Lowell 58 Forest Hills Central 49: The Red Arrows led by six at halftime, and they built on their lead in the second half to defeat the Rangers for the second time this season.
SF: Cedar Springs (10-6) faces Rockford (11-6); Lowell (7-9) faces Forest Hills Northern (3-11)
Caledonia 70 Ottawa Hills 43: The Fighting Scots overpowered the Bengals in a District opener,
pulling away at halftime to win by over thirty points. In the first quarter, the Bengals put up a fight and trailed 17-14. Morgan Babb from Caledonia was a strong offensive presence in the victory and was Caledonia’s leading scorer with 19 points. (Report by Chelsee Martino)
Byron Center 63 Wyoming 41: The Bulldogs got off to a strong playoff start, handily defeating a talented Wyoming squad to advance to the semifinals.
East Kentwood 69 Middleville 44: The Falcons had little trouble getting past Middleville in their district opener. Kaliese Christopher led the way with 19 points and 14 rebounds, while both Alexis McCully and Deyonce Thompson each had 17.
SF: Caledonia (3-12) faces East GR (11-2); Byron Center (13-2) faces East Kentwood (12-3)
West Ottawa 68 Grandville 39: The Panthers secured a victory on the road against the Bulldogs. Alyssa Karner had a phenomenal game with 29 points for the Panthers. Lauren Goodyear and Olivia McKellar each finished with 10 points for Grandville.
Zeeland East 46 Holland 37: The Chix built a 17-5 first quarter edge, and they never looked back. They held off a late Holland attack to preserve the victory. Audrey Dreyer led the way with 12 points, while Haley Diekevers added 11 for Zeeland East.
Jenison defeats Zeeland West
SF: West Ottawa (11-7) faces Hudsonville (16-1); Zeeland East (10-7) faces Jenison (9-6)
Union 44 Kenowa Hills 33
Grand Haven 36 Reeths Puffer 29: The Bucs took down the Rockets in the opening round of the postseason. Grand Haven built a 12-3 first quarter lead, and they never relinquished it. Sophia Hekkema had 18 points and 7 rebounds for Puffer in defeat.
SF: Muskegon (10-8) faces Union (8-6); Mona Shores (12-3) faces Grand Haven (4-11)
Manistee 43 Kingsley 39
Benzie Central 37 Reed City 30
SF: Ludington (11-4) faces Manistee (6-11); Cadillac (12-1) faces Benzie Central (10-7)
Ogemaw Heights 47 Gladwin 44
SF: Clare (10-3) faces Ogemaw Heights (7-6); Big Rapids (13-5) faces Standish-Sterling (14-4)
Ionia 52 Central Montcalm 41: The Bulldogs knocked off the Hornets in the opening round on Monday. Bailey Vissman led CM with 17 points, while London Eldridge and Brielle Collins each added 11.
SF: Ionia (6-10) faces Belding (8-3); Alma (6-8) faces Portland (13-2)
Freeland 44 Midland Bullock Creek 40: The Falcons and Lancers battled hard in the playoff opener, requiring an overtime to settle the winner.
SF: Swan Valley (10-6) faces Freeland (9-7); BC John Glenn (13-2) faces Essexville Garber (4-10)
Bridgeport 61 Caro 49
Carrollton 60 Birch Run 56: Madison Byrd led the victorious Cavaliers with 25 points, while Adriana Hall recorded a double-double with 23 points and 26 rebounds.
SF: Saginaw (6-8) faces Bridgeport (8-8); Frankenmuth (15-1) faces Carrollton (2-12)
Oakridge 59 Orchard View 17
SF: Whitehall (10-6) faces Oakridge (8-9); Montague (15-0) faces Spring Lake (6-7)
Tri-County 54 Grant 48: A ferocious second half rally helped Tri-County overcome a 30-19 halftime deficit to advance to the district semifinals. Ashley Bialek scored 18 points for the Vikings, while Mary Siple added 15. Grant was led by Sara Arends with 12 points.
