Highlight Reel: Class A Semifinals

March 27, 2015

By John Johnson
MHSAA communications director 

Saginaw Arthur Hill and Detroit Western International advanced to the MHSAA Class A Boys Basketball Final with Semifinal wins Friday at the Breslin Center. 

Click below for highlights from all four teams that took the court.

Saginaw Arthur Hill 73, Lansing Everett 61

Get That Outta Here! - Willie Rogers of Saginaw Arthur Hill comes up with a monster shot block during the third quarter against Lansing Everett. 

Manual Fast Break Dunk - Trevor Manuel led Lansing Everett with 19 points against Saginaw Arthur Hill, including two on this fourth-quarter fast-break jam.

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Detroit Western 55, Detroit U-D Jesuit 46 

Neely Flies Downcourt - Brailen Neely led Detroit Western with 16 points in its Class A Semifinal win over Detroit U-D Jesuit, with two coming on this dash downcourt after a rebound. 

Winston Drives & Scores - Cassius Winston of Detroit U-D Jesuit led all scorers in this Class A Semifinal with 21 points. Here he scores on a drive to the basket.

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PHOTO: Western’s Josh McFolley drives hard in an effort to get past Jesuit’s Gary Collins during their Semifinal.

Be the Referee: Over the Back

By Sam Davis
MHSAA Officials Coordinator

January 31, 2023

Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.

Below is this week's segment – Over the Back - Listen

Did you know there is no such thing as “over the back” in basketball? If two players are going for a rebound and the player behind another player is able to grab it over the top of the player in front – that’s not necessarily a foul. He or she did not go over the back.

The player behind another player may have committed a foul such as bumping the player in front, or pushing that player – gaining an advantage to grab the rebound – but that would be whistled for a push or grab. Not over the back.

A taller player or player who can jump higher grabbing a rebound is not a foul. It’s only a foul if they create an advantage by pushing, bumping, or any other kind of illegal contact while in the process of going for a rebound. Fans yell over the back all the time, but an official will never call a foul for going over the back.

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