The MHSAA basketball playoffs are underway this week for both boys and girls! While the boys teams are competing in the District tournament this week, the girls are through Districts and onto the Regional rounds!
Tri-Unity Christian is the only girls team left standing from the Wyoming-Kentwood area. After winning their District in class D by dispatching West Michigan Lutheran, Byron Center Byron Christian, and Potter’s House Christian, the Defenders of Tri-Unity Christian now eye the Regional Championship. The Defenders defeated Martin in their first regional game Wednesday night and play St. Joseph this Friday for a spot in the final 8!
The boys are just starting their District tournament this week and a few schools in the Wyoming-Kentwood area have their sights set much higher than just a District Championship.
After finishing the season undefeated with numerous nail-biting victories, East Kentwood is looking towards a possible State Championship. The Falcons are the only team over the last two seasons to topple the Big Reds of Muskegon. That monster win early in the season put a massive target on the Falcon’s back as they have taken every opponent’s best shot. East Kentwood takes on Ottawa Hills Friday night for the District Championship.
Godwin Heights finished the regular season 19-1 with that lone blemish coming in a three-point road loss to conference rival NorthPointe Christian. Since that game in late January, the Wolverines have looked stellar and eventually avenged their loss to NorthPointe Christian with an eight-point win later in the season.
The Wolverines have the added benefit of playing the District tournament at home and play Wayland Union in the finals on Friday.
Check the website next week for a quick recap of each remaining team as they set their eyes on the State Championship!
Wyoming-Kentwood Area Teams and Playoff Results
East Kentwood Boys
District Semi-Final – W Middleville Thornapple Kellogg (52-47)
District Final – Ottawa Hills
East Kentwood Girls
District First Round – L Byron Center (36-41)
Godwin Heights Boys
District Semi-Final – W Kelloggsville (86-47)
District Final – Wayland Union
Godwin Heights Girls
District Semi-Final – W Kelloggsville (50-39)
District Final – L Wayland Union (32-75)
Grand River Prep Boys
District Semi-Final – L Wayland Union (34-80)
Grand River Prep Girls
District Semi-Final – L Wayland Union (46-76)
District First Round – W Aviation Academy (85-34)
District Semi-Final – L Godwin Heights (86-47)
District Semi-Final – L Godwin Heights (39-50)
Potter’s House Boys
District First Round – W Holland Calvary (44-55)
Potter’s House Girls
District First Round – W Holland Calvary (50-42)
District Semi-Finals – L Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian (45-64)
South Christian Boys
District First Round – L Wayland Union (62-72)
South Christian Girls
District First Round – L Wayland Union (39-59)
District Semi-Final – W Holland Calvary (60-43)
District First Round – W West Michigan Lutheran (64-37)
District Semi-Final – W Zion Christian (51-43)
District Final – W Potter’s House Christian (64-45)
Regional Semi-Final – W Martin (48-38)
Regional Final – St Joseph
West Michigan Aviation Academy Boys
District First Round – L Kelloggsville (34-85)
West Michigan Lutheran Boys
District Semi-Final – L Byron Center Zion Christian (27-55)
West Michigan Lutheran Girls
District First Round – L Tri-Unity Christian (37-64)
District First Round – W Zeeland East (71-59)
District Semi-Final – L Hudsonville (64-77)
District First Round – W Zeeland East (66-40)
District Semi-Final – W West Ottawa (57-53)
District Final – L Hudsonville (49-64)
Wyoming Lee Boys
District First Round – L Comstock Park (29-56)
Wyoming Lee Girls
District Semi-Final – L Catholic Central (6-76)