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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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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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Be the Referee: Instant Replay in Basketball

Be the Referee: Instant Replay in Basketball
Thursday, March 21, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains when instant relay is available to be consulted during the girls and boys basketball tournaments.
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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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Countdown to Calvin: Girls Quarterfinal Preview

Countdown to Calvin: Girls Quarterfinal Preview
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The clock is ticking as the Countdown to Calvin will be over by the time this evening is done. All 16 Girls Basketball Quarterfinals will played at sites all over the state tonight, with winners advancing to Van Noord Arena and Semifinals beginning Thursday in Division...
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Young Bedford Emerges with Quarterfinal Run

Young Bedford Emerges with Quarterfinal Run
Monday, March 18, 2019
The timing of girls basketball season in Michigan was about to change, and Temperance-Bedford boys and girls basketball coach Bill Ryan knew he had a difficult choice. It was about that time that 10 girls walked into his Bedford High School classroom and asked him to r...
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Countdown to Calvin: Girls Regional Preview

Countdown to Calvin: Girls Regional Preview
Monday, March 11, 2019
While rematches and revenge will be the minds of many playing in Girls Basketball Regionals beginning tonight, rewards will be the end result for only 32 teams fortunate enough to advance past Wednesday and into the winter’s final week. All 128 District champions...
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North Central Nearing Regional Opportunity

North Central Nearing Regional Opportunity
Friday, March 8, 2019
A group of female athletes at North Central High School hopes to accomplish something no other girls basketball team at its school has done since 1980. Bring home a Regional championship trophy.
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Kent City Shooting for Long Tourney Run

Kent City Shooting for Long Tourney Run
Thursday, March 7, 2019
As Zara Weber explains it, part of growing up in Kent City is learning how to properly shoot the basketball. So, for Weber, the 3-pointer that she made late in the first quarter on Wednesday was just another shot – but it was also the shot that tied the team stat...
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Be the Referee: Primary Areas

Be the Referee: Primary Areas
Thursday, March 7, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains why sometimes the official farthest away from the action is the one with the best angle to make the call.
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Countdown to Calvin: Girls District Preview

Countdown to Calvin: Girls District Preview
Monday, March 4, 2019
The countdown to this season’s Girls Basketball Finals at Calvin College speeds up significantly beginning tonight. Teams all over Michigan will start District play culminating in 128 championships at the first level of the tournament this weekend.
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