Henry Ford outlasts Collegiate Prep, advances to regional final

Basketball   | Kevin Moore

Henry Ford outlasts Collegiate Prep, advances to regional final




Detroit – There are many who predicted the winner of the Detroit Henry Ford-Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern Class B regional semifinal would reach the state semifinals.

If that is true, last season’s state finalist is in good shape.

Henry Ford defeated Collegiate Prep, 63-56, on Monday at Detroit Mumford to advance to Wednesday’s final. The Trojans (16-6) will play Detroit Osborn (14-10), which defeated Detroit Douglass, 62-56, at 5:30 p.m.

The Trojans started the game off a little slow in the first quarter as they trailed 16-12 after the first quarter.

Henry Ford doubled its lead to, 28-20, at halftime as senior guard James Towns led the charge with eight points, five rebounds and five assists at half.  Fellow senior guard, Jeremy Crawley, had nine points.

A bright spot for Collegiate Prep (14-5) was junior guard Kylan Shipp who had eight points in the first quarter including two 3-pointers. Shipp did not play in the second quarter due to foul difficulty. His absence proved pivotal.

The Colts dug themselves in a whole at the start of the second half as turnovers and missed shots put them down 10.

But, led by Shipp, the Colts were able to tie the game at 40-40 with 2:30 left in the third.

Henry Ford coach Kenneth Flowers said that this game was a hard fought one from beginning to end.

“You have to give it to Northwestern on the way th