Thursday’s roundup: N. Farmington rolls over Southfield

Al Willman
The Detroit News

North Farmington remained undefeated at home Thursday night, following a 73-49 win over Southfield for its third win in a row.

“We keep getting better,” North Farmington coach Todd Negoshian said. “With the transfers and injuries we have, it’s a really good win for us.”

Billy Thomas had 22 points for North Farmington (10-2, 3-1 OAA Red). Amauri Hardy added 21.

“Thomas got hurt two minutes into our season,” Negoshian said. “He missed five games.”

Mher Tcholakian (right knee) was out from after football season until the beginning of January. Hardy transferred from Southfield and had to wait for the MHSAA to determine his eligibility.

“I think everybody is as healthy as they can get,” Negoshian said. “I don’t think everybody is totally healthy over a season, but everybody’s cleared.”

Reme Torbert scored 18 for Southfield (5-6, 1-2).

North Farmington led 29-12 after one quarter and 48-20 at halftime.

“I thought we came out with a lot of energy,” Negoshian said. “I think being home in front of our students gave our team the energy to finish possessions defensively.”

He said the North Farmington defense was extremely effective, holding Southfield to one shot per possession.

“I thought our defense really contributed to us getting out on the break and scoring,” Negoshian said.

North Farmington will host Rochester Adams Tuesday, while Southfield hosts Southfield-Lathrup.

“(Adams has) got a kid (Spencer Littleson) who’s going to be a candidate for Mr. Basketball and their coach, John Hall, is a helluva coach,” Negoshian said. “We’re going to get in to the gym and get ready.”

More boys basketball

Birmingham Groves 67, Ferndale 54: Marcus Pittman (10 rebounds) and Langston Rudds had 18 points apiece for Groves (7-4, 3-1 OAA Gold), and Grant Gilbert scored 12. Javon Jenkins scored 16 for Ferndale (1-10, 0-4).

Bloomfield Hills 63, West Bloomfield 61: Justin Henry had 16 points, and Josh Jones and Kiewuan Grant had 14 each for Bloomfield Hills (8-3, 4-0 OAA White). Tristan Jackson scored 29 and Kevin McAdoo 10 for West Bloomfield (7-4, 3-1).

Detroit Jalen Rose Leadership Academy 69, Detroit Cesar Chavez 34: Shamon Newsome scored 24 points and Miles Moore eight for Jalen Rose (6-4).

Farmington Hills Harrison 89, Hazel Park 81: Russell Campbell had 22 points, Tommy Williams and Adrian Pattah scored 19 apiece and Trevon Dixon had 17 for Harrison (6-5, 3-1 OAA Gold). David Hearns scored 18 and James Jenkins 15 for Hazel Park (6-7, 3-1).

Marine City Cardinal Mooney 69, West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy 55: Daniel Everhart scored 24 and Daniel Bobick 14 for Mooney (9-3, 4-1 Catholic). Adam Schussel scored 20 for Frankel (5-5, 2-3).

Northville 53, South Lyon 34: Justin Gibbons had 18 points and Justin Zimbo had 11 for Northville (12-0, 6-0 KLAA Central). South Lyon is 2-11, 1-5.

Pontiac 62, Troy 47: David Wilson scored 25 and Jalen Kelso 12 for Pontiac (11-1, 3-1 OAA White). Leon Ayers scored 19 and Jason Dietz 12 for Troy (5-6, 0-4).

Girls basketball

Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart 35, Austin Catholic Academy 23: Kellegy Keating had 19 points for Sacred Heart (5-4, 1-3 Catholic C-D West). Maria Schudt scored 19 for Austin Catholic (2-7, 3-1).

Detroit Cristo Rey 53, West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy 14: Nahcia Williams had 25 points and LaReatha Burrell had 12 points and 15 rebounds for Cristo Rey (11-1, 4-0 Catholic League). Frankel is 1-8, 0-4.

Grosse Pointe North 46, Macomb Dakota 41: Erin Armbruster had 20 points for North (10-2, 4-2 MAC Red). J’May Simmons scored 12 for Dakota (9-4, 3-3).

Grosse Pointe South 37, Utica Ford 28: Benna Ames had 16 points for South (6-7, 4-2). Julia Cianferra scored 12 for Ford (6-7, 1-5).

Madison Heights Lamphere 65, Warren Lincoln 27: Daija Ray had 14 points, Allison Berger had 11 and Destiny Carr 10 for Lamphere (6-6, 5-2 MAC Silver). Allison Cooks scored 11 for Lincoln (2-10, 1-6).

Northville 46, South Lyon 26: Brook Adams had 10 points for Northville (11-1, 6-0 KLAA Central). South Lyon is 1-11, 0-6.

Sterling Heights 68, Sterling Heights Stevenson 40: Mariah Nelson had 19 points, Tatyana Hardwick added 13 points and 16 rebounds and Kendal Ring had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Sterling Heights (8-5, 4-2 MAC White). Nichole Geist scored 10 for Stevenson (5-8, 2-4).

Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 68, Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy 41: Rozhane Wells had 15 points and Nastassja Chambers had 14 for Arbor Prep (12-1). Chandler Park is 10-6.

Al Willman is a freelance writer; News staff contributed