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Nolan Glime and the Riverview Pirates made big strides since the last time they played Grosse Ile, but the improvements were not enough to translate into a victory over the Red Devils. Photo by Tom Alexander
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Earlier this season, Riverview managed only 22 points in a loss at Grosse Ile, but last Friday night the host Pirates (1-9, 1-5 Huron League) scored 24 points in the fourth quarter alone.
Unfortunately for Riverview, it still wasn’t enough to overcome the Devils (7-5, 6-2 Huron League) and they fell 52-47.
In the Jan. 15 matchup, Riverview had only two first-quarter points, but after eight minutes last Friday the game was tied 15-15.
Unfortunately for Riverview, the second and third quarters were more reminiscent of the previous meeting and the Devils took a 33-18 lead into the half and were up 41-23 heading into the final quarter.
The Devils scored 11 points to close out the game, which was enough to offset Riverview’s 24 and ultimately took the five-point win.
Danny McCarty led Grosse Ile with 21 points, while Tommy Daly knocked down 10 and grabbed eight rebounds. Derek Judd also contributed to the winning effort with nine points and Tyler Moores came away with eight.
For the Bucs, Nolan Glime scored a game-high 25 points and Alex Dubois pulled down 11 rebounds.
The contest was the only action of the week for Riverview, which was scheduled to take on Airport last night at home and Milan Friday on the road.
Huron wins and loses big
It was a weekend of two extremes for the Huron basketball team.
On Friday night the Chiefs headed down to Monroe and clobbered Jefferson by a score of 82-42.
Less than 24 hours later, Huron suffered a defeat of nearly the same margin, as it was dropped 63-22 by visiting Grosse Ile in a Saturday matinee.
In Monroe, the Chiefs (3-9, 3-4 Huron League) kept the scorekeepers busy all night, as four shooters hit double figures and the entire 12-man roster was in the points column before it was over.
Tyler Olson led the way with 14 points against the Bears, while Zach Schlarb, Chris Schultz and Austin Bell each netted a dozen.
Cameron Cox grabbed a team-high four rebounds and Schlarb, Justin Carey and Mark Cash each pulled down three.
In what was a makeup game on Saturday at Huron, Grosse Ile kicked off its dominating performance with a 15-2 lead after the first quarter.
The Chiefs managed 11 second-quarter points, but the Devils countered with 19 and held a 21-point lead at the half.
In the final 16 minutes, Grosse Ile outscored the hosts 29-9 and headed back to the island with a 41-point victory.
McCarty paced the Devils with 21 points and Tyler Moores finished with 10. Daly came away with seven points for Grosse Ile and grabbed seven rebounds, while Neil Smorch matched him with seven points and Eric Smorch added four.
Schlarb scored a team-high five points for Huron and both Bell and Grant Wood netted four each.
Last night the Devils were scheduled to travel to Monroe for a battle with SMCC and on Saturday will welcome in Jefferson.
The Chiefs were scheduled to be at Milan last night and were set to be home Friday against Flat Rock.
Flat Rock drops two
In the first of two back-to-back games last week, Flat Rock let a late lead slip away Thursday against visiting Airport and fell 60-55.
The next night, the Rams (4-7, 3-4 Huron League) were crushed 65-40 by second-place Monroe SMCC.
Against the Jets, in what was a makeup game originally scheduled for Tuesday, Flat Rock’s Neal Parker led his team with 15 points.
On Friday, Mike Mayberry was the Rams’ leading scorer with 12 points in the loss to the Falcons.
Summit divides a pair
Summit suffered another tough defeat last Thursday, but bounced back the next night with a victory against one of its Charter School League foes.
The week started with the host Dragons (7-5, 3-5 CSL) losing 65-60 against Warren Michigan Collegiate in a contest that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was moved due to the weather.
Back home the next night, Summit came away with a 65-61 win against Detroit University Prep.
In Thursday’s game, the Dragons’ Cory Hicks and Jesse Brown tied for the team lead in points with 14 and Christian Flannigan netted 13.
To help lead Summit to victory on Friday, Hicks scored 20 points and teammate Leavohn Lewis came away with 10.
Yesterday the Dragons were scheduled to go on the road for a non-league battle with Trenton. On Thursday, they will welcome in Ypsilanti Arbor Prep and on Friday will travel to Annapolis for another non-league tilt.
Last Updated: 2/4/2014 2:15:37 PM EST