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Wednesday's roundup: Community stifles Southeastern

James Hawkins
Special to The Detroit News

The Detroit Community and Detroit Southeastern boys basketball teams got the chance of a lifetime to play at The Palace of Auburn Hills Wednesday. The experience was a bit sweeter for Community as it walked away with a 50-32 non-league victory.

Community stymied Southeastern throughout the first half, holding it to three points in the first quarter and four in the second to take a 22-7 lead into halftime.

"We were playing a great 1-3-1 zone and it fell in place today," Community assistant coach Gary Holt said. "That's our bread and butter. For the money games, we play our zone."

While Community's offense wasn't fully clicking, its defense continued to frustrate Southeastern and turn steals into fast break opportunities in the second half.

James Jenkins led Community (7-1) with 19 points, while Demario Mack tallied a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Kyrahl Hunt added 10 points, seven assists and three steals, and Demario Turner chipped in with nine rebounds and four steals.

"This is something they'll have for the rest of their lives," Holt said.

Gerrod Florence scored 10 for Southeastern (2-7).

Girls basketball

Detroit Renaissance 67, Detroit Western 17: Jeorgia Jones and Nnenna Naji each scored 14 and Victoria Wright had 12 for Renaissance (7-4, 4-2 PSL).

Melvindale ABT 42, Detroit Cornerstone 14: Toni Davis had 27 points for ABT (1-5). Cornerstone is 0-5.