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Detroit — Tyson Acuff made sure he would leave his mark on Detroit Cass Tech basketball Friday night at Calihan Hall, putting on an impressive performance to lead his team to its third PSL championship and second straight with a lopsided 66-41 victory over Detroit Douglass.

Acuff, a 6-foot-3 senior guard who signed with Duquesne, scored 32 and had six rebounds and six assists, making 13 of 21 shots from the field and 5 of 7 3-pointers.

 Acuff missed four of his first six shots but was only off-target on four the rest of the game.

“The thing about playing in a Public School League is that it’s a built-in stage and all you have to do is perform on it,” Cass Tech coach Steve Hall said. “He’s (Acuff) won three PSL championships in four years and started. I don’t know how many people have done that. That’s pretty unique company and speaks for itself. 

“We had four starters graduate last year, and in the preseason, prior to the summer league, we didn’t have enough guys who knew all the plays, and Tyson’s whole role changed.”

More: David Goricki's boys high school basketball rankings: Feb. 9

The first half was a game of runs with Cass Tech — 17-1 and ranked No. 7 in The News Super 20 — opening the championship bout with a 10-0 run with Acuff getting an assist on the opening basket before scoring off a scoop shot in the lane and finishing the spurt with a 3-pointer from the left corner.

No. 19 Douglass (15-4) responded with a 17-2 run to take a 17-12 lead with four-star junior Pierre Brooks II scoring nine and Damon Tiggs connecting on a pair of 3-pointers.

Then Acuff really got going. The senior guard scored 10 during a 12-0 run for a 24-17 lead.

Acuff was aggressive and heady as well, following his missed 3-pointer by grabbing the rebound and making a short jumper to ignite the run.

Acuff then made a steal and found Kalen King for a transition basket, then scored himself in transition before taking a pass from King and scoring inside to start a three-point play (layup and free throw) for a 21-17 lead.

Acuff alertly threw the ball off a Douglass player to make sure Cass Tech retained the ball after getting his 3-pointer blocked by 6-foot-8 Javantae Randle before cashing in with a 3-pointer from the right corner for a 24-17 lead.

Douglass would get no closer than three the rest of the half.

“We knew it was real important to get off to a good start because they hit big shots at the end of the game," Acuff said. "They close out games well so we had a lot of respect for Douglass.”

“We were working on shooting all day at school (before game), chemistry, not being selfish, so that was a big part of the game.”

Said Hall: “Frederick Douglass is a high scoring outfit and they want to get out and score and I know the games they lost were low scoring games. When you let them run freely they have too many guys and too many weapons, so the fact that we were able to control them means that the game plan was executed well.”

Cass Tech — which had its players showcase its pride by wearing Press Tech founded in 2016 warmup shirts before the game —  made 8 of 12 shots during the third quarter with Acuff making 4 of 5, including both of his 3-point shots.

Brooks finished with 24 for Douglass.

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Allen Park 48, Taylor 35: Max Baugh had 19 points with nine rebounds for Allen Park (7-7, 5-6 Downriver). Jayon Kimbrough had 12 points for Taylor (5-9, 3-9).

Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 74, Plymouth Christian Academy 55: Kaleb Chelli had 19 points and Andrew Conn 15 for Inter-City Baptist (7-7, 4-4 MIAC Blue). Nathan Etnyre had 13 points and Nicholas Scott 11 for Plymouth Christian (6-11, 3-5).

Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 72, Ann Arbor Greenhills 57: Jordan Roebuck scored 21 for Cranbrook (11-4). Finn Klein scored 22 for Greenhills (1-12).

Bloomfield Hills Roeper 55, Whitmore Lake 48: Evan Akkashian scored 25 and Thai Fowler 12 for Roeper (11-4, 8-3 MIAC Red). Brandon Ely scored 14 for Whitmore Lake (7-9, 6-5).

Dearborn 86, Livonia Churchill 67: Jack Melton scored 21, Jamil Mashhour 12 and Niemer Hamood 11 for Dearborn (9-7, 8-4 KLAA East). Chase Loving scored 26 for Churchill (1-15, 0-12).

Dearborn Heights Robichaud 62, Garden City 23: Jaylen Carter had 24 points and eight assists, and Drevon Graves scored 14 for Robichaud (3-11, 3-8 WWAC). Garden City is 0-15, 0-11.

