By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
Two years later, we all know Bree Salenbien to be one of the state’s elite basketball stars.
But heading into Adrian Lenawee Christian’s Class D Semifinal against Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart on March 15, 2018, she was known mostly in southeastern Michigan for helping relaunch one of her area’s top small-school programs.
Then she sank the game-winning shot to send the Cougars past annual power Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart 46-44 – and by the end of that March weekend, many more were anticipating what Salenbien might accomplish in seasons to come.
Said Salenbien that day: “It’s really fun. But I think the whole team is showing the state who we are, not just me. We’ve battled through so many games this year. … “We knew we’d have to fight like that to the end.”
Click to read Second Half's coverage – Classic Finish Delivers Statewide Stardom – and watch the game-winner below with coverage from the NFHS Network.