Photo Credit: Miles Postema
Warren DeLaSalle 50 Orchard Lake St Mary’s 48: The Pilots and Eaglets met at Calihan Hall with a trip to the semifinals on the line. In the Catholic League showdown, it went to the final buzzer. WDLS was able to advance thanks to a putback by the buzzer from Triston Nichols. MLive’s Jared Purcell posted the video on Twitter.
FINAL: Warren De La Salle 50, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 48. Triston Nichols with the put back to win it at the buzzer! @t_nichols30 @DLSPilots @dls_pilothangar @DLSBrozone @DeLaSalle_BB pic.twitter.com/J7XrpPLaLe
— Jared Purcell (@JaredPurcellDET) March 22, 2022
Northview 54 Kalamazoo Central 52: The Wildcats advanced to the Final Four at Breslin Center thanks to a thrilling finish. Kyler Vanderjagt hit a three-pointer with less than two seconds to go to lift Northview past the Maroon Giants. Below is the video posted on Twitter by Zach Harig.
Here it is: the final few seconds of the Kalamazoo Central/Northview game.
Kyler Vanderjagt hits the game winner with 1.8 seconds left to give the Wildcats the 54-52 win to send them to the state semifinals! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Bldl2taJ62
— Zach Harig (@zach_harig) March 23, 2022
Grand Blanc 67 Detroit Catholic Central 60: The defending champion Bobcats will return to Breslin Center this season, thanks to a strong finish against Detroit Catholic Central. Tae Boyd led Grand Blanc with 18 points, while Amonte Allen-Johnson and RJ Taylor each finished with 16.
Belleville 47 Cass Tech 45
SEMIFINALS: Warren DeLaSalle (18-7) vs Northview (25-1), Breslin Center, March 25 at 12:00
SEMIFINALS: Grand Blanc (20-5) vs Belleville (19-6), Breslin Center, March 25 at 2:00
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 86 Benton Harbor 60: The defending champion Cougars are returning to the Breslin Center after taking down the Tigers at Calvin University on Tuesday night. Kaden Brown (23 points, 9 assists), Durral Brooks (18 points, 11 rebounds) and Jack Karasinski (14 points, 7 rebounds) were in double figures for GRCC. JaJuan Walker paced Benton Harbor with 14 points.
Ferndale 68 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 55
Williamston 70 Detroit Edison 54: The Hornets remain undefeated, and they will now travel down the road to East Lansing for the State Semifinals. Mason Docks led Williamston with 24 points, while Max Burton (15) and Spencer Feig (12) joined him in double figures. Burton added 9 rebounds and 7 blocks for a near triple-double performance.
Freeland 67 Cadillac 47: The Falcons improve to 25-0, punching their ticket to the Breslin Center. Freeland cruised past Cadillac by 20 points to capture that victory. Bryson Huckeby (27) and Josh Elliott (20) paced the victors offensively. Cole Jenema (18) led the way for the Vikings in defeat.
SEMIFINALS: GR Catholic Central (24-1) vs Ferndale (21-3), Breslin Center, March 25 at 5:30
SEMIFINALS: Williamston (25-0) vs Freeland (25-0), Breslin Center, March 25 at 7:30
Menominee 70 Grayling 39
Ecorse 80 Bath 49
Schoolcraft 60 Pewamo-Westphalia 57: The Eagles held off PW in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Shane Rykse paced the victors with 23 points, while Tyler DeGroote (15) and Ty Rykse (12) were also in double figures. Blake Smith (19), Braden Miller (13), Jamison Eklund (12) paced the PW offensive unit.
Flint Beecher 76 New Haven 48
SEMIFINALS: Menominee (22-3) vs Ecorse (9-12), Breslin Center, March 24 at 12:00
SEMIFINALS: Schoolcraft (23-2) vs Flint Beecher (22-2), Breslin Center, March 24 at 2:00
Ewen-Trout Creek 56 Rudyard 40
Lake Leelanau St Mary 60 Fulton 46
Tri-Unity Christian 69 Adrian Lenawee Christian 57: The Defenders are returning to Breslin Center after capturing a victory in Tuesday’s quarterfinal. Brady Titus had another strong showing for Tri-Unity, as he finished with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
Genesee Christian 77 Southfield Christian 66
SEMIFINALS: Ewen-Trout Creek (22-3) vs Lake Leelanau St Mary (21-4), Breslin Center, March 24 at 5:30
SEMIFINALS: Tri-Unity Christian (19-6) vs Genesee Christian (21-4), Breslin Center, March 24 at 7:30