Warren Lincoln High School Boys Varsity Basketball Squad, Led by The Blackwell Twins, Punches Ticket to Division 2 State’s Final Four

(Photo: Markus Blackwell)

For the first time in school history, Warren Lincoln High School’s Boys Basketball team will compete in the State’s Semi-Finals with a shot at the State’s Division 2 Basketball Championship.  After defeating Goodrich recently in the Quarter Finals (61 to 42), played at Lake Orion High School, Warren Lincoln (21-4) has advanced to the Semi-Finals and will take on Flint Powers (22-4) on Friday, March 15 (5:30 p.m.) at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.  The winner of the Warren-Flint game plays the winner of the Chelsea (20-6), Grand Rapids Christian (24-2) Semi-Finals game on Saturday (6:45 p.m.) at Breslin for the Division 2 Boys Basketball State Championship.

Warren Lincoln has been tough all year, with its high-powered team led by twin brothers Moses and Markus Blackwell, both juniors.  Born in Detroit, the twins are a one-two punch as powerhouse members of Warren Lincoln’s potent starting rotation.

At 5’ 8”, Moses, the team’s point guard, ignites the offense by setting up teammates for hoops in their comfort spots.  While he can shoot the deep and mid-range jumper, Moses  frequently blows by defenders with his lightning speed to dish to teammates or personally finish around the rim.  In essence, Moses is a nightmare for the opposition to guard.

At 6’ 2”, Markus, the shooting guard, is equally difficult to defend.  He can score on the fastbreak, shoot from outside, or finish in the paint with regularity.  Markus can also create his own shot but moves well without the ball to get open for a clutch catch-and-shoot.  Markus is the team’s leading scorer for good reasons.

Rounding out the starting five, according to head coach Wydell Henry, are  6’ 3 forward Kamira Barden, 6’5 forward/center TJ Minor, and 6’ 4 forward De’Marion Bozeman.  The roster also includes Jimmy Williams (guard), Chris Morgan (guard), Oshay Johnson (forward), Rashid Clemens (guard), Rashad Clements (guard), and Jamari Culliver (guard).

Henry, who has coached the Warren Lincoln Abes for six years, is excited about the entire squad and its chances to win “two more” games this weekend, which will make his team  Division 2 State Champions.

“Of course, we are led by the Blackwell twins, Moses and Markus, who have both played incredible ball for us all year,” said Henry, who has won a state championship as head coach of Detroit Pershing High School, along with a handful of city championships before coming to Warren Lincoln.  “But all the guys on the team are stars who love each other and are playing excellent ball at a high level.  Hopefully, we can stay focused and get two more wins.  We just need to be ourselves, and we will be fine.  This school has never ever played in the State’s Final Four, so we have a chance to do something really special.”


About Post Author

From the Web

Skip to content