Today In The MHSAA: 3/23/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 23, 2021

The girls basketball postseason began with District play all over Michigan on Monday, with a pair of future college hoops teammates making the biggest splash on a first night full of them.

1. Girls Basketball: Nicole Kamin and Megan Crow combined for 81 points as Kamin’s Escanaba defeated Crow’s Gladstone 65-48 in a Division 2 District opener – Escanaba Daily Press

2. Girls Basketball: Maddie Dolenga’s pair of buzzer beaters took Rochester Adams past Romeo in overtime, 64-63 – Oakland Press

3. Girls Basketball: Flint Powers Catholic called upon its junior varsity, which responded with a 51-44 Division 2 District win over Mt. Morris – WJRT

4. Girls Basketball: Quincy opened its Division 3 District with a 35-29 win over second-seeded Reading – Coldwater Daily Reporter

5. Girls Basketball: Freeland held on for a 44-40 overtime win over Bullock Creek in Division 2 – Midland Daily News

6. Girls Basketball: Ionia earned a 52-41 upset of Central Montcalm in a Division 2 – Greenville Daily News

7. Girls Basketball: Ann Arbor Huron followed Jordan Wright to a 59-58 double-overtime win over Ypsilanti Lincoln in Division 1 – Ann Arbor News

8. Girls Basketball: Ashlen Hill nearly had a triple-double as Traverse City Central just got past Alpena 44-43 – Traverse City Record-Eagle

9. Girls Basketball: Mason County Central held on for a 40-37 win over LeRoy Pine River in Division 3 – Ludington Daily News

10. Girls Basketball: Iron Mountain edged Norway 46-44 in a Division 3 District opener – Iron Mountain Daily News

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