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Royal Oak coach rewarded for greatness

Royal Oak April 13, 2015

Royal Oak coach rewarded for greatness

ROYAL OAK — The 2014-15 basketball season was a one of firsts for the Royal Oak High girls program.And, as it turns out, for its coach, as well.After helping guide the Ravens to their first division title in program ...Read More

Center Line girls basketball coach earns third straight Coach of the Year award

Center Line March 25, 2015

Center Line girls basketball coach earns third straight Coach of the Year award

CENTER LINE — For once again guiding the best defensive team in the 36-team Macomb Area Conference, Center Line High girls basketball coach Trevor Warczinsky was voted the MAC Gold Division Coach of the Year.The award ...Read More

Back on top, youthful Country Day basketball team claims Class B state championship

Beverly Hills March 21, 2015

Back on top, youthful Country Day basketball team claims Class B state championship

EAST LANSING — There was something contagious about the way this team played.Serious when needed, electric at all times.It was a formula Frank Orlando said kept him young this season, and one that ultimately ...Read More

Back-to-back champs; Marian claims Class A state title with 51-37 victory over DeWitt

Birmingham March 21, 2015

Back-to-back champs; Marian claims Class A state title with 51-37 victory over DeWitt

EAST LANSING — She said there would have been tears, but on a Saturday afternoon in East Lansing, it was pure elation.She said her girls would have been “depressed” at any other result, but the ...Read More

Pitts steals the show as Country Day rolls past Goodrich 69-39 and into Class B final

Beverly Hills March 20, 2015

Pitts steals the show as Country Day rolls past Goodrich 69-39 and into Class B final

EAST LANSING — She came out firing, and quite frankly, she couldn’t miss.In a season that belonged to Goodrich's Tania Davis, this night belonged to Country Day's Destiny Pitts.Davis, the 2015 Miss ...Read More

Marian too strong for Detroit King, rolls to 57-37 win and has chance to defend state title

Birmingham March 20, 2015

Marian too strong for Detroit King, rolls to 57-37 win and has chance to defend state title

EAST LANSING — They met roughly a month ago in a battle that came down to the final seconds and gave both teams a boost of confidence heading into the postseason.Birmingham Marian and Detroit Martin Luther King met ...Read More

MAC recognizes standout girls hoops players

Macomb County March 19, 2015

MAC recognizes standout girls hoops players

MACOMB COUNTY — Another season has come and gone for the 36 girls basketball teams in the Macomb Area Conference.Six MAC teams — Sterling Heights High, Warren Fitzgerald, Grosse Pointe South, St. Clair Shores ...Read More

Shrine girls basketball caps turnaround season with trip to regional final

Royal Oak March 18, 2015

Shrine girls basketball caps turnaround season with trip to regional final

It’s been a battle to get back to respectability for the Royal Oak Shrine girls basketball program.After all, just three years ago, this was a team with a new coach and a season concluded with a 2-19 record.Yet, as ...Read More

Lutheran North girls hoops coach proud of team after run to regional final

Macomb Township March 18, 2015

Lutheran North girls hoops coach proud of team after run to regional final

IMLAY CITY/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The latest edition of the Macomb Lutheran North girls basketball team has a lot to hang its hat on.The Mustangs won a second straight Catholic High School League AA Division title, a Class ...Read More

Country Day earns spot in state semifinals for first time since 2010; Marian continues march toward Class A repeat

Beverly Hills March 17, 2015

Country Day earns spot in state semifinals for first time since 2010; Marian continues march toward Class A repeat

For the first time since 2010, one of the most successful girls basketball programs in the state has a ticket to the state semifinals.Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day officially punched its ticket to the final four of the ...Read More

Marian and Country Day still take pleasure in regional crowns

Birmingham March 17, 2015

Marian and Country Day still take pleasure in regional crowns

SOUTHFIELD — Mary Cicerone understood the expectations on her Birmingham Marian basketball team, the preconceived notion that they would win a Class A regional title so many had pegged them to win months ago.Heavily ...Read More

Country Day girls seeking first trip to semifinals since 2010, but must get past 20-5 Divine Child squad

Beverly Hills March 17, 2015

Country Day girls seeking first trip to semifinals since 2010, but must get past 20-5 Divine Child squad

So many similarities, yet there’s one difference Frank Orlando knows his Beverly Hills Country Day girls basketball team must overcome tonight against Dearborn Divine Child in a Class B quarterfinal. “They ...Read More

Lake Shore girls downs Lakeview for first district title since 2004

St. Clair Shores March 16, 2015

Lake Shore girls downs Lakeview for first district title since 2004

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores Lake Shore senior wing Mackenzie Nemitz did not want her team’s season to end in a loss to one of its city rivals. Nemitz did all she could in ensuring that Lake Shore came ...Read More

King tops Sterling Heights High in regional final

Detroit March 12, 2015

King tops Sterling Heights High in regional final

GROSSE POINTE - The Detroit Martin Luther King girls basketball team proved too tough for Sterling Heights High in a March 14 Class A regional title game 54-21.King (23-1) advances to take on either Romulus or Temperance ...Read More

Marian too much for Mercy, beats Catholic League foe score in Class A regional final

Birmingham March 12, 2015

Marian too much for Mercy, beats Catholic League foe score in Class A regional final

