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  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors celebrate their 58-53 upset win over Detroit U-D Jesuit. The game was played on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • Birmingham Brother Rice's Kevin Hayes (23) puts up a short jumper over Detroit U-D Jesuit's Saunders Lee (12). Hayes scored a team high 16 points to lead the Warriors to a 58-53 upset of the Cubs. The game was played on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • Birmingham Brother Rice's Drew Gallagher (22) has his shot challenged by Detroit U-D Jesuit's Cassius Winston (5). Gallagher scored 14 points to help lead the Warriors to a 58-53 upset of the Cubs. The game was played on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • Birmingham Brother Rice's Jaqualin Hannah (2) moves around Matt Schearer (4) of Detroit U-D Jesuit during the game played on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. The Warriors upset the Cubs 58-53. (Photo gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • Detroit U-D Jesuit's Cassius Winston (5) shoots a short jumper in front of Birmingham Brother Rice's Davis Feldman (12). Winston had a game high 24 points but the Cubs lost to the Warriors 58-53. The game was played on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)
  • The Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors upset Detroit U-D Jesuit 58-53 in the game played on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Brother Rice High School. (Photo Gallery by Ken Swart for MIPrepZone)

BIRMINGHAM – These guys belong in a hardware store, not shining on the hardwood.

Birmingham Brother Rice’s backcourt this winter on the boys basketball floor is the definition of nails tough.

Senior guards Dominic Downs, Davis Feldman, Nick Bielke and Ryan Jordan simply out-grind the competition. They each play with tons of heart, grit and determination.

That blood-and-guts mentality was fully displayed Tuesday night in the Warriors 58-53 upending of state-power Detroit U-D Jesuit.

Jordan hit the game-winning shot Tuesday. Downs buried a game-tying 3 in the fourth and connected on a pair of contest-clinch free throws. Feldman made a number of clutch hoops and Bielke set the tempo at the point, controlling things and directing traffic up top for his squad, holding his own in his head-to-head match-up with U-D Jesuit’s All-American candidate of a floor general, Cassius Winston.

"Those guys are as tough as they come, they're experience is a huge factor for us," said Brother Rice head coach Ed Shaffer of his senior guard contingent. "We're starting to click as a team right now and they're a major reason why."

Following Tuesday's victory, Shaffer's Warriors improve to 11-4 on the season.

Feldman and Downs are two of the most underrated multi-sport athletes in the area. Both also star on the school's baseball team. While Downs is headed to play hoops in college at most likely the Division 3 or NAIA level, Feldman is signed to play on the diamond (SS-RHP) at Eastern Michigan.

"Sometimes we take a backseat in the headlines, but that just motivates us and makes us go 110 percent at all times to try and get our due," said Feldman of the mindset him and Downs share graduating in a class at Brother Rice with Michigan football-signees Alex Malzone and Grant Perry and Kentucky baseball-signee Nick Plummer, projected a first-round pick in this June's MLB Draft. "We like playing with a chip on our shoulders."

For right now, the pair are just focused on wrapping up their senior season on the hardwood in style.

"We believe in ourselves and we believe in each other, when we play our game we can beat anyone." Downs said.

Last Updated: 2/11/2015 1:45:39 AM EST


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