Girls Basketball

 

Marshall Believes, Earns Title Game Trip

Marshall Believes, Earns Title Game Trip
Friday, March 18, 2016
Believe it. Marshall will play Saturday for its first MHSAA girls basketball championship. But only because the Redhawks believed they would – all the way through two free throws with 1.4 seconds to play that made it so.
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'Underdog' Sailors Sink Reigning Champ

'Underdog' Sailors Sink Reigning Champ
Friday, March 18, 2016
Grand Rapids South Christian rarely plays a girls basketball game it’s not expected to win. So labeling the Sailors "underdogs" probably was an exaggerated assessment heading into Friday’s Class B Semifinal again reigning champion Detroit Country Day.
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Cousino Makes Name in Semifinal Debut

Cousino Makes Name in Semifinal Debut
Friday, March 18, 2016
By at least some in the know, little was expected of Warren Cousino and Hudsonville heading into this MHSAA Tournament – both entered unranked. Both then won Regional titles for the first time last week, and extended dream seasons with a Semifinal matchup Friday...
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King Rises Again to Reach Class A Final

King Rises Again to Reach Class A Final
Friday, March 18, 2016
Micaela Kelly was a big fan of the Detroit Martin Luther King football team in November when it won its first MHSAA championship since 2007. Now she and her teammates are receiving that support in return as they pursue a first Class A title since 2006.
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Highlight Reel: Class C-D Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Class C-D Semifinals
Friday, March 18, 2016
The Class C and D finalists at the 2016 MHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament, presented by Sparrow Health System, were determined Thursday in front of more than 5,000 fans at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Click below for links to Semifinals highlights and the games ...
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2nd-Half Surge lifts Sacred Heart in Class D

2nd-Half Surge lifts Sacred Heart in Class D
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Averi Gamble had a smile on her face for all but a few seconds of the final minute of Thursday night’s MHSAA Semifinal. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart’s Class D championship win two years ago was “the best moment of my life, thus far,” she said af...
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Pittsford Earns Title Game Return

Pittsford Earns Title Game Return
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Pittsford’s girls basketball team returned to the Breslin Center on Thursday only a few players different than the team that fell in overtime of the Class D Final a year ago. But the Wildcats set themselves up to show much difference a year can make with a 62-43...
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No Disappointment for Arbor Prep

No Disappointment for Arbor Prep
Thursday, March 17, 2016
She needed about a month. But by the end of last April, Nastassja Chambers got over Ypsilanti Arbor Prep’s loss in the 2015 Class C Semifinals. This weekend, she and her teammates are one step closer to avoiding disappointment – and then some.
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St Francis Stands Tall in Run to 1st Final

St Francis Stands Tall in Run to 1st Final
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Regardless of the winner, a team from Thursday’s first Class C Semifinal was going to finish this weekend playing in an MHSAA championship game for the first time.  And Traverse City St. Francis – especially 6-foot-4 junior Juliana Phillips – wa...
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A-B Preview: Historic Opportunities Await

A-B Preview: Historic Opportunities Await
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Fans of Michigan high school girls basketball are familiar with the work over the decades of Detroit Martin Luther King, Detroit Country Day and Grand Rapids South Christian. Five more Class A and B semifinalists have the opportunity this weekend to join them as MHSAA...
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C-D Preview: Favorites Seeking to Finish

C-D Preview: Favorites Seeking to Finish
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The proposed favorites at this weekend’s MHSAA Class C and D Girls Basketball Finals have unfinished business from trips to the Breslin Center a year ago. Ypsilanti Arbor Prep and Pittsford entered the postseason as the top-ranked teams in those classes, respecti...
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Tri-unity Ends Historic Run in Quarters

Tri-unity Ends Historic Run in Quarters
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
When the month of March rolls around at Wyoming Tri-unity Christian High School, it’s traditionally been a time for the community to rally around the boys basketball team for a lengthy postseason run. This season, however, the girls basketball program enjoyed sim...
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St Mary Shows it 'Can Play with Anybody'

St Mary Shows it 'Can Play with Anybody'
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Jim Myler played basketball at Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart. Still a fan of the Irish, his allegiance will be with another Catholic school tonight as Gaylord St. Mary takes on Sacred Heart in an MHSAA Class D girls basketball Quarterfinal.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls Quarterfinal Preview
Monday, March 14, 2016
Seven communities have been celebrating unprecedented girls basketball success over these last few days while gearing up for the most significant game in their program's histories.  Nearly a quarter of this year's 32 quarterfinalists won a Regional title last week...
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Contenders Hope to Follow Saints' Path

Contenders Hope to Follow Saints' Path
Monday, March 14, 2016
The St. Ignace girls basketball team is obviously quite familiar with the Mackinac Bridge. The Saints live at the Upper Peninsula's eastern connection to downstate, and they seem to make regular trips across the bridge in quest of MHSAA championships. The Newberry and ...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Regional Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls Regional Preview
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The MHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament field was reduced from more than 700 to 128 last week with a number of the expected contenders moving on – and few of the unexpected joining the group as well. Read on for four teams from each class that jumped out as we watc...
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Cancer Free, Haske Pulls Double Duty

Cancer Free, Haske Pulls Double Duty
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Keith Haske calls coaching basketball “therapeutic.” It’s a term that now holds more meaning for the 58-year-old Traverse City St. Francis basketball coach, who is recovering from a stage four throat cancer diagnosis two years ago.
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Small Schools, Big Northern Lights Finish

Small Schools, Big Northern Lights Finish
Monday, February 29, 2016
Not too many high school conferences in Michigan have their own basketball tournament. The Northern Lights League in the Upper Peninsula, however, is one of the exceptions to the rule.
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Breslin Bound: Girls District Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls District Preview
Monday, February 29, 2016
The girls basketball season starts over for every MHSAA team today as 128 Districts tip off all over the state. Click for a look at four teams from each class that look good to be in the hunt when the final 16 converge on East Lansing in three weeks.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 12

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 12
Monday, February 22, 2016
One week remains in the girls basketball regular season, and contenders are gearing up for District tournaments that begin a week from today. Most weeks during the season, we check in with four teams from each class that have been especially impressive. After a bit of ...
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