Local prep cagers stay busy; DC, DHS on top

Photo by Daniel Gretzner

Dearborn High head coach Kevin Barkoff (center) and his Pioneers, led by captains Ali Farhat (let) and Peter Corso have jumped out to a 5-1 record.

By Daniel Gretzner
At least two of the four high schools in Dearborn are off to a winning start on the basketball court this winter.

Divine Child has jumped off to a 4-0 record, including a win over Crestwood during the early going. The Dearborn High School cagers have been near perfect, posting a 5-1 overall record after playing their first six games.

In basketball tilts coming up in the new year, DHS has four home games in a row, starting with Annapolis on Jan. 10 with a 7 p.m. tipoff. Fordson arrives in the Pioneer gym on Jan. 13 in a contest between city rivals.

DHS head coach Kevin Barkoff would like to see his squad make a serious run at the Western Wayne Athletic Conference title this season. The orange and black-clad preps are making some early noise on the harwood thus far. They outscored Edsel Ford earlier in the season and had wins over Wyandotte Roosevelt and Allen Park during December.

Fordson cagers are struggling and are having problems winning games as they attempt to get into the win column. Coach Osama Abdulhassan has one bright spot, Ali Berry. The big Tractor center has scored in double figures a few times, and the senior is expected to head up some wins in the near future.

In the meantime, Edsel Ford has gotten off to a slow start in December. The Thunderbirds will travel to meet Gibraltar Carlson on Friday. Coach Abe Baidoun hopes his cage crew will pick up the tempo and make headway as the new year begins.