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BOYS BASKETBALL: Fenton makes Holly its 26th straight FML victim

   | Dan Stickradt

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BY DAN STICKRADT

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FENTON — If last season’s gaudy 22-2 record didn’t serve notice, Fenton’s 10-0 start to the 2012-13 boys basketball season is another reminder that the Tigers are legitimate.

Fenton made Holly its 68th victim in the past four seasons by recording a 66-43 Flint Metro League boys basketball victory over the visiting Bronchos.

Fenton (10-0, 8-0) opened with a 23-6 run in the first quarter and the outcome was never in doubt.

“It’s nice to see us start to gain some recognition,” smiled Fenton coach Tim Olszewski of his team’s success in recent years. “This is my ninth year and here and we’ve been building towards this for several years. Last season we won the league and district titles and now we are off to another great start. The veterans are playing some very good basketball and the younger players are starting to catch on a little bit.”

Fenton’s  balanced attack was led by Eric Readman, who scored a game-high 21 points with 12 rebounds and four assists for the Tigers, who posted a 40-27 edge on the boards.

Cory Cox added 17 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots, Mitchell Shegos added 11 points, five rebounds and three assists, Damon Thomas tossed win eight points with four rebounds and James Claborn corralled nine boards for Fenton.

It was a typical night for the Tigers, who have won 26 straight league games and are on pace for their fourth straight FML title.

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