Trevor Genaw knocked down two free throws for Salem with 2.4 seconds left on the clock, and although Woodhaven got off a decent look at a 30-footer to tie the game, the shot came up short and Salem held on for a 55-52 win Tuesday night at the Salem Holiday Tournament.
After trailing for the entirety of the first half, Salem changed its offensive approach in the second half, getting the ball inside instead of settling for 3-pointers. For the game, Salem went 0-for-19 from beyond the arc.
“We finally put a little pressure on them,” Salem coach Bob Brodie said. “We got some scores inside, and defensively we got stops.”
Salem (2-2) was able to stop Woodhaven on four straight possessions at the end of the game to help seal the victory.
Kenny Topolovec led the way for Salem with 19 points and 15 rebounds, while Jeremy Armstead added 10 points.
Niko Rickard scored 17 to pace Woodhaven (1-3).
Salem moves on to face Redford Thurston tomorrow night for the tournament championship. Woodhaven will take on Warren Mott in the consolation game.
Dearborn 54, Dearborn Fordson 52: Ali Berry hit the winning free throws with two seconds remaining and scored 11 for Dearborn (2-2). Hamze Elzayet had 18 points and Aban Alsulami 14 for Fordson (1-3).
Detroit University Prep 62, Auburn Hills Avondale 54: Tavis Smith scored 19 and Terrance Bowens 14 for University Prep (5-0). Martone Cole had 11 points for Avondale (2-2).
Melvindale 50, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 49: Koby Boynton scored 22 and Montrez Fuster 17 for Melvindale (2-2). Ryan Michael had 20 points for Bishop Foley (0-4).
Melvindale ABT 52, Riverview Gabriel Richard 47: Deontez Ritchie had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Eli Smith had 10 points and 12 rebounds for ABT (1-3). Jake Lipetzky had 15 points and eight rebounds for Gabriel Richard (3-3).
Southfield 65, Birmingham Groves 58: Michael Flowers scored 20 and Reme Torbert 15 for Southfield (3-1). Langston Rudds had 15 points for Groves (3-1).
Walled Lake Western 48, Livonia Franklin 38: Delano Smith scored 29 for Western (3-1). Joe Chinavare scored 12 for Franklin (1-3).
Birmingham Groves 68, Warren Michigan Collegiate 11: Morgan Morrison scored 20, Sha Carter 19, Erin Efimoff 11 and Nennaya Lewis 10 for Groves (3-3). Collegiate is 1-2.
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 47, Warren Woods-Tower 18: Jessica Ratliff scored 12 for Notre Dame (4-1).
More boys scores
Ann Arbor Pioneer 65, Pinckney 45
Dearborn Divine Child 69, Dearborn Edsel Ford 63
Grosse Ile 36, Gibraltar Carlson 32
More girls scores
Dearborn Divine Child 62, Dearborn 58 (OT)
Dearborn Edsel Ford 69, Dearborn Fordson 55
Detroit University Prep 41, Melvindale ABT 36
Geoff Robinson is a freelance writer