Detroit Edison 76, Detroit University Prep 53: Jarreau Gonville scored 20 and Malcolm Cain 17 for University Prep (5-12, 3-7 MMAC Blue). Ray Williams Jr. scored 11 for Edison (10-4).

Detroit Jalen Rose Leadership Academy 75, Taylor Prep 57: Jaylin Williams scored 17 and Jacob Nelson 16 for Rose (12-3). Jon Sabuda scored 13 and Davon Armour 10 for Taylor Prep (3-13).

Detroit Loyola 78, Macomb Lutheran North 74: Mark Mayberry Jr. had 27 points and 13 rebounds, R’mon Brown scored 13 and Kwesi Henry 13 for Loyola (12-2, 5-1 Catholic League AA). Caleb Hardies scored 17 for Lutheran North (12-2, 4-2).

Ecorse 67, Detroit University Prep Science & Math 55: Malik Olafioye scored 37 with five rebounds, Derrick Kemp scored eight with 15 assists and Mike Wood scored 10 for Ecorse (10-6). Jalen McGowen scored 15 for Science & Math (5-12).

Hamtramck 50, Detroit Catholic Central 49: Javier Whitaker had 13 points and Noah Burns had 12 points for Hamtramck (14-3). Hayden Files had 16 points for Catholic Central (6-9).

Hartland 58, Canton 53: Trevor Lewis scored 31 and Kyle Hamlin 15 for Hartland (10-6, 7-5 KLAA West). Jake Vickers scored 18 and Ben Stesiak 17 for Canton (11-5, 9-3).

Howell 72, Salem 40: Tony Henkola scored 28 for Howell (13-3, 10-2 KLAA West). Garrett Smith scored 11 for Salem (5-11, 2-10).

Livonia Clarenceville 66, Novi Christian Academy 58: Stefan Evans had 19 points and Zach Topolewski 17 for Clarenceville (7-8, 4-5 Michigan Independent Blue). Johnathan Blackwell had 14 points and Luke Banks 12 for Novi Christian (8-6, 3-6).

Livonia Stevenson 62, Livonia Franklin 46: Evan Asante scored 12 and Jacob Mars and Steven Shimko both scored 10 for Stevenson (11-5, 8-4 KLAA East). Andre DeWalt scored 17 and Dom Ufferman 12 for Franklin (5-11, 3-9).

Okemos 60, Lansing Waverly 41: Ali Mousavi scored 19, Austin Gibson 11 and Will Young 11 for Okemos (12-3, 9-0 CAAC Blue). Bryson Fronta scored 11 and Isaiah Pizzo had 10 for Lansing (4-11, 0-9).

Orchard Lake St Mary’s 61, Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 42: Lorne Bowman scored 31 and Kareem Rozier 13 for St Mary’s (15-1, 8-0 CSC). Xavier Thomas scored 15 for Brother Rice (10-6, 4-4).

Plymouth 61, Northville 53: Jacob Smith had 14 points, and Matt MacLellan and Kane Elmy each had 12 for Plymouth (7-9, 4-8 KLAA West). Zach Shoemaker had 20 points and Grant Mathiesen 18 for Northville (12-4, 8-4).

Troy 74, Farmington 73: Ethan Emerzian scored 34 for Troy (11-3, 6-2 OAA White). Jaden Akins scored 33 for Farmington (7-9, 6-2).

Boys basketball scores

Catholic League

Dearborn Divine Child 58, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 51

Clarkston Everest 67, Allen Park Cabrini 42

Marine City Cardinal Mooney 55, MH Bishop Foley 46

Riverview Gabriel Richard 52, Royal Oak Shrine 37

Downriver

Gibraltar Carlson 73, Trenton 59

Woodhaven 86, Dearborn Edsel Ford 66

Wyandotte 56, Lincoln Park 43

Flint Metro

Goodrich 61, Ortonville Brandon 51

Huron

Flat Rock 49, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 39

Milan 73, Carleton Airport 70 (2OT)

New Boston Huron 47, Monroe Jefferson 34

KLAA

Brighton 63, Novi 50

Wayne Memorial 46, Dearborn Fordson 28

Lakes Valley

Milford 40, Walled Lake Central 32

South Lyon East 41, Walled Lake Western 29

MAC

Utica Ford 59, Sterling Heights 39

OAA

Pontiac 46, Rochester 42

Rochester Adams 57, Oxford 29

Southeastern

Ann Arbor Pioneer 57, Temperance Bedford 40

Ann Arbor Skyline 53, Ann Arbor Huron 40

Saline 68, Monroe 44

Ypsilanti Lincoln 68, Dexter 45

Western Wayne

Redford Thurston 51, Dearborn Heights Crestwood 40

Romulus 50, Redford Union 37

Others

Clawson 36, Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 29

Girls basketball

Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 54, Plymouth Christian 41: Kallie McElroy scored 17 Arianna Thompson 13 and Bethany Estell 13 for Inter-City Baptist (13-1). Anna Fernandez had 16 points and Morganne Houk 14 for Plymouth Christian (12-4).

