FARMINGTON HILLS — The thing about defense is — yes, it can win championships — but it has a hard time winning basketball games single-handedly.
You still have to put the ball in the bucket occasionally to do that.
Farmington Hills Mercy did that with just a touch more frequency in Tuesday’s Catholic League defensive grudge match against rival Birmingham Marian, winning essentially on the strength of three made 3-pointers, 33-30.
“I loved our fight and our will. … Just a hard-fought game. I thought both teams had a lot of will,” Mercy coach Gary Morris said. “I think both teams would’ve liked to have played better offensively, maybe taken better care of the ball at times. …
“But real proud of how our kids competed.”