Author: Dave Van Noord

3 Local teams to finish their season at the Breslin Center

West Michigan sends 3 teams to M.S.U. for Boys State Semi Finals The West Michigan Area has representation in Class A, B, and C semifinal games at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. The West Ottawa Panthers in Class A, The GR Catholic Cougars in Class B, and the GR Covenant Christian Chargers in Class C. Class C………Gr. Covenant Christian Chargers (22-5) The Chargers final game of the 2017-18 season was played today on the same court that the M.S.U. Spartans call home. The Chargers goal was to win the State Championship, however, today Detroit Edison Academy would stand in the way. The Chargers final record will show a 5 in the loss column, but there is no shame in those looses. With a reported enrollment of 371 students, the Class C state semifinalist, played a very difficult non-conference schedule. The 4 regular season losses came at the hands of Class B semi finalist GR Catholic Central, Godwin Wolverines (ranked #4 in Class B), Kelloggsville (OK Silver runner up to Godwin), and GR South Christian (Regional runner-up who lost to Cath. Cent). Detroit Edison is the 5th and final team this season to defeat the Chargers. The final score was 55-43. Congratulations to the GR Covenant Christian Chargers on a great season. Class B……..GR Catholic Central Cougars (23-2)……… Unlike the Chargers, the Cougars season has not ended. They play...

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1/4 Finals Tonight LIVE on Michigan Sports Radio

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...

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OT needed to determine Class A Region 2 Winner

32 minutes of regulation was not enough to crown a champion in Boys Class A Regional matchup from Grandville on Wednesday night. Two heavy weights would battle back and forth as the Muskegon Big Red’s and the West Ottawa Panthers took center stage in front of a near sell out crowd. The opening tip was controlled by West Ottawa. The Panthers would score the first basket of the night, but then not lead in this one until the overtime session. The low scoring affair boasted some incredible defense. The score after the first quarter was just 5-5. Muskegon would...

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Regional Finals are set, Listen Live Wednesday 3/14

The Boys Class A and Class B Regional semifinals were played on Monday evening. MSR had LIVE coverage of the Class B matchups from West Catholic High School as well as the Class A games played at Grandville High. The archived broadcasts are available for your enjoyment. Click the listen live tab, then choose Archived Broadcasts, select the game that you want to hear, and enjoy. Class B from West Catholic The first game of the evening saw the Catholic Central Cougars battle with the Spring Lake Lakers. The game was closer than most fans outside the Spring Lake area thought it would be through the first 16 min due in part to early foul trouble for CC and incredible outside shooting by Spring Lake. The scoreboard at the end of the first quarter read Lakers 29 Cougars 9. No one anticipated a quarter that was so one sided. By the intermission the game was within 2 points 28-26, but Catholic Central had trailed the entire 1st half. The second half would be a little different, as CC gained their first lead of the game late in the 3rd quarter 45-44. The final 8 min would see the Cougars outscore the Lakers by 10 and finish the game with an 11 point victory 63-52. The Cougars were led by Marcus Bingham Jr. who had 29 points and 12 rebounds....

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District Titles in hand, Next up Regionals, MSR will be there

Congratulations to all of the teams that were able to win their District Championships. Enjoy them for a second, but the Regional games begin on Monday March 12th. Michigan Sports Radio will be covering the local teams in Boys Class A from Grandville and Class B from West Catholic. Semi Finals are Monday 3/12 and the Finals on Wednesday 3/14. Class B Region 15 from West Catholic Game 1 Monday 3/12 @ 6:00pm GR Catholic Central(20-2) vs Spring Lake(19-4) Game 2 Monday 3/12 @ 8:00pm GR South Christian(16-7) vs Fremont(17-6) Game 3 Wednesday 3/14 @ 7pm Winner Game 1...

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