boys hoops roundup: Reece Dils comes through in clutch for Saline and more Tuesday results
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Saline 64, Novi 63
Michael Hendrickson led Saline with 23 points and Reece Dils chipped in 22 in the one-point victory.
The Hornets (6-4), led 57-48 with five minutes, 53 seconds remaining in the game, but Novi took a 63-62 lead with under a minute to play. Dils hit a pair of free throws to put Saline ahead for good.
Peter Bakker-Arkema scored a game-high 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and eight rebounds to lead Skyline (4-5).
"We shot a really good percentage in the first half," Ann Arbor Skyline coach Mike Lovelace said. "We executed in transition, our defensive intensity was good, and we looked good on both sides of the floor."
Milan's C.J. Turnage led with 21 points and seven rebounds. Donovan Verges added 20 points, and Latin Davis had 15 points and six steals.
"We played our best game of the year," Milan coach Josh Tropea said. "We created 15 turnovers in the first half, which resulted in layups and easy baskets. We were 22 of 34 shooting from the field in the first half."
Milan (9-1, 5-0 in the Huron League) will host Monroe St Mary Catholic Central (9-0) at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.
"That will be a huge game," Tropea said. "They are undefeated and ranked in Class C."
The Dreadnaughts (4-5) nearly let a nine-point fourth quarter lead slip away, but Brighton was unable to get its buzzer beater attempt off in time.
Dexter's Derek Seidl recorded a game-high 17 points for Dexter.
Missing starter Ashton Hundley, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard rallied for a road win over Catholic High School League opponent Madison Heights Bishop Foley.
Jason Houle scored 23 points for Gabriel Richard, and Kamari Davis and Kevin Day each added 11.
Bishop Foley scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to bring the score within 10, but Gabriel Richard (4-6, 2-2 Catholic League) held one for the win.
“We have to protect the ball better,” Schoch said. “These box scores make it look like we’re not playing good defense, but really we’re just giving up lots of points in transition.”
Andrew Khouri scored 17 points, and Reed Wilborn added 10, as Greenhills improved to 8-1 (7-0 MIAC).
Manchester's Matt Kemner scored a game-high 16 points, but the Flying Dutchmen (0-11, 0-5 Cascades) still fell short of their first win.
Whitmore Lake 51, Britton Deerfield 40
Whitmore Lake trailed 15-7 after the first quarter and slowly chipped away at Britton Deerfield's lead from there. Whitmore Lake trailed 31-27 after three but used a 24-9 fourth quarter to win the game.
Gunner McGibbon finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Whitmore Lake (4-7, 2-4 Tri-County Conference).
McGibbon posted his third double-double of the season, while teammate Rory Judge scored all 11 of his points in the fourth.
After a 15-14 first quarter, Novi Franklin Road Christian outscored Calvary Christian Academy by at least eight points in each remaining quarter.
Franklin Road Christian's Scott McSweeney scored a game-high 26 points. Gavin Harris and Austin Hearns added 10 points apiece.
Kenny Warren led Calvary Christian (0-8) with 16 points.
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