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.
Colin Lake became the all-time leading scorer in the Tri-County Conference Monday evening, Feb. 17, as Whiteford defeated Sand Creek 91-57.
Lake scored 42 points that evening.
In their first game as the number-one women’s Class C basketball team in the state, the Blissfield Royals showed why, demolishing Erie-Mason 68-17 Tuesday, Feb. 11.
The full story will appear in the Feb. 19, 2014, edition of The Advance.
For a special District basketball preview, please see the Feb. 19, 2014, edition of The Advance. To send “Good Luck” wishes to any Blissfield, Britton Deerfield or Whiteford basketball player – women as well as men – please contact Eric May at The Advance, 517-486-2400 by 5 p.m. Friday. Standard ads are just $39.
The Blissfield women’s basketball team has been named number-one in the state by the Feb. 11 Associated Press poll, according to Steve Babbitt, Blissfield athletic director.
Coach Ryan Gilbert has coached the women to a perfect 12-0 season as of today (Feb. 11).
Following are the Class C state-rankings from the AP, as provided by Babbitt.
School (First-place votes) (Record) Points
1. Blissfield (1) (12-0) 65
2. Sandusky (2) (13-1) 61
T-3. Niles Brandywine (1) (14-1) 59
T-3. Reese (15-1) 59
5. Flint Hamady (15-1) 53
6. St. Ignace LaSalle (14-2) 51
7. Carson City-Crystal (14-1) 47
8. Saginaw Nouvel (11-3) 39
9. Gobles (14-0) 32
10. Hemlock (12-2) 27
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The Blissfield Royals defeated Columbia Central 59-51 Friday night, Feb. 7. And, in doing so, they gave Coach John Vandecaveye his 300th coaching victory.
For the complete story, please see the Feb. 12, 2014, edition of The Advance.
In a TCC showdown, the Britton Deerfield women’s basketball team traveled to Whiteford and defeated the home team Bobcats 54.43.
When it came to the men, the Bobcats turned the table and defeated the Patriots 76-44.
For details, please see the Feb. 12, 2014, edition of The Advance.