This week's top high school basketball games
Top games this week
Romulus (5-2, 2-0) at Dearborn Fordson (6-0, 2-0), 7 p.m. Tuesday: This Western Wayne Athletic Conference Blue Division showdown for first place will showcase a pair of talented guards in Kent State-bound Jaylen Walker of Romulus and Muhammed Zahr of Fordson.
West Bloomfield (6-0) at Warren De La Salle (4-2), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: De La Salle has played a tough schedule, defeating Saginaw and losing to defending Class B state champion Milan and Toledo St. John's. Two elite junior guards will be going head-to-head: West Bloomfield's Trishton Jackson (29-point average) and De La Salle's Kevin McKay (20.0).
Farmington Hills Mercy (7-1) at Birmingham Marian (6-0), 6 p.m. Friday: The matchup to watch is between Marian junior Bailey Thomas and Mercy senior Taylor Jones. Marian won the Class A state championship last season, defeating Mercy in the state semifinals to avenge a loss to Mercy in the Catholic League final. At 6:15 Saturday, Marian then takes on Chicago Whitney Young, ranked in the Top 25 by USA Today, at Ann Arbor Huron.
Top games last week
Romulus 56, U-D Jesuit 53: Romulus avenged last year's Class A quarterfinal loss with a strong defensive performance to hand U-D its first loss of the season. Cassius Winston scored 35 for U-D, but Romulus pretty much shut down his teammates. Jaylen Walker scored 19 for Romulus (5-2).
Dearborn Fordson 55, Dearborn 54: Fordson had to fight to the end of this rivalry game to push its record to 6-0, 2-0 in the Western Wayne Athletic Conference. Muhammed Zahr scored 16, making the winning free throw with 0.6 seconds left. Daoud Unis scored 14 for Dearborn (2-4, 0-1).
West Bloomfield 64, Royal Oak 61 (OT): West Bloomfield struggled with its perimeter shooting (4-of-22 on 3-pointers) against Royal Oak's zone, but made the long-range shots when it mattered most, including one by Michael King and another by Trishton Jackson in a fourth-quarter comeback from a nine-point deficit. Kevin McAdoo's 3-pointer from the top of the key in overtime proved to be the difference.