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U-D Jesuit Wins Matchup of Undefeated

U-D Jesuit Wins Matchup of Undefeated
Friday, March 25, 2016
Detroit U-D Jesuit’s first trip to the Class A Semifinals in 2014 was filled with awe. The second trip, last season, ended in disappointment.  There was no longer awe Friday, and no less excitement – just a laser-like focus on taking the next step for...
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Highlight Reel: Class C-D Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Class C-D Semifinals
Friday, March 25, 2016
The first four finalists for the 2016 MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament, presented by Sparrow Health System, were determined on Thursday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.  Check out these video highlights from the Class C and D Semifinals. Click on the score...
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North Central Powers Up Again in D

North Central Powers Up Again in D
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Adam Mercier had a clear message when he reassembled his Powers North Central boys basketball team for its first meeting last spring. He re-emphasized that message again before Thursday’s Class D Semifinal against Fulton.
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Pressure? No problem as Our Lady Advances

Pressure? No problem as Our Lady Advances
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The bright lights have worn off for Waterford Our Lady’s seniors. And that might have made all the difference over the final minutes of what could’ve been their final high school basketball game.
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Beecher Survives on Last-Second Shot

Beecher Survives on Last-Second Shot
Thursday, March 24, 2016
There wasn’t much for Flint Beecher coach Mike Williams to enjoy as he watched Detroit Loyola shred his team’s 15-point lead over the final 14 minutes of Thursday's Class C Semifinal. But there was one thing he could applaud; his players stayed up when ano...
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Calvin Christian Follows Hot Hand in C

Calvin Christian Follows Hot Hand in C
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Grandville Calvin Christian’s success is built on team basketball, feeding the hottest hands at opportune times. Smoke might have been rising off Tony DeWitte’s fingers during the first half of Thursday’s Class C Semifinal against McBain.
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#TBT: 1972 Class B Boys Basketball Final

#TBT: 1972 Class B Boys Basketball Final
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The 2016 Boys Basketball Finals are hours from tip off with Class C and D Semifinals today and Class A and B Semifinals on Friday.
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A-B Preview: 6 Hopefuls Seek 1st Title

A-B Preview: 6 Hopefuls Seek 1st Title
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament is more than 90 years old – and yet it’s possible that two first-time champions will be awarded in Class A and B on Saturday at the Breslin Center. Six of eight semifinalists from those classes are playing this weekend f...
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C-D Preview: Chasing the Champs

C-D Preview: Chasing the Champs
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Two storylines jump out immediately from this weekend’s MHSAA Class C and D Semifinals at the Breslin Center. The Class D favorite is nearing the MHSAA record for longest winning streak. The Class C favorite is seeking a fourth title in five seasons. And six more...
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60 Years Later, Chassell Streak Stands

60 Years Later, Chassell Streak Stands
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Sixty years ago, something happened in Michigan high school boys basketball that hadn’t happened before and hasn’t happened since – three Upper Peninsula teams won MHSAA titles. Chassell’s Class D Final win became part of a state record 65-ga...
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Senior-Led Stevenson Makes Statement

Senior-Led Stevenson Makes Statement
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Three times coach Rick Bye took Sterling Heights Stevenson to the MHSAA Finals in football. The baseball program has thrived recently under coach Joe Emanuele. But in boys basketball, the Titans have not been able to compete at nearly as high a level as football an...
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Bellaire, McBain Follow Longtime Leaders

Bellaire, McBain Follow Longtime Leaders
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Stan Sexton and Bruce Koopman have been down this road before. When Bellaire rallied to edge Buckley last Wednesday, it was the Eagles’ sixth MHSAA Class D Regional basketball championship since 2000 under Sexton. When McBain knocked off Tawas that same night, it...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview
Monday, March 21, 2016
The final week of the 2015-16 boys basketball season finds five undefeated teams among the 32 set to play Quarterfinals on Tuesday.  And they're joined by a number of others playing in this final week for the first time, or at least the first time in a long time.
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Midland Boys Hoops Earns 'Football' Buzz

Midland Boys Hoops Earns 'Football' Buzz
Monday, March 21, 2016
Payton DeWildt is accustomed to pep rallies at school. Just not during basketball season. "It's just not something they do," the Midland High senior said. "Only when we play Dow, our crosstown rival."  And only in football.
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Jets Firing as North Central Seeks Repeat

Jets Firing as North Central Seeks Repeat
Monday, March 21, 2016
A second straight Class D boys basketball championship. A third straight MHSAA title covering two sports. A 52-game winning streak. Toss in an approaching individual scoring record for good measure. Talk about a massive target on the back of the North Central Jets duri...
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March Magic Hoopfest Comes to Jenison

March Magic Hoopfest Comes to Jenison
Monday, March 21, 2016
March Magic Hoopfest will return to Jenison Field House for this weekend’s MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals, marking the seventh championship weekend the event has run concurrent with the games being played at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. A numbe...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Regional Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Regional Preview
Monday, March 14, 2016
The MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament finished up its first week Friday with many of the expected contenders moving on – but quite a few surprises as well.  Click below for four teams from each class that jumped out from Districts, with Regionals tipping off ...
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Breslin Bound: Boys District Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys District Preview
Monday, March 7, 2016
A total of 11 boys basketball teams head into the MHSAA Tournament today with perfect records. But there are plenty of others expected to make strong pushes toward a trip to East Lansing in a little more than two weeks.
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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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