Hagemann, Whitehorn help Detroit Edison win opener over Birmingham Marian


Bloomfield Hills – Damiya Hagemann showed why she is the front runner for Miss Basketball and set the pace for Detroit Edison in their 65-49 win over Birmingham Marian on Tuesday night.

Hagemann, a 5-foot-7-point guard who will play in Michigan state next year, scored 16, including nine during an early 9-2 run to turn a 9-7 deficit into a 16:11 pillow close. Edison led the rest of the way.

Marian's Sarah Sylvester (4) blocks a shot from Edison's Damiya Hageman (0) in the first half.

“We had a difficult start, I started with sales and I felt like I just had to get my team to trust me and my points would be a start to our transition and our energy,” said Hagemann, who also had eight templates.

Edison, who won three consecutive state championships (Class C 2017, 18, Division 2 19) and was ranked number 1 when the region’s season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caused problems with his pace, which forced six sales full pressure in the opening quarter and six more in the second quarter to take the 38-26 lead at halftime.

Edison took the biggest lead in Madisen Wardell’s three-point play (basket and free throw) with 16 points (44-28) early in the third round, but Marian’s striker Shannon Kennedy (21 points) rallied her team and scored 10 points in the third quarter, including a pair of 3 pointers to draw Marian within 48-42.

But Edison’s defense would continue to force sales and Kennedy would make up their third and fourth fouls within a minute towards the end of the third, giving Edison another double-digit lead over the fourth.

First, 6-foot junior security guard Ruby Whitehorn made two free throws, then security guard Na’kiya Bonner made a three-point game after receiving a steal for a 54-43 lead 25 seconds from the end.

Whitehorn, a 6-foot junior security guard who has deals from Michigan, the state of Michigan, the state of Mississippi, LSU, Florida, Duke, and Oklahoma, had a double-doubles (21 points, 11 rebounds, six offensives), with Bonner contributing 11 points, including two 3-pointers.

“Ruby is a dynamic player, she can do anything we need from her,” said Hagemann from Whitehorn.

Whitehorn said, “I love to bounce and I feel really athletic so I’ll just get the ball.”

More girls basketball

►Dearborn 63, Livonia Franklin 47: Malak Alhajj and Erin Moran each scored 14 for Dearborn (1-0). Kalin Bates scored 13 and Sammy Provenzano 12 for Franklin (0-1).

Farmington Hills Mercy 46, Dexter 25: Lauren Smiley scored nine and had seven steals and Ellie Tisko scored eight for Mercy (1-0). Kylee Niswonger scored 10 for Dexter (0-1).

►Hartland 51, Howell 24: Leah Lappin scored 13 for Hartland (1-0). Maeve St. John scored 13 for Howell (0-1).

►Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 46, Detroit Cristo Rey 20: Bella Raynish scored 12 and Lauren Buckley had eight points for St. Mary’s (1-0), the first win in school history. Carrington Boards scored 10 for Cristo Rey (0-1).

►Plymouth 67, New 42: Kyra Brandon scored 20 with five assists and Ella Riley had 17 points for Plymouth (1-0). Hannah Lindsay scored nine for Novi (0-1).

►St. Clair Shores Lakeview 45, Grosse Pointe North 40: Ari Woodeck had 15 points and six rebounds, Tricia Sankiewicz 12 and Crystal Ridgeway 11 for Lakeview (1-0). Natalie Babock and Maddie Aohler each scored 13 for North (0-1).

►Walled Lake Central 45, South Lyon 21: Kylei Anderson had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Maddie Schops scored 11 for Central (1-0). South Lyon is 0-1.

Girl scores

Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 64, Southfield Christian 12

Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 45, Pinckney 31

Belleville 65, Westland John Glenn 40

Canton 61, Northville 53

Clarkston 66, Troy 49

Dearborn Fordson 41, Livonia Stevenson 36

New Baltimore Anchor Bay 55, Port Huron North 31

Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 65, Whitmore Lake 28

Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 46, Bloomfield Hills 27

Royal Oak Shrine 41, Wixom St. Catherine 39

Saline 66, Monroe 27

Sandusky 53, Marine City Cardinal Mooney 29

South Lyon East 65, Waterford Kettering 22

St. Clair 41, Clinton Chippewa Valley 27

Walled Lake Western 35, Waterford Mott 22

White Lake Lakeland 38, Walled Lake Northern 37

Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 75, Redford Westfield 64

Boys basketball

►Dearborn 66, Livonia Franklin 62, 2OT: Jamil Mashhour scored 27, Abdo Abu-Zahrah 18 and Jamil Hamade the game-winning 3-pointer to send the game for Dearborn into the second extra time (1-0). Dom Ufferman scored 26 and Eric Hobson had 16 points for Franklin (0-1).

Detroit Cass Tech 63, Detroit Western 36: Jamil Gardner scored 17 with four steals and Mekhai Walker had 16 points and five rebounds for Cass Tech (1-0). Western is 0-1.

Detroit Douglass 59, Detroit East English Village 50: Pierre Brooks II had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Javantae Randle 12 and Alexander Wiltz 10 for Douglass (1-0). Tyrese Jones hit a team high of 24 and Robert Robinson had 13 points and 10 rebounds for East English (0-1).

Detroit Mumford 61, Detroit CMA 40: Julius Anderson scored 20, Andre Hope 17 and Kamaji Darden 14 points for Mumford (1-0). Jeremiah Douglas scored 11 points for CMA (0-1).

Grosse Pointe South 60, Detroit Loyola 46: Anthony Benard had 16 points and five rebounds and Tommy Hessburgh had 14 and 13 for South (1-0).

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 82, Madison Heights Lamphere 33: Julian Roper scored 17 points and Peter Nwoke 16 for St. Mary’s (1-0). Sema-j Ramsey scored eight for Lamphere (0-1).

Plymouth 44, New 43: Kane Elmy scored nine points for Plymouth (1-0). Bryce Lubin scored 20 for Novi (0-1).

Troy 63, Fraser 16: Brody Parker scored 19 and passed 1,000 career points and Ethan Imerzian added 11 for Troy (1-0). Fraser is 0-1.

Warren Michigan Math & Science 61, Catholic Chesterfield Austin 26: Devon Moore scored 22 and Steven Givens had 10 for MMSA (1-0). Trecetan Cadelina scored eight for Austin Catholic (0-1).

White Lake Lakeland 61, Walled Lake Northern 60: Caleb Zurek, who finished with 26 points, hit the winner’s basket 0.9 seconds ahead, while Andrew Turnquist scored 14 with nine rebounds for Lakeland (1-0). Kevin Robertson had 20 points and both Jesse Lawson and Johnny Archer scored 14 for Northern (0-1).

Boys score

Bloomfield Hills 44, Birmingham Seaholm 39

Canton 54, Northville 53

Detroit Renaissance 54, Detroit Henry Ford 45

Livonia Franklin 41, Dearborn 38

Livonia Stevenson 53, Dearborn Fordson 45

Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 63, Brighton Stockwell Prep 26

Southfield Christian 48, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 35

Waterford Mott 63, Walled Lake Western 27

Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 63, Brighton Stockwell Prep 26

Southfield Christian 48, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 35

Waterford Mott 63, Walled Lake Western 27

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Dusty Kennedy