Friday’s roundup: Canton boys win KLAA Kensington crown

Al Willman
The Detroit News

Almost three weeks ago, Canton beat Livonia Churchill at home, in double overtime, to improve to 16-0.

Friday, Canton — which is still undefeated — won in regulation, 52-42, in the KLAA Kensington Conference championship game at Canton.

The common thread: senior forward Logan Ryan. He had 19 points for Canton (20-0).

“He was really good at both ends tonight,” Canton coach Jimmy Reddy said of Ryan, who scored 13 on Feb. 9, a 63-57 win. “He was a tough cover for them, for sure.”

Jon Hovermale scored 17, while Joan Andoni was held to four points for Churchill (12-7).

“He hasn’t been guarded like that all year,” Churchill coach Jim Solak said of Andoni. “He’s one of the big reasons we got back to the finals. It was just a bad night. Johnny kept us in there. Johnny’s all about hustle and he had a great game for us.”

Unlike the last meeting between the two teams, Canton took an early lead Friday and after one quarter, it led 12-9. Ryan had eight of those points.

“We started pretty strong tonight and we guarded pretty well,” Reddy said.

At the half, Canton was ahead 22-15.

“We missed a lot of shots today,” Solak said. “Canton executed today and their seniors made sure that every possession was a good shot. We let them do whatever they wanted to do on offense.”

Churchill went on a 6-0 run in the first four minutes of the third quarter. Canton maintained the lead, though. Hovermale had three-point play for Churchill, but with 1:59 left in the third, Canton held a 31-30 lead.

Canton was on top 34-30 after three.

The fourth was all Ryan. He hit a pair of 3-pointers, the second of which gave Canton a 44-32 lead midway through the quarter.

Ryan’s dunk with 1:38 left, making the score 47-35, essentially put the lid on the win.

Canton is off until Thursday, when it plays the winner of Walled Lake Western and Hartland for the association title.

Before the game, Andoni and Hovermale were named to the KLAA all-conference team.

“We’re confident heading into districts that they’ll be able to finish their careers strong,” Solak said of his two seniors. “We’re not done yet. Hopefully they’ll be able to regroup from this and lead us into districts.”

More boys basketball

Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 54, Novi Franklin Road Christian 45: Garrett Kraatz had 25 points and 12 rebounds, Josh Estell scored 12 points and Brady Fressel 11 for Inter-City (13-6, 7-5 MIAC Blue). Austin Hearns scored 12 and Josh Betcher 10 for Franklin Road (13-6, 8-4).

Belleville 71, Woodhaven 44: Davion Williams had 17 points and Brandon Jackson 13 for Belleville (15-4). Joshua Ward scored 21 for Woodhaven (13-6).

Birmingham Groves 57, Birmingham Seaholm 45: Langston Rudds had 19 points and Grant Gilbert 16 for Groves (12-5). Joe Wujciak scored 15 for Seaholm (3-14).

Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 60, Roseville 44: Steven Lloyd had 30 points and Quincy Lunsford had 10 for Chippewa Valley (14-6). Austin Lorentzen scored 12 for Roseville (14-5).

Dearborn Heights Crestwood 74, Dearborn Heights Robichaud 61: Charles Demings had 25 points, Malik Rogers 21 and Ali Issa 10 for Crestwood (8-10). D’angelo Lewis scored 29 for Robichaud (13-5).

Detroit Allen Academy 85, Detroit University Prep Science & Math 35: Jason Williams Jr. had 26 points, six rebounds and five assists, Jayvuan Flake scored 16 and Mark Watts added 11 points for Allen Academy (17-2). Darnell Bragg scored 12 for University Prep (5-13).

Detroit Cass Tech 87, Taylor Kennedy 63: Rodman Allen had 25 points, Michael Farmer and Trevion Gordon scored 12 apiece and Michael Green had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Cass Tech (11-8). Maceo Anderson, Kyle Busch and Iland Anderson scored 10 each for Kennedy (14-5).

Detroit Cody 57, Detroit Westside Christian 27: Quavon Young had 13 points and Malik Frederick 11 for Cody (3-14).

Detroit CMA 72, Detroit Mumford 58: Dayshawn Brown had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Jorden Peterson 13 points and 10 assists and John Phillips scored 11 for CMA (12-4). Dashawn Denson scored 19 for Mumford (4-7).

Detroit Community 52, Taylor Trillium 26: Mark Davis had 22 points and Demario Turner 15 for Community (13-6). Trillium is 4-9.

Detroit Douglass 61, Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy 42: James Smith III scored 23, Kamar Graves had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Jarnard Smith Jr. added 10 points for Douglass (11-7). Jalen Martin recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds for Chandler Park (14-3).

