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Country Day Follows Freshman to Title

Country Day Follows Freshman to Title
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Detroit Country Day knew it had a potential star on its hands when Kaela Webb arrived as a freshman in the fall. But regardless of her status as the latest prodigy for one of Michigan's most successful programs, Webb didn't receive preferential treatment.
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Highlight Reel: Girls Basketball Finals

Highlight Reel: Girls Basketball Finals
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The 2014-15 girls basketball season came to an end Saturday with four MHSAA Finals at the Breslin Center at Michigan State University. Click below for highlight clips from every game plus links to watch them in full. 
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Calumet Claims 1st MHSAA Hoops Crown

Calumet Claims 1st MHSAA Hoops Crown
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The chant "U.P. power" isn't just a catchy phrase that rocks arenas whenever a school from the Upper Peninsula reaches the final round of an MHSAA tournament. To the Calumet girls' basketball team, it had real meaning on Saturday.
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Marian Encores with Repeat Performance

Marian Encores with Repeat Performance
Saturday, March 21, 2015
There’s pressure, and then there’s the expectation Bloomfield Hills Marian had for this season.  Nothing less than another Class A championship would suffice for a team returning four starters from last year’s title run. 
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Comeback Saints Win Class D OT Thriller

Comeback Saints Win Class D OT Thriller
Saturday, March 21, 2015
St. Ignace is used to driving three hours to East Lansing for the last weekend of girls basketball season. This marked the sixth straight they’ve made the trip.  But only one other team has come from so far back to win an MHSAA championship.
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Highlight Reel: Class B Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Class B Semifinals
Friday, March 20, 2015
Haslett and Detroit Country Day advanced to Saturday's MHSAA Class B Final with Semifinal wins Friday at the Breslin Center. Click below for highlights from both games and all four teams that took the floor. 
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Young Yellowjackets Advance in Class B

Young Yellowjackets Advance in Class B
Friday, March 20, 2015
Frank Orlando considered the question for a few seconds Friday and mentioned his 2003 Detroit Country Day team – and the three players next to him, who were toddlers then, all started to giggle. The question: Is this the youngest team Orlando has coached in 34 se...
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Haslett Again Meets Great Expectations

Haslett Again Meets Great Expectations
Friday, March 20, 2015
Expectations for Haslett’s girls basketball team were set during a run to the Class A Regional Finals a year ago keyed by a lineup that would remain mostly intact for this winter. Those expectations were fulfilled again Friday at the Breslin Center as the Viking...
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Highlight Reel: Class A Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Class A Semifinals
Friday, March 20, 2015
DeWitt and Bloomfield Hills Marian advanced to Saturday's MHSAA Class A Final with Semifinal wins Friday at the Breslin Center. Click below for highlights from both games and all four teams that took the floor. 
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Marian Wins Rematch of Top-Ranked in A

Marian Wins Rematch of Top-Ranked in A
Friday, March 20, 2015
Bloomfield Hills Marian is the reigning Class A girls basketball champion.  But sophomore guard Samantha Thomas admitted Friday the Mustangs were nervous the first time they faced Detroit Martin Luther King this season, on Feb. 26.
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DeWitt Sees Way to 1st Final since 1977

DeWitt Sees Way to 1st Final since 1977
Friday, March 20, 2015
DeWitt girls basketball coach Bill McCullen has seen the motivation for his team’s longest tournament run in nearly 40 years in the eyes of his players for months. His five seniors found their determination in the eyes of their former teammates at the ends of th...
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'Downtown' Heats Up as Saints Advance

'Downtown' Heats Up as Saints Advance
Thursday, March 19, 2015
It just happens sometimes, Margo Brown said after she landed her name among the most accomplished long-range shooters in MHSAA Finals history. And Thursday was just about the best time for another of the hot streaks that have earned the St. Ignace senior a reputation ...
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Highlight Reel: Class C Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Class C Semifinals
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Calumet and Flint Hamady advanced to Saturday's MHSAA Class C Final with Semifinal wins Thursday at the Breslin Center. Click below for highlights from both games and all four teams that took the floor.
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Pittsford Sets Pace to Reach 1st Final

Pittsford Sets Pace to Reach 1st Final
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Pittsford coach Chris Hodos said he’s never lied to his team about its chances in a game, and sophomore Jaycie Burger backs up that claim.  This season, he’s told his Wildcats they should win every one. And so far, he’s been right – with t...
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Hamady Holds On in Semifinal Return

Hamady Holds On in Semifinal Return
Thursday, March 19, 2015
For the first time in what seemed like a long time, Flint Hamady coach Keith Smith brought a group of players to the Breslin Center on Thursday who had never played in an MHSAA Semifinal.  But this season’s Hawks had heard from past standouts who contributed...
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Calumet Steps Closer to Class C Throne

Calumet Steps Closer to Class C Throne
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Clara Loukus was all jitters when Thursday’s first Class C Semifinal tipped off at the Breslin Center. And her coach Jeff Twardzik knew it. But he also could tell from the way she launched her 3-point shot with three minutes to play that it would find the bottom...
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Class A-B Preview: Recognizable Returns

Class A-B Preview: Recognizable Returns
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Plenty of familiar uniforms will be running the Breslin Center floor during Friday’s Class A and B Semifinals. Only one team is seeking its first championship game berth – the other seven semifinalists have a combined 25 MHSAA titles.
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Class C-D Preview: Pursuing perfection

Class C-D Preview: Pursuing perfection
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A pair of undefeated teams from Class C and D will play for their first MHSAA girls basketball championships this weekend. Laingsburg, in Class C, and Class D Pittsford also won their first Regional titles on the way and are joined by two others hoping to reach champio...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls Quarterfinal Preview
Monday, March 16, 2015
Five teams in Tuesday's Quarterfinals have reached the final week of the MHSAA girls basketball season for the first time. But the celebrations are just getting started.
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