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Southfield Christian, Powers North Central on a collision course in Class D

Basketball   | Jeff Dullack

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Over the course of the past five years, Class D boys basketball has been dominated by two teams, Southfield Christian and Powers North Central.

Southfield Christian won three straight state championships in Class D from 2012-2014 and when the Eagles moved up to Class C at the start of the 2014-2015 season, North Central stepped up as the new Class D powerhouse, as the Jets have won state championships in each of the past two seasons.

But now that Southfield Christian has moved back down to Class D, the two teams look like they’re on a collision course that will take place in the Class D semifinals at the Breslin Center in East Lansing on March 23rd.

Just how dominant has North Central been in recent years? The Jets haven’t lost a single game dating back to the 2013-2014 season, when they finished with a 25-1 record and their only loss of the season came in the quarterfinals at the hands of Cedarville.

Playing in Class C in the past two seasons, Southfield Christian ran into the same road block each season as the Eagles watched their season end at the hands of Flint Beecher, who would go on to win a state championship both years.

This season, North Central has shown no sign of slowing down, rolling to convincing wins over Stephenson (87-19) and Rapid River (92-39). Southfield Christian has played a far more difficult schedule to start the year, playing two Class A schools, narrowly falling to Ann Arbor Pioneer in the season opener and beating North Farmington on Saturday night.