Saturday's preps: Inside game lifts Macomb Dakota to girls basketball victory

The Detroit News

Junior Cameron Grant and senior Taylor Williams combined to pull the Macomb Dakota girls basketball team from a first-quarter slumber, helping lead the squad to a 61-36 victory over Farmington Hills Mercy Saturday.

Grant finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds while Williams accounted for 17 points and 11 rebounds. Dakota (2-0) found itself in an early 11-4 hole before regrouping and taking control.

"We just took it to them," assistant coach John Daly said. "Our inside game with Cam and Taylor, they just didn't have an answer for them." 

During the slow start, the entire team maintained its composure, Daly said. Jill Smith scored 10 for Mercy (1-1).

More girls basketball

Ann Arbor Huron 65, River Rouge 43: Lamariyee Williams had 30 points and nine rebounds for River Rouge (1-2) 

Detroit Cass Tech 46, Ann Arbor Skyline 25: Keyonna Johnson had 16 points and seven rebounds and Ariah Powell finished with 15 points and eight rebounds for Cass Tech (2-0). 

Hartland 48, Okemos 40: Nikki Dompierre scored 20 for Hartland (2-0). Okemos is 1-2. 

Boys basketball

Detroit Pershing 57, Ann Arbor Prep 54, OT: Reggie Lawrence scored 18 and Pierre Hill 15 for Pershing. Lynson Henderson scored 25 for Prep.

Oak Park 63, Chicago Corliss 59: Fred Garland scored 20, Devonte Edwards 17 and Malik Carr had 15 points and 20 rebounds for Oak Park (1-1). 

More boys scores 

Detroit Cody 69, University Prep 66, OT

Detroit Mumford 64, SCS South Lake 52

Flint Beecher 77, Toledo Rogers 70

Harper Woods 61, Detroit Cornerstone 28