David Goricki picks every girls basketball quarterfinal winner

David Goricki
The Detroit News
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It's the final week of high school girls basketball, and the stage is bigger with more on the line with each game, leading to the championship games for all four classes Saturday at Breslin Center in East Lansing.

Quarterfinals are Tuesday, with semifinals for Class C and D on Thursday at Breslin and for Class A and B on Friday.

All games 7 tonight unless noted

Class A

Birmingham Marian (23-1) vs. Waterford Kettering (23-1) at St. Clair Shores Lake Shore: Marian returns four of five starters from last year's title team and has won every postseason game by double figures. Marian

■Detroit King (23-1) vs. Romulus (18-5) at Dearborn Fordson: King's loss was to Marian by one point. This is Romulus' second straight quarterfinal appearance. King

■Hartland (18-6) vs. Saginaw Heritage (21-3) at Flint Carman-Ainsworth: This is Hartland's first quarterfinal appearance. Hartland will need to slow down Heritage senior G Allie Miller. Heritage

■DeWitt (23-1) vs. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (16-9) at Charlotte: Claudia Reid has done an outstanding job running DeWitt's offense. DeWitt.

Class B

■Detroit Country Day (19-4) vs. Dearborn Divine Child (20-5) at Marysville: Country Day is looking for its first quarterfinal win since 2010. Divine Child is capable of slowing Destiny Pitts. Country Day

■Goodrich (24-1) vs. Manistee (24-1) at Mt. Pleasant: Goodrich is led by Miss Basketball Tania Davis. Manistee also has a good point guard in Emilee Kott. Goodrich

■Benton Harbor (19-5) vs. Flat Rock (21-3) at Eaton Rapids: There's no doubt Flat Rock's Paige Villemure (6-foot-1) is a quality player, but Benton Harbor's backcourt is too tough. Benton Harbor

■Haslett (20-5) vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central (23-2) at Wayland Union: Haslett has been solid since Makenna Ott (injury) returned. Haslett

Class C

■Ypsilanti Arbor Prep (21-3) vs. Homer (21-4) at Michigan Center: Arbor Prep's tough schedule prepared it for this time of year. Senior guard Bailey Manis will try to keep Homer close. Arbor Prep

■Saginaw Nouvel (19-6) vs. Flint Hamady (23-1) at Davison: Flint Hamady has a strong 1-2 punch in Aaliah Hill and Jalisha Terry. Nouvel junior Laurel Jacqmain loves this time of year. Flint Hamady

■Laingsburg (25-0) vs. Niles Brandywine (23-1) at Comstock Park: Brandywine will try to slow the 3-point shooting of Lindsey Smith. Brandywine.

■Tawas (21-4) vs. Calumet (21-2) at Petoskey: Tawas

Class D

■Waterford Lakes (11-12) vs. Kingston (21-3), 6 p.m. at Waterford Mott: Lakes went to four consecutive championship game appearances (2010-13), winning three straight (2010-12), but wasn't supposed to be in the discussion this year. Kingston

■St. Ignace (19-5) vs. Crystal Falls Forest Park (21-4) at Negaunee: St. Ignace junior Abby Ostman is making a habit of coming up with double-doubles. St. Igance

■Frankfort (23-1) vs. Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart (20-4) at Traverse City Central: Sacred Heart's 6-3 Averi Gamble is too tough to stop inside. Sacred Heart.

■Pittsford (24-0) vs St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran (21-1) at Battle Creek Harper Creek: Pittsford

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