Saginaw was a heavy favorite at Mount Pleasant HS and delivered a 75-65 win to earn their first trip to the state quarterfinals since 2013. Eddie Thigpen III went for 30 points to lead the Trojans.
Flushing provided a stiff test. But Saginaw High got 20 points from RonQuavious Southward and 16 points from big man Henry Speight to squeak out a 56-52 victory in the MHSAA Class A Regional Semifinals.
The three-pronged attack of Henry Speight (17 points), Qua Southward (16 points) and Eddie Thigpen (14 points) pushed Saginaw High through a runaway 2nd half to topple Arthur Hill in the District Finals.
Lauren Newman was the only player to score in double figures for Flushing, but her 17 points was a big reason why the Raiders knocked off Midland Dow in a MHSAA Class A Regional Final.
Three seniors for Mt. Pleasant combined to score 38 points and the Oilers held off a comeback-minded Midland team 59-53 to advance to a boys Class A District Final.
Just a day after her grandfather passed away, Asjia Blanton lit up the scoreboard for 19 points to power the Dow Chargers. Her head coach Kyle Theisen joined the guys postgame to talk about the win.
In a game they controlled from start to finish, the Midland Dow Chargers continued their march through Class A with a 59-36 victory over Marquette to advance to a girl’s Regional Final.
Calling it the “greatest win in program history,” Flushing head coach Adam Smith talked with Chris Vosters and Matt DeVries following the upset win over Carman-Ainsworth in the MHSAA District Quarterfinal.
In maybe the upset of the MHSAA Tournament thus far, Tyler Jamison came alive for Flushing in the 4th quarter as the Raiders knocked off Carman-Ainsworth 39-36.
With their district championship since 2010 in the bag, Midland Dow Lady Chargers head coach Kyle Theisen talks about the win over Bay City Western and the upcoming regional.