Detroit Western 71, Flint Academy West 34: Jamari McCrory scored 17 and Jaye Patrick had eight points and nine rebounds for Western (16-3).

Farmington 62, Farmington Hills Harrison 51: Malik Williams scored 15, Tyrell Jackson-Davis 11 and Alex Manasa 10 for Farmington (4-13). Trevon Dixon had 17 points for Harrison (7-10).

Grosse Ile 49, Flat Rock 47: Ku’von Tucker had 11 points and Neil Smorch 10, including the winning layup as time expired for Grosse Ile (13-6, 10-4 Huron). Tyler Karas scored 10 for Flat Rock (7-12, 5-9).

Macomb Dakota 76, Detroit Cornerstone Prep 53: Thomas Kithier and Jermaine Jackson Jr. had 19 points apiece and Steven Marshall 16 for Dakota. Jamal Cain scored 17 for Cornerstone.

Madison Heights Madison 49, Clawson 41: Tyrone Godwin had 11 points and Jordan Wyckoff eight for Madison (6-12). Quintin Johnson scored 11 for Clawson (7-12).

North Farmington 60, Southfield 48: Billy Thomas had 19 points, Amauri Hardy 14, Jacob Joubert 12 and Alex Darden 11 for North Farmington (16-2, 8-1 OAA Red). Michael Flowers scored 18 and Reme Torbert 10 for Southfield (8-10, 4-5).

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 63, Detroit Pershing 39: C.J. Wilson had 22 points and Josh Ross 14 for St. Mary’s (8-10). Ron Hill scored 14 and Patrick Hatcher 10 for Pershing (6-12).

Plymouth 52, Milford 35: Brent Davis had 16 points and Frank Brown 10 for Plymouth (8-11). Aiden Warzecha scored 11 for Milford (7-12).

River Rouge 73, Hamtramck 22: Darian Owens-White had 13 points and five assists and Kaleb Maddox had 13 points and five rebounds for River Rouge (15-3). Daquan Kendle scored seven for Hamtramck (6-11).

Rochester Adams 80, Troy Athens 46: Spencer Littleson had 24 points and David Rinke 17 for Adams (14-4, 5-4 OAA Red). Taylor McCaskill scored 11 for Athens (1-17, 1-8).

Southfield Bradford Academy 57, Detroit Denby 52: Tyrone Robinson had 21 points and Charles Anderson had 14 for Bradford (14-5). William Goodwin scored 28 for Denby (9-9).

Southfield Christian 79, Ann Arbor Greenhills 40: Marlo Brown had 17 points and six rebounds, his 1,000th rebound of his career for Southfield Christian (17-2, 12-0 MIAC Blue). Bryce Washington added 16 points and his brother Brock Washington 12 points. Greenhills is 6-10, 3-8.

Warren Michigan Collegiate 81, Warren Cousino 71: Damon Osley had 22 points, Justin Parker had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Jamar Green had 10 points and 11 assists for Michigan Collegiate (9-9). A.J. Crawford scored 32 for Cousino (6-12).

West Bloomfield 63, Bloomfield Hills 56 (OT): Trishton Jackson had 25 points, and Tre Harvey and Kevin McAdoo had 12 each for West Bloomfield (12-6, 7-2 OAA White). Jake Hecker, Kiewuan Graham and Josh Jones scored 11 each for Bloomfield Hills (11-7, 6-3).


Allen Park 57, Garden City 19: Erin Fish had 17 points and Arielle Gamble had 12 for Allen Park (17-3). Lindsey Michalak scored eight for Garden City (6-14).

Dearborn Heights Robichaud 63, Detroit Edison Public School Academy 37: Kayla Brown had 24 points and Kamaria McDaniel had 18 for Robichaud (14-6). Rickea Jackson scored 26 for DEPSA (12-8).

Howell 42, Hartland 37 (OT): Leah Westlock scored 18 for Howell (17-2). Lexey Tobel scored 19 for Hartland (15-4).

Waterford Mott 37, Plymouth 31: Myra Williams had 12 points for Mott (13-7). Cassidy Lewis scored 10 for Plymouth (7-13).

Westland John Glenn 73, Walled Lake Central 38: Taylor Robinson had 18 points, Kimah Stribling 15, Carley Loving 14 and Sharon Woodard 12 for John Glenn (11-9). Central is 2-18.

Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 69, Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy 38: Natassja Chambers scored 25, Rozhane Wells 18 and Lauryn Carroll 12 for Arbor Prep (18-2).

Al Willman is a freelance writer; News staff contributed