Girls Basketball

 

Performance: Heritage's Shine Strickland-Gills

Performance: Heritage's Shine Strickland-Gills
Thursday, March 22, 2018
On back-to-back days, Heritage’s Shine Strickland-Gills put together back-to-back standout performances at Van Noord Arena to lead the Hawks to their first MHSAA girls basketball title since 2002.  She had 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals in a 46-28...
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All-time Hoops Winner Leads Another

All-time Hoops Winner Leads Another
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
When asked how many seasons he’s coached basketball, Don Palmer always is up front. The reactions are variations of shock and awe.
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Seniors Continue Country Day Legacy

Seniors Continue Country Day Legacy
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Detroit Country Day senior Kaela Webb dribbled out the clock Saturday on a hard-fought Class B title game against Jackson Northwest, and a smile overtook her face. She looked over at her coach, Frank Orlando, who was about to celebrate his 13th MHSAA title at the schoo...
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Edison Avenges Loss, Locks Up Repeat

Edison Avenges Loss, Locks Up Repeat
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Detroit Edison’s girls basketball team had one loose end left to tie this weekend.  By midway through the third quarter Saturday, everything the Pioneers had hoped to accomplish was secured – including their second straight Class C championship.
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Heritage Earns 'A' with Championship Effort

Heritage Earns 'A' with Championship Effort
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nothing could wipe the smiles off the faces of the Saginaw Heritage players and fans Saturday – not even a trophy to the head. “Did you see our fans today? They’ve been out in full force all weekend long,” Heritage coach Vonnie DeLong said. &ldq...
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Lenawee Christian's Title Time Arrives

Lenawee Christian's Title Time Arrives
Saturday, March 17, 2018
As daughter of the coach and sister of the star, sophomore Dani Salenbien was in unique position to forecast the success of this season’s Adrian Lenawee Christian girls basketball team.  She knew one thing for sure.
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Country Day Claims Senior-Dominated Semi

Country Day Claims Senior-Dominated Semi
Friday, March 16, 2018
The eras come and go as standouts cycle through coach Frank Orlando’s Detroit Country Day program. Win or lose Saturday, another will close as all-staters Kaela Webb and Maxine Moore play their final high school game attempting to lead the Yellowjackets to a thir...
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Northwest Draws Closer to Dream Finish

Northwest Draws Closer to Dream Finish
Friday, March 16, 2018
Like kids in every community, future Jackson Northwest athletes grow up dreaming of winning championships. But there’s something more to say about the opportunity earned by the Mounties with their 56-47 Class B Semifinal win Friday over Michigan Center.
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East Lansing Rallies to Play 1 More Day

East Lansing Rallies to Play 1 More Day
Friday, March 16, 2018
East Lansing found itself playing in the Semifinals again Friday for the first time since 2010. But the Trojans also found themselves in an unfamiliar situation with potentially only 16 minutes left in their season.
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To Get Ahead, Heritage Gets Defensive

To Get Ahead, Heritage Gets Defensive
Friday, March 16, 2018
This season, the Saginaw Heritage girls basketball team had, as junior Shine Strickland-Gills called it, an “epiphany.”  And it’s made the difference between another 20-win season and getting a chance to play for the Class A championship.
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Classic Finish Delivers Statewide Stardom

Classic Finish Delivers Statewide Stardom
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Michigan, meet Bree Salenbien – the Adrian Lenawee Christian freshman who stands as tall as a center, plays like a guard, and made a shot Thursday that most seniors never get a chance to launch.  The 6-foot-2 Cougars standout instantly may have bought hersel...
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Chassell Adds Chapter to Storybook Season

Chassell Adds Chapter to Storybook Season
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The possibility of a Chassell basketball team playing for an MHSAA championship for the first time since 1958 was within reach with a half remaining Thursday.  But earning that opportunity would take some work.
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Arbor Prep Earns Another Title Game Trip

Arbor Prep Earns Another Title Game Trip
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Ypsilanti Arbor Prep calls its championship pursuit a “4-mile run.” And the Gators got through about 3.9 a year ago.  They’ll get another chance to finish the final leg after a 53-35 Class C Semifinal win over Maple City Glen Lake on Thursday at ...
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Edison Claims Rematch, Chance to Repeat

Edison Claims Rematch, Chance to Repeat
Thursday, March 15, 2018
All nine Detroit Edison players who saw the floor in last season’s Class C championship win over Pewamo-Westphalia were back for Thursday’s Semifinal at Calvin College’s Van Noord Arena.  But there was a clear difference in the rematch after the ...
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Class A Preview: Stars Sure to Shine

Class A Preview: Stars Sure to Shine
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Class A – made up of the largest high schools in Michigan – also has the most star power to offer this weekend at Calvin College’s Van Noord Arena in Grand Rapids.  This season’s Miss Basketball plus two more finalists, not to mention some ...
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Class B Preview: Challengers & Champion

Class B Preview: Challengers & Champion
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Three Class B semifinalists will journey to Calvin College’s Van Noord Arena this weekend seeking the first MHSAA Finals title in their programs’ histories.  But to celebrate the ultimate prize for the first time, those hopefuls must contend with the r...
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Class C Preview: Revved Up For Rematches

Class C Preview: Revved Up For Rematches
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The most exciting basketball played at Van Noord Arena this weekend could feature a foursome of Class C powerhouses. All four semifinalists making the trip to Calvin College in Grand Rapids played in Semifinals last season as well. 
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Class D Preview: New Champ to Emerge

Class D Preview: New Champ to Emerge
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
For two straight seasons, Pittsford didn’t lose a game. But the Wildcats ended up in Class C this school year, and that means we’ll have a new champion in D this weekend – with a mix of familiar and new faces making the charge.
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Mooney Girls Re-Ignite Proud Program

Mooney Girls Re-Ignite Proud Program
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Cardinal Mooney girls basketball season ended last week in the Regional Final with a loss to Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes. On the surface, for a program with Mooney’s rich history in the past decade-plus, it was disappointing – especially against a l...
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Countdown to Calvin: Quarterfinal Preview

Countdown to Calvin: Quarterfinal Preview
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The final minutes are ticking down until Michigan’s finest girls basketball teams play for MHSAA championships this weekend at Calvin College’s Van Noord Arena. The trip to this final week of the season has been four months in the making for 32 ho...
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