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More than 200 Reach Higher at Milford

More than 200 Reach Higher at Milford
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Groups of 103 boys and 98 girls attended the annual Reaching Higher showcases this month, July 16 and 23 at Milford High School.  The event, in its sixth year, aims to give athletes a vision of what it takes to become a college basketball player and also succ...
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This is Reaching Higher (interactive)

This is Reaching Higher (interactive)
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for the sixth year beginning Wednesday, July 16, with the boys event and followed by the state’s top girls prospects taking the floor July 23.  More than ...
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#TBT: 50 Seasons of Boys Hoops Finals

#TBT: 50 Seasons of Boys Hoops Finals
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Much like fashion, MHSAA trophies have evolved over the years.  This week's "throwback" gives us a peek at some of both as they were in 1974, when the MHSAA celebrated 50 seasons of Boys Basketball Finals. 
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#TBT: Sticks’ Record 50 Still Stands

#TBT: Sticks’ Record 50 Still Stands
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Last month marked the 58th anniversary of the longest-standing individual record in MHSAA Basketball Finals history.  In 1956, Battle Creek Lakeview center Bob “Sticks” Bolton scored 50 points in a Quarterfinal against Kalamazoo State High School. His ...
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'Top Shooters' Reign at Breslin

'Top Shooters' Reign at Breslin
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan awarded its top 3-point and free-throw shooters at the championship game halftimes during the Boys and Girls Basketball Finals over the last two weekends. Four champions were crowned, including a girls free-throw winner wh...
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Newest Champs Earn Spot in Milan Lore

Newest Champs Earn Spot in Milan Lore
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Milan's postgame celebration quickly went from the court to the stands. Spectators who didn't understand what was taking place were befuddled when the Big Reds headed into the seats at the Breslin Center before receiving their championship trophy. One by one, they hu...
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Consortium Proves To Be Best in Class C

Consortium Proves To Be Best in Class C
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Detroit Consortium’s boys basketball team fell in a 2011 Semifinal to eventual Class C champion Schoolcraft. A year later, the Cougars’ season ended with a two-point Regional Final loss to eventual title winner Flint Beecher.  Joshua Jackson was watchi...
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Muskegon, Mr. Basketball End Title Wait

Muskegon, Mr. Basketball End Title Wait
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Deshaun Thrower had this moment in mind back in November, even while the pain — literal and figurative — was still fresh from his final high school football game. "I'll try to get healthy for basketball and try to win it in that," a banged-up Thrower said ...
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Southfield Christian Claims 3-Peat in D

Southfield Christian Claims 3-Peat in D
Saturday, March 22, 2014
First one and then a second starter fouled out of Saturday’s Class D Final as Southfield Christian tried to catch Adrian Lenawee Christian with only a few minutes remaining. Fortunately for the Eagles, they had a few more players left with experience finishing a...
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Big Reds Come Up Big Time in 4th Quarter

Big Reds Come Up Big Time in 4th Quarter
Friday, March 21, 2014
One quarter – 8 minutes – remained in Friday’s last Class B Semifinal at the Breslin Center. Time appeared to be running out for Milan as it trailed Detroit Douglass by eight points. And this was the scenario – almost – that the Big Reds ...
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Benton Harbor Back in Breslin Spotlight

Benton Harbor Back in Breslin Spotlight
Friday, March 21, 2014
Benton Harbor’s players came off the court Friday night to their band playing and fans who had filled most of the horseshoe at the north end of the Breslin Center. It’s hard to believe the Tigers hadn’t played in an MHSAA Semifinal since 1993. But Be...
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1 Bloomfield Hills, 1 Win from Title

1 Bloomfield Hills, 1 Win from Title
Friday, March 21, 2014
Armand Cartwright and Yante Maten were more rivals than friends during middle school. But that relationship clearly has grown for the better over the last four years. After all, Cartwright allows Maten to raid his refrigerator, things like that – and together, th...
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Muskegon Makes Return to Semis Count

Muskegon Makes Return to Semis Count
Friday, March 21, 2014
Muskegon High School has waited a long time for this. And after waiting one more year than they'd hoped, the Big Reds finally have earned the opportunity to play for their first MHSAA boys basketball title since 1937.
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Lenawee Christian Earns Saturday Return

Lenawee Christian Earns Saturday Return
Thursday, March 20, 2014
From 1998-2001, Adrian Lenawee Christian’s boys basketball team made four MHSAA Quarterfinals and advanced to three Semifinals. Senior guard Brad Harrah remembers and is reminded every day.
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Southfield Christian Nets 3rd Title Try

Southfield Christian Nets 3rd Title Try
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Lindsay Hunter IV sank his first shot 43 seconds into Thursday’s first Class D Semifinal at the Breslin Center. And he didn’t stop until top-ranked Southfield Christian had cemented itself in a third straight championship game.
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Consortium Closes In on Fantastic Finish

Consortium Closes In on Fantastic Finish
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The memory of coach Al Anderson is not far from Detroit Consortium as it attempts to win its first MHSAA boys basketball championship this weekend. The Cougars just missed making it to Breslin Center in 2013, falling to eventual Class C champion Flint Beecher by two i...
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Pirates sail into first Final since 1993

Pirates sail into first Final since 1993
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Nick Spitzley, no doubt like the other eight seniors on Pewamo-Westphalia’s basketball team, dreamed growing up of playing for an MHSAA championship. He needed to use his imagination, since the first and only time the Pirates did play for a Class C title was in ...
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Breslin Bound: Boys A-B Semis Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys A-B Semis Preview
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Winning an MHSAA championship Saturday will be thrilling enough for whichever teams emerge from eight Class A and B semifinalists heading to the Breslin Center on Friday.  But the two that finish this weekend as champions will be able to celebrate some additional ...
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Breslin Bound: Boys C-D Semis Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys C-D Semis Preview
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
One contender at Thursday’s MHSAA Class C and D Semifinals is hoping to finish this weekend with a third straight championship.  Another is hoping to begin a three-season winning streak at the Breslin Center.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
1927. 1948. 1953. 1955. 1968. A number of boys basketball teams playing in MHSAA Quarterfinals tonight are celebrating returns to the final week of the season for the first time in seemingly forever. And for a few others, tonight will mark the first time, ever, they've...
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