Riverview boys basketball team shares second with SMCC


Hank Minckiewicz

After a rocky start to the season – they lost four of their first six games – the Riverview Pirates put together a Huron League basketball season to be proud of.

Coach Marcus Voelz’s team beat every team in the league at least once and finished with a 9-5 record, good for a second place tie with Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central.

Flat Rock won the title with a 10-4 mark.

The Bucs finished the league campaign by winning four of the final six games. Riverview beat Huron 69-55, SMCC 51-47 in overtime, Airport 46-40 and Jefferson 66-57.

“The league was very balanced,” Voelz said. “Every single team had 1one or two really good players. All teams battled every single night. If you were to look at all of the scores there weren’t too many lopsided games. The majority of the games were down to the wire.”

At the end of the league season, senior Austin Poe and junior M.R.E. Neal were each named to the All-Huron League team. Junior Jimari Moultrie was honorable mention. Kenny Hightower was a Coaches Team pick.

The Bucs will be in the Division 1 district tournament at Lincoln Park, where they drew the host team on March 9.

The winner of that game played Allen Park on March 11. In the other district semifinal, Downriver League foes Wyandotte and Southgate faced off. The tournament finals are March 13.

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