Greetings and salutations to all of you out there in the Spartan Nation and beyond!Â I have to apologize for not finishing up football seasons, but reasons beyond my control kept me from fulfilling my duties.Â Now, itâ€™s basketball season.Â The boys have been playing games for about a week now and Iâ€™m ready to make my first prep basketball report.Â This season should be a fun one; there will be plenty of high scoring games and tons of action.Â We canâ€™t forget about those teams over-matched and get blown out.Â It should give them some incentive to get back to good basketball.Â Letâ€™s take a look at the first week of action.
Low Score of the Week
Watervliet 30 St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic 27 (57 points)
There werenâ€™t a ton of points scored in this game, but Watervliet took home the win.Â The game was busted wide open in the second quarter before a Lake Michigan Catholic comeback, but Watervliet held on for the win.Â Jacob Cowsert and Travis Bolin each scored eight points in the winning effort.Â Austin Juza scored seven to lead Lake Michigan Catholic.Â LMC head coach Tom Eversole thought it was a classic game of with lots of defense and not much offense.
High Score of the Week
Detroit Country Day 98 Saginaw High 81 (179 points)
Wow.Â These two teams are a couple of powerhouses when it comes to boyâ€™s basketball.Â Both have won multiple state titles and sent countless players to the college ranks (and a few to the NBA).Â The top scorer was Saginawâ€™s Tommy McCune with 31 points.Â McCune has committed to West Virginia to play his collegiate ball.Â Amir Williams was the top scoring player for Detroit Country Day with 24 points and 14 rebounds.Â Williams has signed to play his college basketball at Ohio State.
Coach Cottrellâ€™s BLOWOUT of the Week
Detroit Community 96 Flint Madison Academy 8
This game must have gotten ugly when they tipped off to start the game.Â It was so ugly, I couldnâ€™t even find any information about it.Â The only place I even saw the score was on the MHSAAâ€™s website.Â OUCH!Â What a way to start Coach Cottrellâ€™s BLOWOUT of the Week!Â This one might be the top blowout at the end of the season!
Michigan State Recruits Update
Dwaun Anderson of Suttons Bay had a nice start to his season.Â In action last night, he scored 29 points, pulled down 11 rebounds, and tossed five assists against McBain.Â Anderson scored 13 and grabbed 11 rebounds on December 7th while playing Elk Rapids.Â The 6â€™4â€ shooting guard knows how to rebound, and that is very important to any Tom Izzo recruit.