Five Great District Semi-Final Games for Wednesday

11 Mar

Class A

Saginaw Arthur Hill (18-3) vs. Saginaw (13-6) 6:00 PM @ St. Johns

Outlook: Could this be the last time these two bitter rivals meet?  Also, Arthur Hill stud Eric Davis has never gone past the districts in the playoffs.  Saginaw has defeated Davis’ Lumberjacks the past three years.

U of D Jesuit (17-3) vs. Detroit Renaissance (13-7) 5:00 PM @ Renaissance

Outlook: Take Renaissance’s record with a grain of salt.  The Phoenix have won nine of their past ten games, while U of D Jesuit has played arguably the best non-conference schedule of any team in the state.  By the way, keep an eye on the point guard battle here.

Class B

Detroit Community vs. Southfield Bradford (15-6) 6:00 PM @ Livonia Clarenceville

Outlook: Community has the roster to succeed in March, though, periodically the Hurricanes underachieve.  Perhaps a first-round draw against the Charter School Conference champion Bulldogs is the spark Community needs to garner post-season momentum.

Detroit Henry Ford (14-5) vs. Detroit CMA (14-5) 7:30 PM @ Livonia Clarenceville

Outlook: Ford is and has been a legitimate Class B contender for sometime, led by senior Josh Davis and junior floor general James Towns.  CMA will wish to continue what already has been a monumental season in school history.  First place in the PSL’s division two, combined with eye-catching victories against Warren De La Salle and Detroit Community in December.

Class C

Warren Michigan Collegiate (15-5) vs. Mt. Clemens (15-5) 5:30 PM @ Madison Heights Madison

Outlook: Not the most hyped or pretty match-up, but for a Class C district semi-final on the state’s east side, this is as best it gets.  If you were to think Mt. Clemens would win double-digit games following a coaching change and multiple players leaving a year ago, you would need your sanity checked.  Their opponent, Collegiate, finished with an above .500 regular-season record  for the first time in four years.

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