Friday, February 10, 2012
The Knights beat Andover in rivalry game; the Trojans double up Center Line; the Eagles win 11th straight.
UPDATED - Clawson and Ferndale scores from Tuesday added. * home team in CAPS Lahser over ANDOVER 73-58 The Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School boys basketball team is going for gold. A 73-58 win over rival Andover (7-9; 1-5 Gold) on the road Friday night kept the Knights atop the Oakland Activities Association Gold division with four games to play. Without starting point guard Armand Cartwright for the rest of the season, Lahser (12-4; 5-1 Gold) is trying to keep pace with Groves and Oxford. The three teams went into Friday all tied with 4-1 records in the division. Knights sophomore guard Martez Jones had a game-high 20 points. Yante Maten picked up his first career triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks. “Our team …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The Falcons edge out Royal Oak on the road; the Knights win in ugly game over Hazel Park; the Eagles stay perfect in Oakland Activities Association White.
* home team in CAPS Groves over ROYAL OAK 40-37 Birmingham Groves coach Scott Sheckell had a simple question after his team’s game at Royal Oak on Friday night. “Do you know CPR?” he asked, smiling. The Falcons needed some clutch free throws in the final minute to hold on to their three-point lead and escape with a 40-37 win over the Ravens in an Oakland Activities Association Gold division matchup. Royal Oak had two chances to tie game in the final 20 seconds, but both fell short. With 9.5 seconds left, Joel Gorbold turned the ball over trying to hit Martel Porter cutting to the basket. Gorbold threw the ball too high and it went sailing out of bounds. On the Ravens' final possession, Gorbold missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. It was a …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The junior was on fire Tuesday, propelling the Ravens to a 62-44 victory over Ferndale.
Sami Stormont is a one-woman wrecking crew. The junior finished with a Royal Oak High School record, and career high, 42 points in a 62-44 victory over Ferndale High School on Tuesday night at home. “Sami had an outstanding overall game,” Royal Oak Ravens girls basketball coach Brian Sopata said. “Her shot was on and she did a great job of driving to the basket and getting to the free throw line." Stormont's big night including drilling five 3-pointers and converting 17-of-22 free throws for Royal Oak, according to a Detroit News report. She also had 13 rebounds and four steals. Stormont, who is averaging 23 points and has been in double figures in all 13 games, can explode at any time, Sopata told The News. "She's been in the 30s twice …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Former players and coaches gather for fun exhibition to end the year.
The Royal Oak High School girls basketball program closed out 2011 celebrating its past. The Ravens hosted their first alumni game on Dec. 29, bringing together graduates from Royal Oak High School and the former Dondero and Kimball high schools as well as former and current coaches. The Navy team, featuring Kimball and Dondero alumni along with the coaches, won 56-32 over the Grey team, made up of alumni from Royal Oak High. Trisha Fantucci, an assistant coach with the Ravens varsity team and Kimball graduate from the class of 1999, was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points. Royal Oak junior varsity coach Rosie Wagner added 12. Beatrice Terrell (ROHS class of 2010) led the Grey team with 13 points. Current Royal Oak head coach Brian …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Offense is hard to come by for the Ravens in 48-41 loss to Andover at home Friday night.
ROYAL OAK – The battle of unbeatens didn’t disappoint at Royal Oak High School on Friday night. In a game for the top spot in the Oakland Activities Association Blue division, the Bloomfield Hills Andover girls varsity basketball team (6-0; 4-0 OAA Blue) stayed perfect with a 48-41 win over the Ravens (5-1; 4-1 OAA Blue). “Andover is one of the better teams, if not the best team in our league,” Royal Oak Ravens Head Coach Brian Sopata said. “Everything is a little bit quicker, guarded a little bit closer and offensively they have five girls that can score on the floor at any time. From that standpoint, it takes a complete team effort (to beat them) and we didn’t have that.” The Andover Barons used an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
ROHS junior scores a career-high 33 points in 57-37 rout of the Bears.