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Broken Wrist Doesn't Break Season

Broken Wrist Doesn't Break Season
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Never has a basketball player looked forward this much to shooting an airball.  That’s what Carson Vincent is expecting two months from now, when he gets to fire with his right hand again, just like he has most of his life – until breaking a bone in hi...
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Great Clips of the Week: 3/29/18

Great Clips of the Week: 3/29/18
Thursday, March 29, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips features the go-ahead 3-pointer by Carlos Johnson that helped Benton Harbor's boys basketball team claim the Class B championship game win over Grand Rapids Catholic Central on Saturday.
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Performance: Benton Harbor's Carlos Johnson

Performance: Benton Harbor's Carlos Johnson
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Benton Harbor's Carlos Johnson finished an all-state season with what he called the biggest shot of his life, drilling the game winner as Benton Harbor claimed its first MHSAA boys basketball championship since 1965 with a 65-64 overtime victory over Grand Rapids Cathol...
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Benton Harbor Wait Ends in OT Thriller

Benton Harbor Wait Ends in OT Thriller
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Carlos Johnson knew it was good when it left his hand. His Benton Harbor coaches and teammates knew it, too. The star sophomore hit the biggest shot on a Saturday night full of them – a 3-pointer with 10 seconds to play – to give the Tigers a 65-64 overtime...
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Edison Brings Another Title to PSL

Edison Brings Another Title to PSL
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Perseverance and patience anchored the explanation as pride in the Detroit Public School League flowed Saturday evening at the Breslin Center.  From Class C this weekend emerged the latest PSL champion, Detroit Edison, which entered the postseason with a .500 re...
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Clarkston, Loyer Dazzle at Breslin Again

Clarkston, Loyer Dazzle at Breslin Again
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Foster Loyer hasn’t enrolled yet at Michigan State University, but it’s safe to say he’s already plenty comfortable on his future school’s basketball court. A day after torching the Breslin Center nets for 42 points in a Semifinal, Loyer poured ...
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Southfield Christian Takes Back D Title

Southfield Christian Takes Back D Title
Saturday, March 24, 2018
After three seasons away, Southfield Christian returned to the Class D championship game Saturday. And for the fourth time in seven seasons, the Eagles added their school to the list of MHSAA title winners as well, with a 64-54 clincher over Buckley at the Breslin Cent...
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GRCC Earns 1st Final with Size, Surprise

GRCC Earns 1st Final with Size, Surprise
Friday, March 23, 2018
Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s victory celebration had a championship feel Friday night.  The Cougars hadn’t locked down their first MHSAA boys basketball title yet. But it was impossible to not understand their heightened excitement.
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Benton Harbor Aims to Add to Legacy

Benton Harbor Aims to Add to Legacy
Friday, March 23, 2018
Benton Harbor is wearing the weight of history, with the last name of Don Farnum across the chests of the team’s warm-up T-shirts. But this season’s Tigers have been aiming to add to their school’s long legacy of boys basketball success – and be...
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'Regular Dudes' Earn Ultimate Opportunity

'Regular Dudes' Earn Ultimate Opportunity
Friday, March 23, 2018
Holland West Ottawa may be a group of really talented athletes who are just as good – and in some cases better – playing other sports.  But Saturday, they could prove to be the best Class A basketball team in Michigan as well.
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Lights-Out Loyer Leads Clarkston to Final

Lights-Out Loyer Leads Clarkston to Final
Friday, March 23, 2018
Warm-ups don’t count, but it seemed like Foster Loyer couldn’t miss while getting ready for Friday’s first Semifinal at the Breslin Center.   The last four seasons, that’s been a good sign for Clarkston.
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Buckley Rides Into Season Finale Again

Buckley Rides Into Season Finale Again
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Buckley’s cart may have come before the horse earlier this season.  The horse arrived Thursday night at the Breslin Center.
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Bad Memory Fades with Eagles' Fast Start

Bad Memory Fades with Eagles' Fast Start
Thursday, March 22, 2018
In case his players didn’t remember the heartache, Southfield Christian coach Josh Baker made sure they remembered.  Every practice, he’d mention last season’s Class D Semifinal loss to Powers North Central, decided in overtime on a last-second s...
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Glen Lake Dials Up Winning Number

Glen Lake Dials Up Winning Number
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The numbers may not lie, as the saying goes. But sometimes they tell an unexpected story. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central entered Thursday’s Class C Semifinal undefeated, and then made 52 percent of its shots from the floor. But Maple City Glen Lake will play fo...
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Edison Hangs On, Moves On to 1st Final

Edison Hangs On, Moves On to 1st Final
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Detroit Edison saw its 16-point lead disappear by the middle of the fourth quarter of Thursday’s Class C Semifinal against Grand Rapids Covenant Christian. The Pioneers weren’t worried.
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Class A Preview: Contenders Peaking

Class A Preview: Contenders Peaking
Thursday, March 22, 2018
This weekend’s Class A bracket could be full of surprises. We’ve already had a few.  Not shocking to anyone: Reigning champion Clarkston is back and the team to beat. But the three that will try include two traveling to the Semifinals for the firs...
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Great Clips of the Week: 3/22/18

Great Clips of the Week: 3/22/18
Thursday, March 22, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips features a dunk by Detroit Edison's Gary Solomon in a Class C Regional Semifinal win over Detroit Pershing.
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Class B Preview: Can't-Miss Matchups

Class B Preview: Can't-Miss Matchups
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Class B could feature the most entertaining matchups of this weekend’s Boys Basketball Finals at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. From one side of the bracket will emerge a longtime power. From the other, a contender led by one of the state's bri...
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Class C Preview: History Will Be Made

Class C Preview: History Will Be Made
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Regardless of which team emerges as Class C champion Saturday, that crowning moment will conclude quite a story. At the very least, the winner could be celebrating a first MHSAA boys basketball title in more than two decades.
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Class D Preview: Next Contenders Line Up

Class D Preview: Next Contenders Line Up
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
A team that appeared in last season’s Class D championship game will be back at the Breslin Center this weekend. But it's not three-time reigning champion Powers North Central, which was eliminated in a District Semifinal earlier this month.
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