2021 MHSAA championships

Michigan High School Athletic Association
2022 Boys Basketball Championships


Saturday, March 26, 2022

2022 MHSAA Division 1 boys basketball champions: Warren De La Salle Collegiate

Head coach: Gjon Djokaj  Assistant coaches: Ron Holder, Andrew Grauzer, Mike Malkiewicz

Players: Seniors: Tamario Adley, Caleb Reese, Alton Whitehead, Stavro Kiryakoza; Juniors: Nino Smith, Triston Nichols, Adam Broski, Brady Drogosh, Jack Yanachik, Carson Kraiza, Michael Sulaka; Sophomores: Nnaemeka Ikechi; Freshmen: Braeden Holder, Armoni Portis, Pheonix Glassnor

Warren De La Salle rallies past Grand Blanc to earn first championship

    Unranked Warren De La Salle Collegiate rallied to beat defending champion No. 8 Grand Blanc 67-58 to win its first MHSAA Division 1 boys basketball championship.

    Grand Blanc led 13-12 after one quarter. De La Salle took a 27-24 lead at halftime.

    Grand Blanc opened the second half with a 14-4 run to take a 38-31 lead with 4:13 left in the third quarter. De La Salle took back the lead at 42-40 heading into the fourth quarter thanks to a 9-2 run. De La Salle outscored Grand Blanc 25-18 in the fourth to close the game.

   Nino Smith led De La Salle (19-7) with 18 points, six assists, and three rebounds. Triston Nichols had 17 points and five rebounds. Tamario Adley had 12 points and three rebounds. Michael Sulaka had nine points, eight rebounds, and three blocks. Caleb Reese finished with seven points, seven rebounds, and two steals.

   R.J. Taylor led Grand Blanc (21-5) with 28 points and six rebounds.

   De La Salle was Class B runner-up in 1982. Box score



> Warren De La Salle takes first basketball title with 67-58 win over Grand Blanc in D1 final

> De La Salle's backcourt comes up big vs. Grand Blanc to win Division 1 state title

> ‘Sacrifice’ led Warren De La Salle basketball to first state championship with 67-58 win over Grand Blanc

> De La Salle uses Catholic League lessons to win boys basketball state title

> Grand Blanc falls short in Div. 1 state final

> De La Salle Continues Championship Year with 1st Hoops Title

> How Warren De La Salle went from 4th in its Catholic League division to Division 1 champs

> Photo galleries: Detroit News  l   Detroit Free Press  l   MLive


2022 MHSAA Division 2 boys basketball champions: Williamston

Head coach: Tom Lewis  Assistant coaches: Rudy Gaytan, Riley Lewis

Players:  Seniors: Jacob Wallace, Brendan McPharlin, Jackson Newman, Max Burton, Samuel Havey, Mason Docks, Andrew Palmer, Jacob Hammond, Isaac Hahnenberg, Spencer Feig; Juniors: Carter Mauk, Brooks Cline, Anthony Schellie

Williamston tips Grand Rapids Catholic Central in overtime thriller

   No. 1-ranked Williamston tipped defending champion and No. 2 Grand Rapids Catholic Central 68-65 in an overtime thriller to earn the MHSAA Division 2 boys basketball championship.

   The game was tied 15-15 after the first quarter. Williamston took at 36-28 lead at halftime and expanded the lead to 16 points with 1:31 left in the third quarter. Catholic Central rallied in the fourth, outscoring Williamston 17-6 to tie the game at 59-59 and force overtime.

   Senior Mason Docks scored four of his 27 points in overtime to help lift Williamston (27-0) to its first championship since 1940. Senior Max Burton had 23 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, and a steal. Senior Jacob Wallace had 10 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

    Junior Kaden Brown led Catholic Central (25-2) with 33 points. Box score



> Williamston boys basketball takes its place among all-time teams in Greater Lansing history

> Mason Docks' return from Texas helped lift Williamston boys basketball to state title

> Williamston withstands comeback to win Division 2 in OT

> Williamston fends off Grand Rapids Catholic Central to win first boys basketball state title since 1940

> Perfection achieved: Williamston boys basketball captures Division 2 state championship

> Docks, Williamston top defending champion GRCC in overtime to win Division 2 state title

> With state title, Mason Docks and Williamston boys basketball take care of unfinished business

