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Allen Park holds off Wyandotte Roosevelt in late-season DRL battle; Bears fall into 2nd-place tie PHOTO GALLERY

  • Allen Park's Izzy Slate (14) dribbles and drives past Wyandotte Roosevelt's Andrea Baker on Tuesday night. The host Jaguars knocked off the Bears 38-34. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Hannah Lavis (2) of Wyandotte Roosevelt tries to get by Allen Park's Claire Latkovic on Tuesday night. The visiting Bears suffered a 38-34 defeat in the contest. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Allen Park Jaguars picked up a huge 38-34 win at home on Tuesday against the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)

Game Info

Basketball - Girls - 2/14/2017 7 p.m.

Allen Park 38
Wyandotte Roosevelt 34

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Entering the final week of Downriver League play, Wyandotte Roosevelt came into Tuesday’s game at Allen Park tied for first place with Woodhaven.

For the Jaguars, it was a chance to knock the Bears out of the top spot - and avenge an eight-point defeat suffered last month in Wyandotte.

In a tightly-contested, defensive-minded game, Allen Park (13-5, 10-3 DRL) did just that, as it took down the visiting Bears 38-34 in what was the second to last game of the DRL season.

The Roosevelt (13-4, 11-2 DRL) loss set up a showdown for second place between the Bears and Trenton (15-2, 11-2 DRL) on Friday at Trenton. Woodhaven (14-3, 12-1 DRL) has clinched a share of the title and should claim it outright on Friday, barring an upset at Taylor Truman.

On Tuesday at Allen Park, it was a back-and-forth affair for much of the first half, as the teams exchanged buckets and kept things close. The Jags carried a 25-23 lead into halftime and managed to open it up some in the second half.

Both coaches attributed defense as being the focal point of the game. Allen Park Coach Chuck Perez was particularly pleased with his squad’s overall team effort on that side of the ball.

"Our defense was really good tonight," Perez said. "We were stressing that every possession was going to be important. Against a team like Wyandotte, you can't make any mistakes.

"We looked at game tape from the first game and made the necessary adjustments.”

Roosevelt Coach Ron Adkins noted some missed opportunities in the game for his Bears.

"We talked about not getting out-played," Adkins said. "I think we had the ability to control the boards on both ends, and at times we got out-hustled on loose balls. They got a lot of offensive rebounds, which in turn means they're playing a little bit harder than us.

“I think at this point in the season defense trumps offense, but they had a good game plan, I give them a lot of credit. It's tough to win here, too."

Allen Park was led by Abbie Slate with 12 points, while Gracen Kubik added 10, with a pair of triples, and Claire Latkovic converted on five of her six free throw attempts.

For Roosevelt, Madison Hamilton led all scorers in the game with 14 points and Katie Thorington chipped in with six points.

The Jags will wrap up DRL play on Friday with a home game against Melvindale, which they beat 72-40 last month. With a victory, Allen Park would likely end the season in a third-place tie with either Roosevelt or Trenton.

Last Updated: 2/15/2017 12:30:50 AM EST