Cranbrook defeats Country Day 61-57 to advance to MHSAA District Finals
The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Cranes defeated the Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets 61-57 in the semi-final round of the MHSAA Tournament Thursday night. Cranbrook moves to 7-6 on the season, while Country Day moves to 5-6 for the year.
Senior Cam Garner had 25 points to lead the Cranes in the win. Junior Kareem Aburashed had 21 points to lead the scoring for the Yellowjackets.
Senior Bryce Hall added 15 points and senior Miles Pistner contributed 10 points to assist Cranbrook in the victory. Senior AJ Aburashed added 11 points for Country Day.
Country Day set a fast pace, jumping out to a 17-9 lead in the first quarter. A pair of 3-point shots by Kareem Aburashed established the early margin for the Yellowjackets.
The Cranes found points at the free throw line from Hall, while Pistner found the range from beyond the arc to keep Cranbrook in the game.
Cranbrook trailed 27-22 at the half.
The third quarter saw the Cranes pushed forward as Hall roamed in the paint, scoring a three-point play to keep the Cranes pressing forward. Sophomore John Kersh added key baskets as the Cranes took the lead for the first time in the game.
The Cranes led 39-37 at the end of the third quarter.
The Yellowjackets stayed in the game with good free throw shooting down the stretch, but Garner’s five field goals in the fourth quarter proved too much for Country Day. The Cranes pulled away as time ran out.
Cranbrook now prepares to play in the MHSAA District Final on Saturday.
Senior Bryce Hall sinks a free throw in the Cranes 61-57 victory over Country Day. (N. Jenkins- Photo Credit)
- Recruiting Activity
- 03/27/2021Cranbrook falls to Notre Dame Prep 68-62 in MHSAA playoffs; Garner scores season high 31 points
- 03/25/2021Cranbrook defeats Country Day 61-57 to advance to MHSAA District Finals
- 03/15/2021Cranbrook falters against Everest Collegiate 68-41; prepares for MHSAA Playoffs.
- 03/10/2021Cranbrook gets past Bishop Foley 67-52; Garner scores 28 points on Senior Night.
- 03/07/2021Cranbrook defeats Royal Oak Shrine 63-57 in Saturday CHSL matchup
- 02/28/2021Cranbrook falls to Riverview Gabriel Richard 48-44 in CHSL Saturday matchup; Garner leads all scorers with 20 points
- 02/24/2021Cranbrook pushes past Cardinal Mooney 56-44 in CHSL Intersectional rematch.
- 02/20/2021Cranbrook falls to Cardinal Mooney 51-39 on the road, slides to 3-2 on the season.
- 02/17/2021Cranbrook sweeps past Ann Arbor Greenhills 65-36 in MHSAA Prep Action
- 02/11/2021Cranbrook gets by Liggett on the road 65-59; Garner leads all scorers with 23 points in the win.
- 11/05/2020Cranbrook-Kingswood 2021 PG Cameron Garner received a roster spot from Kalamazoo