> 'Battle of Wills' Goes Williamston's Way in Title-Deciding OT Thriller

> Photo galleries: Detroit News  l   Detroit Free Press  l   MLive  l  Lansing State Journal


2022 MHSAA Division 2 boys basketball champions: Schoolcraft

Head coach: Randy Small     Assistant coaches: Adam Sziede, Derrick Small, Cory DeGroote, Aaron Beery, Tom Sportel, Skyler Thompson, Dru Matheny

Players: Seniors: Nolan Strake, Luke Housler, Asher Puhalski, Tyler DeGroote, Ty Rykse; Juniors: Eli DeVisser, Beau Onken, Malachi Sampley; Sophomores: Shane Rykse, Bennett Ellison, Colin Hotrum, Fischer Holmes, Jaden VanderWiere, Thomas Rutkoskie; Freshmen: Tucker Walther

Schoolcraft defeats Menominee to earn first championship since 2011

   No. 5 Schoolcraft beat No. 7 Menominee 59-49 to win its first MHSAA Division 3 boys basketball championship since 2011.

   Schoolcraft (25-2) jumped out to a 20-10 lead after one quarter and led 31-20 at halftime. Schoolcraft increased the lead to 46-31 after three quarters.

   Senior Ty Rykse had 15 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Junior Eli DeVisser had 14 points and four rebounds. Senior Tyler DeGroote had seven points, 12 rebounds, and four assists. Sophomore Shane Rykse had 15 points and five rebounds in the victory.

   Brady Schultz led Menominee (23-4) with 19 points and seven rebounds. Box score



> Schoolcraft gets back to Breslin, takes care of business with 59-49 win over Menominee

> Hot shooting, strong defense leads Schoolcraft to Division 3 title over Menominee

> Schoolcraft jumps out early to win Division 3 title

> Photo galleries: Detroit News  l   Detroit Free Press l   MLive


2022 MHSAA Division 4 boys basketball champions: Wyoming Tri-unity Christian

Head coach:  Mark Keeler l  Assistant coaches: Brent Voorhees, Bob Przybysz, Chad Zudweg

Players: Seniors: Ethan Eerdmans, Reed Kaman, Ethan Plume, Aidan DeKlyen, Brady Titus, Sam DeVries; Juniors: Dylan Bruinsma, Stephen Bouslog, Hanif James; Sophomores: Jordan VanKlompenberg, Wesley Kaman, Trey Rillema, Owen Rosendall, Akais Giplaye

Wyoming Tri-unity Christian beats Ewen-Trout Creek for championship

  No. 9 Wyoming Tri-unity Christian and senior Brady Titus took charge in overtime to beat No. 5 Ewen-Trout Creek 56-45 to win the MHSAA Division 4 boys basketball championship.

   Titus (Indiana Tech) scored eight of his 33 points in the overtime to lead the Defenders.

   Tri-unity took a 16-11 lead after the first quarter but Ewen-Trout Creek used a 19-7 run to go up 30-23 at halftime. The lead was 36-32 after three quarters.

   Titus tied the game at 43-43 with 36 seconds left in regulation.

   Sophomore Owen Rosendall had nine points, six rebounds, and three steals for Tri-unity (21-6). Junior Hanif James finished with seven points and seven rebounds.

   Senior Jaden Borseth led Ewen-Trout Creek (22-4) with 16 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.

   Tri-unity was runner-up to Detroit Frederick Douglass last season.

 It was Tri-unity’s fifth title in its history. The Defenders won Class D championships in 2011, 2006, 2002, and 1996. Box score



> Wyoming Tri-Unity's Brady Titus dominates late vs. Ewen-Trout Creek for D4 title

> Tri-unity Christian Back on Top As Titus Leads Overtime Surge

> Brady Titus' huge 2nd half, OT heroics lift Tri-unity Christian to title

> Brady Titus plays hero one final time as Tri-Unity Christian boys basketball claims D4 state championship in OT

> Brady Titus leads Tri-Unity Christian to state title game win over Ewen-Trout Creek

> Photo galleries: Detroit News  l   Detroit Free Press  l   MLive



Divisions 1 and 2, Friday, March 25, 2022; Divisions 3 and 4, Thursday, March 24, 2022


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

At University of Detroit Mercy

Warren De La Salle Collegiate 50,

No. 2 Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory 48

> Warren De La Salle upsets No. 1 Orchard Lake St. Mary's in boys quarterfinal


At Mapleville Thornapple Kellogg

No. 4 Grand Rapids Northview 54, Kalamazoo Central 52

> Northview secures Breslin bid over Kalamazoo Central behind game-winner from Mr. Basketball runner-up

