In case you missed it, Fenton pulled out an amazing come-from-behind win last night over rival Swartz Creek.
The Tigers, down 24-4 in the second quarter thanks to some of the tightest team defense I’ve seen all season, still trailed by 15 at the half. Swartz Creek began to surrender their lead in the third quarter, but still had a cushion of seven points entering the fourth quarter.
After their primary ballhandler, sophomore Max Cummings, fouled out early in the fourth, I think it was clear to anyone who has seen Swartz Creek play this season that the game was probably over.
The Dragons’ guards succumbed to Fenton’s pressure, turning the ball over an astounding 22 times in the second half alone (more turnovers than points in the half).
Senior Eric Mowery played a tremendous second half after a less-than-stellar first. He led the team from his point guard position, finding juniors Dylan and Ryan Hickoff on numerous outlets in transition.
It’s no surprise that Swartz Creek outrebounded Fenton by 14, but it’s also not surprising that they once-again lost the turnover battle — and by a huge margin.
Ryan Hickoff led all scorers with 18 points for Fenton, now the favorite to win the Flint Metro League.
— Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops