Posts Tagged ‘Lance Hopkin’

By Gavin Raath

SWARTZ CREEK, Michigan — Someone asked me at the start of the Holly/Swartz Creek game on Friday night, “why did you come to this game?”  I chuckled in response, but wanted to say to that Holly fan, “because I think Creek wins this one.”

Holly is without two key transfers in Thomas Lovachis and Josh Fugate, but should have been the favorite in this game.  But at home, and with its new coach Jeremy Trent looking to send a message against the conference’s best, I had hunch it would go another way.

After a low scoring game that saw Creek outscore Holly the last three quarters to secure the win, I would say Coach Trent’s message was received — and the Metro had better serve notice. (more…)

The Metro's best player?

The Metro's best? Or will his new teammates outshine him?

The Flint Metro League has always been a bit of a wasteland for subpar class A schools.  If you can’t hack it in a regular conference, then move to the Metro like Swartz Creek, Clio and Kearsley [and for heaven’s sake don’t let competitive teams like Grand Blanc and Davison follow].

What develops is some of the worst basketball you can imagine.  Point guards that look down when they dribble, undersized posts, and disastrous open court situations.  I’ve often been to Metro games, asking myself could this really be A basketball?  This is the way it has always seemed: subtract any team’s best player, and you may as well be watching a team from the GAC or class D.

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