The mighty Lady Royals ended a spectacular basketball season where they reigned at number-one in the state for Class C for weeks, won their District and Region, but fell Tuesday night 50-47 to Grosse Pointe University Liggett.
It was a tight game all night for the quarterfinal game at Whitmore Lake. First quarter, the Royals trailed by two at 11-9; at the Blissfield was down by one at 20-19. But at the end of the third quarter, the Royals were on top 34-33.
Please see the March 19, 2014, edition of The Advance to read about this game, but don’t miss the story of the Royals’ stellar regional win in the March 12, 2014, edition on newsstands now!
After a tough first half that found Whiteford leading Clinton by five, the Bobcats blew it wide open in the second half to defeat the Redskins on their own court in the first round of regionals by a score of 82-48.
Whiteford had claimed the District title by defeating Erie-Mason on its home floor by a score of 61-51 Friday night.
For the complete stories on these games, please see the March 12, 2015, edition of The Advance, on newsstands Tuesday!
The Blissfield Royals continued their undefeated season Thursday night by winning the regional crown with a dominating 57-25 victory over Detroit Consortia.
The Royals are looking to continue their winning ways in the state tournament next week in Whitmore Lake taking on Grosse Pointe Woods in quarterfinal action Tuesday, March 11. If they win there, it’s on to the Breslin Center for semi finals at Michigan State University, East Lansing.
The Whiteford Bobcats clawed their way to the men’s District basketball finals Wednesday night, defeating Summerfield 86-49.
The will play for the District crown against Erie-Mason, who beat the Blissfield Royals 65-32. The final begins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Erie-Mason High School.
The Blissfield Royals men’s basketball team won its opening District tournament round Monday night, defeating the Britton Deerfield Patriots by a score of 79-58 at Erie-Mason High School.
The Royals advance to play Erie-Mason in the semifinal game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. The Whiteford Bobcats enter tournament play, having drawn a bye in the first round, playing Summerfield at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The winners will play each other Friday night at Erie-Mason for the District crown.
For the full story on Blissfield’s opening round win, please see the March 5, 2014, edition of The Advance.
The Lady Royals of Blissfield defeated Manchester on its home basketball court Tuesday night in the regional semifinals after a fourth-quarter rally by a score of 43-31.
Blissfield was up 17-16 at the half, then down 27-25 at the end of the third quarter, but they poured it on in the final stanza for the win.
The regional final is at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Manchester.
The Blissfield Lady Royals captured their second straight district championship title Friday night, Feb. 28, defeating the Lady Patriots of Britton Deerfield on home court by a score of 51-34.
They now move to regional action.
For the complete story, please see the March 5, 2014, edition of The Advance.
In District semi-final action Wednesday night at Blissfield High School, Britton Deerfield and Blissfield emerged as victors. The Lady Royals and Lady Patriots are set to square off in the finals Friday night at Blissfield.
BD earned its way into the finals defeating first-round winner Erie-Mason in the first game of the evening by a score of 55-36.
In the final game of the evening, Blissfield jumped out to a 6-0 lead quickly over Whiteford’s Lady Bobcats., stretching that lead to 19-4 by the end of the first quarter. The final score was undefeated Blissfield 65 to Whiteford’s 29.
For the complete story as well as the District final results, please see the March 5 edition of The Advance.
The men’s basketball team of Blissfield defeated Ida 61-52 on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
See the March 5, 2014, edition of The Advance for the complete story.
The Britton Deerfield women’s basketball team fell to TCC foe Madison 50-41 Friday, Feb. 21.
For complete details, please see the Feb. 26, 2014, edition of The Advance.