NORTHVILLE — Ryan Bohlen hit a free throw with eight seconds remaining, giving Hartland a 49-48 basketball victory over Northville Tuesday night.
After Northville tied the game, 48-48, on a 3-pointer in the final minute, Hartland called a timeout and ran some clock before Bohlen was fouled. He split two free throws to break the tie.
It was just another nail-biter for the Eagles (8-2), who have won two one-point games by scoring in the final eight seconds and lost twice in overtime.
Hartland is 5-1 in the KLAA West heading into a makeup home game with Salem at 6 p.m. Thursday that will get the Eagles to the midway point of the division schedule. Canton leads the West at 7-0.
“It’s been super close,” Hartland coach Kevin Blouin said. “There’s a lot of parity in the league. I really, truly believe any team could beat any team any given night in our league this season. You look at some of the scores, it can be very close across the board. It makes it fun. You’ve got to be ready every single night. All the teams are really well-coached.”
Carson Conrad had 14 points, Bohlen 12 and Gannon Grundman six for Hartland.
“Carson Conrad led us in scoring with 14 points, but really all season he’s an elite defensive player, just a super unselfish kid,” Blouin said. “He prides himself on the defensive end. He did a great job again tonight as he does every night.”
The Eagles built a seven-point lead in the third quarter after the teams played to a 19-19 deadlock in the first half.
“There were stretches there where I thought we were going to expand the lead, but they just kept coming at us,” Blouin said.
Brighton 66, Novi 42
Brighton junior Eddie Millington scored a career-high 25 points, hitting six 3-pointers. He also had three steals and three assists.
Ashton Tomassi had 12 points for the Bulldogs, who had 13 3-pointers, 17 assists and 10 steals as a team.
Adrian 66, Pinckney 61
Charlie Lovell had 21 points, Gryphon Mayes 15 and Jimmy Bona 13 for Pinckney (4-7).
Joe Francis, who had a 47-point game this season, had 24 points for Adrian (8-3).
Rochester Hills Lutheran NW 55, Charyl Stockwell 44
Adam Surowiec had 13 points, Louis Perri had 12 points and five rebounds, and Henry Munkres had seven points and eight rebounds for Stockwell (3-5).
Howell 60, Canton 28
Howell improved to 8-0 in the KLAA West, winning its eighth straight game after a 1-3 start.
Maeve St. John had 17 points, 10 assists and five steals; Sophie Daugard had 17 points and three steals; Molly Deurloo had 12 points and three steals; Amelia Storm had 10 points and six rebounds; and Caitlyn Rayl had five rebounds, four steals and three assists for the Highlanders.
Hartland 47, Northville 27
Gracey Metz had 14 points and Leah Lappin added 13, as Hartland (11-1) knocked off a Northville team capable of springing an upset.
Brighton 43, Novi 37
Sarah Ebel had 14 points and five rebounds; Mary Copple had nine points, six assists, five steals and four rebounds; Makenna Smith had eight points and seven rebounds; and Jessica Andrew had seven points for Brighton.
Pinckney 32, Adrian 29
Kailey Lambert had eight points and four steals; Alina Shook had eight points and three steals; and Audrey Wardlow had seven points and nine rebounds for Pinckney (2-10).
Brighton 8, Novi 0
Eight different players scored goals for Brighton (12-5-1).
Mattix McMullen had a goal and three assists. Jack Sexsmith, Jack Mattila, Joey LaColla, Nick Baker, Nathan Daavettila, Dylan Hunt and Aiden Seiter scored the other goals. Evan Wohlart had three assists.
Ryan Nickerson made 11 saves for the shutout in a game that ended with 9:21 left in the third period via the mercy rule.
Mt. Brighton slalom meet
Brighton’s Bradyn Galloway took first place with a time of 39.40 seconds edging Okemos’ Mitchell Forsberg by 0.05.
Brighton’s John Popov was third and Charyl Stockwell’s Oliver Gottbreht was ninth.
Brighton was second to Birmingham Seaholm, 29-72. Charyl Stockwell took sixth and Howell ninth.
Mt. Brighton slalom meet
Charyl Stockwell’s Maddie Lindsey won by .08 seconds with a cumulative time of 43.71.
Abby Storch was third and Ava Popov 11th for Brighton. Howell’s Alanna Keresztes-Fischer was 10th.
Brighton placed third, Stockwell seventh and Howell eighth.
Salem 21, Howell 9
Lucas Schumaker rolled a 205, Mike Dewar a 201 and Josh Richardson a 196 for Howell.
Hartland 26, Howell 4
Cameron Mitchell rolled a 184, Garrett Tithof a 174 and Logan Guibord a 172 for Hartland. Josh Richardson of Howell had a 172.
Brighton 23, Plymouth 7
Hayden Hale had games of 246 and 211, Ethan Parker had a 198 and a 181, and Joey Coleman had a 197 for Brighton.
Howell 17, Salem 13
Howell went 7-3 in match play to come from behind and get the victory. Kirsten Patterson rolled a 196, Grace Maher a 185 and Meghan Smith a 175 for Howell.
Hartland 19, Howell 11
Claire Callaghan had a 170, Carlie Mitchell a 161 and Morgan Maliszewski a 160 for Hartland.
Leading Howell were Meghan Smith with a 184 and Raven Malicke with a 166.
Plymouth 22, Brighton 8
Elliott O’Brian rolled a 153 for Brighton.
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