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Jenna Daschke scored 14 points and Hannah Verbracken finished with 13 as Novi (3-1) defeated Royal Oak 40-36 in girls basketball Friday.

Sarah Soraghan had 15 to lead Royal Oak (4-2).

“This was a close game throughout. I believe Novi’s largest lead at any point was five,” Royal Oak coach Brian Sopata said. 

“I’m proud of the girls on how they battled, as we hung around all night.”

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Adrian Lenawee Christian 79, Plymouth Christian Academy 45: Libby Miller scored 21 and Brie Salenien 12 for Lenawee Christian (4-1). Anna Fernandez scored 27 for Plymouth Christian (5-1).

Auburn Hills Avondale 42, Rochester Adams 24: Taniah Jackson had 11 points for Avondale (3-3, 2-1 OAA White). Lauren Petersmark scored eight for Adams (3-3, 1-3 OAA White).

Detroit Southeastern 51, Detroit Davis 10: Serena Allen had 25 points and Aniya Owens scored 10 for Southeastern (3-2). Davis is 0-2.

Troy Athens 57, Troy 44: Isabelle Crum had 21 points, and Grace Bright had 12 points for Troy Athens (6-0, 2-0 OAA White). Athena Samson had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Troy (4-2, 1-1 OAA White).

Boys basketball

Belleville 61, Romulus 47: Connor Bush scored 23 and D.J. Johnson 14 for Belleville. Terrance Broughton scored 15 for Romulus. Both teams are 1-1.

Dearborn Divine Child 74, Carleton Airport 56: Lorenzo Vitti scored 17 and Troy Cicotte 15 for Divine Child (2-0). Benjamin Phillips scored 14 for Airport (0-3).

Detroit Central 65, Detroit Denby 53: Orlando Clarkson and Kemonte Brown each had 16 points for Central. Morquiz Bridges had 28 points for Denby.

Detroit CMA 52, Detroit Mumford 49: Damon Terrelle had 18 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks, and Dorian Johns added 12 points for CMA (4-0, 2-0 PSL West). Alan Gee led Mumford with 17 points.

Detroit Douglass 87, Detroit Pershing 54: Zavion McClendon had 26 points, Donivan Peoples had 25 points, and Pierre Brooks II had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Douglass (3-1, 2-0 PSL East). Tharren Hill had 18 points for Pershing (1-2, 0-1 PSL East).

Detroit University Prep 71, Detroit Country Day 62: Malcolm Cain had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists and Jarreau Gonville scored 11 with eight rebounds for University Prep (1-2). Julian Scott had 23 and Ronnie Scott scored 13 for Country Day (1-3).

Detroit Western 68, Detroit Cody 37: Shamar Ballenger had 23 points, and Kip Clark had 15 points and 32 rebounds for Western (2-2). Demetrius Williams led Cody with 10 points.

Ecorse 57, Detroit Old Redford 47: Malik Olasioye had 23 points and Donovan Williams added 12 for Ecorse (2-1). Dayeon Haywood scored 16 for Old Redford (0-3).

Novi 62, Walled Lake Central 49: Miles Sloan scored 18 and Alando Williams added 14 for Novi (2-2). Central is 2-2.

Okemos 53, Holt 42: Will Young had 14 points, and Noah Pruitt had 13 points for Okemos (2-1, 2-0 CAAC Blue). Jacob Howard had 15 points, and Josiah Shamisdeen had 14 points for Holt (1-3, 0-2 CAAC Blue).

Orchard Lake St. Mary's 68, Clarkston 55: Lorne Bowman scored 25, Julian Roper added 14 and Jack Crighton 10 for St. Mary’s (3-0). Matt Nicholson scored 20 and Fletcher Loyer had 17 for Clarkston (2-1).

Peck 58, Genesee 31: Brandon Winiarski scored 15 and Dylan Rosenthal added 12 points for Peck (4-0, 2-0 North Central). Ramy Abueita had 13 points for Genesee (2-1, 0-1 North Central).

Taylor Trillium Academy 81, Detroit Cesar Chavez Academy 9: Damaryon Fishburn had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Derrell Woods had 22 points with seven rebounds for Taylor Trillium (2-0). Cesar Chavez is 0-4.

Troy 42, Rochester 25: Brody Parker had 13 points and Imad Hage had nine points with 10 rebounds for Troy (3-0). Rochester is 0-3.

Warren Michigan Collegiate 76, University Prep Science & Math 54: Nick Johnson had 27 points, and Delshawn Dixon had 10 points and seven steals for Warren Michigan (3-1). AJ Medifizwer had 14 points for Science & Math (1-3).

Warren De La Salle 65, Hamtramck 62 (OT): Linden Holder had 22 points, Joe Gjonaj had 20 points, and Will Smythe had 16 points for De La Salle (4-0). Arman Allen had 21 points, and Noah Burns 20 points for Hamtramck (2-1).

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