Today In The MHSAA: 3/2/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 2, 2021

A pair of individual accomplishments and the end of a two-decade losing streak put girls basketball at the top of Monday’s statewide headlines.

1. Girls Basketball: Kali Heivilin went over 1,000 career points and Three Rivers handed Edwardsburg its first league loss, 50-39 –

2. Girls Basketball: Bay City Western defeated Saginaw Heritage for the first time in its last 35 tries, 47-36 – Bay City Times

3. Girls Basketball: Bloomingdale’s Kallie Harrison also went over 1,000 career points, doing so during her team’s 57-35 win over White Pigeon – Kalamazoo Gazette

4. Hockey: Division 1 No. 7 Traverse Bay Reps avenged an earlier loss to No. 5 Traverse City West with a 3-2 win over the Titans – Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. Boys Basketball: Orlando Lovejoy had a triple-double to keep Romulus Summit Academy undefeated with a 54-51 win over Harper Woods Chandler Park – Detroit News

6. Boys Basketball: Standish-Sterling remained undefeated while handing the first loss to Ogemaw Heights, 71-65 – Bay City Times

7. Bowling: Melvindale swept Dearborn Heights Robichaud, the girls team to remain undefeated atop the Western Wayne Athletic Conference standings – Southgate News-Herald

8. Girls Basketball: St. Charles improved to 9-0 with a big win over Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Saginaw News

9. Boys Basketball: Otsego edged Plainwell 50-47 in a matchup with potential league title implications – FOX 17

10. Boys Basketball: Fremont took back the lead over the final half-minute to get past Grant 58-55 – Local Sports Journal

Today in the MHSAA: 3/23/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 23, 2023

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Romulus Summit Academy earned its first Semifinal trip with a 68-62 win over Chelsea in a Division 2 Quarterfinal – Southgate News-Herald

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Niles Brandywine also will play in its first Semifinal thanks to a 71-62 Division 3 win over Pewamo-Westphalia – Niles Daily Star

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Ecorse handed Laingsburg its lone loss, 57-46 in a Division 3 Quarterfinal – Southgate News-Herald

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Munising advanced to its first Semifinal since 1954 with a 52-43 win over Painesdale Jeffers in Division 4 – Marquette Mining Journal

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Flint Beecher downed Detroit Loyola 55-49 to advance in Division 3 – Mid-Michigan Now

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw is headed back to the Semifinals in Division 2 thanks to a 61-57 win over Cadillac – Saginaw News

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Detroit Cass Tech is Breslin bound thanks to a 55-49 win over Ann Arbor Huron – MLIVE-Detroit

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Frankfort edged Hillman 59-57 in a Division 4 Quarterfinal – Benzie County Record-Patriot

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Orchard Lake St. Mary’s advanced in Division 1 with a 55-44 win over Warren De La Salle Collegiate – Oakland Press

10. BOYS BASKETBALL Marine City Cardinal Mooney earned a Division 4 Semifinals berth with a 59-56 win over Taylor Trillium Academy – Port Huron Times Herald

Also of note …

BOYS BASKETBALL Grand Blanc advanced in Division 1 with a 64-44 win over Rochester Adams – WJRT

BOYS BASKETBALL Muskegon will return to Breslin thanks to a 59-43 Division 1 win over East Lansing –

BOYS BASKETBALL Ferndale is moving on in Division 2 with a 71-66 victory over Goodrich – Oakland Press

BOYS BASKETBALL Grand Rapids South Christian advanced with a 61-38 win over Hudsonville Unity Christian in Division 2 – Grand Rapids Press

BOYS BASKETBALL Traverse City St. Francis will be returning to the Semifinals for the first time in more than a decade thanks to a 72-47 win over St. Ignace in Division 3 – Traverse City Record-Eagle

BOYS BASKETBALL Reigning champion Wyoming Tri-unity Christian will return to Finals weekend thanks to a 54-41 win over Kalamazoo Phoenix in Division 4 – Grand Rapids Press