Thursday, February 25, 2010

Record-setting night for Whitmore Lake ...

... and again it comes against Morenci.

This is the high school team located outside Detroit, where coach Dave Arnold has the Trojans on quite a roll. They won their ninth consecutive game Wednesday night, beating Morenci 81-73 on the road in the Tri-County Conference. The result leaves Whitmore Lake (13-5, 10-2 TCC) one game behind Clinton in the conference, and those schools complete their schedules against each other Tuesday night.

But I'm getting ahead of myself ...

On Wednesday, the Trojans finished 14-for-50 on 3-pointers, less than half the number they made while setting the Michigan record in the previous game against Morenci on Jan. 21. In that one, they were 29-for-78 and won 117-80, the first victory in this winning streak, and even though they couldn't match that mark this time, they did set another record.

Those 14 3s give Whitmore Lake 303 this season, bettering the previous total of 292 set all the way back in 2008-09 (yes, that's last year). And, of course, this season isn't quite over yet. Colton Judge (man, doesn't that name scream superstar?) scored 17 points to move past 1,000 for his career, becoming the first player for the Trojans to reach that total since the school joined the TCC

Alex Cattley led Whitmore Lake with 19 points and made three of the 3-pointers.

Solid effort for Coach Arnold and his crew, which travels to Madison on Friday to set up what might be a regular season championship showdown next Tuesday against Clinton. Here's hoping they pull it off.

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