Farmington — In a rivalry separated by 12 minutes and a little more than four miles, North Farmington won the boys basketball city championship Friday night, winning 64-53 at Farmington.
Anthony Qasawa led the way for North Farmington (4-0) with 20 points. Jeron Rogers had 17 and Mher Tchlokian 12.
"I think it's a great win for our program," North Farmington coach Todd Negoshian said. "It means a lot to our guys to be city champs. We knew we had our hands full coming in tonight."
Luciano Jenkins scored 10 for Farmington (1-1).
"I thought we played with a lot of heart and a lot of effort," Farmington coach Terrance Porter said. "It was mental errors down the stretch."
North Farmington came out strong to start the game — going on an 11-2 run. Qasawa bookended the run with 3-pointers.
Down by nine at the end of the first quarter, Farmington switched to a full-court press and went on a 6-2 run, outscoring North Farmington, 9-6, in the second quarter. North Farmington took a 24-20 lead into the break.
Farmington started the second half with back-to-back layups from Justin Banks, tying the score at 24-24. North Farmington quickly retook the lead on a 3-pointer from Sasoun Tchlokian.
Porter said that's where the game got out of hand for his team.
"It kind of snowballed from there," he said.
Ahead 45-36 to start the fourth quarter, North Farmington went on a 7-3 run, which Farmington answered with a 7-0 run. But it was not enough.
Despite the loss, Porter said he was proud of his team.
"I was happy with the way my guys competed, but we came up short," Porter said. "We're going to learn from it."
After the game, Negoshian said he was impressed with what he saw from Farmington.
"They're a great ballclub," he said. "If they continue to play that hard, they're going to win a lot of games and be very successful."
Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 70, Allen Park Cabrini 33: Garrett Kraatz scored 21 and Troy Kazlausks 13 for Inter-City (2-1). Scott Smith had 10 for Cabrini (0-4).
Ann Arbor Pioneer 60, Monroe 45: Chris Mcgaughy scored 19 and Jordan Currie had 14 points and 10 reboundsfor Pioneer (3-1). Jerel Johnson-Mosley scored 10 for Monroe.
Auburn Hills Avondale 70, Troy 64: Chris Barton had 22 points and Darius Woods 12 for Avondale (2-2). Robert Schmid had 15 for Troy (2-1).
Birmingham Roeper 37, Madison Heights Lamphere 31: Logan Garlo and Max Whipple each scored 11 and Ian Soloman scored 10 for Roeper (1-2). Gienti Marky scored 14 for Lamphere (1-3).
Clinton Township Clintondale 69, Macomb Lutheran North 61: Parrish Robinson had 18 points for Clintondale (3-1). Drew Arft scored 21 for Lutheran North (3-2).
Dearborn Fordson 68, Livonia Clarenceville 32: Muhammed Zahr had 31 points and Jonas Williams 14 for Fordson (4-0). Jermell Johnson scored 17 for Clarenceville (0-4).
Detroit Allen Academy 50, Adrian Lenawee Christian 48: Jason Williams Jr. had 27 points, eight steals, seven rebounds and six assists for Allen Academy (1-1). Maxwell had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Lenawee Christian (2-3).
Detroit Pershing 71, Southfield Christian 70: Marquel Ingram scored 20 for Pershing (1-1). Southfield Christian is 1-2.
Detroit University Prep 64, Detroit Denby 63: Terrance Bowens had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Tremaine Brown had 16 points and seven rebounds for University Prep (2-1). Mario Hull had 16 points for Denby (1-2).
Detroit Western 57, Romulus 47: Karim Murray scored 20 for Western (3-0). Romulus is 2-2.
Harper Woods 51, Detroit Public Safety 49: Dajon Smith had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Naylon Johnson scored 16 for Harper Woods (1-2). Michael Smith had 17 points for DPS (0-6).
Ionia 44, Fowlerville 35: Jaylynn Williams scored 18 and Anna Riccius had 12 and 15 rebounds for Ionia (3-2).
Orchard Lake St. Mary's 40, Hartland 36: P.J. Wilson had 12 points for St. Mary's (2-1).
Royal Oak 52, Clawson 39: Lucas Notarantonio scored 19 and Cordell Dupree had 10 for Royal Oak (2-2). Quintin Johnson scored 14 for Clawson (3-1).
Utica Ford 60, Romeo 48: Alex Ott had 19 points for Ford (2-2). Bradley Sorenson had 16 for Romeo (1-1).
Warren De La Salle 64, Birmingham Seaholm 49: Kevin McKay scored 18 and Alex Cappocia 14 for De La Salle (3-0). Austin Roth had 17 points for Seaholm (1-2).
Warren Michigan Collegiate 59, Eastpointe East Detroit 40: Jamell Green had 13 points and Justin Parker and Malique Cohen 11 each for Michigan Collegiate (5-0). East Detroit is 1-3.
Waterford Lakes 80, Flint International Academy 29: Nick Robak scored 34, Andrew Kline had 15 points and 13 assists, and Donald Lochbiler had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Lakes (4-0). Makei Richards scored 12 for International Academy (1-2).
West Bloomfield 55, Macomb L'Anse Creuse North 49: Trishtan Jackson had 28 points and Zach Allread 11 for West Bloomfield (3-0). Andre Powell had 15 for North (0-3).
Dearborn Divine Child 60, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 37: Riley Blair had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Madeline Barnauskas scored 14 for Divine Child (4-0). Jessica Rotvoll scored 14 for Liggett (2-1).
Detroit University Prep 51, Melvindale ABT 32: Chasidey Willis had 29 for University Prep (4-3). Mia Hussey scored 20 for ABT (0-3).
Grosse Ile 54, New Boston Huron 34: Tate Tobin had 25 points and Margaret Esordi 11 for Grosse Ile (4-0).
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 58, Madison Heights Madison 18: Katie Swarts had 12 points, Celia Gaynor 11 and Megan Kraus 10 for Notre Dame (3-1). Parys Fuller scored 10 for Madison (1-4).
Romulus 39, Detroit Henry Ford 33: Kayla Horn had 14 points for Romulus (4-1). Tierra Thomas had 16 for Henry Ford.
Royal Oak 51, Detroit Jalen Rose Leadership Academy 23: Allison Karpinski had nine points and 12 rebounds for Royal Oak (3-2). Jalen Rose is 2-2.
Southfield 66, Detroit Westside Christian 10: Stormeigh Mattison had 15 points and Kristilynn Defoe had 12 for Southfield (4-1).
Boys ice hockey
Lakeville Team Alliance 7, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 0: Logan Hendrickson scored four goals for Alliance. Bishop Foley is 1-7
Al Willman is a freelance writer; News staff contributed