Detroit Osborn used a 40-9 rebounding advantage to down Detroit Denby, 59-31, in girls basketball on Monday afternoon.
Leading the way for Osborn (5-6, 2-4 PSL East Division 1) was senior center Maria Martin with 23 points and 18 rebounds.
“She controlled the middle,” Osborn coach Kyohn Burton said. “Her drop step and hook shot were working for her, and she didn’t miss a layup.
"She’s my only senior, and she’s been inspirational. Some girls would have given up or quit this year, but she’s taken the losses in stride, and she’s extremely responsible and a good student.”
Junior forward Erin Davis had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Osborn. She was particularly hot from the corner, and many of her shots were assisted by freshman Keyanna Dailey, who had nine assists and five points.
Osborn only had a two-point lead at half but took advantage of its rebounding edge to get more fast-break points in the second half.
“We got into a running match because we were so much bigger than them,” Burton said.
Denby coach Marnina Sullivan, who played at Detroit King and then Dayton, was an assistant under Burton when he coached at Denby from 2010-2012.
“I was impressed with her," Burton said of Sullivan. "She made some good adjustments in the second quarter to keep it close."
Both teams play their next games on Wednesday. Osborn hosts Detroit Mumford (8-3, 5-1 PSL West Division 1) while Denby welcomes Detroit Cass Tech.
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Dearborn Advanced 72, Westland Universal 17: Aishia Brace had 24 points including six 3-pointers, and Jaida Reese scored 19 for Advanced (10-1, 9-0 Detroit Metro Red). Universal is 1-6, 1-5 Detroit Metro Blue.
Detroit CMA 47, Detroit Central 16: Vantane Garrett had 30 points, four steals and four rebounds, and Kaija Rose nine points, four rebounds and three steals for CMA (8-1, 6-0 PSL West Division 2).
Detroit East English 53, Detroit Pershing 36: Jayla Smith had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Kendall Taylor 12 points and Alexis Thompson 10 points for East English (5-4, 2-0 PSL East Division 1).
Detroit Southeastern 58, Mt. Clemens 17: Keyana McCraney had 24 points, Kyla Murphy 14, Serena Allen 10 and Destini Fudge six for Southeastern (3-8, 2-4 PSL East Division 2). Mt. Clemens is 3-8.
Marine City Cardinal Mooney 64, Clarkston Everest 59: David Trombley had 17 points, Jack Galazka 14 and Daniel Everhart 14 for Cardinal Mooney (9-1, 7-0 Catholic Intersectional No. 2). Everest is 5-5, 3-3.
St. Clair Shores Lake Shore 70, Fraser 59: Caleb Bates had 24 points and 15 rebounds, Malik Hill 17 points, five assists and four steals and Nicholas Olmeda 10 points and seven rebounds for Lake Shore (8-4, 4-2 MAC Gold). Matt Lockhart scored 17 for Fraser (4-7, 1-5).
Girls basketball scores
Belleville 54, Detroit Renaissance 47
Detroit Cesar Chavez 52, Hope of Detroit 28
Detroit International 51, Detroit Leadership 19
Detroit Mumford 57, Detroit Henry Ford 12
Grosse Ile 53, Milan 26
Marine City Cardinal Mooney 52, West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy 11
Riverview 55, Flat Rock 47
Boys basketball scores
Berkley 49, Royal Oak 46
Eric Coughlin is a freelance writer