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Thursday, March 15, 2012

A wrestling idea for basketball

The boys basketball regional finals have come and gone, and Kosmo is glancing at the state quarterfinal pairings with a little curiosity right now.
Your seer sees what they do for the team wrestling finals when the state seeds teams 1-8before the quarterfinals. Kosmo has one question as a result.
Should they do the same for boys basketball?
For starters, Romulus vs. Detroit Pershing should be a game that takes place at Breslin Center in either the semifinals or finals, not the quarterfinals. It's a showcase game that won't be played on the showcase stage.
Kosmo is happy to see the feel-good stories of Lake Orion and Macomb L'Anse Creuse North, who will play in a quarterfinal on Tuesday. One will make an improbable appearance in the semifinals, but that creates a problem. Barring an upset by Orchard Lake St. Mary's, the winner of Lake Orion-L'Anse Creuse North will face No. 1 Saginaw in the semifinals. Sorry, but that might be the most lopsided semifinal in state history.
It's a humiliation that shouldn't take place in the final four.
That's why seeding after the quarterfinals like they do in wrestling might help.
What does everyone else out there think?
- Kosmo does find it ironic that Southfield Christian benefitted from a forfeit by Detroit Westside Christian before Wednesday's Class D regional final, which gave the Eagles their first regional title in school history. After all, Southfield Christian has had some transfers come in as well over the last couple of years, including Chris Dewberry. But the Eagles don't have anyone ineligible like Westside Christian. Best of luck to the Eagles in their first ever quarterfinal on Tuesday and there's a good chance we'll see them in East Lansing next week.


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