Author: Nick Tuori

Class B State Finals Set; Ludington Advances at the Buzzer in Overtime

Sixteen teams entered the Breslin Center doors this weekend with dreams of winning a State Championship. Throughout the first day and a half, six teams had already punched their ticket to Championship Saturday, with two spots remaining to be decided Friday night. The Rockets soared and the Orioles flew on the wings of Josh Laman, and these two will meet in Saturday’s final. In the first game of the evening, the New Haven Rockets faced off against the Tigers of Benton Harbor. Though this game was heralded as a showcase for two of the state’s best young players (New...

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James Beck and Foster Loyer Carry Grand Rapids Christian and Clarkston into Saturday’s Title Game

Michigan State’s Breslin Center has had its fair share of big moments over the years, and even in the high school realm it has yielded strong matchups. After Friday’s Class A semifinal results, we have the makings of another epic battle, this time of future Spartans, on tap for Saturday afternoon. In the first semifinal in Class A, Clarkston led wire-to-wire in a dominating 78-35 effort over West Bloomfield. Junior guard Foster Loyer, playing in his future collegiate home and with some of his future teammates in attendance, showed all facets of his game in an impressive manner. A player who...

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Listen to Grand Rapids Christian in the Semifinals Live on MSR!

Grand Rapids Christian, who currently sits at 26-0, is just two wins away from a State Championship in Boys Class A Basketball. Tomorrow, they will take on Romulus, who enters the contest at 21-4. At approximately 2:50 PM EST, this game will take place at the Breslin Center, with a spot in Saturday’s championship game on the line. If you cannot make it up to East Lansing, tune in to MSR as Dave VanNoord will lead the call from courtside! Pregame coverage is set to start at 2:30, and it will lead you up into the game’s tipoff, which take...

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Powers North Central Extends Win Streak to 82 with Double Overtime Buzzer Beater

Powers North Central coach Adam Mercier stated that in the postgame interview that during senior Jason Whitens’ career, he has played “only about four games in single digits” out of 108. Whitens and his senior class at Powers North Central has lost just one contest, in the regional finals their freshman year, and they entered Thursday’s contest with an eighty-one game winning streak, the longest in MHSAA history. In order to earn their eighty-second win and a third straight bid in the Class D Championship game, they needed two overtimes and a buzzer-beater by perhaps the most improbable of all starters to...

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MHSAA Boys Basketball: Covenant Christian Gets Shot at Flint Beecher

For the past two years, Flint Beecher has defeated Grand Rapids area schools to earn the Class C State Championship. Last year, they narrowly defeated Grandville Calvin Christian 63-61. In 2015, they handily topped Northpointe Christian 78-52. In order for the Bucs to earn their third straight title on Saturday (4:30 PM), they will have to defeat yet another Grand Rapids area team, the Covenant Christian Chargers. In the second game of the Class C semifinals on Thursday, Covenant Christian dominated the Rangers of Manton. After falling behind 4-0, the Chargers went on a 30-3 run to take control....

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