Flint Northwestern beats Southwestern on Dre Parks’ triple in final two seconds

Posted: December 21, 2010 by Jared Field in High School

FLINT,  Michigan — Up eight at the half, Flint Southwestern Academy frittered away its lead in the third quarter to lose to crosstown rival Northwestern, 61-58, on a 3-pointer by senior Dre Parks with two seconds left.

It was Parks’ second game-winning basket of the season.

True to form, it was Parks — who couldn’t throw it in the ocean in the first half — who put the screws to the Knights in the second half. Parks scored 15 points in the third quarter alone and finished with a season-high 30 in the game.

Early on, Parks wasn’t the only Wildcat struggling from the field. Northwestern, as a whole, failed to shoot Southwestern out of its very effective 2-3 zone. The Knights are tall and lanky across five positions and have the makings of a really good defensive team.

Once Parks caught fire, Southwestern didn’t back off. Led by senior Marquez Poole and junior Cory Jones, the Knights traded leads with the Wildcats in the fourth quarter. Northwestern called timeout to set-up the final play with 13 ticks left. Parks came off a screen on the low block, popped open from deep and nailed his sixth 3-pointer of the game.

Jaylen Magee added 14 points for Northwestern amd Ahasuerus McDonald 12. Poole led SWA with 22.

Senior Dominez Burnett did not play tonight for personal reasons.

Each team had two former standouts on the bench: Deandre Upchurch (NW) and Demarkus Bracy (SWA).

  1. […] Fenton will take on a good, not great, Flint Southwestern squad that gave Northwestern all it could handle last week. One concern for the Tigers has to be Southwestern’s ability to match up against […]

  2. tayy says:

    Dnt nobody wanna give northwestern no credit dis year I just dnt kw y

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