Soon after the girls fought for a win on Friday, January 15th, the Davison Boys Varsity Basketball Team hit the hardwood against the Lapeer Boys Varsity Basketball Team at 7 o’clock at night in the DHS Gym. The ball was smacked to Brenden Fleming who kicked off the game with 2 points. Noah Dieterle took Fleming’s vibe and put up a 3 for Davison making the score 7-5. New to the team, freshman Cade Coleman took after Dieterle and sinks a huge 3 and yet another before the 1st period came to an end, leaving with a score of 17-14, a Davison lead. Lapeer’s Eric McGeary fires back, shoots a 3, and falls to the ground as the ball falls through the net, making it a 1 point game. Halftime rolled around with a 3 point game, 33-30 and Lapeer has the lead with them when they walk into the locker room. The boys head back out onto the court and instantly Dieterle shows off his shooting skills and puts 3 up on the board for Davison. Lapeer kept the lead the whole 3rd quarter. When the boys looked at the scoreboard, they realized what needed to be done. Coleman and Clark kick off the 4th with a 3 for each, making the score 53-51. Davison’s student section, The Nest, could definitely taste the win and they gave some positive energy to the boys and that energy paid off. Noah Dieterle hits another 3 and as the final seconds of the game run out, Coleman keeps the ball from Lapeer. The Davison Cardinals came away with the win from the Lapeer Lightning.
It was like an old-fashioned Big 9 matchup as the Hornets and Cardinals duked it out on the hardwood, but turnovers told the tale of the 1st half. The Cards started off strong with an 8-0 run led by seniors Brendan Fleming and Preston McNab. The Hornets, found their way back after a few bad passes from Davison and tied it up at 10-10. Driving to the basket looked easy for each side, and especially with Davison junior Jacob Chittle putting a show on in front of the home crowd, grabbing 4 baskets in the first half. Despite good offense in the paint, the turnovers continued and Kearsley continued to take advantage of the situation as they lead going into halftime 23-20.
Walking out of the locker room in the 3rd, Coach Bobby Hatten obviously made adjustments during half as the Cards brought the reins in and played smart, offensive basketball. With a pair of threes from freshman Cade Coleman the 3rd quarter rounded out with the Cards up by 2, 36-34. Into the 4th, the Cards pushed that lead up as the turnovers stopped and Kearsley was shut down defensively. With a score of 60-46 the Cardinals grabbed the win in the end after great ball movement, put them over the Hornets.
Chittle ended the night on top in stats, with 15 points, 3 rebounds and an assist as the cherry on top. Fleming showed his seniority with 8 points, 8 assists and 2 steals. McNab and Coleman walked off with 11 and 7 points, respectively.
With a win against a long-time rival, the boys look ahead to a road matchup against Bay City Central this Friday. The records will be even at 1-4 for each side, and both will be hungry for another win.
DTV students had the chance to go down to Ford Field and announce the Football Division 1 State
In association with the MHSAA, and the Student Broadcast Foundation four DTV students got the chance to cover the Division 1 State football finals. Grant Polmanteer, Kaitlin Abdella, and Jordyn Bruns announced the game from the press box and Lucas Magno roamed the sidelines grabbing photos of the game. After the game the crew got a tour of the Fox Sports production truck.
This is the 3rd year DTV has been invited to cover the football finals.