DC cagers have bright future, look like contenders

Photo by Daniel Gretzner

Divine Child seniors Steve Kushner (left) and Randy Kuzdak talk with head coach Andy Dold discuss strategy during a recent practice.

By Daniel Gretzner
Boys basketball is taking over the hardwood courts as winter sports time is here. The 2011-12 prep season for roundball has hit the greater Dearborn high school scene.

One of the better teams in the area will be Divine Child. The Falcons have a bright future and will contend for a Double-A Division title in the Detroit Catholic League.

DC head coach Andy Dold sets a positive tone when talking about his parochial school team.

“We have a shot at the championship in our divisional play this season,” Dold said. “Our team went 18-8 overall last year and won a regular title.”

Divine Child has an experienced senior starting team with the exception of Christian Martain, a junior 5 foot 9 inch point guard.

All indications point toward a “thumbs up” squad that will make plenty of noise in Catholic League play. Divine Child should be a real contender and not a pretender. Look for the Falcons to definitely be “in the hunt” all season long.

The Falcon hoopsters started off on a winning note on Dec. 6, posting a 58-42 victory over Detroit
Henry Ford. Steve Kushner burned the twine for 20 points and fellow senior Randy Kuzdak scored 17 markers.

Dec. 20, DC will travel to nearby Dearborn Heights for a game with Crestwood, after doing battle with Birmingham Brother Rice Friday in another road game.