Taking a look at the pre-season top ranked teams participating in the 20th Annual Motor City Roundball Classic.
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Outlook: Even though the team has three starters returning, coach Ronald Woodhull said Kettering would be young after losing to eventual Class A state champ Birmingham Marian a year ago. Senior Haley Tewes is a combo guard with size at 5-11. Emily Bernas is 5-10 and a three-point threat who has worked on attacking the basket. Lillia Schoof is a 6-foot junior who is an excellent athlete, can rebound and nearly averaged a double-double in the state tournament. Sophomore Marnae Holland is in line for a starter’s role, and at 5-10, she’s a good defender and slasher. Senior guard Sammi Shaner and junior forward Maddy Kase round out the rotation. - Detroit Free Press
Waterford Kettering (23-2, Class A): Three starters return from a regional championship team that lost to two-time state champion Birmingham Marian in a quarterfinal. That trio of starters are talented, led by 5-11 senior Haley Tewes, 3-point threat Emily Bernas and 6-foot junior Lillia Schoof, who averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds during the second half of the season. - Detroit News