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Moment: Powers Avenges 1999 Defeat

Moment: Powers Avenges 1999 Defeat
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
After being stung by Detroit Country Day’s fourth-quarter comeback and buzzer-beating game winner in the 1999 Class B Final, the Flint Powers Catholic girls basketball team would not offer an opportunity for the same dramatic ending in the teams’ 2000 rematc...
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Moment: Wilburn Winner Caps Comeback

Moment: Wilburn Winner Caps Comeback
Monday, April 20, 2020
The 1999 Class B championship game clash of Detroit Country Day and Flint Powers Catholic finished with one of the most memorable game-winning shots in Michigan high school girls basketball history – and started a string of three straight MHSAA Finals matchups bet...
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Holland Sophomore Honored for Courage

Holland Sophomore Honored for Courage
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
What LayRay Paw has experienced and overcome during her still-young life is likely unimaginable for most she encounters on the basketball court. The Holland High sophomore and her siblings were forced to navigate a refugee camp in Thailand and the deaths of their ...
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Moment: Hamady Runs Marathon to Repeat

Moment: Hamady Runs Marathon to Repeat
Friday, March 27, 2020
After playing 32 minutes of a double-overtime Class C championship game against St. Ignace, Flint Hamady’s Kiyana Dudley-Thompson found herself alone for the final second of the 40-minute marathon on March 20, 2010. She made that second one of the most replayed i...
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Moment: Freshman Shows Star Power

Moment: Freshman Shows Star Power
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Two years later, we all know Bree Salenbien to be one of the state’s elite basketball stars. But heading into Adrian Lenawee Christian’s Class D Semifinal against Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart on March 15, 2018, she was known mostly in southeastern Michigan f...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Regional Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls Regional Preview
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Coaches always say at this point in the MHSAA Tournament that every team still playing has to be good, if not dangerous no matter what its W-L record shows.  And the last three months have boiled down to a mix of absolutely colossal and in some places unexpected m...
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Kohler Earns Place Among Scoring Greats

Kohler Earns Place Among Scoring Greats
Friday, March 6, 2020
A lot has changed since David Wheelock coached high school basketball four years ago at Suttons Bay. Back then the team was called Suttons Bay. He had a freshman moved up from the junior varsity team named Paige Kohler. Northport High School was a local rival. Jim Cham...
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Be the Referee: 3-Second Rule

Be the Referee: 3-Second Rule
Thursday, March 5, 2020
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains one of the most misunderstood rules in basketball – the 3-second rule.
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Breslin Bound: Girls District Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls District Preview
Monday, March 2, 2020
The season begins anew tonight for more than 700 girls basketball teams across Michigan. This week will end with 128 taking a giant first step as they pursue championship opportunities at Breslin Center later this month.
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Lenawee Christian Different, But Not Down

Lenawee Christian Different, But Not Down
Friday, February 28, 2020
In the first practice without Bree Salenbien, the Lenawee Christian girls basketball team didn’t dwell on the fact the best player in the Division 4 tournament the last couple of seasons won’t be on the court for this season’s playoff run. “Prac...
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Despite Torn ACL, Lapeer's Erla Drives On

Despite Torn ACL, Lapeer's Erla Drives On
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Hannah Erla was so devastated by the diagnosis, she basically stopped listening. The Lapeer senior point guard had torn her ACL, which in her mind meant her final high school season was over after just four games. She wouldn’t be able to lead the Lightning to the...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 12

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 12
Monday, February 24, 2020
March is almost here, warm weather downstate has given us at least a reminder of spring, and the final week of girls basketball regular season is another indication that the most exciting part of a long winter is nearly upon us. Of course, there are a few championship ...
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Performance: Renaissance's Kailee Davis

Performance: Renaissance's Kailee Davis
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Detroit Renaissance junior guard Kailee Davis scored a team-high 34 points with seven 3-pointers to lead Renaissance past Detroit Cass Tech 81-55 in last Friday’s Detroit Public School League Tournament championship game, earning the MHSAA “Performance of th...
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Be the Referee: Hoops Officials Manual

Be the Referee: Hoops Officials Manual
Thursday, February 20, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis announces the addition of a new resource to assist basketball officials across the state.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 11

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 11
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
District seeds have been planted, league titles are being clinched seemingly every day and we’re fast-breaking into the final two weeks of this girls basketball season. In case you missed them, District brackets were posted for all four divisions Sunday – a...
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Haslett Cancer Games Touch Close to Home

Haslett Cancer Games Touch Close to Home
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
By pure coincidence, it happened to be Valentine's Day. However, that date on the calendar served as the perfect backdrop when two schools and two officiating crews paired up for a "Coaches for Cancer" girls and boys basketball doubleheader Friday at Haslett High Schoo...
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Tate's Return Sees Cass Tech Return to Elite

Tate's Return Sees Cass Tech Return to Elite
Thursday, February 13, 2020
It didn’t take LaTonya Tate long to begin her basketball coaching career. But it took her 20 years to find the right fit. Tate is in her fifth season as girls varsity basketball coach at Detroit Cass Tech, and the Technicians are experiencing success not seen sin...
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Be the Referee: Held Ball or Traveling?

Be the Referee: Held Ball or Traveling?
Thursday, February 13, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis offers a basketball "You Make the Call" that comes into play when defensive and offensive players wind up in a stalemate.
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Caro Closing In on Historic Title Claim

Caro Closing In on Historic Title Claim
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
With three seniors who had played at least parts of the last two seasons on varsity, and a standout freshman making her debut, the Caro girls basketball team had plenty of reasons to make winning its league the goal this winter. But with Reese coming off its 12th-strai...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 10

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 10
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
It’s inaccurate, of course, to say this Michigan high school girls basketball season all comes down to this week. But lot will be decided over the next seven days.
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