ALLENDALE – Lake Superior State junior guard Derek Billing is one of five Michigan college basketball players representing NCAA I, NCAA II, NCAA III and NAIA who was named to the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Men’s Honor Team. Candidates must be either a starter or important reserve and have at least a 3.2 grade point average. Billing (Anna, Ohio), [...]
L-R: Mike James, Defensive Player of the Year; Frank Bailey, Norb Bennin Coaches Award; Ray’shon Anderson, co-Kenneth...
SAULT STE. MARIE – Shannon Eggers, a member of the Lake Superior State women’s basketball coaching staff for five...
SAULT STE. MARIE – Maria Blazejewski was one of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s top scorers...
EAST LANSING – Saturday’s Class D Final at the Breslin Center lined up to finish with another celebration for Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, and one that would be etched into MHSAA history as the Lakers aspired for a fourth-straight title. But St. Ignace also has been a regular in East Lansing the last four seasons. And the Saints [...]Read more ›
EAST LANSING – The St. Ignace Saints have been to the Breslin Center four years in a row, they needed all their experience and senior leadership on Thursday evening, as they gutted out a 42-36 victory over Climax-Scotts, in a Class D girls basketball semifinal. St. Ignace (26-0) will face three-time reigning champion Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes at [...]Read more ›
PELLSTON – The Cedarville Trojans boys basketball team advanced to a Class D quarterfinal, for the seventh time in eight years, but it wasn’t easy, as they outlasted the Hillman Tigers, 92-85 in double-overtime, in a Class D regional final at Pellston. Cedarville (23-1) advanced to a Class D quarterfinal in Marquette on Tuesday, where they will face Powers North [...]Read more ›
ESCANABA – The St. Ignace Saints girls basketball team has a date in the Brez. They advanced to their fourth straight state semifinal on Tuesday night, as they ran past Crystal Falls Forest Park, 70-54, in a Class D quarterfinal in Escanaba. St. Ignace (25-0) who reached the final four in Class C the past three season, will take on [...]Read more ›
PELLSTON – The Cedarville Trojans boys basketball team advanced to a Class D regional final on Monday night, as they defeated the St. Ignace Saints, 82-63 in a regional semifinal game, in Pellston. Cedarville (22-1) will face Hillman (17-5) in the regional final on Wednesday night in Pellston. This is a familiar place for the Trojans, as before last year, [...]Read more ›
HOUGHTON – Lake Superior State controlled the boards throughout the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament, but failed to keep pace with the league’s best free-throw shooting team. The No. 3-seeded Findlay Oilers (22-7) made 22-of-26 free throws for 84.6 percent to make the difference in Sunday’s championship game. They won their second straight tournament title by beating [...]Read more ›
HOUGHTON – When Lake Superior State struggled to score during the second half of Saturday’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament semifinal game against Grand Valley State, sophomore center Lucas Holt gave LSSU the spark it needed. Holt scored eight of Lake Superior State’s 10 unanswered points to give the Lakers (16-12) a 47-44 lead with 8:53 remaining [...]Read more ›
BAY CITY – Lake Superior State seniors Maria Blazejewski and Derek Kinney, and junior Derek Billing earned All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recognition in basketball. Blazejewski (Beulah, Mich.), a 6-0 senior forward, was named to the All-GLIAC First Team in women’s basketball. Kinney (Romulus, Mich.), a senior 6-5 forward, and Billing (Anna, Ohio), a 6-2 junior guard, were named to [...]Read more ›
GAYLORD – The St. Ignace Saints girls basketball team hadn’t seen a close game since December, and on Thursday night held off a comeback by the Posen Viking, to hand on for a 74-68 victory in a Class D regional championship game in Gaylord. St. Ignace (24-0) now advances to a Class D quarterfinal on Tuesday night in Escanaba, where [...]Read more ›
DETROIT – Lake Superior State survived a 17-2 first-half run by No. 1 seed Wayne State and pulled off its second straight two-point victory over the Warriors. The Lakers beat WSU 70-68 Wednesday during the quarterfinal round of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. LSSU (15-12), which ended its regular season with a 72-70 home victory over [...]Read more ›
GAYLORD – The Saint Ignace Saints marched into the Class D regional final in Gaylord on Tuesday night, as they posted a 67-23 victory over the Pickford Panthers in girls basketball. The Saints rolled out to a 49-12 lead at the half, before playing mainly their reserves in the second half. Margo Brown scored 17 points for St. Ignace, including [...]Read more ›