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Grosse Pointe Farms — Grosse Pointe South, on paper, was the lesser of the teams in Tuesday night’s matchup against Grosse Pointe North.

But that didn’t stop South from upsetting North, 60-55.

“We’ve been talking about P.H.D.,” South coach Kevin Richards said. “Passionate, hungry, driven. I really saw it tonight.”

Anna Carmody had 23 points to lead South (5-6, 4-2 MAC Red).

Erin Armbruster scored 13 for North (9-2, 5-2).

“I don’t want to single anybody out,” North coach Gary Bennett said. “We lost as a team.”

South went on a 6-0 run over the first two minutes, and did not let up. It led 12-3 with 3:49 left in the opening quarter.

“I just thought they came out and they competed at the beginning better than we did,” Bennett said. “That totally surprised me. They were ready. I give them all the credit in the world.”

South closed the first quarter with an 18-8 lead.

South kept rolling in the second quarter, leading 31-18 with 1:30 left. But North fired back, going on a 6-0 run over the final minute. At halftime South led 31-24.

“We knew it was going to be a really aggressive game,” Carmody said. “We wanted to beat them. It was just an exciting game for us.”

North guard Emily McPharlin left with an apparent left knee injury midway through the second quarter. During halftime she returned to the bench with crutches and a brace on the knee, but did not return to the game.

Bennett said McPharlin re-injured her left ACL, which she had surgery on last January.

“Our trainer thinks that she tore it,” Bennett said. “We all feel terrible for her. That’s what it is. There’s nothing we could do about it. I had somebody at the scorer’s table subbing in for her. She was coming out. Before that could happen, they got the ball, there was some kind of skirmish and she tore it.

“That’s the thing I feel worse about than the (loss). You can take your loss and learn and get better. I just feel bad for her. She’s a soccer goalie and that’s her big thing. She loves playing goalie and now that’s out for this year. I just feel bad for her.”

The teams traded baskets to start the third quarter, but North clawed back, and trailed 38-34 with 3:18 left in the quarter. After three, South held a 45-43 lead

In the fourth quarter, North chipped away at South’s lead, trailing 54-52 with 2:01 left.

Richards said the game, which has been a heated rivalry over the years in the town of 5,316, has remained important — though maybe not in the way that he’d like.

“It’s natural to get excited,” Richards said. “We’ve tried to deemphasize it a little bit. When I first got here they were making T-shirts and getting all excited, and I thought it worked against us a little bit. The one thing that we talked about is that it’s a big game because it’s a league game. It’s the next game on our schedule. It’s easier for me to say that. These kids are teenagers. In a small community like Grosse Pointe, you’re going to run into people. Look at them, they’re (a group of players from both teams) talking right now. It was a good win and a great game to be a part of.”

South will travel to Utica Ford on Thursday, while North host Macomb Dakota.

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Allen Park 37, Wyandotte Roosevelt 28: Audrey Newstead scored 12 for Allen Park (10-1, 7-0 Downriver). Roosevelt is 9-2, 5-2.

Austin Catholic Prep 30, West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy 6: Maria Schudt scored 16 for Austin (2-6, 1-2 Catholic League). Frankel is 3-8, 0-3.

Birmingham Groves 47, Berkley 46: Sha Carter scored 20 for Groves (9-4, 5-0 OAA Gold). Makoya Bentham scored 11 for Berkley (7-6, 3-2).

Bloomfield Hills Roeper 46, Novi Franklin Road Christian 29: Naomi Savas scored 18 and Akwia Tilton 10 for Roeper (9-3, 3-2 MIAC Blue).

Dearborn 62, Garden City 33: Linda Kobeissi had 15 points, Isabella Clark had 12, and Sydnie Bruce 10 for Dearborn (8-5, 4-2 WWAC). Lindsey Michalak scored 12 for Garden City (4-9, 2-4).

