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Catholic High School League
2021 Boys Basketball Championships

Friday, March 19, 2021, at University of Detroit Jesuit

2021 CHSL Boys Basketball Bishop Division champions: University of Detroit Jesuit

Head coach: Pat Donnelly  Assistant coaches: Blair Ramsey, Chris Jenkins

Players:  Chris Mutebi, Ethan Treharne, Sonny Wilson, Ryan Hatcher, Ben Roberts, Robert Smith, Phil Ragan, Hudson Green II, Aidan Scheible, Gerrard McCoy, Charles Turner, JonMarcus Roland, Zavier Banks

University of Detroit Jesuit wins eighth CHSL title in nine years

Sophomore Sonny Wilson scored off a driving layup with four seconds left to lift University of Detroit Jesuit to a 64-62 victory over Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice. The victory earned Jesuit its eighth CHSL Bishop Division championship in the past nine years. Wilson finished with 21 points. It was Brother Rice’s first Catholic League final appearance since 1999. Senior JonMarcus Roland scored 11 points for the Cubs, making three 3-pointers.  Sophomore Zavier Banks added nine points. Juniors Phil Ragan and Chris Mutebi had eight points each.


> Sonny Wilson helps U-D Jesuit defeat Brother Rice in Catholic League title game

> Sonny Wilson’s heroics lift U-D Jesuit basketball to 64-62 win over Brother Rice for CHSL Bishop crown

> Brother Rice comes up just shy in CHSL final to unbeaten U-D Jesuit



Tuesday, March 16, 2021

University of Detroit Jesuit  78, Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard 46

The Cubs earned a return to the CHSL finals for the ninth straight season with a convincing win over the Irish. Sophomore Sonny Wilson scored 25 points and JonMarcus Roland added 17 points in the victory.

Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 58, Warren De La Salle Collegiate 56

The Warriors returned from a COVID-19 quarantine to edge the Pilots and reach the CHSL final for the first time since 1999. Sophomore Xavier Thomas scored 15 points and sophomore Johnathan Blackwell added 14 points Freshman Keith Gilmore scored 10 points and sophomore Curtis Williams totaled nine points.

> Brother Rice punches first ticket to Catholic League final since '99

> Brother Rice edges De La Salle in Catholic League basketball semifinal



Editor's note: Dearborn Divine Child, Detroit Loyola, Detroit Catholic Central, and Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory are all in COVID-19 quarantine and unable to play in the CHSL playoffs. The Bishop Division playoffs begin in the semifinal round.

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Friday, March 19, 2021, at University of Detroit Jesuit

2021 CHSL Boys Basketball Cardinal Division champions: Riverview Gabriel Richard

Head coach: Kris Daiek  Assistant coaches: Doug Ochmanec, Bobby Szczechowski, Brendan Johnson

Players: Nick Szczechowski, Drew Daiek, Luke Gordon, Bryan Ogbennah, Ashton Nowak, Jolo Abordo, Jake Bollo, Connor Silka, Cainan Harrison, Michael Holdsclaw, Joe Wisniewski, Gabe Ross, Michael Calhoun, Paul Mann

Riverview Gabriel Richard repeats as Cardinal Division champion

Riverview Gabriel Richard held off Clarkston Everest Collegiate 46-39 to repeat as Cardinal Division boys basketball champions.  Senior Mike Holdsclaw had 15 points and junior  Mike Calhoun had 10 points and eight boards. Junior Nick Szczechowski sheeted 10 points, five assists, five steals and five rebounds


> Drew Daiek shoots Gabriel Richard past Everest Collegiate in CHSL final


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Clarkston Everest Collegiate 60,

Madison Heights Bishop Foley 45

Junior Joey Thobodeau lead the Mountaineers with 18 points. Senior Michael McGrath and junior Johnny Nedwick both scored 14 points. Junior Lucas Cross added 11 points.

Riverview Gabriel Richard 60,
Marine City Cardinal Mooney 34




Monday, March 15, 2021

Clarkston Everest Collegiate 68,
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 41

Senior Michael McGrath led the Mountaineers with 16 points. Junior Joey Thobodeau notched 14 points and sophomore Luke Walker added 12 points in the victory.

> Everest Collegiate marches past Cranbrook in CHSL tournament opener

Riverview Gabriel Richard def. Detroit Cristo Rey

Marine City Cardinal Mooney 57,

Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 53


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Past champions

Bishop Division

Formerly A-B Division

2021: University of Detroit Jesuit

2020: Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory

2019: University of Detroit Jesuit

2018: University of Detroit Jesuit

2017: University of Detroit Jesuit

2016: University of Detroit Jesuit

2015: University of Detroit Jesuit

2014: University of Detroit Jesuit

2013: University of Detroit Jesuit

2012: Detroit Catholic Central

2011: Warren De La Salle Collegiate

2010: Warren De La Salle Collegiate


Cardinal Division

Formerly C-D Division

2021:  Riverview Gabriel Richard

2020: Riverview Gabriel Richard

2019: Royal Oak Shrine Catholic

2018: Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood

2017: Macomb Lutheran North

2016: Royal Oak Shrine Catholic

2015: Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes

2014: Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes

2013: Madison Heights Bishop Foley

2012: Madison Heights Bishop Foley

2011: Madison Heights Bishop Foley

2010: Detroit Loyola


Sam Madden Award

The Sam Madden Award, based on scholarship, sportsmanship, ability and citizenship, is presented each year to the outstanding scholar-athlete. The award was called the Mental Attitude Award in 1961, the first year of its presentation, and was given to one tournament player. In 1962, the name was changed to the Sam Madden Award in honor of the long-time league director and originator of the basketball tournament. In 1981, the award was changed to the Sam Madden Scholar-Athlete Basketball Award and selection is now also based on academic achievement, while being a member of the varsity team.


