Here’s just a taste of what went down Tuesday night…
– Is Flint Hamady a fraud? Thanks to Flint Southwestern, who made Hamady look like world beaters early in the season, I’ve been made to look foolish by the Hawks the rest of the way. Here’s the breakdown: When Hamady plays a good team, they lose — end of story. Last night, the Hawks lost by 13 on their home floor to Detroit Consortium – a team whose best player is a sophomore and shorter than I am.
– LaDontae “Buckets” Henton continues his onslaught on the Lansing area. The 6-5 junior poured in 27 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Owosso. Henton is lapping the field in the Lansing-area scoring race this season, scoring more than 24 points per game. Super freshman Charles “Cha Cha” Tucker added 15 points and seven dimes.
– Is anyone surprised Flint Carman-Ainsworth lost to Bridgeport last night? ……… nope? OK, moving on.
– Saginaw Heritage was lucky to come away with a 2-point win last night against Grand Blanc on the road. At winning time, the Hawks showed why they’re Heritage and not High or Hill, employing a really weak-kneed stalling strategy in the final three minutes. It almost cost them the game. Oh, and memo to both teams: Patrick Haggin (GB) and Chris Jones (SH) don’t miss much from 3-point range. You might want to step out on that. Jones finished with 27 on four triples and Haggin 22 on six. Oh, and Grand Blanc’s sophomore guard Jordan Fields is as advertised. He’s really good.
– Ithaca made amends for their earlier loss to Shepherd last night, winning by 13 on the road. The earlier loss remains the one and only blemish on Ithaca’s 15-1 record this season. Alex Oosterhoff poured in 16 points and Creed Stapleton had 15 point with eight rebounds for the Yellowjackets. This team is still GLH co-editor Gavin Raath’s darkhorse in class C.
– The upstart East Lansing Trojans earned their biggest win of the season last night against Grand Ledge. The Trojans were led by freshman forward Steve Haney who scored a team-high 24 points. East Lansing won 59-44 despite giving up 25 points and 11 rebounds to Grand Ledge’s 6-9 center Jon Horford