60, Salem 43: Eian Barker scored 16 and B.Artis White 13 for Canton (13-0, 9-0 KLAA Black). Jordan Ingram had 10 points for Salem (5-9, 1-8).

Clinton Township Clintondale 66, St. Clair Shores Lakeview 56: Richard Washington scored 26 and D.T. Higgins 17 for Clintondale (8-4, 6-2 MAC Silver). Zach Johnson led Lakeview (0-12, 0-8) with 15 points.

Detroit Community 78, Taylor Preparatory 52: Rayvon Williamson scored 19, Herman Brown 11 and Terrell Tillman 10 for Community (9-3, 6-1 MMAC Black). Trevir Marshall and Scott Sabuda each scored 12 for Taylor Prep (4-7, 2-5).

Dearborn Divine Child 54, Macomb Lutheran North 37: Parker LePage and Cam Urbanick each had 13 points and Quinn Blair 12 for Divine Child (10-3, 4-0 Catholic AA). Carter Motoenhauer scored eight for North.

Dearborn Edsel Ford 59, Dearborn Heights Annapolis 55: Jalal Baydoun had 18 points and six assists for Ford (8-5, 5-0 WWAC Red). Avery Ismail scored 20 for Annapolis (5-7, 2-3).

Dearborn Fordson 53, Dearborn 25: Yousuf Farhat led Fordson (7-6, 3-2 WWAC Blue) with 24 points.

Detroit Denby 67, Detroit Westside Academy 52: Jalen Manyfield scored 18 points with seven rebounds and Lamar Kearney had 17 points for Denby (11-3, 8-1). Torel Tucker scored 11 points for Westside.

Detroit Douglass 58, Detroit Central 45: Pierre Brooks had 20 points, Edward Banks 17 and Markise Brown 15 and five steals for Douglass (7-7, 5-2 PSL West 2).

Detroit East English 84, Detroit Edison 79: David Dejulius had 26 points and 10 assists, and Sudi McElroy scored 17 for East English (13-2, 7-1 PSL East 1). Gary Solomon had 32 points for Edison.

Detroit Henry Ford 76, Detroit Cass Tech 73 (OT): Anthony Roberts had 39 points and 10 rebounds, Deantay Ulmer 16 points and Antonio Green 11 for Henry Ford (11-3, 6-1 PSL West 1). Randy Gilbert scored 29 for Cass Tech.

Detroit Loyola 66, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 42: Myron Gardner had 15 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and five steals and LynDerrick Brown 11 points for Loyola (5-7, 2-1 Catholic AA).

Detroit Mumford 59, Detroit CMA 56: Anthony Taylor Jr. had 17 points, 13 rebounds and six steals and Brandon Green 17 points and 11 assists for Mumford (13-0, 8-0 PSL West 2). Dornn Johns and Clifford Borrow each scored 17 for CMA (3-6, 2-4).

Detroit Old Redford 88, Michigan Collegiate 44: Rocket Watts had 42 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Kenjuan Andrews 25 points and Isaiah Jackson five points, 11 rebounds and 11 blocks for Old Redford (9-2, 6-1 Charter). Reggie Lawrence had 14 points, four rebounds and one assist and Jamar Green eight points, three rebounds and one assist for Collegiate (8-6, 5-2).

Detroit Southeastern 72, Detroit Leadership Academy 56: Antoine Jones had 14 points and Cody Currie 12 points and 17 rebounds for Southeastern (11-4, 7-2 PSL East 2). Kion Weaver led Leadership with 22 points.

Farmington 56, Berkley 50: Jaden Akins scored 27, Tariq Humes 13 and Christian Smith 11 for Farmington (6-5, 5-2 OAA Blue). Greg McGee scored 17 for Berkley (7-4, 4-3).

Lansing Christian 62, Novi Franklin Road 48: Andrew Prieskorn scored 20 and Zak Betcher 18 for Lansing (6-5). Mackenzy Blackwell scored 22 and Blake Banks 12 for Franklin Road (5-6, 4-1 MIAC).

Macomb Dakota 75, Utica Eisenhower 57: Ryan Rollins had 28 points, six rebounds and five assists, Brayan Sterkaj 13 points and seven rebounds, Courtez Gordon 10 points and 10 rebounds and Joshuah Hines 10 points and seven rebounds for Dakota (8-3, 6-1 MAC Red). Billy Crempa led Eisenhower (2-10, 1-6) with 18 points.

