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Divine Child playoff run halted by River Rouge in regional finals PHOTO GALLERY

  • Dre'Quan Bell of River Rouge scored a game-high 18 points in the Panthers' 51-29 defeat of Divine Child on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. It marked Rouge's second consecutive regional title. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Divine Child's Liam Soraghan (30) led his team with 10 points on Wednesday night against River Rouge and Jordan Jones (40) scored six in what was the Class B, Region 12 final at Milan. The Falcons' playoff run was halted, however, as they fell by a score of 51-29 to the Panthers. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • River Rouge defeated Dearborn Divine Child 51-29 on Wednesday night in the Class B, Region 12 championship at Milan. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)

A strong postseason run for both River Rouge and Divine Child set up a head-to-head match on Wednesday night at Milan to decide the Class B, Region 12 championship.

The Falcons put up a fight early on against the No. 2-ranked Panthers, but the powerful Rouge team ultimately pulled away and claimed its second consecutive regional title.

Guided by 18 points from Dre’Quan Bell, Rouge (23-1) went on to a 51-29 victory over Divine Child (16-8). The win set up a quarterfinal rematch with Williamston, which defeated the Panthers 53-46 last year.

The Falcons’ Liam Soraghan finished with a team-high 10 points and Jordan Jones was second on the squad with six.

Divine Child averaged 66 points a game in its first three postseason matches. Rouge, however, allowed only allowed 33 points a night during that same stretch.

“We have a great deal of respect for Divine Child,” said first-year Panthers Coach Mark White. “They have some great athletes. (They’re) talented, good shooters, great size - really intelligent team…and a team like that brings out the best in you defensively.”

Rouge was up 13-7 after one quarter, guided by five points from Bell and a triple from Jayvien Torracne. For the night, Torrance had seven points, while eight points each came from teammates Jairus Grissom, Darian Owens-White and Delantae Peterson.

Quinn Blair hit a 3-pointer in the first quarter for the Falcons, but the junior was kept off the board otherwise on Wednesday night.

Eight second-quarter points from Bell, including two triples, helped the Panthers grab a 29-16 lead at the half. Soraghan and Jones accounted for all of their squad’s second-quarter scoring.

Rouge overpowered the Falcons after the break and led 46-22 with eight minutes left in the contest. Peterson, Bell, Grissom and Owens-White combined for 17 third-quarter points.

Divine Child’s Theo Day scored all five of his points in the third quarter.

While it was a tough end to the season for the Falcons, coach Andy Dold was impressed with what his players accomplished this year.

“There’s certainly a lot to be proud,” he said. “They certainly deserve everything they get, they’re good kids.

“We’ve got an excellent core coming back and you learn from experiences like this and hopefully next year regional finals isn’t good enough and we get to the next step.”

Along the way, Nick Seurynck and Scott Combs added four points each for Divine Child and Vince Micallef had one.

For Rouge, Donavan Freeman contributed two points in his team’s victory.

The Panthers’ quarterfinal battle with Williamson on Tuesday is set for 7 p.m. at Chelsea. The winner will face either Lake Fenton or Ludington on March 24 in the semifinals at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.

Last Updated: 3/16/2017 9:26:47 AM EST

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