Tuesday night’s storylines: Is Flint Hamady a fraud?

Posted: February 17, 2010 by Jared Field in High School

East Lansing's Steve Haney.

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.

  1. prepfan says:

    Watch the young Fields he just might in time prove to be the best of the class of 12. Shots better than his brother and handles the pressure and the ball as well as Crater did at his age. Grand Blanc now needs to play some showcase games so he can showcase his talents. Keep an eye on this young man!

  2. michigan scout says:

    lansing eastern also got anthoer freshman on varsity named brian morton jr who is very good he’s a 6’1 combo guard watch 4 that backcourt with him and cha cha in a couple of years

  3. anklebreaker says:

    what about Lansing Catholic lead by Stevie Repichowski hitting a game tying 3 pointer to send the game to overtime to get the win over Eaton Rapids watch oyt for him and Lansing Catholic in the next couple of years.

  4. highschoolhoops says:

    I disagree. Maybe not as skilled as Crater, but close. Compared to Crater as a soph, Fields handles the ball as well. Much more aggressive than Crater was. Crater never liked to get physical. Fields still needs to work on his shot and completing on the free throw line. Otherwise, in time, and with good coaching, he has the potential to be something special.

  5. michigan scout says:

    Repichowski from Lansing Catholic has a pure stroke, but needs to improve his aggresiveness to be on that next level.

  6. capcityhoop says:

    The most underrated player in the lansing area should 6’5 Soph. Efe Scott-Emuakpor from East Lansing. EL plays in a tough CAAC-Blue conference and he goes up against tough players night in and night out that have a slight height advantage on him (Horford, Henton, Darling) so his stats dont stand out much. But if you watch him play, he still has to get better at some things, but he is a good all around player and can get the crowd on their feet with his athleticism.

    • Jared Field says:

      I like him. He just a little too raw right now. He has a lot of potential, though.

      • capcityhoop says:

        Yeah. I see where you’re coming from. But he’s only a sophomore and has a lot of time to develop his skills more. Watch out for him though, I think he’s one of the best athletes i’ve seen in the lansing area in a while. He’s also a high D1 wide reciever in football too.

  7. […] his team continues to pile up losses, Jon Horford continues to impress. The 6-9 senior tore through East Lansing with 25 points and 11 rebounds, ate up Waverly with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and lit […]

    • muthguy1 says:

      And probably played absolutely no defense and showed little if any enthusiasm for playing the game. I’ve seen him a few times – – –

  8. michiganbasketball says:

    yes Lansing area loaded with talent from east Lansing, okemos, catholic central, and sexton this will be fun to watch in the next couple years.

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