Dearborn 53, Livonia Churchill 35: Malak Alhajj scored 17, Erin Moran 14, and Justina Szalkowski 10 for Dearborn (14-2, 10-2 KLAA East). Keke Buggs scored 10 for Churchill (10-6, 7-5).

Garden City 38, Dearborn Heights Robichaud 24: Siena McNitt had 19 points for Garden City (9-8, 8-5 Western Wayne). Cierra Hughes had eight points for Robichaud (4-13, 3-10).

Hartland 59, Plymouth Canton 13: Whitney Sollom scored 11 with 10 rebounds and Amanda Roach and Madi Moyer both scored nine for Hartland (15-1, 11-1 KLAA West). Plymouth Canton is 1-15, 1-11.

Plymouth 43, Northville 30: Ella Riley scored 19 and Sophie Zelek 11 for Plymouth (8-8, 5-7 KLAA West). Sophia Jeromsky scored 10 for Northville (7-9, 5-7 KLAA West).

River Rouge 49 , Detroit University Prep 46: Shenice Halmon scored 20, Courtesy Williams had 18 points and nine rebounds, Detorri Hall had 10 points, eight assists, and six steals for River Rouge (8-5, 7-2 MMAC). University Prep is 10-5, 6-3.

Rochester Adams 53, Oxford 45: Maddie Dolenga scored 19 and Lauren Petersmark 11 for Adams (10-6, 6-3 OAA White). Emma Morris scored 19 for Oxford (5-11, 1-9).

Romulus 58, Redford Union 18: Ciara Hardy had 28 points and Dionna Carter 10 for Romulus (13-5, 12-1 Western Wayne). Redford Union is 3-13, 2-11.

Royal Oak 33, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 23: Sarah Soraghan scored 18 for Royal Oak (9-8, 3-6 OAA Red). Lilly DiPanni scored eight for Stoney Creek (5-11, 2-7).

Taylor 45, Allen Park 34: Taneicea Burleigh had 21 points and Amiah Thomas had 15 points for Taylor (9-8, 7-7 Downriver). Madison Stibel had 10 points for Allen Park (8-7, 8-4).

Trenton 44, Gibraltar Carlson 30: Alayna Mulford scored 13 and Kayla Everingham 10 for Trenton (14-3, 11-2 Downriver League). Jenna Lazarski scored 13 and Emma Shimzu 10 for Carlson (4-13, 2-11).

Walled Lake Central 42, Milford 24: Angelina Haisha had 21 points for Walled Central (9-8, 8-5 Lakes Valley). Milford is 7-10, 3-10.

Girls basketball scores

Blue Water Area

Armada at Richmond, 6

North Branch 44, Algonac 42

Downriver

Lincoln Park 63, Wyandotte 57

Flint Metro

Goodrich 54, Ortonville Brandon 32

KLAA

Brighton 58, Novi 21

Livonia Stevenson 48, Livonia Franklin 33

Wayne Memorial 73, Dearborn Fordson 43

Westland John Glenn 51, Belleville 45

Lakes Valley

South Lyon East 71, Walled Lake Western 52

MAC

St. Clair Shores South Lake 47, Hazel Park 41

Michigan Metro

Harper Woods 46, Hamtramck 39

Taylor Prep 1, Detroit Univ. Prep Science & Math 0 (forfeit)

OAA

Auburn Hills Avondale 69, Troy 37

Berkley 52, Pontiac 9

North Farmington 39, Lake Orion 29

Plymouth 43, Northville 30

Southfield A&T 51, Bloomfield Hills 39

West Bloomfield 58, Clarkston 43

Southeastern

Ann Arbor Huron 55, Ann Arbor Skyline 46

Temperance Bedford 40, Ann Arbor Pioneer 33

Others

RH Lutheran Northwest 53, Detroit Country Day 13

david.goricki@detroitnews.com

Detroit News staff contributed

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