By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
Each weekday of the school year, we break down the top headlines courtesy of Michigan’s sports media.
We’ve gathered a mix of highlights from around the state as boys basketball season hit opening-night stride Tuesday with most teams playing their first games this winter.
1. Boys Basketball: Jalen Terry scored 36 points to lead Flint Beecher past Detroit Renaissance 77-74 in an opening-night matchup of possible MHSAA title contenders – WJRT
2. Boys Basketball: Lansing Everett earned a strong road win, 68-62 against Grand Blanc, considered one of the emerging teams in the state this winter – Flint Journal
3. Boys Basketball: Sanford Meridian earned an impressive 58-49 opening win over Division 1 Saginaw Heritage – Midland Daily News
4. Boys Basketball: Ludington broke free from a halftime tie to beat Cadillac 66-55 – MI Sports Now
5. Boys Basketball: Flint Carman-Ainsworth earned a big opening win, 75-54 over Saginaw – Flint Journal
6. Boys Basketball: Muskegon Western downed Muskegon Oakridge 67-63 in overtime after the teams were tied at the ends of the last three quarters – Grand Haven Tribune
7. Boys Basketball: East Kentwood opened with a 75-69 win over Grand Rapids South Christian – FOX 17
8. Boys Basketball: Max McDonald scored 26 to lead Grand Traverse Academy to a 49-44 win over Suttons Bay – Traverse City Record-Eagle
9. Boys Basketball: Alex Richwine scored 31 as DeTour opened with a 66-47 win over Harbor Springs Harbor Light Christian – Petoskey News-Review
10. Boys Basketball: Lansing Eastern got off to a 1-0 start with a 61-45 win over Perry – Lansing State Journal