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Divine Child Wins 1986 Class B Girls Basketball Title In This Week’s Flashback

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Aug. 1 –  Some great defense in overtime propels Dearborn Divine Child to a championship in this week’s 80’s Finals Flashback series on MHSAA.TV.  The sixth game in our weekly summer series is the 1986 Class B Girls Basketball Final between the Falcons and Okemos.

Here’s a look at this week’s game:

Week of August 1 – Dearborn Divine Child 50, Okemos 45 (OT) – 1986 Class B Girls Basketball Final - Runner-up in the 1985 Class B championship match, Dearborn Divine Child battled to a 50-45 overtime win over Okemos. Sue Nissen led the winners with 22 points. Leading most of the second half, Okemos fell behind, 43-41, on Andrea McAllister's breakaway with 1:33 left in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Amy Zack tied the game with a five-foot jumper, and the Chieftains had a chance to win with one second to play in regulation. After being fouled, Zack missed the front end of a one and one, and the game went into overtime.  Then in the final minute of overtime, Nissen scores underneath with about 30 seconds to play, steals the inbounds pass and feeds Cathy Siroka for another basket.  (Watch that last-minute scoring sequence by Clicking Here)

A new game will be posted online each Monday through the week of August 22.  DVD’s may be purchased directly from the MHSAA.TV Website – just click the Get DVD button below the player. 

Next week’s game is the 1988 Class B Boys Basketball Final between Grand Rapids South Christian and Redford Bishop Borgess.  The 80’s Finals Flashback series runs through the week of August 22.

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