The girls basketball regular season is complete, and the teams are ready for the start of the district playoffs. Check out a recap of the action we saw this week, before starting district play!
The Fighting Scots wrapped up their regular season with a pair of OK Red games. On Tuesday, they went on the road and were taken down by Grandville in a 45-32 defeat. Three days later, they hosted East Kentwood on senior night. The Falcons were fighting for the OK Red title, and they were able to clinch a share by defeating Caledonia 75-39. District play will begin for the Fighting Scots on Monday, when they host the Wyoming Wolves. Wyoming enters the game with a 6-14 record. If Caledonia is able to win the game, they would face 19-1 East Grand Rapids in the district semifinals. The Scots are hosting the district that also includes Byron Center, East Kentwood, Middleville and Ottawa Hills, with games on Wednesday and Friday in Caledonia.
Central Montcalm (11-9)
This Hornets’ team had a pair of games this week, and they split their two games. On Tuesday, they hosted Reed City. Central Montcalm shot the ball well, and they were efficient on the defensive end, winning the rebounding battle by a 30-14 margin. London Eldridge led the way with 14 points and 9 rebounds, while Courtney Guelzo (13 points) and Anna Loew (10 points) also finished in double digits. On Friday night, Central Montcalm lost in the final seconds of the game. After Brielle Collins hit a three pointer with 15.7 seconds left to give the Hornets the lead, Tri-County’s Alicia Bowen hit a three with just under two seconds to play to give the Vikings a 48-47 victory. Central Montcalm will travel to Belding this week to start district play, with Belding coming in at 5-15. If the Hornets win, they will face 4-16 Shepherd in the semifinals, with Ionia, Portland and Alma on the other side of the bracket.
Forest Hills Central (14-6)
The Rangers’ girls basketball team had just one game this week. The defense was the star of the show here, as FHC held Northview to just nine points in the first half. This was a great start on their way to a 53-29 victory. As a result of the victory, they finished the conference schedule at 10-2, which earns them a second-place finish in the OK White. With the regular season complete, district play starts on Monday. They will be on the road against Lowell, who they already defeated twice this season. If they win that game, they will travel to Rockford to take on the Rams. On the other side of the bracket is Cedar Springs, Forest Hills Northern, Greenville and Northview.
This week, the Rams only had one game, as they took on West Ottawa in a senior day basketball game. It was a defensive battle, and the Rams stepped up to the challenge by allowing just 20 points. That caused their offensive output of 37 points to be more than enough to earn a victory. As district play begins this week, the Rams have a first-round bye. They will face the winner of Forest Hills Central and Lowell, while Cedar Springs, Forest Hills Northern, Greenville and Northview are on the other side of the bracket. The Rams host the district, with games on Wednesday and Friday.
South Christian (10-10)
This week, the girls at South Christian had two games to wrap up the regular season. On Tuesday, they took care of Forest Hills Eastern, beating the Hawks 43-21. On Friday night, they had a senior day contest against Grand Rapids Christian. It was a great game, and the Sailors held a four-point lead with just over five minutes to play. A 14-0 run by the Eagles put this game out of reach, and GRC went on to win by a score of 48-40. Evie Doezema led GRC with 15 points, while Sidney Vis led South Christian with 12. District play begins at home on Monday, as the Sailors will host Grand River Prep. If the Sailors win that game, they will face West Michigan Aviation Academy. On the other side of the bracket, Wayland, Hopkins and Kelloggsville will vie for a spot in the finals, all of which will be hosted at South Christian.
For District Pairings, visit MHSAA.com.