TRAVERSE CITY — Tracy Hudson wasn’t even alive when Escanaba last won any basketball regional title.
MAPLE CITY — Hart faced an imposing foe Wednesday night in the regional finals, taking on an unbeaten Glen Lake squad, on its home court, that had only beaten one opponent by fewer than 25 points. A fast start was essential.
HOUGHTON LAKE — The second half would not be a repeat of the first for Escanaba.
TRAVERSE CITY — In March, you want to be able to trust your team to figure itself out on its own on the court.
HOUGHTON LAKE — In 800 career victories, Beaverton coach Roy Johnston did not have one against Mason County Central.
HOUGHTON LAKE — Playing in the program’s first regional since 2013, Ludington needed its best Monday night to top 16-win Standish-Sterling in a regional semifinal.
CADILLAC — Ludington’s boys basketball team had two options in-bounding the basketball in front of its bench in the waning seconds of its MHSAA Division 2 district championship game against Cadillac.
SHELBY — As was the case in their first two matchups, a strong defensive effort from Hart gave Mason County Central fits throughout the game, as the Pirates claimed an MHSAA Division 3 district title Friday night, topping the Spartans, 51-29, in Shelby.
KINGSLEY — The shots fell at the right time for Ludington’s girls basketball team.
MCBAIN — Mason County Eastern’s girls basketball team saw its season come to a conclusion Friday as the Cardinals dropped an MHSAA Division 4 district championship game to tourney host McBain Northern Michigan Christian, 51-21.