Edsel Ford v. Redford Union: Recap And 3 Takeaways

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Posted On: 02/23/18 10:38 AM

Edsel Ford went to Redford Union for a WWAC Red game. The matchup had direct conference championship implications. Edsel Ford entered with a 9-0 conference record and Redford Union boasted an 8-1 mark. While Edsel Ford had guaranteed themselves at least a share of the title, Redford Union had the chance to split the crown with a win. In their previous game, Edsel Ford won easily, 66-43.

The best game in Michigan on February 22, may have taken place at Redford Union High School. Redford Union showed early that this game would not be a repeat of the February 9 game.  However, Edsel Ford would refuse to back down as well. The game was back and forth all night with a high level of intensity being maintained. The game came down to critical rebounds and efficient possessions at the end of the game from Redford Union. In the end, Redford Union toughed out a 56-50 win over Edsel Ford. The two teams end the season sharing the WWAC conference title.

Redford Union was led by Amir Huston Jr. who had 13 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds.  Marcus Evans (Redford Union) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds.  Edsel Ford was led by Ficah Kaleel who had 25 points. Edsel Ford’s overall record drops to 12-7 while Redford Union moves to 14-4.

TAKEAWAYS:

REBOUNDING BATTLE

These two teams battled in the paint all night. Post play was physical and grinding the entire game. Redford Union’s work in the glass might have been the difference. Redford Union was led on the boards by Ahmeer Cossom who notched a double-double with 10 rebounds and 12 points.

FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME

The first goal for almost every high school basketball team is to win a conference title. It’s not an easy thing to do and most players and coaches never get to experience it.  Edsel Ford, despite the loss, won its first share of a conference championship in 19 years. This Edsel Ford roster gets to say that they won a share of the WWAC Red.

AMIR HUSTON JR. 

The 6-2 senior combo guard was critical for Redford Union last night, just like he has been this entire season. He is an underranked player who has some next level skills. He showed his versatility at the guard position by coming 1 assist and 2 rebounds away from a triple double.