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Seniors lead the way in North Farmington's 58-53 win over Clarkston

Basketball   | Jeff Dullack

Seniors lead the way in North Farmington's 58-53 win over Clarkston

Farmington Hills – Trailing Clarkston by six early in the second half in a key OAA Red Division battle on Friday night, North Farmington was in need of a spark.

And the Raiders got that spark from senior Josh Hogans.

Hogans would knock down back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third quarter to tie the game at 33-33, and the rest of the North Farmington senior class would help the Raiders build a lead that would grow to as large as 12 and would hold on for a 58-53 win.

North Farmington coach Todd Negoshian, who had been dealing with kidney stones before Friday’s game, said that he was pleased with the play from his senior class on Friday night.

“We’ve got kids who can really shoot and I thought when we played them early in the year, Amauri (Hardy) was just getting used to stuff, Billy was just coming back from an injury and we didn’t shoot it well as a group,” he said. “I was really happy to see our seniors shoot the way they did tonight. It was good for us.”

With the win, North Farmington moves into a first place tie with Clarkston in the OAA Red Division race.

A Jacob Joubert 3-pointer late in the third quarter would break a 35-35 tie and after a late basket by Clarkston’s Foster Loyer, North Farmington would hold a narrow 38-37 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Starting the fourth quarter, North Farmington would go on an