West Ottawa and GR Catholic Central
The Date was March 1st.
The two teams played in a game that meant nothing as far as their overall team goals. Instead they were playing in a game of Pride as well as a Playoff warm up. West Ottawa won the game 59-49, but I believe that both teams emerged ready for the MHSAA playoffs. Now fast forward to tonight. Both teams are again in action. Tonight they will play nearly 120 miles apart.
Class B Quarter Finals
The Grand Rapids Catholic Central Cougars (22-2) will play in Big Rapids tonight as they continue to climb towards their goal of State Champions.
They face a tough matchup agianst the Ramblers from Boyne City (19-6) in this quarter final matchup. The winner will move on to play at MSU’s Breslin Center in the Semi Finals on Friday March 23rd at 7:30pm. They will play agianst the winner of the quarter final matchup played tonight in Corunna between undefeated New Haven (25-0) and Bridgeport (24-1). Michigan Sports Radio will have the game live tonight from Big Rapids. Join Dave Princer and Maisy Nielsen for the call.
The tip off is set for 7pm, they will have the Mighigan Basketball Academy Pre-Game show at 6:45. Will the future Spartan Marcus Bingham Jr. get to play his final game on the same floor that he will enjoy next year? Tune in tonight and find out !
Class A Quarter Finals
The house that Erving “Magic” Johnson built will again be the scene for the Boys Class A Quarter Finals.
A year ago GR Christian beat Mr. Basketball 2017 Isaiah Livers and moved on to the Breslin Center. This year the team that Christian beat to advance to the Quarter Finals is attempting to defeat a Mr. Basketball runner up (Brandon Johns). That team, the Panthers of West Ottawa (23-2).
The Panthers will have to handle a balanced attack from the East Lansing Trojans (22-3). They can score from inside as well as outside the arch, so the Panther defense will need to play well to move on. The winner of tonight’s game will indeed move on to the State Semi-Finals on Thursday March 23rd. The tip off on Thursday will be at 2:00pm and the opponent will be the winner of the Belleville (20-5) vs Novi (16-8) game played tonight at the U of Detroit Mercy at 7:00.
Tonight the tip off is scheduled for 7:00 from Lansing Eastern. Join Dave Van Noord and Nick Tuori for the call. Michigan Basketball Academy pre-game show begins at 6:45.
Panthers or Trojans ? Cougars or Ramblers ?
Who have you got ?
Find out tonight on Mighigan Sports Radio.