Truman, Trenton take charge in Downriver League hoops

Photo by Daniel Gretzner
Allen Park boys basketball head coach Jim Victor (left) gives seniors Tyler Warga (second from left) and Trevor Sims some advice before a recent game.

Another high school boys basketball season is in full swing and competition in the 10-team Downriver League is heating up. The current leaders are Taylor Truman and Trenton. These two teams are only one game apart in circuit play at 10-1 and 9-2, respectively.

Other teams in the mix and a few games back include Wyandotte Roosevelt and Allen Park. The Bears and Jaguars are teams that could figure in an upset or two before the regualar season ends.

Title hopes for Trenton remain strong. One of the Trojans’ latest victories came Feb. 12 when they outscored visiting Wyandotte, 67-53. Jason Zahran hit for 20 markers, giving Trenton hoopsters the win.

Taylor Truman is setting the pace and outplayed a scrappy Allen Park squad 75-67 Feb. 12. That win allowed Truman to stay at the top of the multi-team DL title race.

With at-large teams that are in the middle of the standings — like Southgate Anderson and Gibraltar Carlson — upsets are quite possible. The final outcome will probably come in the last week of the regular season. Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Woodhaven and Taylor Kennedy could be spoilers for the teams in the top half of the standings.

“March Madness” is right around the corner, and local basketball fans will be checking out greater Dearborn/Downriver prep action. Who will win the state district and regional tournaments will depend on who peaks at the right time.