EAST LANSING, Mich. — The girls’ Michigan High School Athletic Association basketball playoffs ended over the weekend, while the boys’ tournaments are just getting started.
The Breslin Center in East Lansing hosted all four girls state champions between Friday and Saturday, with three of the four hailing from the Detroit area.
West Bloomfield defeated Hartland 51-42 in Division 1, powered by a pair of double-double performances from Indya Davis (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Sydney Hendrix (12 points, 13 rebounds).
The Lakers (25-1) have won their first championship in school history. Amanda Roach led Hartland (25-2) with 21 points.
In Division 2, Detroit Edison defeated Grand Rapids West Catholic 73-55 to claim the title.
Edison has won four championships in the recent decade, including three in a row from 2017 to 2019.
Ruby Whitehorn, the Miss Basketball Award winner and Clemson signee, led Edison (19-3) with 28 points and nine rebounds, while Madisen Wardell, a DePaul signee, scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
With the loss, West Catholic concluded the season with a record of 25-2.
Ypsilanti Arbor Prep won the Division 3 state championship in a tight game against Kent City, 54-50.
Arbor Prep (25-2) was led by Mya Petticord, who will play at Texas A&M. Kent City finished the season with a 26-1 record.
Fowler in Division 4 was crowned state champion after a strong defensive performance lifted them past Plymouth Christian Academy in a 61-46 final.
Mia Riley led Fowler with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the win, while her sister Emma chipped in with 14 points and a career-high 1000 points in the third quarter.
Anna Fernandez led Plymouth Christian with 23 points.
Quarterfinal games in the MHSAA boys basketball tournament will begin on Tuesday, March 22, with a few games in Northern Michigan still to be played.
Cadillac (19-5) of the Big North Conference will face an unbeaten Freeland (24-0) club for a chance at the Breslin on Tuesday at Central Montcalm High School.
Grayling (15-9) and Menominee (21-3) will meet in a Division 3 quarterfinal on Tuesday in Sault Ste. Marie, with East Lansing on their minds.
The Maroons defeated Petoskey 54-52 in their third game of the season, while the Vikings are on a roll after finishing the regular season with a 3-5 record that includes a four-game losing streak.
Rudyard (23-1) is still out of Division 4 and will play Ewen-Trout Creek (21-3) in Munising on Tuesday, while Lake Leelanau St. Mary (20-4) will play Fulton (14-11) in Lake City on Tuesday.