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Robichaud Girls Basketball Handles Edsel Ford 71-19

By Jack VanAssche
Twitter @MIPrepZone_DPG



Dearborn Heights Robichaud was turning heads early and often on Tuesday night as they kicked off league play with a 71-19 blowout win over visiting Edsel Ford. 

The Bulldogs (5-2, 1-0 Western Wayne Athletic Conference-Blue) raced out on a 15-2 run and proceeded to give the Thunderbirds (5-1, 0-1 WWAC-Blue) fits all game long.

“I feel pretty good,” said Robichaud coach Jason Wilkins. “It’s always important to win the league games, so I’m satisfied with the way we started 2016 tonight.”

Wilkins, while noting that his team has room for improvement, said his team’s performance, “was probably the best game we have played offensively and defensively all year.”

Senior guard Kamaria McDaniel scored a game-high 25 points in the lopsided victory and added three steals.

From the start, the previously undefeated Thunderbirds were simply overmatched.

The 15-2 run to start the game was only the start of it all. By the end of the first quarter, the Bulldogs were up 28-6 over Edsel.

Bulldogs senior guard Kayla Brown had 15 points at halftime. She finished with 18 points on the evening.

With every sequence, the Robichaud defense seemed to apply pressure that the Thunderbirds could not handle. The Bulldogs were lethal on offense all night with repeated drives to the basket and clean shooting from the perimeter.

One possession into the third quarter, the Bulldogs went up by 40 points, causing the game clock to run continuously no matter the situation.

Although Edsel was playing without two of their regular starters, coach Janet Smith would not pin the loss on the injuries alone.

“Those are just excuses,” said Smith. “You give up 48 points in the first half—it’s hard to come back from that.”

The Thunderbirds will look to bounce back on Tuesday as they travel across town to take on Fordson. Robichaud will pick back up on Jan. 13 when they take on Dearborn.

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