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February 27, 2014

Hockey, girls basketball postseasons in full swing

By Mike Moore
C & G Sports Writer

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Orchard Lake St. Mary’s picked up a 4-3 preregional victory over Birmingham Brother Rice Feb. 26. Pictured are St. Mary’s Grant Reszcyk and Rice’s Brendan Pyc battling for the puck.

On Feb. 24, the state playoffs in hockey and girls basketball officially launched.

In local hockey action, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s picked up a pair of victories, beating Birmingham Brother Rice 4-3 in a Feb. 26 regional semifinal two days after beating Waterford Mott 8-0 in the opener.

The Eaglets faced Novi Detroit Catholic Central in a Division 1 regional final March 1, after press time.

The quarterfinal game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, while the D-1 semifinals are at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 1 at Compuware Arena in Plymouth.

The D-1 final is set for 6 p.m. March 8 at Compuware.

In other D-1 action, West Bloomfield High faced Rochester Hills Stoney Creek in a regional semifinal after press time.

Walled Lake Western fell to Novi High 8-0 in a D-2 regional semifinal Feb. 26.

The Warriors beat Walled Lake Central 7-4 in the playoff opener.

Walled Lake Northern fell to Hartland High 5-2 in its opener.

On the hardwood
In Class A basketball action, West Bloomfield reached the final of the Hartland High district by beating Walled Lake Northern 39-20 in a Feb. 26 semifinal.

The Lakers faced White Lake Lakeland in the final, after press time.

In the same district, Walled Lake Central fell to Lakeland 50-38 in the semifinal after beating Western 47-22 in an opener.

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