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Renaissance Rises Again in Detroit PSL

Renaissance Rises Again in Detroit PSL
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Detroit Renaissance has had one of the top girls basketball programs in the Detroit Public School League for some time. The Phoenix are 14-3 this winter, having lost to Detroit Martin Luther King in a PSL semifinal 56-47 on Feb. 8 – but they are enjoying another ...
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Thompson Erases Doubt, Makes History

Thompson Erases Doubt, Makes History
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
When Jacara Thompson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee this past summer, she thought she was done playing basketball. The fact it was the second torn ACL of her high school career, along with the timing of the injury, had the Swartz Creek superstar d...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 11

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 11
Monday, February 13, 2017
If the conclusion of league races this winter is an indication of what we should expect when the MHSAA Tournament begins in two weeks, fans will be on the edges of their respective seats.  A number of key conference matchups came down to just a few points last we...
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Centreville's Road Paved with Success

Centreville's Road Paved with Success
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
When the Centreville girls hoops season got underway, head coach Jill Peterson gave her players a destination for which to shoot.  And no, it wasn’t the school’s first Regional appearance since 1998 – though after the team’s 14-1 start, tha...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 10

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 10
Monday, February 6, 2017
We’re getting late into this girls basketball season. But that hardly means everything is figured out, even as league titles are being awarded and tournament contenders are keeping an eye on possible opponents who could crop up down the road. Bottom line: A lo...
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Stuck Family Success Lives On at Charlevoix

Stuck Family Success Lives On at Charlevoix
Friday, February 3, 2017
Elise Stuck burst on to the scene with a 21-point, 11-rebound effort in Charlevoix’s season-opening win over Petoskey. That was two months ago, but it was a harbinger of things to come.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 9

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 9
Monday, January 30, 2017
Girls basketball teams across Michigan made it especially difficult last week to pull out only the brightest highlights for today's Breslin Bound report. With the start of Districts now just a month away, the shuffling has begun in full force with a number of teams mak...
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Experience, 'D' Fuel Arbor Prep's Rise

Experience, 'D' Fuel Arbor Prep's Rise
Friday, January 27, 2017
The message for girls basketball players at Ypsilanti Arbor Prep is clear:  If you don't play defense with a passion, you're not going to get on the court very often. “They've bought into it,” coach Rod Wells said. “Anybody who comes into our sys...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8
Monday, January 23, 2017
A total of 15 girls basketball teams remain undefeated through what was the midpoint of this season for most across Michigan last week. But four teams also lost for the first time as league standings began to take shape and contenders began the juggling that will conti...
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Performance: Mancelona's Eileene Naniseni

Performance: Mancelona's Eileene Naniseni
Friday, January 20, 2017
Senior Eileene Naniseni has had a monumental impact on the Mancelona girls basketball program over the last four seasons, and recently reached an individual milestone as part of that team-elevating effort. Naniseni scored her 1,000th point during her team’s 54-4...
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'Blazer Basketball' Follows Coach's Lead

'Blazer Basketball' Follows Coach's Lead
Friday, January 20, 2017
After upending previously unbeaten Traverse City St. Francis on the road last Saturday, Kalkaska basketball coach Dave Dalton treated his team to dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. It’s a gesture that’s commonplace in the Blazers girls basketball program. Whethe...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 7

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 7
Monday, January 16, 2017
The girls basketball regular season reached the midpoint last week with its share of surprises but also performances as expected so far. Powers like Pittsford and Saginaw Heritage rolled through the first half 10-0. But we also have more improved achievers to highli...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 6

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 6
Monday, January 9, 2017
Generally, our Breslin Bound reports emphasize the week that was across the state in either girls or boys basketball. But this week, it’s easy to jump to the bottom of this report and prep for what could be one of the season’s most exciting runs.
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PH Northern Measures Up Among State's Best

PH Northern Measures Up Among State's Best
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
It wasn’t long ago that Port Huron Northern’s girls basketball team started scheduling measuring stick games. Now, in coach Mark Dickinson’s ninth season, the Huskies still have those games on the schedule. They’re just looking more like the &ld...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Post-Break
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
We’ve returned for the start of 2017 – and with plenty to review from the holiday break that featured top teams facing off in multi-day tournaments or one-day showcases especially in the Detroit and Grand Rapids areas. But our highlights this week aren&rsqu...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 3

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 3
Monday, December 19, 2016
The theme of this week’s Breslin Bound Girls Report – powered by MI Student Aid – is teams that were solid a year ago looking like they might be even better this winter. Be it those we highlighted in last week’s five most intriguing games, or th...
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Frankenmuth Drives League Streak to 97

Frankenmuth Drives League Streak to 97
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Tom Keller is willing to talk about the streak if you ask him. He’s starting to get used to it. “It’s funny; it seems like a lot of people are bringing it up lately,” said the Frankenmuth girls basketball coach, who has led his team to 97 straig...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 2

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 2
Monday, December 12, 2016
Michigan’s best generally spend the first few weeks of basketball season testing themselves against other elites, including possible opponents for when the games matter much more in a few months. That’s certainly been the case this winter, and last week esp...
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Muskegon-Area Girls Hoops Builds Prestige

Muskegon-Area Girls Hoops Builds Prestige
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Artrese Williams noticed something new at her basketball games last winter: Big crowds. Williams, now a senior leader and defensive stopper for the Muskegon Reeths-Puffer girls basketball team, was blown away by the student sections, noise and just overall increased in...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 1
Monday, December 5, 2016
Welcome to the second week of the 2016-17 girls basketball season – and this winter’s first renovated “Breslin Bound” report, powered by MI Student Aid. Check out the most significant scores from the first week, highlights of some of the mo...
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