2020: Paul Nasr, Marine City Cardinal Mooney

2019: Clarkston Doman, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood

2018: Daniel Everhart, Marine City Cardinal Mooney

2017: Christopher Baird, Detroit Catholic Central

2016: Ryan MacIntyre, Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory

2015: DeMarco Dickerson, Detroit Loyola

2014: David Samuel Szczesny, Allen Park Cabrini

2013: Michael Wroblewski, University of Detroit Jesuit

2012: Steven Kushner, Dearborn Divine Child

2011: Joseph DeMartis, Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory

2010: Andrew Torey, Marine City Cardinal Mooney

2009: Jordan Morgan, University of Detroit Jesuit

2008: Nick Kemp, Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice

2007: Andrew Tines, Warren De La Salle Collegiate

2006: Nick Koenigsknecht, Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory

2005: Michael Stempien, Detroit Holy Redeemer

2004: Michael Knight, Redford St. Katharine Drexel

2003: Joe Novak, Warren De La Salle Collegiate

2002: Jeffrey Grauzer, Warren De La Salle Collegiate

2001: Anthony Wichmann, Warren De La Salle Collegiate

2000: Patrick Cahill, Warren De La Salle Collegiate

1999: Allan McDonald, Marine City Cardinal Mooney

1998: John Lamerato, Warren De La Salle Collegiate

1997: Greg Stempin, Harper Woods Notre Dame

1996: Jerome Ross, Redford Bishop Borgess

1995: Anthony Lodato, Warren De La Salle Collegiate

1994: Andrew Kummer, Detroit Catholic Central

1993: Kevin Kosco, Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory

1992: Cross Kevin Moceri, Warren De La Salle Collegiate

1991: Michael Kwietniewski, Harper Woods Notre Dame

1990: James Logodzinski, Center Line St. Clement

1989: Jack Goodman, Warren De La Salle Collegiate

1988: James Ellis, University of Detroit Jesuit

1987: Steve Harvey, Center Line St. Clement

1986: Thomas Fitzsimmons, Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard

1985: Greg Tessmer, Marine City Cardinal Mooney

1984: Mike McCormick, Detroit East Catholic

1983: David Grupenhoff, Harper Woods Bishop Gallagher

1982: John Bautista, Detroit De La Salle, Michael Bautista, Detroit De La Salle

1981: Edward Okuniewski, Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory

1980: Barry Spencer, Detroit Catholic Central, Elbert Milton, Jr., Detroit St. Hedwig

1979: Pete McCanna, Pontiac Catholic, Tim Howell, Royal Oak St. Mary

1978: David Campt, University of Detroit High, Frederick Zweng, Marine City Holy Cross

1977: John Sabourin, Redford St. Mary, Chris Drogosch, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes

1976: John Wangler, Royal Oak Shrine, Richard Macek, Detroit St. Andrew

1975: Kevin Halloran, University of Detroit High, Gary Wawrzyniec, Detroit St. Andrew

1974: Frank Rourke, Birmingham Brother Rice, Bernie Czarniecki, Detroit St. Andrew

1973: Tom LaGarde, Detroit Catholic Central, Mike Leginski, Dearborn St. Alphonsus

1972: Dan Hoff, University of Detroit High, Wally Piskor, Hamtramck St. Ladislaus

1971: Frank Tanana, Detroit Catholic Central, Walt Sakowski, Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep

1970: Rick Woodbury, Detroit Austin Prep, Jim Brown, Detroit St. Vincent de Paul

1969: Alex Agee, Detroit St, Martin de Porres, Pat Gallagher, Wyandotte Mt. Carmel

1968: Ron Gutowski, Detroit Catholic Central, Stanley Grayson, Detroit All Saints

1967: Nick Ferri, Detroit Catholic Central, Tim Doyle, Farmington Our Lady of Sorrows

1966: Tom Jones, Wyandotte St. Patrick, Conrad Krogulecki, Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep

1965: Herb Eschbach, Detroit Holy Redeemer, Joe Paja, Detroit St. Hedwig

1964: Tom Walker, Detroit Servite, Nate Coakley, Detroit St. Charles

1963: Dennis Bankey, Detroit St. Thomas the Apostle, Carlos Guerra, Detroit St. Gabriel

1962: Gary Schick, Grosse Pointe St. Paul, John Tobin, Detroit All Saints

1961: Bill Downs, Detroit Catholic Central