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BOYS' BASKETBALL: Titans hang their hat on three-point shooting (PHOTO)

Anderson's Juwan Graham Photo by Dave Chapman



To close out last week, Anderson went into Trenton Friday night and unleashed a barrage of 3-pointers on the Trojans (4-10, 2-9 Downriver League).

When it was over, the Titans (8-7, 6-6 DRL) had buried nine total triples and came away with a 58-43 victory, its second win in three tries last week.

Anderson hopped out to a quick 12-2 lead after one quarter of play, spearheaded by five first-quarter points from Connor Phee.

The Trojans outscored Anderson 15-12 in the second quarter, led by six points from Brady Tanguay, and at the half the Titans were only up 24-17.

Anderson came out of the break on fire, knocking down four of its nine 3-pointers and took a commanding 42-24 lead into the fourth quarter and coasted from there on out.

The Titans controlled the glass for the better part of the night, trumping Trenton in the rebounding war 24-15.

Phee led all scorers with 17 point and also hit three 3-pointers and hauled in a team-high eight rebounds. Juwan Graham added nine points for Anderson on three 3-pointers.

Ryan Barker put up nine points to lead Trenton and Jaylin Jordan scored seven. Tanguay and Jerry LaBell tied for the team lead in rebounds with three each.

Anderson was scheduled for two home games this week, as it was set to welcome in first-place Truman on Tuesday and is looking to a battle with Woodhaven on Friday.

Three nights earlier, the Trojans had welcomed in Summit Academy and edged the Dragons 64-63 in a non-league battle.

Trenton’s Christian Mercure led all scorers with 26 points, while Jordan added 12, Luke Steffke netted nine and both Barker and LaBell added six.

For Summit, Cory Hicks led the way with 24, Leavohn Lewis scored 13 and Jesse Brown added 10. The Dragons also played two nights later and fell 60-54 to Ypsilanti Arbor Prep. In that contest, Hicks had 13, Brown netted 10 and Lewis finished with six.

The Trojans were scheduled to be in action last night at home against Kennedy and are set for a game Friday night at Lincoln Park.



Melvindale routs Lincoln Park

After a tough 11-point loss last Tuesday at Truman, a fired up Melvindale squad was not a very gracious host Friday night against Lincoln Park.

With three shooters in double figures, the Cardinals (4-9, 4-7 DRL) hammered the Railsplitters (5-6, 5-5 DRL) 60-38.

Wissam Saeed led the way 16 points for Melvindale, Ricky Cripps netted 12 and freshman Koby Boynton finished with 11.

Also coming up big for the Cards was Koby’s older brother Malik Boynton, who had nine points and nine rebounds. The elder Boynton recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Austin Peay University this fall.

Defensively, Jamary Taylor held Lincoln Park’s Joe Decoster, one of the area’s more prolific scorers, to just three points.

Leading the Rails in points was Christian Walker, who finished with 11, while teammate Brian Soloman came away with seven.

Melvindale was scheduled for a trip to Allen Park last night, a battle tonight at Trenton and on Friday a home game with Carlson.

The Rails were scheduled to go on the road last night for a game at Roosevelt and tonight are set for a non-league battle at Detroit Consortium Prep. On Friday, Lincoln Park is looking to welcome in Trenton.



Jacob Newby Contributed to this report







Last Updated: 2/11/2014 2:52:20 PM EST

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