This week's top high school basketball games
This week's top games:
Detroit Western at Romulus, Friday, 9:40: There will be some outstanding talent on the floor to kick off the Romulus Winners Circle Holiday Classic. Romulus has an outstanding 1-2 punch in Jaylin Walker and D'Angelo Hansbro to go along with 6-foot-7, 280-pound Rio Washington inside. Western has a strong backcourt combination of Brailen Neely and Armani Tinsley.
Lansing Everett vs. Detroit East English, Saturday, 6:15 p.m. at West Bloomfield: East English's powerful 6-5, 230-pound Cedrick Lattimore will have his hands full with 6-9 Trevor Manuel who will play at Oregon, picking the Ducks over Michigan State and numerous other schools. Lattimore scored 26 in a loss to Detroit Jesuit and had 16 points and 17 rebounds in a win over Detroit Edison Saturday.
Muskegon vs. Saginaw Arthur Hill, Saturday, 8 at West Bloomfield: Defending Class A state champion Muskegon will bring its 29-game winning streak and the state's No. 1 ranking into the Battle of the Best tournament against No. 2 Arthur Hill. The showdown will feature two frontrunners for Mr. Basketball, 6-10 MSU-bound Deyonta Davis for Muskegon and Texas-bound guard Eric Davis of Arthur Hill.
Last week's top games:
Detroit Henry Ford 72, Southfield 70: Western Michigan-bound Josh Davis and James Towns helped rally Henry Ford back from a 15-point deficit to defeat Southfield with a tip-in by Davis in the final seconds being the difference. Towns scored 25, Jamall Edwards and Davis each scored 14.
Detroit Jesuit 76, Detroit East English 72: East English battled back from a 12-point second half deficit to pull within a single point at 71-70 before Cassius Winston made two free throws to start a 5-2 run to end the game. Winston scored 33, including 18 during the final 10 minutes. Cedrick Lattimore, a 6-5, 230-pound forward, scored 26 for East English.
Romulus 84, Detroit Pershing 81: Marquel Ingram scored 33 to help Pershing come back from a 21-point second-half deficit, but Romulus held on to even its record at 1-1 after a season-opening loss to Chicago Bogan on Monday. Jaylin Walker scored 26 for Romulus and D'Angelo Hansbro had 22.
Ingram scored 29 of his points in the second half, 13 in the third quarter, then 16 more in the fourth, including a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 81-77 with 1:10 left and a layup to pull within 82-80.