Sparta 58 Fremont 36
SF: Tri-County (11-5) faces Newaygo (15-1); Comstock Park (10-0) faces Sparta (11-3)
Allendale 37 Unity Christian 26
SF: Hamilton (12-2) faces Coopersville (1-11); Allendale (15-3) faces West Catholic (13-0)
Kelloggsville 41 Godwin Heights 39: It was a close contest, but the Rockets edged rival Godwin to advance to the district semifinals.
SF: GR Catholic Central (9-3) faces Kelloggsville (5-7); GR Christian (9-5) faces FHE (7-5)
West Michigan Aviation Academy 53 Hopkins 42: The Aviators captured a playoff win, taking down the Vikings to advance to Wednesday’s semifinals. Hopkins sent their JV team out to play WMAA after they had COVID concerns at the varsity level.
SF: South Christian (10-4) faces Grand River Prep (0-10); Wayland (8-2) faces WMAA (12-5)
Allegan 58 Parchment 16: Allegan got out to an 18-4 lead early, and they never looked back, cruising to a victory against Parchment in the opening round of the playoffs.
SF: Plainwell (10-1) faces Paw Paw (5-11); Otsego (8-5) faces Allegan (6-11)
Mason County Central 40 LeRoy Pine River 37
Shelby 51 Evart 40: The Tigers took down the Wildcats in a district opener on Monday. Shelby led wire-to-wire in this contest, winning the first three quarters and creating a lead as large as 15 points. Kendall Zoulek (17 points, 8 rebounds) and Lauren Brown (10 points, 10 rebounds) led the way for Shelby in this victory.
SF: Hesperia (7-6) faces Mason CC (5-13); Shelby (10-7) faces Hart (12-4)
Holland Black River 53 Fennville 15: The Rats topped the Blackhawks in a playoff opener on Monday night. HBR got out to a 13-3 lead after the first quarter, and turned that into a 26-5 halftime edge. Fennville scored five points in each of the final quarters, but that would not be enough. In defeat, Ella Ruiz led Fennville with 8 points. Fennville Head Coach Josh Weimer added afterwards that he was “proud of these girls and thankful for all their efforts all season long. They’ve maintained a positive attitude and handled adversity well all season. I really hope our girls can take this season’s experience and use it as a driving force for improvement going forward.”
SF: Saugatuck (15-2) faces N.Muskegon (4-10); Western MI Christian (15-1) faces Black River (6-11)
Ravenna 64 Lakeview 33
White Cloud 63 Holton 19
SF: Morley Stanwood (9-5) faces Ravenna (6-11); Kent City (15-0) faces White Cloud (9-7)
Calvin Christian 55 Wellspring Prep 20
Northpointe Christian 54 Saranac 44
SF: Potter’s House (9-4) faces Calvin Christian (6-11); Northpointe (7-9) faces Covenant (8-5)
Decatur 44 Bangor 35
SF: Lawton (3-9) faces Gobles (10-4); Bloomingdale (10-3) faces Decatur (5-7)
Mason County Eastern 47 Big Rapids Crossroads 17: The Cardinals scored 17 points in the first quarter, the same amount that BRCA scored in four quarters of action. A strong MCE defensive effort held BRCA to zero third quarter points and just two points in the first quarter. Offensively, Corinna Hernandez led MCE with 13 points, while Hillary Howe added 9. Mellie Thompson paced BRCA with 9 points as the Cougars finished 0-12 on the season.
SF: Marion (8-3) faces Mason Cty Eastern (10-7); McBain NMC (9-3) faces Pentwater (4-7)
SF: Walkerville (9-5) faces Muskegon Heights (1-3); Fruitport Calv. (5-7) faces Muskegon CC (6-7)
Martin 49 Tri-Unity Christian 41: The Clippers punched their ticket to the district finals with a win over the Defenders. After a slow start against some feisty Tri-Unity pressure, Martin dominated the middle two quarters to create some separation on the scoreboard. Bri Warner led Martin with 19 points, while Gracie Schettler added 14, including all ten first quarter points. Liz Reinke only had two points, but she provided a spark by doing the little things like diving for loose balls and attacking the glass.
FINALS: Zion Christian (11-1) faces Martin (8-5) on Friday