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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Post-Break
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Many of the girls basketball teams impressing us most this season are those we're used to watching march to the Breslin Center every winter. But others are popping back on the radar in a big way for the first time in a few years – and this week's list i...
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Right Where She’s Always Been

Right Where She’s Always Been
Thursday, January 3, 2013
It was between seasons for WNBA player Stacey Thomas.  She sat in her Northwestern University basketball office, where she worked as the Wildcats' director of basketball operations, and listened to a message that she’d heard somewhere before.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 3

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 3
Monday, December 17, 2012
As a general rule, basketball teams evolve plenty between the first games of December through the final regular-season contests in February.  But these pre-break matchups matter just as much in the win-loss columns. And a number of games are being played right now...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 2

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 2
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
We're only two weeks into this girls basketball season. But there are plenty of teams that already can take pride in strong starts that either are continuing on last season's success or showing a nice turnaround after a rough run. 
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 1
Monday, December 3, 2012
More than 700 girls basketball teams hope to be playing at Michigan State University's Breslin Center when this season ends.  That may be fourth months away. But those quests began last week.
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Launching Pad and Destination

Launching Pad and Destination
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Lamont Simpson’s “home” is a place he visits twice a week during his peak season, when NCAA Division I officiating duties have him navigating the Midwest like a person in a race for frequent flyer miles. So, naturally, there’s Simpson officiatin...
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'If you want it, go get it.'

'If you want it, go get it.'
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Annette Babers has lived on both sides of that message, as both the pursuer and achiever. And she explained how today's high school players can do the same last week in speaking to more than 200 athletes, parents and coaches attending the MHSAA's Reaching Higher girls...
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2012 Girls Basketball Finals in Review

2012 Girls Basketball Finals in Review
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Mathematically speaking, the 2010 MHSAA Girls Basketball Finals were just a bit closer than this season’s, with a combined point differential of 28 over the four championship games. But it's a decent argument to call this winter’s Finals the most highly-co...
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Update: Basketball Finals Bests

Update: Basketball Finals Bests
Monday, April 2, 2012
Dearborn Divine Child's Cara Miller. Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett's Madison and Hailegh Ristovski. Morley-Stanwood's Alexis Huntey. Goodrich's Aketra Sevillian. Sagianw's Travontis Richardson, Traverse City St. Francis' Sean Sheldon. What do they all have in ...
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'Hooping for a Cure' a Slam Dunk

'Hooping for a Cure' a Slam Dunk
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Charlotte High School's “Hooping for a Cure” players vs. teachers basketball games began as a way for teacher and coach Brent Crossman to honor his mom and raise money for the American Cancer Society. But this month’s game, the fifth in what is now an...
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High 5s: 3/20/12

High 5s: 3/20/12
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Miss Basketball and a collection of MHSAA champions receive High 5s this week.
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Class B: Goodrich to Greatness

Class B: Goodrich to Greatness
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Flint Powers Catholic stood in the way for a long time. Then Detroit Country Day. Last season, Dearborn Divine Child stopped Goodrich one game short of its first championship chance. So although the Martians talked early this season about remaining hungry despite their...
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Class C: Victory like no other

Class C: Victory like no other
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Alexis Huntey had never cried after winning a game. And it’s not like she and her teammates were new to the feeling. But earning the Mohawks’ first-ever MHSAA basketball championship Saturday at the Breslin Center was like nothing their senior stars had exp...
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Class A: Comeback Classic

Class A: Comeback Classic
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Shar’Rae Davis had one thought when she received the ball with only a few seconds  remaining and Grand Haven’s first championship on the line in Saturday’s MHSAA Class A Final. She saw the rim on Breslin Center’s north basket. And she knew ...
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Class D Final: Lakers complete 3-peat

Class D Final: Lakers complete 3-peat
Saturday, March 17, 2012
In the first quarter it was Ava Doetsch. In the second, Lexie Robak. And at the end of Saturday’s third quarter at the Breslin Center, when Waterford Our Lady was strengthening its grip on its next MHSAA Class D title, Tori Duffey came through. Unlike their first...
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Class B: Martians land in title game

Class B: Martians land in title game
Friday, March 16, 2012
Hugs and huge smiles dominated Goodrich’s side of the Breslin Center floor Friday night after a moment the Martians have worked for since losing in the Quarterfinals two seasons ago. Avenging a loss to the reigning Class B champion made that moment a little bit s...
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Class B: Milestone Momentum

Class B: Milestone Momentum
Friday, March 16, 2012
Shellis Hampton and Tiesha Stokes have enjoyed more victories during their Grand Rapids Catholic Central careers – literally – than most players in MHSAA history. But there’s something special about winning a championship as a senior – and Shell...
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Class A: GPS Points to Finals

Class A: GPS Points to Finals
Friday, March 16, 2012
This month has been filled with firsts for Grosse Pointe South – first Regional Title, first Quarterfinal win, first Semifinal appearance. On Saturday, the Blue Devils can cap their historical run with a first-ever MHSAA girls basketball championship.
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Class A: Grand Haven stands tall

Class A: Grand Haven stands tall
Friday, March 16, 2012
Grand Haven wasn’t prepared for its trip to Michigan State’s Breslin Center last season. It’s as simple as that, Buccaneers’ senior guard Shar’Rae Davis said Friday. This time? Grand Haven defeated reigning Class A champion Inkster 43-40 t...
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Class D: Athens Finds a Way

Class D: Athens Finds a Way
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Athens has strung together six straight District titles, but always fell just a bit short of reaching the Finals at Breslin Center. For a few reasons, this wasn’t supposed to be the season the Indians took that next step. But coach Calvin Quist might’ve fou...
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