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River Rouge 56, Harper Woods 45: Donavan Freeman had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Bralin Toney 11 points, five assists and four steals for River Rouge (13-0, 7-0 MMAC Blue).

Royal Oak Shrine 52, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 48: A.J. Massucci had 23 points, Brennan Smith 13 and Anthony Massucci nine for Shrine (6-5, 4-3 Catholic Intersectional 1).

Sterling Heights 59, Marysville 49: Seth Ochoa scored 15 and Ben Jarnot 10 for Sterling Heights (5-7, 4-4 MAC Silver). Chris Moran had 13 points for Marysville.

Troy 72, West Bloomfield 71: Leon Ayers had 20 points and Brody Parker 18 for Troy (9-3, 4-2 OAA Red). Donavon Moore finished with 40 points for West Bloomfield (5-6, 3-3).

Troy Athens 48, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 46: Taylor McCaskill had 16 points, six rebounds and three steals for Athens (10-2, 5-1 OAA White). Nate Davis scored 17 and Andrew Carson 11 for Stoney Creek (4-7, 2-5).

Walled Lake Northern 54, Walled Lake Western 49: Andre Price scored 19 and Kevyn Robertson 10 for Northern (8-5, 6-3 Lakes Valley). Spencer Brown scored 18 and Myles Dalton 12 for Western (6-5, 6-3).

Warren De La Salle 59, Detroit Catholic Central 58: Easton Sikorski had 24 points and Luke Pfromm 16 for De La Salle (10-3, 5-1 Catholic Central). Justin Rukat scored 19 for Catholic Central (9-4, 2-4).

Warren Mott 77, Utica 66: London Gillery had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and De’Jon Gantz 12 points for Mott (8-4, 6-2 MAC White). Nik Gjonaj scored 20 for Utica (3-9, 2-6).

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Westland John Glenn 60, Plymouth 56: Joe Moon scored 24 for John Glenn (6-4, 5-4 KLAA Black). Joey Robb finished with 23 points for Plymouth (6-7, 3-4).

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Dearborn Edsel Ford 45, Dearborn Heights Annapolis 33: Katelyn Sadowski scored 14 for Edsel Ford. Julia Blevins led Annapolis with 18 points.

Dearborn Fordson 37, Dearborn 35: Rana Elhusseini had nine points and eight assists for Fordson (13-2, 5-0 WWAC Blue). Nasreen Kobeissi scored 13 for Dearborn (9-5, 1-3).

Farmington Hills Mercy 41, Warren Regina 33: Bella Dugas had 11 points for Mercy (12-2, 9-2 Catholic Central). Lilliam Kozak scored 11 for Regina (4-9, 2-9).

Garden City 54, Livonia Clarenceville 22: Chassidy Turrill and Emma Gausden each had 14 points and Haleigh Maszatics 10 for Garden City (2-9, 2-2 WWAC Red). Alyssa Craigie scored eight for Clarenceville.

Grosse Pointe North 52, Port Huron Northern 43: Julia Ayrault had 13 points, Evelyn Zacharias 11 and Christina Braker 10 for Grosse Pointe North (10-2, 6-2 MAC Red). Sami Klink scored 20 for Port Huron Northern (10-5, 3-4).

Hartland 54, Northville 45: Whitney Sollom scored 15 and Nikki Dompierre 11 for Hartland (9-4, 5-3 KLAA Gold). Kendall Dillon led Northville (7-7, 2-7) with 10 points.

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River Rouge 67, Harper Woods 17: Lamariyee Williams scored 26 and Moriyah Hamell 20 for River Rouge (12-4, 6-0 MMAC Blue).

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Roseville 40, St. Clair Shores South Lake 31: DeBraya Edwards had 19 points, 20 rebounds and five steals and Mycah Goodwin nine points and six assists for Roseville (6-8, 3-6 MAC Silver). Faith Perry led South Lake (8-6, 5-4) with 14 points.

St. Clair Shores Lakeview 59, New Baltimore Anchor Bay 36: Joslyn Brennan scored 16, Alicia Bullaro 11 and Seanna Saccone 10 for Lakeview (15-0, 9-0 MAC Blue). Anchor Bay is 5-8, 4-4.

Trenton 56, Lincoln Park 23: Therese Hebda had 13 points and Carrie Karp eight for Trenton (11-2, 9-1 Downriver).

Walled Lake Central 34, White Lake Lakeland 13: Rizaria Franklin had nine points and Maria Teodoro eight for Central (10-3, 6-3 Lakes Valley). Lakeland is 0-14, 0-9.

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