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'Miss Basketball' in charge

March 25, 2012 - Burt Angeli
Madison Ristovski, Michigan’s “Miss Basketball,” is apparently a take-charge player.

Ristovski scored 42 points – second most in MHSAA girls basketball championship game history — in Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett’s 61-57 Class C finals loss to Morley-Stanwood.

Ristovski went a little too far in the game. Or maybe her coaches gave her too much control.

During a timeout late in the game, with the head coach and assistant looking on, Ristovski was drawing up a play and barking out orders.

“... and get the hell out the way,” she told one player.

I’ve heard of a “coach on the court” but this is too much. I was embarrassed for the school and coaches with a player dominating a timeout to this extent.

A suggestion, fine. Calling a play without the coaches, no way.

After some research, I discovered a successful coach left Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett during the girls basketball season. I can only wonder why.

Madison Ristovski plays basketball next season for the University of Michigan and Bessemer’s Kevin Borseth. She knows more basketball than anybody if this continues in Ann Arbor.



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