HS Basketball: And Then There Was One
The Michigan High School Athletic Association's Boys Basketball Regionals began on Monday, with one team's dream still alive for a State title. Unfortunately for the Battle Creek Central Bearcats, their dreams were dashed by the Class A state-ranked East Lansing Trojans, as they fell 52-34 at Mason High School in our Game of the Night.
Central couldn't stop the hot shooting of East Lansing junior guard Caleb Hoekstra, who scored a game-high 17 points with four three's on the night. Sophomore standout Brandon Johns would add 14 points and junior DeAndre Robinson had 11 points in the win for the Trojans (23-0), who take on Lansing Everett in their first Regional Final since 2008. The Trojans would hit seven shots from beyond the arc on the night and go 14-16 from the line.
Senior Brett White led the Bearcats (17-7) with eight points in his final game. Jahmiel Wade put in seven, with Cyntell Williams and Juan Warren each scoring six in the loss.
Here are the rest on Monday's scores, with one local team still in contention.
Game of the Night
Class A Regional Semifinal @ Mason
East Lansing 52, Battle Creek Central 34
Class B @ Harper Creek - Stevensville-Lakeshore 64, Marshall 57
Class C @ Gobles - Homer 55, Niles Brandywine 52
Homer vs. Kalamazoo Hackett - Wednesday 7pm
Class D @ Litchfield - Morenci 52, Bellevue 40
Tuesday, March 15th
Girls Basketball - State Quarterfinal
Class B @ Otsego
Marshall vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central - 7pm