Mon-Rose falls short of defending title, loses to Metamora at Macomb


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Posted Online: Dec. 29, 2012, 12:24 am
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MACOMB -- Monmouth-Roseville came up short of defending its Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament title Friday evening, falling 52-40 to Metamora (13-1) in the championship game.

Mon-Rose standout Martel Hunter, though, was selected as the tournament Most Valuable Player. He was joined on the all-tourney team by teammate Trayvon Smith.

The Titans jumped out to a 12-9 lead after the first quarter, but were outscored 29-16 in the middle two stanzas as Metamora took control of the contest.

Will Myers led the Titans (10-3) with nine points, while Hunter, Dillon Frieden and Joe Colclasure all scored seven points. The Titans had just six players score.

Monmouth-Roseville 64, Eureka 37: The Mon-Rose Titans cruised to the semifinal win, holding second-seeded Eureka to 19 second-half points.

Monmouth-Roseville dominated the paint, outscoring the Hornets 32-12 and also getting 17 second-chance points.

Mon-Rose allowed Eureka to shoot just 28.6 percent (14 of 49) from the field.

Trayvon Smith led Monmouth-Roseville with 18 points and Martel Hunter added 16.

West Hancock 61, Rockridge 53: The Rockets suffered their second consecutive loss, thus eliminating them from the tournament.

"We came out sluggish," Rockridge coach Toby Whiteman said.

Despite the slow start, the Rockets (10-2) held a seven-point lead late in the third quarter, but West Hancock got within 44-40 when the frame ended.

The Titans closed the game on a 21-9 run to get the win.

Bryan Heath, an all-tournament selection, tallied a Rockridge-high 21 points, and T.J. Henry added 15 points and 12 rebounds.

"One thing this tournament did was open up the book and show us what we need to work on," Whiteman said. "If we do those things, this tournament did something for us."


















 



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