Huge Hoops

Friday could cause some serious shifts in mid-Michigan's basketball standings. Here's a quick look at some of the biggest matchups.

5. Girls: Lansing Catholic (8-2) at Portland (8-1) — Both are undefeated in the CAAC White. Portland is state-ranked, but the Cougars have proven they can play with some of the area's better teams.

4. Boys: Haslett (5-2) at Eaton Rapids (4-3) — Both are coming off CAAC Gold losses last Friday, and whoever wins this one will have a much stronger chance at staying in the league race.

3. Boys: Lansing Catholic (4-3) at Portland (6-2) — The Cougars are a bit of a surprise this season holding a slight one-game edge on the Raiders in the CAAC White. But Portland might also be an unexpected frontrunner after its solid start.

2. Girls: Okemos (4-4) at East Lansing (8-1) — These two rivals are again undefeated in league games atop the CAAC Blue. But the Chieftains have cruised a little under the radar this season, and could stun the area with an upset.

1. Boys: Holt (7-1) at Eastern (6-1) — Mid-Michigan's top two teams so far meet for the first time, and the consensus seems to be that the Quakers are favored. Eastern definitely has the edge on star power; Holt might have it on depth. A few lesser-known players might end up with the most important contributions in what should be a close one.

About Geoff Kimmerly

Geoff Kimmerly was the Prep Sports reporter at the Lansing State Journal until September 23, 2011. Read his thoughts and thanks for his 14 seasons with the Lansing State Journal. 1,000 Thanks
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3 Responses to Huge Hoops

  1. Jack Black says:

    go lady Raiders !!!!!

  2. Pat says:

    Go Cougars!!!!

  3. 5tray says:

    Holt will b left in the in the stardust now that’s funky

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