High school basketball roundup: Milan boys stays unbeaten and more Friday night results
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Latin Davis scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half to lead Milan (3-0) to its third victory of the season. Teammate C.J. Turnage -- a 6-foot-5 senior wing -- added 14 of his 18 points in the third quarter. 10 of Turnage's points came from dunks.
"(Latin) Davis carried us in the first half," Milan coach Josh Tropea said. "(C.J.) Turnage came out with an early foul in the second quarter, and our offense struggled without him."
According to Tropea, Turnage came out in the second half like a man possessed.
"(Turnage) was playing some great basketball," Tropea said. "We took it to them, which allowed us to rest some starters in the fourth quarter."
Jason Houle had 16 points for Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard (2-1). Kamari Davis had 15 points, and Evan Fosha added 14 points. Austin Hundley grabbed 14 rebounds.
"We are two teams that play fast," Gabriel Richard coach Pete Schoch said. "This is the first time we've been held under 80 points all season. They did a nice job of finishing. I was proud of the way we fought, but we didn't shoot well, and you need to shoot the lights out to hang around with a team like Detroit Country Day."
Highly touted River Rouge junior Jamal Poplar played against Willow Run (0-4) for the first time since transferring from that school last spring. That transfer is being disputed by Willow Run officials, who believe Poplar should be declared ineligible.
Poplar, who can play all five positions, averaged in double figures for Willow Run as a sophomore. He was ranked among the top 15 and 21 players respectively in the state by two Detroit publications prior to this season. He was a huge part of a Willow Run club that lost to River Rouge 53-26 in last year's Class C regional before winding up at River Rouge this season.
Willow Run head coach Tim Cain, however, was more concerned with River Rouge's tactics than Poplar playing against the Flyers on Friday.
"They left their starters in and pressed the entire game, even when they were up by 50," Cain said. "That's the only comment I'm going to give, that's how frustrated I am right now."
As for the 6-foot-9 Poplar, who attended an offseason camp at the University of Michigan last summer, Cain has little to say.
"He absolutely played," he said. "(But) I have no comment."
Saline Washtenaw Christian's Mathias Domat tallied 23 points as the Wildcats (3-1) played man-to-man coverage for the first time this season.
"It really allowed us to put pressure on the ball," Washtenaw Christian coach Dan Benesiel said.
Johnny Bryant and James Bergler each scored 11 for Ypsilanti Calvary Christian Academy (0-2).
Late in the fourth, Hillsdale Will Carleton Academy scored a 3-pointer for a five point lead, before Rudolf Steiner (2-2) senior Koji Vroom hit two 3-pointers to regain the lead.
Vroom shot 9 of 14 from the floor for 23 points and had five steals. Senior Steven Molitor added 17 points and five steals, while Ben Hadlock scored 12 points.
“We ran half-court trap the whole game and they couldn’t figure it out,” Rudolf Steiner coach Nick Sherwood said. “Defense was really what kept us in the game and got us back in. We got lots of turnovers and easy buckets in the fourth.”
Greenhills 57, Novi FRC 44
Andrew Khouri led Ann Arbor Greenhills with 20 points as the Gryphons improved to 3-1. Andikan Archibong had 12 points and seven steals, Emmet Kulka scored 10 and Abe Estenson added eight points and seven rebounds.
Franklin Road Christian held a 38-37 lead after three quarters, but Greenhills used a 20-6 fourth quarter to take control.
"We played a great game defensively," Greenhills coach Andrew Wright said. "We limited them to five field goals in the second half.
"The kids have really been working on their half-court defense, and forced a lot of turnovers. The defensive effort was great."
Khouri returned after missing two games with a back injury.
Ottawa Lake-Whiteford 72, Whitmore Lake 46
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