The West Michigan D League announced their all-conference basketball teams last week, after the originally scheduled league meeting was postponed in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A strong year of girls basketball in the county resulted in five local players earning first team all-conference honors.
Four players from the county were honored for their boys basketball seasons this spring with some sort of all-conference honor.
LEROY — Hesperia played one of its best offensive games of the season last Wednesday night in the district semifinals, but fell short to Pine River, 71-35.
MARION — Pentwater was able to sink its free throws down the stretch and prevent a surprise from Mason County Eastern to take a 43-38 victory in the MHSAA Division 4 district semifinals Wednesday in Marion.
LEROY — Shelby played its most impressive game of the season last Wednesday in the district semifinals at Pine River, edging Evart 61-55.
GRAYLING — It’s one thing to know high-pressure defense is coming. As Hart learned Tuesday, it’s quite another to actually go up against it.
LEROY — Hart and Evart exchanged blow after blow to each other in overtime of an MHSAA Division 3 boys basketball district quarterfinal Monday, and it was the Wildcats that scored the victory, 63-59.
PENTWATER — Pentwater didn't bank on as dramatic a finish as it got Monday night, but the Falcons were able to hang on for a 66-56 win over rival Walkerville in the first round of district play.
McBAIN — Walkerville’s girls basketball team went into Friday’s matchup with McBain Northern Michigan Christian hoping to claim its first district title since 2004, coming off a season where they won the West Michigan D League title.