Adams Basketball Rivalry


Max Cibor dapping up Johnny Ursey

Owen Mckenna, Staff Writer

The Rochester Adams Boys Basketball Team went head to head with crosstown rival Stoney Creek on Thursday, March 4th, and it was a game to remember. 

The Highlanders were coming off a huge win against Groves High School heading into the crosstown battle against the Cougars and were able to etch out a victory in the final minutes to beat Stoney Creek 42-39. The win was capped off by a strong second-half performance that saw the Highlanders regaining the lead in the fourth quarter and never look back. 

This was a huge statement game for Adams because they only beat Stoney last year by one point in the final seconds of the Crosstown Showdown at Oakland University. Senior Andrew Brown was key for Adams in the rivalry game this year, hitting five three-point shots and finishing with fifteen points. Brown’s consistent shooting allowed the Highlanders to keep the game tight throughout. 

“It was a great game against Stoney, but we were the better team, and I hit my shots. I want to turn our two-game winning streak into something more and keep beating teams,” said Brown.

Adams is now 8-3 overall with four league wins and is currently in fourth place in the OAA White division. With the playoffs just around the corner, the Highlanders have a great shot to make this year’s playoff run memorable.

“I think we have a great shot to do big things in this year’s playoffs. We are playing better than most teams, and it will all come down to if we can keep our intensity up going into the next few games. We are the best team in our division, and we need to keep winning,” said senior Ben Chermside.

Jon Ursay shaking hands with Max Cibor. (

The Highlanders play Farmington on Saturday, March 6th, in their next game at home, a great opportunity to increase their win streak and show that they are truly the best in the OAA White.