High school basketball's top games of the week

David Goricki
The Detroit News

Top games this week

U-D Jesuit (9-1, 3-0) at Warren De La Salle (7-4, 2-1), 7 p.m. Tuesday: Defensive stopper Gary Collins scored 18 to help U-D to a 62-46 win over Birmingham Brother Rice Friday to take over sole possession of first place in the Catholic League Central Division. Now, U-D will be facing a strong De La Salle team led by 6-4 junior guard Kevin McKay, who scored 28 in a heartbreaking 63-61 loss to Detroit Catholic Central.

Saginaw (8-3, 7-0) at Saginaw Arthur Hill (9-2, 7-0), 7 p.m. Tuesday: Arthur Hill has rebounded from its early-season OT loss to Detroit Western and two-point setback to Muskegon with Texas-bound guard Eric Davis and sophomore sensation Brian Bowen playing well. Ronquavious Southward leads Saginaw.

Saginaw Nouvel (8-3) at Detroit Country Day (10-0), 7 p.m. Thursday: Defending Class C champion Nouvel is led by guard Laurel Jacqmain, who scored 23 in the title-game win over St. Ignace. Country Day looks primed for a long postseason run in Class B with Destiny Pitts playing well.

Top games last week

Clarkston 69, Oak Park 63 (OT): Oak Park and its half-dozen transfer players held the fourth-quarter lead before Clarkston's Merrick Canada forced overtime with a 10-foot baseline jumper as time expired. Tabin Throgmorton scored 24 for Clarkston, making three 3-pointers during the fourth quarter, and the unbeaten Wolves made 10 free throws during the extra session.

Detroit Western 78, Detroit East English 71: Western battled back from a 13-point second-half deficit to remain unbeaten in the PSL West. Transfers Josh McFolley and Gerald Blackshear made their debuts for Western (10-0, 5-0) with McFolley scoring 21 and Blackshear chipping in 14 points and 14 rebounds. Karmari Newman scored 19 for East English (9-3, 5-1), but was limited to seven during the second half.

Detroit Loyola 65, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 62: DeQuan Powell had 13 points, including the winning 3-pointer as time expired for Loyola (8-2, 3-0) in this Catholic League AA showdown. Tariq Derickson scored 27 for Notre Dame (8-2, 3-1).