Dearborn Heights Robichaud 65, Dearborn Edsel Ford 30: Kayla Brown had 31 points, Monae Palmer 17, and Nicole Buffington 17 rebounds for Robichaud (7-4, 6-0 WWAC). Edsel Ford is 5-7, 0-6.

Farmington Hills Mercy 32, Warren Regina 26: Zora Pullen had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Mercy (7-4, 4-1 Catholic League Central). Teresa Diehl scored 11 for Regina (8-4, 3-2).

Macomb Dakota 37, Romeo 35: Emily Langolf scored 15 and Tara Bieniewicz 10 for Dakota (9-3, 3-2 MAC Red). Olivia Medaugh scored 10 for Romeo (6-6, 1-4).

Madison Heights Lamphere 43, Clinton Township Clintondale 24: Morganne Holdreich scored 11 and Destiny Carr 10 for Lamphere (5-6, 4-2 MAC Silver). Mia Wilson scored 10 for Clintondale (2-9, 1-5).

Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 47, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 36: Courtney Baumann and Juliana Paoletti each scored 14 for St. Mary (7-4). Celia Gaynor scored 14 and Sarah Stuart 10 for Notre Dame Prep (9-2).

North Farmington 69, West Bloomfield 28: Kierra Crockett scored 23 and Sam Cherney 15 for North Farmington (9-4, 4-1 OAA White). Charlika Stubbs scored 11 for West Bloomfield (7-4, 3-2).

Novi 40, Walled Lake Central 14: Ellie Mackay scored 12 for Novi (10-1). Walled Lake Central is 1-10.

Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 40, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 31: Abbey Meisner scored 15 and Laura Hohnstadt 12 for Northwest. Nia Ahart had 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals for Liggett (9-4, 5-1 MIAC Blue).

Royal Oak 42, Lake Orion 39: Samantha Potter had 15 points and Ava Strainovoci had nine for Royal Oak (5-7, 1-4 OAA White). Maddie Novak scored 19 for Lake Orion (7-6, 2-3).

Utica 34, Utica Eisenhower 30: Natalie Suchoski scored nine for Utica (8-4, 6-0 MAC White). Nicole Meyer scored 12 for Eisenhower (10-2, 4-1).

Sterling Heights 67, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 47: Maria Berishaj and Mariah Nelson scored 13, and Kendal Ring had 10 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks for Sterling Heights (7-5, 3-2 MAC White). Cedria Grant scored 21 for Chippewa Valley (3-8, 1-4).

Trenton 55, Southgate 29: Kaylie Crowell scored 14 and Therese Hebda 10 for Trenton (7-4, 4-2 Downriver). Lexi Cupp scored 10 for Southgate.

Utica 34, Utica Eisenhower 30: Natalie Suchoski scored nine for Utica (8-4, 6-0 MAC White). Nicole Meyer scored 12 for Eisenhower (10-2, 4-1).

Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 67, Grass Lake 55: Nastassja Chambers had 20 points, Cydney Williams had 15, Rozhane Wells had 14 and Kayla Knight 10 for Arbor Prep (11-1). Gracie Cabana scored 12 for Grass Lake (6-3).

Boys basketball

Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 56, Ann Arbor Greenhills 46: Garrett Kraatz had 17 points and 10 assists and Brady Fressel scored 15 for Inter-City (7-4, 3-3 MIAC Blue). Charlie Butz scored 23 points for Greenhills (5-5, 2-3).

Belleville 45, Dearborn Fordson 31: Davion Williams scored 18, and Calvin Blaydes had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Belleville (8-2, 6-0 WWAC). Fordson is 4-6, 2-4.

Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 84, Warren Mott 59: Steven Lloyd scored 33, Reed Adams 17 and Quincy Lunsford 15 for Chippewa Valley (9-2, 3-2 MAC Red). Warren Mott is 4-6, 2-3.

Clinton Township Clintondale 66, Madison Heights Lamphere 29: Jordan Jackson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Clintondale (5-6, 2-5 MAC Silver). Ethan Clarke scored eight for Lamphere (3-8, 1-6).

