First year wonders
Both were outstanding high school players, paid their dues as assistants and are just tremendous people, so Kosmo figured they'd have success.
Happily, Kosmo is here to report that he was right.
Mott is 12-3 on the season and captured the KLAA North Division title with a win over Walled Lake Central on Friday.
Not bad for a team that lost its most talented player, Chris Dewberry, to a transfer midway through last season.
It's a credit to Jayson and his players that they've responded and gotten better. Mott will be a team to watch in the state tournament.
Over at North Farmington, Negoshian took over for one of the best in the business, his father Tom.
Well, the Raiders have been a pleasant surprise this season, going 10-6 and are tied for second in the OAA Red with a 5-3 record.
The tradition of good basketball definitely is continuing at North Farmington.
It's just great to see such passionate coaches and great men having such an impact.
- The Southfield-Lathrup basketball teams are going in opposite directions. While the boys team is in a rough stretch, the girls team is thriving, knocking off Auburn Hills Avondale at home on Friday. This came a week after the Chargers handed Clarkston its first loss of the season. Lathrup is tied with Avondale for second in the OAA Red, one game behind Clarkston. Great job by head coach Michele Marshall and her players.