> Northview's Vanderjagt has become a role model for the Wildcats youth


At Saginaw Heritage

No. 8 Grand Blanc 67, Detroit Catholic Central 60

> Grand Blanc, Genesee Christian join Beecher in boys basketball state semifinals

> Not last year, not next year: Grand Blanc all about now after D1 win over DCC


At University of Detroit Mercy

Belleville 47, No. 5 Detroit Cass Technical 45

> Radtka, Belleville shock Cass Tech in state quarterfinal to earn trip to Final Four


> Detroit Free Press predictions

At Calvin University, Grand Rapids

No. 2 Grand Rapids Catholic Central 86, No. 6 Benton Harbor 60

> Jack Karasinski has led Grand Rapids Catholic Central to new heights

> Rare opportunity awaits Catholic Central at Final Four after beating Benton Harbor


At St. Clair County  Community College, Port Huron

No. 4 Ferndale 68, Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory 55

> Life, death and basketball: How one Michigan team stands united through hardship


At Chelsea

No. 1 Williamston 70, Detroit Edison Public School Academy Early College of Excellence 54

> Breslin bound: Top-ranked Williamston punches ticket to final four with win over Detroit Edison


At Stanton Central Montcalm

No. 9 Freeland 67, Cadillac 47

> Freeland remains undefeated, makes program history with semifinal berth

> Final Four Falcons: Freeland boys rout Cadillac, headed to Breslin

> Freeland seniors ‘experienced’ boys basketball regional title for past three years

At Munising

No. 5 Ewen-Trout Creek 56, No. 3 Rudyard 40

> Ewen-Trout Creek Ends Rudyard’s Postseason in Quarterfinals


At Cadillac

Lake Leelanau St. Mary 60, Fulton 46

> LLSM makes program's 1st trip to Breslin


At Portage Northern

No. 9  Wyoming Tri-unity Christian 69, Adrian Lenawee Christian 57

> Why No. 13 is a lucky number for Tri-unity Christian’s basketball team

>  Lenawee Christian boys basketball saving its best play for last


At West Bloomfield

No. 9 Burton Genesee Christian 77, No. 4 Southfield Christian 66

> Soldiers from Genesee Christian taking aim at first state basketball semifinal berth


Semifinals: Monday, March 14, 2022; Finals: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Region 1

At Midland Dow


No. 8 Grand Blanc  81, Petoskey 61

> Grand Blanc, Beecher, Genesee Christian win regionals

> Petoskey's postseason run ends in regional final against Grand Blanc


Petoskey 62, Midland 54

> End of an era: Krause, Barrie end careers with loss in regional semi

No. 8 Grand Blanc 65, Flint Carman-Ainsworth 58

> Could depth carry Grand Blanc to second straight Division 1 boys basketball state title?

> Breslin Bound: 2021-22 Boys Regional Preview


Region 2

At Lake Orion


Detroit Catholic Central 52, Clarkston 46


Clarkston 64, Rochester Adams 46

Detroit Catholic Central 69, Hartland 36

> Careers end for successful Hartland boys basketball seniors in loss to Catholic Central

> TJ Nadeau, Detroit Catholic Central boys basketball race past Hartland in regional semis


Region 3

At Grand Haven


No. 4 Grand Rapids Northview 50, Holland West Ottawa 45

> Northview grinds out win over West Ottawa in regional final


No. 3 Grand Rapids Northview 68, Muskegon 55

> Muskegon falls, Whitehall and Ravenna rally for regional wins

Holland West Ottawa 68, Wyoming 60


Region 4

At Battle Creek Central


Kalamazoo Central 70, Okemos 62 (2 OT)

> Defense powers Kalamazoo Central comeback win over Okemos in boys hoops regional finals

> Kalamazoo Central swipes regional championship away from Okemos in double-overtime thriller

> Kalamazoo Central outlasts Okemos in double OT to win regional championship


Kalamazoo Central 56, St Joseph 33

> Kalamazoo Central, Schoolcraft moving on to boys hoops regional finals after impressive wins

Okemos 64, East Lansing 50

>Supporting cast delivers big moments as Okemos beats East Lansing in regional semifinals


Region 5

At Novi


Belleville 59, Romulus 48


Belleville 50, Ann Arbor Skyline 47 (OT)

