Boys Basketball

 

Buzzer Beater Sends Laingsburg to Final

Buzzer Beater Sends Laingsburg to Final
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Had the final second of Thursday’s Class C Semifinal ended differently, Shaun McKinney surely would’ve felt worse about three lay-ins he missed during the game’s first 31 minutes. Good thing he got one more chance to score the most meaningful points i...
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Beecher Pulls One Win Closer to Repeat

Beecher Pulls One Win Closer to Repeat
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Monte Morris returned to the Breslin Center on Thursday for the start of his fourth and final trip as a member of the Flint Beecher basketball program. The group on the court with him was, for the most part, different than the one that last season won the MHSAA Class C...
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Erik O, Legend on the Microphone

Erik O, Legend on the Microphone
Thursday, March 21, 2013
One of Erik O. Furseth’s favorite moments every March – perhaps the one he looks forward to most – comes during the hour before each MHSAA Basketball Semifinal. From his familiar seat on press row, Furseth has called hundreds of Michigan State Univers...
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Breslin Bound: Boys A-B Semis Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys A-B Semis Preview
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Some semi-ancient history is at risk of being updated during the Class A and B Finals this weekend at Michigan State University's Breslin Center.  Detroit Southeastern is seeking is first title since 1926 and Grand Rapids Christian since 1938. Wyoming Godwin Heigh...
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Breslin Bound: Boys C-D Semis Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys C-D Semis Preview
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If new MHSAA champions are crowned in Class C and D this weekend at Michigan State's University's Breslin Center, there's a possibility they'll celebrate another accomplishment to go along with taking home the top trophy – beating last season's champion ...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tonight's MHSAA boys basketball Quarterfinals include plenty of matchups you'd expect to see during the final week of the season – and a few that will establish clear favorites as we move to Breslin Center this weekend. 
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Breslin Bound: Boys Districts in Review

Breslin Bound: Boys Districts in Review
Monday, March 11, 2013
Two weeks remain in the MHSAA boys basketball season. And after last week's District tournaments, some contenders have survived what may end up their scariest game of a championship run – while others remain alive that probably many didn't expect.  ...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 11

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 11
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Only a few boys basketball teams remain this season that look unstoppable with the playoffs set to begin in two weeks.  Those squads top this week's list of recent high achievers. But in a bit of irony, they are  followed by teams that over the last week knoc...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 9

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 9
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Being successful in the MHSAA Tournament can be all about playing well at the right time.  Some of the records for teams on this week's list of high performers aren't too pretty. But if these teams can keep up their strong play the rest of this month, postseason f...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 8

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 8
Monday, January 28, 2013
Eight weeks of success is enough to expect that any team still undefeated – like our top team among last week's high performers – should keep making noise over the month and a half to come. 
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The fireworks flew in Michigan boys basketball last week, as three Associated Press top-ranked teams fell, albeit against others considered contenders as well.  With boys basketball season now at its midpoint, it's fair to say doors remain open for more potential ...
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We Need Your Help with Hoops

We Need Your Help with Hoops
Thursday, January 17, 2013
We’re quickly making major headway in catching up our basketball scores and schedules for this winter, just in time for league races to get rolling.  But we'd be grateful for your help filling in a number of results we've missed during the season&r...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 6

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 6
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Undefeated teams quickly are becoming few as boys basketball season heads into mid-January.  But this week's list of teams making noise includes a handful that remain perfect – although a few more will face their toughest challenges soon. 
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Holiday break and all that comes with it – no school, but plenty of "classics" and "showcases" – has come to an end.  But in its wake, we see a little better how some of the state's best stack up heading into league play that will d...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 2

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 2
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
As with football during the fall, Second Half tries to hit all classes and all corners of the state for these weekly boys and girls basketball reports. But sometimes, focusing on the powers in Class A and B is simply unavoidable.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Michigan’s top boys basketball teams traditionally waste little time each December seeing how they match up against the rest of the elite. And last week proved no different.
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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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Changing of the Capital Guard

Changing of the Capital Guard
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Who would I pick to coach a Lansing area boys basketball Dream Team? Sportswriters get a lot of questions like that, from radio hosts or fans, or roommates who grew up nearby. To not offend the other coaching friends I’d made in my decade-plus in Lansing, I kept ...
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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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MHSA(Q&)A: Historian Ron Pesch

MHSA(Q&)A: Historian Ron Pesch
Monday, April 16, 2012
Muskegon's Ron Pesch has been the foremost expert on Michigan high school athletics history for nearly two decades. He tells us about his current project, BCAM's Retro Mr. Basketball Awards.
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