West Bloomfield scored two more wins in the Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White Division before stumbling at the MLK Classic.
The Lakers (9-2 overall, 4-1 in the OAA White) began the week with a 52-48 overtime victory at Rochester Adams on Tuesday, Jan. 11. West Bloomfield fell behind 10-2 early before taking a 20-10 lead in the second quarter. However, Adams forced overtime by outscoring the Lakers 16-8 in the fourth quarter.
In the extra session, the Lakers used an 8-3 run to secure the win, thanks to key free throws by Jazlyn Lindsay.
Sophomore Kheri Motley had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lakers.
West Bloomfield then hosted Farmington Hills Harrison on Friday, Jan. 14 and scored a 43-32 victory.
“What won the game for us was our defense,” said Lakers Head Coach Steve Larkin. “We held them to 2 points in the second quarter and 5 in the third. After Tuesday’s win we focused primarily on defense and I was glad to see it paid off. I was also very happy to see everyone chip in, making this a team-effort win.”
Sydni Davis had 18 points to lead the Lakers.
West Bloomfield then closed out the week by playing in the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at Pontiac High School against Detroit Mumford on Sunday, Jan. 16. The Lakers fell to Mumford 59-48.
“We had a lot of girls get in foul trouble and he had a hard time adjusting to the style of the game,” Larkin said.
Jailynn Hamilton had 15 points to lead West Bloomfield.
The Lakers will play at Oak Park tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 20 before hosting Oxford on Tuesday, Jan. 25.