Monday, March 30, 2009

Flint Basketball Tradition Continues

You just know when a Flint school plays a team from Zeeland — which is apparently located somewhere between Holland and Hudsonville, wherever that is — things are going to go well for the Vehicle City.

Powers Catholic took time out from its search for a new home to win the state Class B basketball title on Saturday, beating Zeeland East 62-54. It's the first state title in boys hoops for a Flint team since Northern won it in 1995.

3 comments:

  1. Went to see this game at the Breslin Center on Saturday. Wow. Two very, very good teams. The high school game is certainly much more athletic and physical than it was back in the day when Eric Turner's Flint Central teams were crushing my Powers teams.

    Interesting side note: As Powers started to pull away, my nephew (who was sitting among a gaggle of Zeeland East Chix) started hearing the age-old bitter murmur of "they recruit." Hee! Hee! Some things never change. The irony here was that, living in West Michigan, I know that Zeeland is a Class A district with two Class B high schools (East and West), which share a campus. So what tends to happen is that the best players in a particular sport migrate (or get recruited -- semantics) to one school or the other. (Zeeland West has a couple of recent state football titles.)

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  2. Ämericån Fåmily InsürånceMarch 31, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Powers' Lady Chargers were two time state champs back in the early 2000s. Northern's girls won the title in 1995 as well.

    Flint's basketball prowess can be ascribed to both genders.

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  3. Good point. Women's hoops doesn't get the credit it deserves.

    This also makes me wonder what kind of Class A basketball monolith Flint would be if it consolidated into one public high school.

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