Edison Closes Dominant Run as Champ Again

Edison Closes Dominant Run as Champ Again
Saturday, March 23, 2019
The Detroit Edison girls basketball team has been leaving people in awe all season.  On Saturday night, the Pioneers' own coach was a bit star struck after they defeated Freeland 77-58 to claim the Division 2 championship.
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Heroes Rise to Earn P-W's Legendary Win

Heroes Rise to Earn P-W's Legendary Win
Saturday, March 23, 2019
The seconds couldn’t tick off the clock fast enough Saturday for a Pewamo-Westphalia girls basketball team on the verge of its first championship for the third season in a row. Side by side on the bench, each with four fouls, sat juniors Ellie Droste and Hannah S...
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Still #1: Heritage Lands 2nd Straight Title

Still #1: Heritage Lands 2nd Straight Title
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Not often is the reigning champion the hunter and not the hunted. But that’s how the Saginaw Heritage girls basketball approached this season.  With the graduation of some key members from the 2018 Class A title team, the Hawks felt they were being...
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'All in' Lenawee Christian Locks Up D4

'All in' Lenawee Christian Locks Up D4
Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Bree Salenbien’s admission, she was “kinda out of it” during Saturday morning’s Division 4 Final at Van Noord Arena. But that gave Adrian Lenawee Christian a chance to show this year’s title was won by a fully talented team in addition ...
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Edison Marches On in Quest for 3-Peat

Edison Marches On in Quest for 3-Peat
Friday, March 22, 2019
Detroit Edison’s mission has been pretty clear from the opening tip this season. The Pioneers, off two straight Class C championships, opted up to Division 2 this winter and then defeated most of the best teams from the rest of the state – including three D...
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Freeland Finds Way to Season's Last Day

Freeland Finds Way to Season's Last Day
Friday, March 22, 2019
Freeland was doubled up in rebounding, shot 14 fewer free throws and had one more turnover than Hamilton during Friday’s first Division 2 Semifinal at Van Noord Arena. But the Falcons won out in experience and accuracy – and those made the differences in ea...
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Southfield Leads Fast, Holds On to Lead Last

Southfield Leads Fast, Holds On to Lead Last
Friday, March 22, 2019
Give Muskegon a ton of credit. After 11 minutes Thursday, it’s Division 1 Semifinal at Van Noord Arena was all but over. And Southfield Arts & Technology knew the feeling.
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Playoff Poise Gives Heritage Final Edge

Playoff Poise Gives Heritage Final Edge
Friday, March 22, 2019
Seniors Moira Joiner, Shine Strickland-Gills and Mallory McCartney have helped Saginaw Heritage to a 93-7 record over their four seasons on varsity. They earned one more opportunity to take the court together Thursday by tapping into what’s made them one the most...
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Performance: Unity's Noah Wiswary

Performance: Unity's Noah Wiswary
Friday, March 22, 2019
Senior point guard Noah Wiswary entered the final week of the season as Hudsonville Unity Christian’s fourth-leading scorer at 7.8 points per game.  But Wiswary led the Crusaders in scoring in their Quarterfinal, Semifinal and championship game wins as the p...
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Lenawee Christian Earns Saturday Return

Lenawee Christian Earns Saturday Return
Thursday, March 21, 2019
When Division 1 Ann Arbor Pioneer made a last-second 3-pointer to force Adrian Lenawee Christian to overtime a little more than a month ago – and the Cougars still prevailed – junior Elizabeth Miller knew her team was on the way to another special finish thi...
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Saints Hold On to Earn Chance at Perfection

Saints Hold On to Earn Chance at Perfection
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Dorene Ingalls has coached more great teams than most over 20 seasons leading the St. Ignace girls basketball program. But it doesn’t take long to tell how much she’s enjoyed guiding this one.
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D1 Preview: Powers Ready to Prevail

D1 Preview: Powers Ready to Prevail
Thursday, March 21, 2019
This weekend’s Division 1 girls basketball bracket is filled with stars and storylines. All four semifinalists have won at least 20 games, and none has lost more than four. Last season’s Class A champ is back, as is another semifinalist and a semifinalist f...
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P-W Wins OT to Earn Historic Opportunity

P-W Wins OT to Earn Historic Opportunity
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Pewamo-Westphalia has played in three MHSAA Girls Basketball Finals. Three more teams have ended seasons in the Semifinals. Four more teams on top of those reached Quarterfinals and were done. Total, that’s 10 teams that had made the final week of the season befo...
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Defense Keys Hamady Semifinal Surge

Defense Keys Hamady Semifinal Surge
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Flint Hamady made it to Van Noord Arena this season on a defensive effort that gave up only 40.4 points per game heading into Thursday’s Semifinal matchup with Lake City. During the second half, the Hawks nearly shut down the Trojans entirely to lock down a spot ...
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D2 Preview: Historic Opportunities Ahead

D2 Preview: Historic Opportunities Ahead
Thursday, March 21, 2019
From the opening tip this season, Detroit Edison has been considered arguably the top high school girls basketball team in Michigan – and potentially on its way to being remembered as one of the best in this state all-time. But this weekend’s three other se...
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D3 Preview: Welcome Back, Contenders

D3 Preview: Welcome Back, Contenders
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Three of this weekend’s Division 3 semifinalists have become regulars checking in for the final rounds of the season. The fourth semifinalist hasn’t made it this far in more than 40 years – not since it became one of the MHSAA’s first girls bask...
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D4 Preview: Prepared for Finals Tests

D4 Preview: Prepared for Finals Tests
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
There is at least one similarity that ties together all four Division 4 teams making the trip to Calvin College this weekend. All four semifinalists have seen their shares of tough opponents this season and shouldn’t be wowed by the competition beginning Thursday...
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/20/19

Today in the MHSAA: 3/20/19
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
This weekend’s Girls Basketball Semifinals will welcome back three reigning champions and a host of contenders new and old. We’ve linked to coverage of all 16 Tuesday Quarterfinals below and will preview all four divisions later today on Second Half.
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This Week in High School Sports: 3/19/19

This Week in High School Sports: 3/19/19
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
This week's show highlights the buzzer-beating shot by Ypsilanti Lincoln in its Division 1 boys basketball championship game victory over Detroit U-D Jesuit and closes with an example of keeping proper perspective in educational athletics. 
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Girls Quarterfinals to Stream Live

Girls Quarterfinals to Stream Live
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
All 16 games of the MHSAA Girls Basketball Quarterfinals on Tuesday (March 19) will have live streaming video on MHSAA.tv.
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