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Video: Rivalries highlight an explosive week of Hometown Hoops!

PHOTO COURTESY: JESSE GONZALES

In the Hometown Hoops Game of the Week, Dow took down Midland 65-31, playing their most complete game of the season. Former Path to Greatness star Ellie Taylor scored 25 points in the win. The Midland boys beat Dow later in the evening 70-59. Both schools raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society for the game as well.

In the best game of the night, the top two boys Jack Pine Conference teams battled all evening long in Beaverton. Meridian took advantage of some poor Beavers foul shooting, winning 53-47 in triple overtime! Beaverton falls to 11-2, 9-1 in conference, while Meridian improves to 12-1, 8-1 in conference play.

The Fenton girls made a late run on rival Flushing, but the Raiders hung on for a 44-41 victory.

While the unbeaten 14-0 Freeland girls continued their dominance, beating Alma 54-36, the boys game was a different story. It took overtime for the Falcons boys team to beat the Panthers, 72-69.

In the Greater Thumb West, Unionville-Sebewaing made some clutch shots down the stretch to beat Teese 64-59. USA improves to 6-0 in conference play with the victory.

The Beecher boys took on a Hamady team that gave them all they could handle on Friday night. The Bucs led by 6 at halftime but Hamady would not go away. Led by Roswan Brewster the Hawks kept the game close throughout but the Bucs walked away with a hard fought victory Friday night in front of a packed house.

Grand Blanc stayed in conference Friday night as Milford came to town. The Bobcats played with a lot of heart and effort but it was Milford notching the win 59-52.

Northwestern and Southwestern rekindled their rivalry on Friday night. the Wildcats have had a slightly better season in 2017 and they were slightly better than Southwestern. Wildcats win it 69-56.

In Girl's basketball Carman-Ainsworth hosted Powers Catholic. The Cavaliers sprinted out of the gates, opening up a 12-0 lead before Powers got on the board and that proved to be the difference in the game. Carman-Ainsworth wins it 63-47.

The Lapeer girls headed to Davison where they were rude house guests. The Lightning got back to back three pointers from Ashley Garcia and Alexis Fisher to open up a 6-point lead and they never looked back. Lapeer beats Davison 55-46.



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