It came and went in a flash.
The 2017-18 boys basketball season featured a little bit of everything. There were intense rivalries, plenty of close calls and overall outstanding play. In the Macomb Area Conference, a pair of local teams won conference championships and now are being honored for their accomplishments.
St. Clair coach Shawn Sharrow was named MAC Gold Division Coach of the Year, and senior Ben Davidson was named conference MVP for a third consecutive year. Davidson averaged 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game for the Saints, who were 9-1 in league play.
"It's just an honor to represent such a tough league and it's an honor to represent our school," Davidson said. "I definitely couldn't have done it without my teammates. But it's an awesome achievement to win it three straight years."
Davidson's teammate Mario Mattson was named first-team all-conference, and Sean Donaldson and Logan Pietrykowski were named honorable mention.
New Haven won the Blue Division with a perfect 10-0 conference record and a 20-0 regular season before eventually falling in the state semifinals. Junior Romeo Weems was named conference MVP after averaging 23.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 4.8 steals and 2.0 blocks per game.
New Haven's Tedaro France II was named Coach of the Year.
"I'm proud of these kids for how far they have come and how hard they work," France said. "We weren't playing well in November and we got better every day. We were the true definition of a team.
"When one person was down or going through something, we were there to pick each other up and that's what it's all about."
In addition to Weems, teammates Ashton Sherrell, Tavaras OIiver Jr. and Ronald Jeffrey III were also named first-team all-conference. Jamir Farrior and Ascuan Johnson were named honorable mention.
Port Huron's leading scorer and rebounder, senior Tyler Balon, was named first-team all-conference in the MAC Gold Division. De'Ovion Price and Shamon Andrews were named honorable mention for Port Huron.
"It's a great honor any time other coaches vote for your player," Port Huron coach Marion Stewart said. "Tyler was a mismatch for many of the teams we faced in our league in a pick-and-pop situation.
"He's also one of the best shooters in our league and every time he'd shoot, we thought it was going in."
Dan Vos of Port Huron Northern was also on the MAC Gold Division first team. His teammates James DeLong and Tre Kidd were named honorable mention.
In the MAC Silver Division, Marysville's Cade Perrin, Chris Moran and Brian Butler were each named honorable mention all-conference.
JMarine City brothers William and Angelo Patsalis were each named first-team all-conference in the MAC Bronze. John Mistretta was named honorable mention.
"It was impressive for two sophomores like Angelo and (Mistretta) to play so well," Marine City coach Ron Glodich said. "We moved Angelo to our point guard position at the beginning of the season and he did a great job distributing the ball. The beautiful thing is he can score off the drive and from 3-point range as well. (Mistretta) has a scorers mentality and he can hit 3s and get to the hole. As sophomores, their play was very encouraging.
"William was our go-to guy. Anytime we needed something we tried to give him the ball. He would rebound the ball and take it from one end to the other. He has excellent speed. It was amazing how many times he got the rebound and went from one end to the other."
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