Posted On: 03/24/18 12:57 PM
Foster Loyer defeats West Ottawa 40-38. No, seriously. Loyer continued his utter dominance from yesterday’s semi-final, where he dropped 42 points, into the final game against West Ottawa, where he actually outscored the entire team. The final score was 81-38. Loyer, a Michigan State commit, put up 40 points on 14-19 shooting on his future home court. It’s safe to say he’s made himself at home at the Breslin center.
Loyer led Clarkston to a hot start, scoring 10 points as the Wolves got out to a quick 19-6 lead. From there, it was off to the races – midway through the second quarter, Clarkston was up 40-18 behind Loyer’s 22 points. Such would be the rest of the game.
While Loyer stole the show, his backcourt partner CJ Robinson also had a solid game, totaling 18 points. Robinson, one of Michigan’s top remaining uncommitted seniors, summed up his season perfectly by taking a charge midway through the 4th quarter despite Clarkston leading by nearly 40 points. Wisconsin commit Taylor Currie was also in double figures for Clarkston, adding 13 points.
For West Ottawa, there weren’t too many bright spots. There’s not much to do when a player of Loyer’s caliber is as hot as he was besides attempt to score with him, something that the Panthers ultimately were not able to do. Ferris State football and basketball commit Xavier Wade led with 13 points.