Class B Regional Playoff Preview

16 Mar

Class B is entirely open this year.

Contenders remaining: Milan (21-2), New Haven (23-0), Wyoming Godwin Heights (21-1), Detroit Henry Ford (16-5)

Sleepers remaining: River Rouge (18-5), Consortium (16-5), Benton Harbor (17-6), Goodrich (21-2).

Best Regional:

Dearborn Heights Robichaud

Teams: River Rouge, Henry Ford, Consortium, Detroit Northwestern

Outlook: Rouge pummeled teams in district play, winning by double-digits in each game.  While Ford and Consortium needed to claw their way to the second week.

Rouge meets Consortium on day one.  The Panthers routed the Cougars by 64-48 February 10th.  However, the defending Class C champions Consortium might be finding their groove at the right time, the Cougars are 8-1 since the last meeting with Rouge.   If Consortium is to return the favor to Rouge, they will need to control senior point guard Lamonta Stone.  The future Eastern Michigan Eagle scored 31 against the Cougars in the first meeting.

The winner of Consortium/Rouge will likely meet Ford in the regional championship.  Ford was challenged twice the district tournament by CMA and Detroit Community.  Ford has one of the state’s best perimeter shooters in senior Josh Davis, and lock down defender in point guard James Towns.  Will Ford’s stellar perimeter play be able to compensate the taller paint-play of either Consortium or River Rouge?

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