Thursday’s roundup: CMA snaps three-game skid

Connor Muldowney
Special to The Detroit News

Improvement was the name of the game as Detroit CMA defeated Saginaw Heritage, 44-34, in the Motor City Roundball Classic at Detroit Renaissance High on Thursday night.

Looking to end its three-game losing streak, CMA was focused on fixing the four most important categories of the game, according to coach Rafeal Peterson.

“Field-goal percentage, free throw percentage, assists and turnovers. Win all of those and you win the game,” Peterson said.

CMA (2-3) did just that, making 54 percent of its field goals and 20 of its 27 free throws, including 14 of 16 in the fourth quarter. It only turned the ball over four times and had nine assists.

“People say we play too slow,” Peterson said. “I’m not out here trying to have my team shoot 20 shots a quarter. We want to play efficiently.”

Jorden Peterson had 24 points, six assists and three rebounds for CMA.

“Jorden is playing very well,” Peterson said of his senior captain. “We need the younger guys to help. He’s doing all that he can do.”

Max Wiersma led Heritage (1-5) with 11 points.

As for CMA, getting the younger players to own up to their mistakes is the key to a successful season.

“I have a lot of young guys and they have to understand their mistakes,” Peterson said. “I think they’re starting to grasp that. During the game when I tell them what they’re doing wrong, they say, ‘Coach, I didn’t do that.’ Watching film helps because the video doesn’t lie.”

CMA travels to Detroit Cody on Jan. 10.

More boys basketball

Farmington 52, Ypsilanti Community 49 (OT): Jordan Graham had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Ray Bryant scored 14 for Farmington (4-3). Lorenzo Wright and Jameszell Davis each scored 14 for Ypsilanti (3-3).

Grosse Pointe South 63, Birmingham Brother Rice 55: Zane Draper scored 21, Ryan Downey added 17 and Brennan Buszka had 12 points and 10 rebounds for South (4-2). Brother Rice is 4-3.

Hazel Park 69, Grand Blanc 40: Carl Bow scored 18 and Dave Hearns 14 for Hazel Park (4-1). Aaron Broughton scored 12 for Grand Blanc (1-4).

New Haven 79, Warren Michigan Collegiate 50: Romeo Weems had 25 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists, four blocks and four steals, Eric Williams Jr. scored 15, A.J. Crawford 11 and Tavares Oliver 10 for New Haven (4-1). Antonio Simely scored 18 for Collegiate (5-1).

Roseville 54, Clinton Township Clintondale 49: Martell Turned scored 23 and Josh Williamson 14 for Roseville (3-2). Richard Washington had 21 points for Clintondale (1-4).

Girls basketball

Detroit Renaissance 50, Flint Southwestern 44: Nina Reynolds scored 17 for Renaissance (8-1). Tyeshia Bowers had 24 points for Southwestern.

More boys basketball scores

Ann Arbor Huron 62, Holt 59

Ann Arbor Pioneer 69, Detroit Osborn 60

Dearborn Heights Robichaud 67, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse 54

Detroit Public Safety Academy 60, Flint International Academy 51

Grosse Pointe North 53, Pontiac 38

Grosse Pointe South 63, Birmingham Brother Rice 55

Madison Heights Bishop Foley 66, Dearborn Advanced Tech 46

Mount Clemens 54, St. Clair Shores South Lake 35

North Farmington 55, Dearborn Divine Child 51

Plymouth 50, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 48

St. Clair 58, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 57

U-D Jesuit 55, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (OH) 49

Walled Lake Northern 59, Southfield A&T 53

Ypsilanti Lincoln 73, Detroit Jalen Rose 38

More girls basketball scores

Birmingham Groves 58, Royal Oak Shrine 27

Bloomfield Hills 59, Harper Woods Chandler Park 29

Detroit Country Day 55, Detroit King 46

New Haven 41, Mount Clemens 37

North Farmington 43, Waterford Mott 23

Waterford Kettering 42, Lansing Waverly 38

West Bloomfield 54, River Rouge 39

Connor Muldowney is a freelance writer.