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Posted On: 03/26/21 1:27 PM

Last night, teams across the state took the court for the MHSAA district semifinals. There were intriguing matchups across the area pitting conference rivals against one another and teams who played one another for the first time this season. I was lucky enough to get out to the South Christian-Godwin Heights game, and the Northview-Forest Hills Central game. Check out my notes below to see who stood out. Also, don’t forget to check back in tomorrow for my previews for the district championships across the area in Division 1 & 2.

South Christian 79, Godwin Heights 49

Godwin Heights entered the playoffs with a perfect record while South Christian came in at 14-2 with its only two losses coming against undefeated Grand Rapids Catholic Central. On paper, the Sailors outsized the Wolverines at almost every position and have an upperclassmen-led group, whereas Godwin Height’s core is primarily made up of underclassmen. These two factors proved to play a large role in the outcome of what I expected to be a closer game.

South Christian’s Transition Offense

South Christian displayed what makes them one of the area’s best teams by the way of their transition offense. They have a sophomore point

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