Coming off a short holiday break, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley boys basketball coach Kevin Voss wanted to see his team continue its hot streak.
It did just that as his team hosted and took care of Grosse Pointe North on Friday night, 67-47, in a Macomb Area Conference crossover game.
The energy was there, thanks to senior guard and captain D’Lano Woods. He finished with a team-high 17 points, six rebounds and six assists.
“(Woods) is extremely explosive,” Voss said. “He’s only 5-foot-10, but he plays like he’s 6-foot-2. He’s a tremendous player.”
Though Woods didn’t do it all by himself.
Passing has been a point of pride for Chippewa Valley under Voss and he was pleased with the way his team facilitated and found open teammates. It finished with 16 assists on 28 made field goals.
“We take a lot of pride in (passing),” Voss said. “We really like to be a team that you get a basket because someone gets you the ball. That’s how I believe the game is played.”
With plenty of passing usually come turnovers. That was not the case with Chippewa Valley as it finished with just seven for the game.
“We all played very well,” Voss said. “Seven turnovers against a team that was bigger and larger. Finishing with only seven turnovers in high school basketball is tough to do.”
Allen Whaley finished with 11 points for Chippewa Valley (5-0).
Ryan Webb scored 18 to lead Grosse Pointe North (3-4).
Chippewa Valley will travel to Macomb Dakota on Tuesday for a MAC Red Division matchup. North will travel to Romeo on Tuesday for a MAC White battle.
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Connor Muldowney is a freelance writer; News staff contributed