North Pointe Now

“The Last Dance” not quite a slam dunk

By Colin Duffy, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

“The Last Dance,” a 10 part documentary portraying the rise of the undisputed, greatest basketball player of all time, was originally set to air in June 2020. However, to quench our thirst for sports during isolation, ESPN ultimately decided to release the series two months early.  For th...

Defeat dampens varsity boys basketball team’s senior night

The seniors of the varsity basketball team after their senior night game

By Billy Moin, Editor

March 5, 2017

In its final home and regular season game of the year, the varsity  boys basketball team found itself in a hole for most of the matchup. The team almost managed a comeback against Detroit-Loyola High School, but faltered in the final minutes, leading to a final score of 71-65. After several fail...

Sophomore breaks 40-year-old basketball record

Sophomore Julia Ayrault, 40, talks with alumna Erin Armbruster after a play last year. Ayrault broke the 40-year-old record for most points scored in an individual game on Feb. 4.

By Syeda Rizvi, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017

With just a few seconds left till the buzzer blares, the clock is ticking. Sophomore Julia Ayrault wipes the sweat off her forehead, receives an incoming pass from her teammate and spins the orange basketball in her hands, taking a moment to collect herself. Ayrault lifts her arms, shoots and scores. ...

Lady Norsemen defeat cross-town rival

Junior Katie Snow defends the ball during a game against Regina High School.

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2016

After years of defeat to South High School, girls varsity basketball was able to snatch the win they’ve been working towards for weeks. On Friday, Feb. 19, the Lady Norsemen conquered the Blue Devils with a score of 55-44. They struggled with communication and defense prior to this game, which att...

Norsemen fall to Blue Devils

Norsemen fall to Blue Devils

By Sydney Benson, Photo Editior

December 19, 2015

On Friday, Dec. 18, the Grosse Pointe community gathered around our basketball court to cheer on the Norsemen and the Blue Devils. Unfortunately, the Norsemen fell short and did not prevail against the devils; the final score was 67-53. The two teams will face each other again February 26, 2016. ...

The boys and girls varsity basketball team win season opener

Senior, Emily McPharlin #22

By Sydney Benson and Trevor Mieczkowski

December 10, 2015

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Lady Norsemen played the Satellites from Regina High School. At the end of the fourth quarter, the girls from North had a 23 point lead against Regina. The final score was 52-29. The following day, the boys basketball team took on the Liggett Knights. The Knights put up a tough...

The boys basketball team makes a quick comeback and beats Ford Utica 64-62

The boys basketball team makes a quick comeback and beats Ford Utica 64-62

By Sydney Benson, Assistant Photo Editor

January 25, 2015

On Friday, January 23, North's basketball team played Ford Utica, and made a great come back during the fourth quarter to win the game, 64-62.

Boys varsity basketball team defeats L’anse Creuse North in championship game

By Josie Bennett, Assistant Editor

January 11, 2015

With a final score of 54-52, the boys varsity basketball team reigned victorious against L’anse Creuse North in their championship game on Dec. 30. “Before the game, I was really nervous, like I almost wanted to throw up, ‘cause I really wanted to win, and I knew we could win,” sophomore Jared...