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Girls tournament reaches quarterfinal round and all four favorites, Marian, Goodrich, Arbor Prep, St. Ignace, sill alive

By: Tom Markowski, March 16, 2015, 11:46 am


Dearborn – Detroit Country Day has been the most dominant team in Class B in the last 20 years as the Yellowjackets have won nine titles since defeating Grand Rapids West Catholic 44-32 in the 1995 final.

Dearborn Divine Child is in the conversation when discussing some of the top teams in this class over the years. The Falcons have won five titles since winning their first in 1986.

Divine Child (20-5) lost three times this season to Birmingham Marian, the team favored to win the Class A title. Its other losses were to Saginaw Nouvel, a Class C quarterfinalist, and Farmington Hills Mercy, a team that won a Class A district.

Country Day (19-4) always plays a demanding schedule. Its losses have come to three Class A schools and to Ypsilanti Arbor Prep, a Class C quarterfinalist. Pick: Country Day by 5.   

Here are the other quarterfinals matchups. All games start at 7 p.m. unless noted.


Class B

At Eaton Rapids: Benton Harbor (19-5) vs. Flat Rock (21-3): Benton Harbor by 9.

At Mount Pleasant: Goodrich (24-1) vs. Manistee (23-1): Goodrich by 8.

At Wayland Union: Grand Rapids Catholic Central (23-2) vs. Haslett (20-5): C.C. by 3.


Class A

At Charlotte: DeWitt (23-1) vs. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (16-9): DeWitt by 5.

At Dearborn Fordson: Detroit King (23-1) vs. Romulus (18-5): King by 12.

At Flint Carman-Ainsworth: Hartland (18-6) vs. Saginaw Heritage (21-3): Heritage by 4.

At St. Clair Shores Lake Shore: Birmingham Marian (23-1) vs. Waterford Kettering (23-1): Marian by 8.


Class C

At Comstock Park: Laingsburg (25-0) vs. Niles Brandywine (23-1): Laingsburg by 4.

At Davison: Flint Hamady (23-1) vs. Saginaw Nouvel (19-6): Nouvel by 3.

At Michigan Center: Homer (21-4) vs. Ypsilanti Arbor Prep (21-3): Arbor Prep by 14.

At Petoskey: Calumet (21-2) vs. Tawas (21-4): Tawas by 2.


Class D

At Battle Creek Harper Creek: St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran (21-4) vs. Pittsford (24-0): Pittsford by 8.

At Waterford Mott: Waterford Lake (11-12) vs. Kingston (21-3), 6: Kingston by 5.

At Traverse City Central: Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (20-4) vs. Frankfort (23-1): Sacred Heart by 4.

At Negaunee: St. Ignace LaSalle (19-5) vs. Crystal Falls Forest Park (21-4): St. Ignace by 7.