Highlight Reel: Class C-D Semifinals

March 18, 2016

The Class C and D finalists at the 2016 MHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament, presented by Sparrow Health System, were determined Thursday in front of more than 5,000 fans at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.

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Class C Semifinal – Traverse City St. Francis 53, Niles Brandywine 40

Muscle Hoops - A classic feed into the middle to Traverse City St. Francis center Juliana Phillips results in a basket that put the Gladiators in the lead to stay against Niles Brandywine. Phillips finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Bobcats Stay Close – The closest Niles Brandywine could get in the second half against Traverse City St. Francis was three points when Makenna Hartline scored two of her 17.

Class C Semifinal – Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 72, Ithaca 44

Kayla Cans One For Ithaca - Things went back and forth early between Ithaca and Ypsilanti Arbor Prep. Here the Yellowjackets take the least on a basket by Kayla Belles, who led her team with 16 points.

Chambers Leads Prep - Nastassja Chambers led Ypsilanti Arbor Prep against Ithaca with a game-high 24 points, including a transition basket here. 

Class D Semifinal – Pittsford 62, Waterford Our Lady 43

Clark Goes Coast To Coast - In the first quarter of this rematch of a Semifinal at last year's Class D tournament, Pittsford's Maddie Clark grabs the missed shot and takes it all the way for two of her game-high 24 points to go with 16 rebounds.

Senerius 3-Point Play - Tiffany Senerius led Waterford Our Lady against Pittsford with 20 points – including this old-fashioned three-point play in the second quarter. 

Class D Semifinal – Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart 45, Stephenson 38

Eagles Tie It - This game had six ties, the last coming midway through the third quarter on this basket by Stephenson's Karley Johnson. Johnson led her team with 12 points.

Take That! And That! - Here's a couple of great defensive plays in the closing moments of the Class D Semifinal between Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart and Stephenson by Averi Gamble of the Irish – one smashing away a pass, the other blocking a shot. Gamble finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds. 

PHOTO: The Pittsford and Waterford Our Lady teams line up for the national anthem Thursday.

St. George's Senior Season Filled with Historic Trip, Sizzling 3-Point Shooting

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor

May 21, 2024

Delaney St. George helped Kingston reach its first MHSAA Girls Basketball Final this winter – and along the way finished her high school career among the most prolific 3-point shooters in state history.

The four-year varsity senior made 87 3-pointers this season for the Division 4 runner-up Cardinals, good to tie for 10th on the single-season list after she made 93 as a junior to rank fourth all-time.

She finished her Kingston career with 290 3-pointers in 793 attempts over 94 games – good for second on the career 3-pointers list.

See below for more recent additions to the MHSAA girls basketball record book, and click on the heading to see the record book in full.

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Hemlock’s 18-6 run this season was fueled in part by more successful 3-point shooting. The Huskies made single-season lists with 170 3-pointers and 552 attempts, and also for making 14 3-pointers Jan. 5 against St. Louis.

Senior Mia McLaughlin made nine of 15 3-point shots for Frankenmuth in a Feb. 6 win over Birch Run as the Eagles made the team record book list with 15 3-pointers total. They also were added for 14 3-pointers in a Feb. 20 win over Bay City John Glenn. McLaughlin will continue her career at Ferris State.

McBain sophomore Peyton Grant scored all 27 of her points Jan. 17 against Houghton Lake on nine 3-pointers to make the single-game list in that category.

Seniors Autumn Tremblay and Ceara LeBlanc earned Brimley’s first girls basketball record book listings this season. Both made single-game lists in a Feb. 27 win over Harbor Springs Harbor Light Christian – Tremblay scored 21 points during the first quarter and LeBlanc had 16 steals for the game – and LeBlanc also was added for 141 steals total over 25 games this past winter.

Reed City’s run at the Central State Activities Association title this winter was fueled in part by 3-point shooting. The Coyotes finished one game out of first, but made the records with 517 3-point attempts over 24 games – and just missed the made 3-pointers list connecting on 143.

Howell sophomore Gabrielle Piepho added her third record book listing over her first two seasons this winter making 89.2 percent of her free throw attempts to rank eighth on that single-season list. Howell as a team also made the 3-point attempts list with 536 over 25 games, and also just missed the 3-pointers made list with 146.

Saline finished the 2023-24 season among the all-time leading 3-point shooters again, this time with 192 – 14th-most for one season – in 587 attempts over 24 games. Sophomore Keira Roehm led the way with 78 3-pointers, tying for 21st on that list.

Junior Tamerah Peterson led Sterling Heights Parkway Christian to a District title this season, providing a record-setting defensive boost in addition to her offensive skills. She finished with 173 steals – eighth-most for one season – over 21 games.

Niles Brandywine reached Breslin Center this season with another stellar distance shooting display, making the record book with both 186 3-pointers and 610 attempts from beyond the arc in finishing Division 3 runner-up.

Alie Bisballe capped her career at Lake City this winter by helping her team reach the Division 3 Semifinal at Breslin Center – and by reaching the MHSAA girls basketball record book in two categories. The 6-foot-4 post player made the lists with 329 rebounds and 188 blocked shots, both in 28 games as Lake City finished 25-3. She will continue her career at Wisconsin.

Ironwood junior Hanna Vaughn will enter her final season next winter already on the career 3-pointers list. She’s made 155 3-pointers over her first three seasons and 70 games on varsity.

PHOTO Kingston’s Delaney St. George (10) pulls up for a shot during the Division 4 Final against Ishpeming.