I saw JD Tisdale’s first game with Swartz Creek tonight. It was a little anticlimactic, though, since the highly-touted 6-4 point guard was sidelined with foul trouble for much of the game. He still finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Dragons beat up on Ortonville Brandon by 22.
The game was of particular interest because of sophomore guard Marquavian Stephens, who was honored before the game by the entire basketball program. Stephens, you may remember, collapsed on the court back in October and had to be brought back to life by a couple coaches with CPR and a defibrillator. Stephens was in the hospital in Detroit for two weeks and underwent surgery on his heart last month. He is on track to get back on the court in January.
Carman-Ainsworth lost to Grand Blanc on the road by six. The Cavs were without their leading scorer, junior guard Denzel Watts who is out for disciplinary reasons.
Flint Powers soundly beat Flint Northwestern in their annual opening night battle. The Chargers led by 21 points at the end of the third and won by 18.
Finally, Flint Northern nearly pulled off an upset against Buctown tonight, losing by three. Northern has been very competitive early in the season against Buctown for the last few years. It will be interesting to see if Northern, under a new head coach, will improve as the season progresses.