SOUTHFIELD — Familiar foes, and for the third time this season, a very familiar result.Sixteen teams in the Class A girls basketball playoffs have been trimmed to eight, and Birmingham Marian kept its title defense ...Read More

Foley furthers girls basketball tradition with excellent ’14-15 season

Madison Heights March 12, 2015

Foley furthers girls basketball tradition with excellent ’14-15 season

MADISON HEIGTHS — The end came in a familiar place and against a familiar foe.“Tough to play a team four times in one season,” Madison Heights Bishop Foley girls basketball coach Dave Joseph said a day ...Read More

Liggett and South girls basketball win district championships

Grosse Pointes March 12, 2015

Liggett and South girls basketball win district championships

GROSSE POINTES — The girls basketball teams from Grosse Pointe South and University Liggett kept their district-title streaks alive and well last week, as the Blue Devils defeated North and Liggett took down Detroit ...Read More

Playoff Preview: Mercy basketball team seeking upset against top-ranked Marian in tonight's regional final

Birmingham March 12, 2015

Playoff Preview: Mercy basketball team seeking upset against top-ranked Marian in tonight's regional final

SOUTHFIELD — They met a year ago with a ticket to the Class A state finals on the line.Gary Morris watched as his Farmington Hills Mercy basketball team threw everything it had at Birmingham Marian, and then watched ...Read More

Berkley and Ferndale end 2015 postseason in district round

Berkley March 11, 2015

Berkley and Ferndale end 2015 postseason in district round

BERKLEY/FERNDALE — The 2015 basketball tournament came to a close for the Berkley High and Ferndale High basketball teams during district play last week. Berkley reached a Class A district final before falling to ...Read More

Fraser girls hoops wins division title, falls in district quarters

Clinton Township March 11, 2015

Fraser girls hoops wins division title, falls in district quarters

FRASER — The latest group of Fraser High girls basketball players accomplished something that hasn’t been done in the program in a decade — they brought the school a division title. The Ramblers went ...Read More

Shrine girls claim district title while others wrap 2015 postseason

Royal Oak March 11, 2015

Shrine girls claim district title while others wrap 2015 postseason

ROYAL OAK — Less than two weeks after being denied a shot to play for a league championship, the Royal Oak Shrine girls basketball team made up for it.The Knights claimed a Class C district crown March 6, beating ...Read More

East Detroit girls hoops coach looks ahead after district quarterfinal setback

Eastpointe March 11, 2015

East Detroit girls hoops coach looks ahead after district quarterfinal setback

EASTPOINTE — East Detroit High’s girls hoops season ended in a 48-39 loss to Detroit Southeastern in a Class A district quarterfinal March 2 at Grosse Pointe South. The Shamrocks finished 7-12 overall, ...Read More

New Lutheran North girls hoops coach leads team to 2nd straight CHSL AA championship

Macomb Township March 11, 2015

New Lutheran North girls hoops coach leads team to 2nd straight CHSL AA championship

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Ask first-year Macomb Lutheran North girls basketball coach Matt Knutson what it means to have a division title on his first go-round, and he deflects the attention away from himself.“For me, I ...Read More

Sterling Heights High girls basketball meets Detroit Martin Luther King in regional final March 12

Grosse Pointe Farms March 11, 2015

Sterling Heights High girls basketball meets Detroit Martin Luther King in regional final March 12

Stallions to do battle with Crusaders ...Read More

Cavs grab two division hoops titles

St. Clair Shores March 11, 2015

Cavs grab two division hoops titles

ST. CLAIR SHORES — There will be two new banners hanging inside the gym at St. Clair Shores South Lake after the boys and girls basketball teams each won division championships. The Cavs boys went 12-2 to win the ...Read More

Eisenhower clipped by Romeo in district final

Shelby Township March 11, 2015

Eisenhower clipped by Romeo in district final

ROMEO — Utica Eisenhower prevailed over two of its district rivals to begin postseason play, but couldn’t rally against Romeo in a 53-26 defeat in a MHSAA Division 1 district final on March 6.Romeo jumped out to ...Read More

Marian marches on, defeats Lathrup 46-37 in Class A regional semifinal

Birmingham March 10, 2015

Marian marches on, defeats Lathrup 46-37 in Class A regional semifinal

SOUTHFIELD — The hype was real.Two of the best girls basketball teams colliding with only one spot reserved in the next round.And as March moves forward, so to do the champs.Birmingham Marian kept its title ...Read More

Sterling Heights High girls hoops tops Lake Shore in regional opener

St. Clair Shores March 10, 2015

Sterling Heights High girls hoops tops Lake Shore in regional opener

Stallions move on to second straight regional final ...Read More

Playoff Preview: Marian (21-1) and Lathrup (21-1) set to collide in regional semifinal at Southfield

Birmingham March 10, 2015

Playoff Preview: Marian (21-1) and Lathrup (21-1) set to collide in regional semifinal at Southfield

Their journey to this meeting was predictable, unofficially predetermined once the district draws were concluded.Games had to be played, wins had to be had.Both were — in lopsided fashion.What happens next is ...Read More

A trio of champs

Beverly Hills March 9, 2015

A trio of champs

The girls basketball playoff season officially began last week, and for a trio of local teams, it was a week to celebrate.In Class A, the defending state champs flexed some playoff muscle, as Birmingham Marian rolled to a ...Read More