Posted Thursday, January 20, 2022
Miss Basketball candidate and Clemson commit Ruby Whitehorn had 30 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and three steals to lead Division 2 No. 1 ranked Detroit Edison Public School Academy Early College of Excellence to a 68-30 pounding of Division 1 No. 7 ranked East Lansing in girls basketball action on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Edison.
East Lansing (8-3) came into the game as winners of seven straight games.
Against East Lansing, Edison led 11-10 after the first quarter but expanded the lead to 28-14 at halftime.
The Pioneers dominated the second half, outscoring the Trojans 40-16 with a balanced attack as bench players got plenty of playing time.
DePaul-bound senior Madisen Wardell had 12 points, four rebounds, and two steals.
Sophomore Na'Kiya Bonner had eight points, six assists, four steals, and two rebounds. Junior Dakota Alston had seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
It was Edison’s first game since beating Flint Carman-Ainsworth 62-37 on Jan. 4 and only its fifth game of the season due to numerous cancellations.
Edison’s (4-1) only loss this season came against Indiana powerhouse South Bend Washington 79-77 in two overtimes on Dec. 11 at an invitational at Belleville High School. It ended a 60-game overall winning streak for Edison.
Edison’s last loss to a Michigan high school team was to Ypsilanti Arbor Preparatory on Jan. 11, 2018, 54-49. That Michigan winning streak now stands at 71 games.
Edison travels to Parma Western on Jan. 25. Western beat East Lansing 44-43 on Dec. 7.
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Detroit Edison Public School Academy Early College of Excellence senior Ruby Whitehorn (2) drives to the basket against East Lansing on Thursday.
Detroit Edison Public School Academy Early College of Excellence senior Madisen Wardell (15), sophomore Na'Kiya Bonner (12), and junior Dakota Alston (4) in action against East Lansing on Thursday.