Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Toledo Finishes 1-1 in Michigan League

This past Saturday, Coach Tony Kynard took his 2022 Toledo Wildcats team on the road to the state up north to participate in the opening weekend of the JBA Power League at Detroit’s Consortium High School.  Right out of the gate the Wildcats hooked up with Oakland Elite, one of the best teams in Michigan, in what was billed as the “Game of the Week.”  Admittedly sluggish after a week with no games or practice, Toledo seemed to just “go through the motions,” said Kynard.  Although Toledo led for most of the game, Oakland Elite would mount a comeback during the second half and go on to claim a 27-24 win. 

Although disappointed with his own team’s play, Kynard was impressed with the play of Oakland Elite’s Ty Rodgers (5’11”/WF/2022/Saginaw), who he described as strong and very athletic. “He [Rogers] just took over in the second half,” Kynard said. From what we here, Rogers is a stud who can play all five positions, can finish around the rim and can knock down the 15-foot jump shot. Moreover, Rogers is still flying under the radar, but is quietly making a case as the #1 player in the class in Michigan. Another standout for Oakland Elite was Kyle Millender (5’3/PG/ 2022/Detroit), who is described as the consummate floor general.

Game two of the day for Toledo was a different story, as the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead on The Family and never looked back.  According to Kynard, the game was never close. “We finally woke up,” continued Kynard. Toledo was paced by Emoni Bates (6’3”/WF/MI), who finished with a game-high 18 points, and Dior Connors (5’7”/SG/OH) who tallied 16 points.  For the record, later in the day, The Family would take down Oakland Elite by a single point.  Keep an eye out for Bryce Beattle (4’11/PG/2022), who is lighting quick and tenacious on defense.

The Wildcats will return to league play in 2 weeks.  Also, look for a possible rematch in April, as Oakland Elite will be participating in the Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament. Finally, below are the complete results for the weekend.  We intend to continue to follow the results of the JBA Power League in the near future.

JBA Power League Week One Results:

3rd Grade Division:

Sky The Limit 25 VS Reach Legends 12
The Family Chuck 50 VS Reach Legends 16
Sky The Limit 11 VS The Family 36
The Family Grey 17 VS Sky The Limit 15

The Family Black 13 VS Sky The limit 2nd 5pts

Oakland Elite 12 VS The Family White 18

Oakland Elite 10 VS The Family Black 22

4th Grade Division:

The Family Black 32 VS Reach 23
The Family Gold 13 VS Sky The Limit 12
Oakland Elite 21 VS The Family Black 39pts
Express 35 VS Oakland Elite 30

5th Grade Division:

The Family 40 VS Toledo Wildcats 30
MWA ELITE 53 VS Oakland Elite 22
MWA Elite 86 VS Port Huron Kings 9
The Family 42 VS MI Flagship 18
Oakland Elite 14 VS Toledo Wildcats 18
MI Flagship 38 VS Port Huron Kings 14
The Family Gold 22 VS Sky The limit 24
Port Huron Kings 15 VS The Family 45

6th Grade Division

Oakland Elite 27 VS Toledo Wildcats 24
The Family 27 VS Toledo Wildcats 55
Hoyas 38 Vs Asap Blazers 45
Express 17 VS Asap Blazers 39
Express 17 VS Hoyas 36
The Family 38 VS Oakland Elite 37

7th Grade Division:

Oakland Elite Roe 61 VS Motor City Thunder 27
Oakland Elite Brad 38 VS Flint Comrades 36

8th Grade Division:

Motor City Thunder 48 VS Flint Comrades 51
Incredibles 43 VS MI Natives 36
Oakland Elite 7th Roe 47 VS Incredibles 28
Motor City Thunder 36 VS MI Natives 41pts
Flint Comrades 28 VS Motor City Thunder 18
Oakland Elite 7th Brad 34 VS Flint Comrades 28


  1. Lookout for Clarence Hornbeaklll, Maumee bay turf Toledo Ohio saw this kid in Chicago and Michigan State awesome talent can play 1 thru 4 remember the name he will be at buckey prep on the first 5th grader may be in the top 3 in ohio