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Madison Heights

March 13, 2012

Foley girls capture district title, fall in overtime in regional semis

By Mark Vest
C & G Sports Writer

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Shrine guard Julia Liggett, far left, looks on as Bishop Foley senior Erin Mullen goes up for a shot in district final game. The Ventures captured their fifth district title in seven years on March 2.

Madison Heights Bishop Foley (18-5) won its fifth district championship in seven years when it defeated Royal Oak Shrine 50-39 in the Class C final March 2.

“It never gets old,” said Bishop Foley coach Dave Joseph following the district final. “It’s always nice to win a district championship. Shrine played very hard. I would like to commend them.

“This group of seven seniors told me what they wanted; they wanted to play in the Catholic League finals down at Calihan Hall. They were determined to get there, and they got there. They wanted to win a district. They were determined to do that, and they did it. They want to win a regional now. We haven’t won one in the history of our school, so that’s the next step.”

The Ventures’ journey toward a district title began with an opening-round 47-13 victory over Pontiac Academy for Excellence Feb. 27. They followed that up with a 48-28 win over Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest in the semifinal game Feb. 29.

In regional action, the Ventures fell to Detroit Consortium 65-55 in overtime March 5 at Oakland Christian.

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