Fourteen county teams will play for boys district basketball championships Friday. Nine are from Class A, three from Class B, one from Class C and one from Class D.
Here is a look at the 10 title games involving those clubs.
EISENHOWER vs. ROCHESTER ADAMS, 7 p.m. at Stoney Creek:
Eisenhower is 4-0 in its last four district finals, winning in 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2015. The MAC Red Eagles take a 7-14 record into the final after defeating Rochester 72-63 in a semifinal. Winner plays the West Bloomfield district champion (Waterford Mott or Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) at West Bloomfield.
COUSINO vs. DE LA SALLE, 7 p.m. at DLS:
Quarterfinal and semifinal games were at Fraser; now the scene shifts to De La Salle. Jackson Dych scored 10 points to lead Cousino (13-9) to a 49-35 semifinal victory over Warren-Mott. Luke Pfromm scored 16 of his 24 in the fourth quarter as DLS (15-7), which trailed by 10 in the third quarter, defeated Warren Woods-Tower. The Patriots defeated DLS in a 2013 district final, the Patriots’ lone district title since 1980. They are 1-7 in district finals since 1981. De La Salle is 3-2 in its last five district title games. Winner plays the Stevenson district champion (Stevenson or L’Anse Creuse) at Dakota.
DAKOTA vs. ANCHOR BAY, 7 p.m. at Anchor Bay:
MAC Red Dakota (15-7) and MAC Blue Anchor Bay(10-11) did not meet during the regular season. Anchor Bay is 0-3 in its last three district finals, last winning in 1990. The Tars and Cougars haven’t met in a district since Dakota won 64-61 in 2009. Dakota seeks a fifth straight district crown. Winner plays the Roseville district champion (Roseville or Lake Shore) at Dakota.
L’ANSE CREUSE vs. STEVENSON, 6 p.m. at Stevenson:
Stevenson (14-7) finished second in the MAC Red, and L’Anse Creuse (12-9) in a four-way tie for second in the MAC Blue. The Titans’ last district championship came in 2016. The Lancers are looking for their first district crown since 2011. Winner plays the De La Salle district champion (Cousino or De La Salle) at Dakota.
LAKE SHORE vs. ROSEVILLE, 7 p.m. at Roseville:
How will Lake Shore and big man Caleb Bates fare against Roseville and its crew of 3-point shooters? Roseville (15-6) became a popular pick for post-season success when the Panthers won the MAC Red/White tournament by defeating Chippewa Valley in the final and later beating MAC Red champ Dakota. After winning the state Class B championship in 1994, Lake Shore didn’t win a district title until last year. Now the Shorians (13-8) have a shot at consecutive crowns. Roseville won its last district in 2016. Winner plays the Anchor Bay district champion (Anchor Bay or Dakota) at Dakota.
SOUTH LAKE vs. HARPER WOODS, 6 p.m. at South Lake:
What’s in store for this drama-filled district? Amier Gilmore hit two free throws with six seconds left to lift South Lake over Chandler Park in the quarterfinals, and then the Cavaliers beat Lincoln in double overtime after trailing by 22 in a semifinal. The Abes forced the second OT with a 3-pointer with .9 of a second left in the first OT. South Lake (20-2) seeks its first district championship since 2006, one of three the Cavs have won since 1990. They’ve not played Harper Woods in the tournament since 1957. Winner plays the Ecorse district champion (River Rouge or Detroit Voyageur) at Clarenceville.
NEW HAVEN vs. NOTRE DAME PREP, 6 p.m. at NDP:
New Haven (22-0) has won 10 consecutive state tournament games and 48 in a row overall, most in county history. The Rockets seek a fourth straight district championship and sixth since 2011. The district final is a rematch of a 2017 regional game won by New Haven 71-44. Winner plays the Marysville district champion (Richmond or St. Clair) at New Haven.
RICHMOND vs. ST. CLAIR, 7 p.m. at Marysville:
A pair of league champions clash. Richmond won the Blue Water Area Conference title and St. Clair (15-6) the MAC Gold. Richmond is 0-3 against St. Clair in tournament games since 2009. Blue Devils’ last district championship was won in 2006. Winner plays the Notre Dame Prep district champion (New Haven or Notre Dame Prep) at New Haven.
CLINTONDALE vs. DETROIT PERSHING, 5;30 p.m. at Michigan Collegiate:
Clintondale (12-9) has won three districts since 1990, the last in 2012. Winner plays the Detroit Edison PSA district champion (Edison PSA or Detroit Delta) at Bishop Foley.
PARKWAY CHRISTIAN vs. CARDINAL MOONEY, 7 p.m. at Parkway:
The Eagles are in their third straight district final. They are 5-2 all-time in district championship games. Winner plays the Allen Park Inter-City Baptist district champion (Inter-City Baptist or Detroit Davis Aerospace) at Cardinal Mooney.