West Bloomfield scored two hard-fought wins last week to remain tied atop the Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Red Division.
The Lakers began the week with a 64-63 victory at home over Southfield on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
West Bloomfield (7-2 overall, 4-1 in the OAA Red) led 23-16 after the first quarter and 37-23 at halftime. But, Southfield outscored the Lakers 22-11 in the third and the Lakers’ lead was cut to 48-45 at the end of the third. West Bloomfield held on despite being outscored 18-16 in the fourth quarter.
Spencer Parker led the Lakers with 22 points while Nick Leventis wasn’t far behind with 17 points and 8 rebounds.
Patrick Owenu led Southfield with 24 points.
The Lakers then traveled to Pontiac on Friday, Jan. 21 and came away with a 72-63 overtime victory over the Phoenix.
West Bloomfield trailed 14-8 after the first quarter and 28-26 at halftime before taking a 46-44 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Pontiac then outscored West Bloomfield by two points in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
The extra session was no contest, as the Lakers used a 16-5 run to secure the win.
Parker led the Lakers with 34 points, including 10-of-16 shooting from the field and 11-of-15 shooting from the free-throw line, along with 15 rebounds.
Leventis also had 24 points, including shooting a perfect 9-for-9 from the charity stripe.
The Lakers currently sit at 4-1 in the OAA Red and are tied with North Farmington and Southfield for first-place.
West Bloomfield will host Clarkston tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 27 and will then welcome Farmington Hills Harrison on Tuesday, Feb. 1.