Romulus 56, Northville 55


Region 6

At River Rouge


No. 5 Detroit Cass Technical 69, Brownstown Woodhaven 46


Brownstown Woodhaven 56, Lincoln Park 34

No. 5 Detroit Cass Technical 68, Dearborn 48


Region 7

At Detroit Renaissance


No. 2 Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory 83, No. 7 Hamtramck 72

> St. Mary’s basketball survives foul trouble with strong shooting in 83-72 D1 region title over Hamtramck


No. 7 Hamtramck 61, No.4  University of Detroit Jesuit 48

> Hamtramck continues magical ride with regional semifinal win over U-D Jesuit

No. 2 Orchard Lake St Mary's Preparatory 46, North Farmington 44


Region 8

At Troy Athens


Warren De La Salle Collegiate 79, Macomb Dakota 68


Warren De La Salle Collegiate 76, Roseville 62

Macomb Dakota 61, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 52


Region 9

At Petoskey


Cadillac 54, Escanaba 45


Escanaba 41, Sault Ste. Marie 29

Cadillac 62, Standish-Sterling 48

> Scoreboard tells new tale as Standish-Sterling exits with low-scoring loss


Region 10

At Alma


No. 9 Freeland 82, Flint Hamady 59

> Freeland dials long-distance to beat Flint Hamady, claims first regional title since 1971

> Freeland wins first boys' hoops regional title in 51 years


No. 9 Freeland 55, Alma 52 (OT)

> Freeland works overtime to get into Division 2 regional final against Hamady

Flint Hamady 66, Saginaw 63

> Hamady wins on last-second 3-pointer by Jakobie Boose


Region 11

At Ada Forest Hills Eastern


No. 2 Grand Rapids Catholic Central  95, Whitehall 63

> Catholic Central beats Whitehall, captures regional, notches school record


Whitehall 61, Sparta 52

No. 2 Grand Rapids Catholic Central 69, Grand Rapids Christian 44


Region 12

At Three Rivers


No. 6 Benton Harbor 76, Edwardsburg 58


No. 6 Benton Harbor 70, Holland Christian 62

Edwardsburg 65, Parchment 55


Region 13

At Williamston


No. 1 Williamston 56, Lansing Catholic 35

> Jay Wallace answers challenge in second half, helps Williamston take another big step toward ultimate goal


Lansing Catholic 59, Marshall 51

> Dean Jacobs, Alex Watters lead Lansing Catholic boys basketball past Marshall in regional semi

> Marshall's 'special' season comes to an end as Redhawks fall short in regional semifinals

No. 1 Williamston 57, No. 7 Onsted 38

> No. 1 Williamston boys basketball finishes strong to take down No. 7 Onsted in top-10 showdown


Region 14

At Carleton Airport


Detroit Edison Public School Academy Early College of Excellence  42, No. 10 Romulus Summit Academy  41

> Walker-Berry leads Edison past Summit Academy for regional title


No. 10 Romulus Summit Academy 47,  Ida 25

Detroit Edison Public School Academy Early College of Excellence 61, Dearborn Heights Robichaud 42


Region 15

At Ferndale


No. 4 Ferndale 85, Detroit Pershing 61


No. 4 Ferndale 68, Detroit Henry Ford 41

Detroit Pershing 64, Harper Woods 46


Region 16

At Flint Powers Catholic


Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory 74, Goodrich 54

> Familiar formula leads Pontiac Notre Dame past Goodrich in Division 2 regional final


Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory 77, Richmond 42

Goodrich 53, No. 5 Croswell-Lexington 51


Region 17

At Sault Ste. Marie


No. 7 Menominee 60, No. 10 Benzie Central 56 (2 OT)

> Huskies suffer heartbreak in double overtime loss; Cadillac captures regional crown; Petoskey falls to Grand Blanc


No. 7 Menominee 74, Ishpeming Westwood 57

No. 10 Benzie Central 64, Harbor Springs 53

> Huskies march on to title bout; Grayling knocks off Tawas


Region 18

At  Grayling


Grayling 52, Sanford Meridian 40

> Denied: Grayling beats Meridian in regional final, keeps Bohn from milestone

> Viking History: Grayling keeps cool in high-pressure regional championship game, wins first title in 65 years


