Today in the MHSAA: 1/20/16

January 20, 2016

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Buzzer beaters and milestone basketball victories made headlines all over Michigan today, and check out as well a moving video that tells of the importance of our national anthem.

Girls Basketball

Reigning Class C champion Calumet added another accomplishment to the long list with its first win over Houghton since 1999, 44-31 – Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

Three Rivers’ sophomore Arionne Fowlkes went baseline to baseline for a last-second layup to give her team a 43-41 win over Niles – Niles Daily Star

Class A favorite Saginaw Heritage remained undefeated with a 53-38 win over rival Midland Dow, also ranked in Class A – Saginaw News

One-loss St. Ignace handed Newberry its first defeat of the season, 64-57 – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

Cedar Springs also knocked a team from the unbeaten ranks, with Sam Taylor’s 3-pointer in the closing seconds ending Kent City’s perfect run, 50-47 – Grand Rapids Press

Muskegon edged East Kentwood 50-47 after trailing by 10 and on the strength of 26 points and 22 rebounds by senior Mardrekia Cook – Muskegon Chronicle

Boys Basketball

Despite being outscored 30-22 in the fourth quarter, Southfield Christian held on for an 82-79 win over Southfield – MLive-Detroit

Merrill earned its first win since 2013 by downing Coleman 49-36 – Midland Daily News

One-loss Alma handed previously-undefeated Ithaca its first, 56-53, as Dylan Carl hit 3-pointers to send the game to overtime and then win it – Mount Pleasant Morning Sun

Muskegon Oakridge’s Brady Luttrull drilled a 3-pointer during the final seconds to push his team past Scottville Mason County Central 67-66 – Muskegon Chronicle

Cassopolis followed a strong third quarter by Deoin Gatson to hand Niles Brandywine its first loss, 61-47 – Niles Daily Leader

One-loss Clarkston also handed out a first loss Tuesday, to Rochester Adams, in a matchup of top Class A teams – Oakland Press

Caleb Brown’s only basket for Northport was the game winner during the final seconds of a 51-49 victory over Central Lake – Traverse City Record-Eagle

Nate Dugener’s sixth 3-pointer of the game gave Muskegon Western Michigan Christian a 52-49 win over Holland Christian – Grand Haven Tribune

Boys Swimming & Diving

In a matchup of top teams on the west side of the Lower Peninsula, Division 1 No. 6 Zeeland got past Division 2 honorable mention Holland 104-73 – Holland Sentinel

Worth Watching

We ran across and were moved by Virginia Tech’s honoring of veterans at the start of this men’s basketball season. Check out this meaningful presentation and how it relates to providing proper respect during The Star-Spangled Banner.

Today in the MHSAA: 12/1/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

December 1, 2023

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice opened with a 75-66 win over reigning Division 2 champion Ferndale – Oakland Press

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Flint Carman-Ainsworth edged reigning Division 3 champion Flint Beecher 46-44 – WNEM

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Pinconning defeated Ogemaw Heights for the first time since 2011, 59-43 – Bay City Times

4. HOCKEY Cadillac edged Negaunee 5-4 in overtime – Cadillac News

5. HOCKEY Bloomfield Hills also won in overtime, 4-3 over Lakes United – Oakland Press

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Rider Bartel scored all 33 of his points during the first half of Harbor Springs’ 76-29 win over Indian River Inland Lakes – Petoskey News-Review

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Dowagiac opened Lakeland Conference play with a 63-51 win over Buchanan – Niles Daily Star

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Onsted downed Michigan Center 73-39 in a matchup of frequent league contenders – JTV

9. BOYS BASKETBALL McBain Northern Michigan Christian opened with a 74-37 win over Midland Calvary Baptist – MI Sports Now

10. BOYS BASKETBALL Taylor edged Dearborn Advanced Tech 65-59 – Southgate News-Herald