Dearborn Edsel Ford 70, Redford Thurston 67: Chad Gailliard had 21 points and seven rebounds, and Jalal Bayzoun had 16 points and six assists for Edsel Ford (5-6, 2-4). Deaunte Jackson scored 23 for Thurston (7-3, 3-3).

Dearborn Heights Anapolis 75, Dearborn Heights Robichaud 66: John McMath scored 30 and Juwuan Banks 19 for Anapolis (4-5, 3-3 WWAC Red). Jashawn Westley had 18 for Robichaud (7-3, 5-1).

Detroit Cass Tech 75, Detroit Cody 31: Rodman Allen and Teronnie Cook both scored 12 for Cass Tech (5-8, 3-4 PSL Div. 1).

Detroit Catholic Central 60, Birminghiam Brother Rice 28: Gio Genrich scored 18 and C.J. Baird 12 for Catholic Central (7-2, 3-1 Catholic League Central). Michael Laurencelle had 10 for Brother Rice (3-9, 0-4).

Detroit CMA 48, Detroit Central 46: Jalen Young had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Eddie Edwards scored 11 and Waverly Bumbrey scored seven, including the winning basket with 3.2 seconds left for CMA (8-2, 5-2 PSL Division 2). Trevion Hill scored 11 for Central (4-6, 2-5).

Detroit Community 67, Detroit Ceasar Chavez 48: Demario Turner had 26 points, Jamerio Jackson 18 and Daiquan Nelson 10 for Community (8-2, 2-1 MMAC).

Detroit Consortium 59, Taylor Prep 19: Luster Johnson had 24 points and Jalen Sykes 18 for Consortium (6-5).

Detroit Denby 78, Detroit West Side Academy 29: Dakota Lewis scored 20, Jalen Manyfield 16 and Cornelius Stevenson 11 for Denby (7-5, 5-2 PSL Div. 2).

Detroit East English 90, Detroit Osborn 66: Karmari Newman had 42 points and Jaylin McFadden 15 for East English (11-2, 6-0 PSL). Rashard Zimmerman scored 25 for Osborn.

Detroit Henry Ford 85, Detroit Pershing 65: James Towns had 31 points and six assists, Alston Hunter had 13 points and eight rebounds and Kavon Bey had 12 points and five rebounds for Henry Ford (8-5, 5-2 PSL Division 1). David Syfax scored 32 for Pershing (2-5, 4-9).

Detroit Renaissance 48, Detroit King 46: Justin Turner had 20 points and Richard Talley 13 for Renaissance (10-1, 6-0 PSL). Anthony Randall scored 15 for King (8-5, 5-3).

Detroit University Prep 75, Detroit Star International 22: Derrick Bryant Jr. scored 14 and Colyn Waldron 11 for University Prep (11-1, 5-1 Charter League). Star International is 1-11, 0-6.

Detroit Western 66, Detroit Mumford 43: Anthony Roberts had 14 points and two steals for Western (10-2, 8-2 PSL Division 1), while Josh Long added 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Fraser 49, Port Huron 46: Ken Tham had 17 points and Jordan Bell 13 for Fraser (2-8, 1-4 MAC Blue). James Drake scored 18 for Port Huron (2-8, 0-5).

Frederick Douglass 37, Detroit Davis Aerospace 31: James Smith III scored 16 to help Douglass (8-5, 7-0 PSL East Division 2) clinch the division title. Marquise Hudson had 12 points and eight rebounds and Edmen Stewart had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Aerospace (5-6, 2-5).

Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy 63, Warren Michigan Collegiate 62: Jalen Martin led all scorers with 34 points and 15 rebounds and Matthew Richmond added 16 points for Chandler Park (10-3, 6-0 Charter). Damon Osley and Jordan Davis each scored 16 for Michigan Collegiate (5-6, 4-2).

Livonia Stevenson 86, Livonia Churchill 62: Ian Knoph scored 28 and Kyle Malkowski 21 for Stevenson (7-4). Joan Andoni scored 23 for Churchill (8-3).

