Title IX at 50: Edison's Whitehorn named 2022 Miss Basketball

By Paige Winne
MHSAA Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

March 29, 2022

Detroit Edison senior Ruby Whitehorn was named Michigan's 2022 Miss Basketball Award winner to begin MHSAA Finals week.

Whitehorn, a 6-foot guard, finished her season by scoring 28 points in a Division 2 championship win over Grand Rapids West Catholic. During her senior season, Whitehorn averaged 26 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and four steals per game, and she will continue her career next season at Clemson.

The other three finalists for this year's Miss Basketball Award were Abbey Kimball from Grand Rapids West Catholic, Mya Petticord from Ypsilanti Arbor Prep and Theryn Hallock from Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central.

This was the 41st year of the Miss Basketball Award presented by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. This award is presented to the state's top senior girls basketball player and selected through a voting process organized and headed by BCAM.

A total of 33 schools have had at least one player named Miss Basketball. The last four recipients of this award were Detroit Edison student-athletes. Edison is the only school to have four players named Miss Basketball.

Only five schools have had two players named Miss Basketball: East Lansing, Grandville, Manistee, Redford Bishop Borgess and Saginaw Nouvel Catholic. The following schools have had one student win the award: Ann Arbor Huron, Benton Harbor, Bloomfield Hills Marian, Central Lake, Crystal Falls Forest Park, Detroit Country Day, Detroit DePorres, Detroit Martin Luther King, Flint Northern, Flint Powers Catholic, Frankfort, Freeland, Goodrich, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, Ionia, Lansing Christian, Leland, Livonia Ladywood, Maple City Glen Lake, Mount Pleasant, Muskegon Mona Shores, Okemos, River Rouge, Saginaw, Salem, St Ignace and St Joseph.

Second Half's weekly Title IX Celebration posts are sponsored by Michigan Army National Guard.

Previous Title IX at 50 Spotlights

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March 15: 
Binder Among Voices Telling Our Story on MHSAA Network - Read
March 8: 
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March 1: 
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Feb. 22: Marquette Ties Record for Swim & Dive Finals Success - Read
Feb. 15: Jaeger's 2004 Winter Run Created Lasting Connection - Read
Feb. 8: Marian's Cicerone to Finish Among All-Time Elite - Read
Feb. 1: WISL Award Honors Builders of State's Girls Sports Tradition - Read
Jan. 25: Decades Later, Edwards' Legend Continues to Grow - Read
Jan. 18: Iron Mountain Completes Championship Climb - Read
Jan. 11: Harrold's Achievement Heralds Growth of Girls Wrestling - Read
Dec. 20: Competitive Cheer Gives Michigan Plenty to Cheer About - Read
Dec. 14: 
Evelyn's Game Had Plenty of Magic - Read
Dec. 7: 
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Nov. 30: 
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Nov. 23: 
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Nov. 16: Wroubel Has Championed Girls School Sports from Their Start - Read
Nov. 9: Pioneer's Joyce Legendary in Michigan, National Swim History - Read
Nov. 2: Royal Oak's Finch Leading Way on Football Field - Read
Oct. 26: Coach Clegg Sets Championship Standard at Grand Blanc - Read
Oct. 19: Rockford Girls Set Pace, Hundreds After Have Continued to Chase - Read
Oct. 12: 
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Oct. 5: 
Warner Paved Way to Legend Status with Record Rounds - Read
Sept. 28: Taylor Kennedy Gymnasts Earn Fame as 1st Champions - Read
Sept. 21: 
Portage Northern Star Byington Becomes Play-by-Play Pioneer - Read
Sept. 14: 
Guerra/Groat Legacy Continues to Serve St. Philip Well - Read
Sept. 7: 
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Aug. 31: We Will Celebrate Many Who Paved the Way - Read

PHOTO Whitehorn is honored during halftime of the Division 3 Girls Basketball Final at the Breslin Student Events Center on March 19, 2022. (MHSAA file photo)

Ingalls Tops 500 Career Wins Leading St. Ignace Girls Hoops Program

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor

December 8, 2023

The St. Ignace girls basketball teams is off to a 2-0 start – and great starts and finishes certainly have been the norm over the last 25 seasons under the leadership of head coach Dorene Ingalls and her assistant, and husband, Doug.

Tuesday’s season-opening win over Brimley made Dorene Ingalls 500-94 beginning her 25th season guiding the program – now 501-94 after Thursday’s 63-27 victory over Boyne City. She entered this season 16th on the state list for most girls basketball coaching victories, and seventh among active coaches.

Dorene and Doug Ingalls.For all 501 wins, Doug Ingalls has been by her side as an assistant within the program – while also serving as boys varsity basketball coach from 1992-2008, 2011-16 and again currently in the fifth season of his latest tenure. His Saints also have opened 2-0, and he has a 355-175 record leading the boys program.

The Ingalls have led the girls program to five MHSAA Finals championships, most recently in Class D in 2015, and four runner-up finishes, most recently in Division 4 in 2019.

Dorene Ingalls received the MHSAA Women In Sports Leadership Award in 2021.

PHOTOS (Top) Doug and Dorene Ingalls, far left and right, respectively, take a photo with 2003 Miss Basketball Krista Clement. (Middle) Dorene and Doug Ingalls. (Photos by David Latva.)