The world may not have ended, but for many basketball teams, the 2012 portion of their schedules ended the past couple of days. Some will play in holiday tournaments, but many will just gear ahead towards 2013. Kosmo is about to do the same, but before he does, it's time to honor the best performances from Friday night's basketball games.
Aaron Howell, Farmington girls basketball — You just simply have to be impressed with what Howell brings to the table. The only real scoring threat for the Falcons, Howell still overcomes constant defensive attention and she did so again by scoring 25 points in a loss to rival North Farmington.
Zak Noor, Troy boys basketball — Is there a better story so far than what Troy has done? Who needs James Young? Evidently not the Colts, who upset Clarkston thanks to 17 points from Noor and a buzzer-beater by Ben Horvath. And Clarkston head Jordan Dasuqi back from injury also, making it an even more impressive win.
Caleb Hogans, North Farmington
Hogans has struggled a bit to score so far this season, but he rectified that big-time against Farmington, hitting eight 3-pointers and scoring a game-high 37 points for the Raiders in a lopsided win.