Grayling 62, Tawas 34

> Tawas can’t turn momentum in D3 regional loss to Grayling

Sanford Meridian 49, McBain 43

> Mustangs hold off McBain in regional semifinal


Region 19

At Carson City-Crystal


Pewamo-Westphalia 48, Ravenna 38

> Pewamo-Westphalia leans on gridiron toughness to close out Ravenna in D3 regional final


Ravenna 43, North Muskegon 40

Pewamo-Westphalia 69, Grandville Calvin Christian 66 (OT)

> Pewamo-Westphalia wins in OT, Fulton advances


Region 20

At Centreville


No. 5 Schoolcraft 45, Watervliet 31

> Schoolcraft Eagles defeat the Watervliet Panthers for the boys division 3 regional final 45-31

> Schoolcraft gets offense going in 2nd half to beat Watervliet in regional final


No. 5 Schoolcraft 57, Lawton 52

Watervliet 67, Bronson 37


Region 21

At Dansville


Bath 62, Michigan Center 51

> Fourth-quarter surge sinks Michigan Center in regional final against Bath

> Bath, Fulton capture regional titles


Bath 49, Homer 39

> Homer can’t get by Bath in regional semifinal loss

Michigan Center 59, Clinton 47

> Michigan Center into regional final with win over Clinton


Region 22

At Flat Rock


Ecorse 49, Erie Mason 47

> Erie Mason's boys basketball season ends on fateful final play


Erie Mason 51, Ann Arbor Greenhills 46 (OT)

Ecorse 64, Detroit Voyageur College Preparatory 53


Region 23

At Burton Bendle


New Haven 2, No. 6 Detroit Loyola 0 (forfeit)


No. 6 Detroit Loyola 59, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 43

New Haven 69, Burton Bendle 60


Region 24

At Flint Beecher


No. 1 Flint Beecher 72, Marlette 30


No. 1 Flint Beecher 76, Hemlock 47

Marlette 47, No. 9 Bad Axe 46

Region 25

At Negaunee


No. 5 Ewen-Trout Creek 56, Powers North Central 44


No. 5 Ewen-Trout Creek 71, Lake Linden-Hubbell 31

Powers North Central 49, Munising 33


Region 26

At Pellston


No. 3 Rudyard 52, No. 8 Onaway 37


No. 3 Rudyard 77, Pickford 41

No. 8 Onaway 72, Harbor Springs Harbor Light Christian 36

> Onaway ends Harbor Light's postseason run in D4 regional


Region 27

At Kingsley


Lake Leelanau St. Mary 61, No. 1 McBain Northern Michigan Christian 57

> LLSM soars back to beat No. 1 McBain NMC, win 1st regional in 72 years


Lake Leelanau St. Mary 61, Ellsworth 44

No. 1 McBain Northern Michigan Christian 56, Frankfort 40

> Same teams, different outcomes at D4 regional; Lake Leelanau, McBain NMC to meet in final


Region 28

At Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart


Fulton 47, Saginaw Nouvel 42

> Saginaw Nouvel, Sanford Meridian knocked out in regional finals


Saginaw Nouvel 58, No. 2 Hillman 43

> Saginaw Nouvel hands Hillman first loss in regional semifinal win

Fulton 56, Vestaburg 41


Region 29

At New Buffalo


No. 9 Wyoming Tri-unity Christian 57, No. 5 New Buffalo 40

> Tri-unity Christian holds New Buffalo 42 points below season average in regional win


No. 9 Wyoming Tri-unity Christian 53, Muskegon Heights Academy 44

No. 5 New Buffalo 85, Gobles 46


Region 30

At Adrian Lenawee Christian


Adrian Lenawee Christian 50, Bellevue 44

> Short-handed Bellevue falls in boys basketball regional finals

> Lenawee Christian boys basketball tops Bellevue in regional final


Bellevue 83, Colon 38

Adrian Lenawee Christian 52, Hillsdale Academy 46

> Lenawee Christian boys basketball advances to regional final


Region 31

At Allen Park Inter-City Baptist


No. 4 Southfield Christian 48, Taylor Trillium Academy 44


Taylor Trillium Academy 74, Plymouth Christian Academy 61

No. 4 Southfield Christian 61, Detroit Douglass 40


Region 32

At Peck


No. 9 Burton Genesee Christian 69, Marine City Cardinal Mooney 51


Marine City Cardinal Mooney 71, Clarkston Everest Collegiate 64

No. 9 Burton Genesee Christian 59, Ubly 46