Macomb Dakota 77, Romeo 38: Steven Marshall had 22 points and Jermaine Jackson Jr. had 16 for Dakota (10-0, 5-0 MAC Red). Paul Hurley scored 10 for Romeo (2-8, 0-5).

Madison Heights Madison 42, St. Clair Shores Lakeview 41: T.B. Brown scored on a putback as time expired to win it for Madison (2-7, 1-4 MAC Gold). Romel Taylor and Tonato Tutt scored nine each for Madison. Joe Charrette scored 14 for Lakeview (3-7).

Melvindale 62, Taylor Kennedy 57 (OT): Montrez Fuster scored 31 and Josh Higgins 12 for Melvindale (8-3, 6-1 Downriver). Maceo Anderson scored 21 for Kennedy (8-3, 6-1).

New Haven 71, New Baltimore Anchor Bay 33: Romeo Weems had 17 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, Innocent Nwoko had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Eric Williams scored 11 for New Haven (10-1). Brendan Vermander scored 10 for Anchor Bay (7-5).

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 68, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 41: C.J. Wilson scored 18 and Donovan Saine 16 for St. Mary’s (5-5). Spencer Ewing scored 25 for University Liggett (5-5).

River Rouge 72, Hamtramck 28: Darian Owens-White had 18 points and Dalen Parker 10 for River Rouge (10-1).

Riverview Gabriel Richard 58, Clarkston Everest Academy 43: Anthony Brown scored 16, and Josh Blasczak and Eric Wiggington 12 each for Gabriel Richard (7-3, 4-1 Catholic League AA). Luke Allen scored 14 for Everest (2-8, 1-3).

Romulus 64, Dearborn Heights Crestwood 47: D’Angelo Hansbro scored 16 and Rashaan Pope had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Romulus (6-5, 6-1 WWAC Blue). Malik Rogers and Imante Bosques each scored 12 for Crestwood (3-5, 2-5).

Southfield Christian 88, Novi Franklin Road Christian 49: Bryce Washington scored 30 and Marlo Brown had 10 points and 17 rebounds for Southfield Christian (10-1, 7-0 MIAC).

Southfield Crescent Academy 74, Inkster Peterson-Warren 47: Brandon McCrary had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Jordan Jones had 21 points, and Roland Smith 16 points for Crescent Academy (7-2). Logan Gardner scored 15 for Peterson Warren.

Southgate 62, Trenton 55: Alex Leija scored 24, and Ross Bogart and Jace Matkin 11 each for Southgate (2-8, 2-5 Downriver). Jalen Jordan had 21 for Trenton (6-4, 3-4).

St. Clair Shores Lake Shore 67, Marine City 30: Jaylon Dixon scored 18, Ricky Dixon 12 and Javon Horton 12 for Lake Shore (9-2, 6-0 Silver). Ryan Sommers scored 11 for Marine City (2-8, 0-6).

St. Clair Shores South Lake 79, Center Line 74: Zivan Shackleford had 32 points and Darrell Heard 16 for South Lake (8-3, 4-2). Ken Boling scored 26 for Center Line (5-6, 4-2).

Sterling Heights 50, Warren Lincoln 48: Shawn Kama scored 19 points and Andre Robinson 14 for Sterling Heights (3-9, 1-3 MAC Gold). D’Angelo White scored 16 for Lincoln (5-5, 3-2).

U-D Jesuit 67, Warren De La Salle 46: Cassius Winston scored 23 and Zach Winston-Stewart 19 for U-D Jesuit (12-0, 6-0 Catholic League Central).

Utica 54, Port Huron Northern 37: Joe Brown scored 15 and Andre’ Montreuil 13 for Utica (5-5, 4-2 MAC Blue). Billy Sealko and Gerald Welsh each scored 12 for Northern (7-3, 4-2).

Al Willman is a freelance writer

Detroit News staff contributed.

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