Tournament Time: Playoffs to begin soon for Michigan high school basketball

It’s Tournament Time for high school basketball in Michigan, and the playoff action will get underway during the week of March 2-6 with the district round for girls basketball.
The Grayling Vikings are in Division 2 District 34 for the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs this year. The host school for the tournament is Boyne City.
There are six teams in District 34-2: Grayling, Kalkaska, Cheboygan, Boyne City, Kingsley, and Sault Ste. Marie.
This year, the MHSAA changed the way it filled its district brackets by implementing a seeding process for the top two teams in the tournaments. The MHSAA is using numbers from its Michigan Power Ratings (MPR) list to determine the top two seeds.
“MPR is calculated using wins, losses, and ties for games played between teams entered into the MHSAA tournament. Scores of games, margin of victory, and location of games are not included in the MPR formula. The final MPR number is 25% of the team’s winning percentage, plus 50% of its opponent’s winning percentage, plus 25% of its opponent’s opponent’s winning percentage,” according to the MHSAA.
The top two teams in District 34-2 by MPR, according to the MHSAA, were Kingsley (0.628) and Sault Ste. Marie (0.626). 
The other four teams (as of Monday, February 24): Boyne City (0.549), Kalkaska (0.505), Cheboygan (0.457), Grayling (0.395).
The District 34-2 tournament will have two round one games. 
The Grayling Vikings will host the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 2, at Grayling High School.
The other round one contest will feature Kingsley vs. Cheboygan on Monday, March 2, at Kingsley.
The winner of the Kingsley vs. Cheboygan game will play against Kalkaska at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at Boyne City.
The winner of the Grayling vs. Sault Ste. Marie contest will play against the Boyne City Ramblers on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Boyne City.
The District 34-2 championship game will be held at Boyne City at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6.
The district champs will advance to the Region 9-2 tournament.
 
The Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs for boys basketball will begin during the week of March 9-13 with the district tournament round.
The Grayling Vikings are in Division 2 District 34 for the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs this year. 
District 34-2 has six teams: Grayling, Kalkaska, Cheboygan, Boyne City, Kingsley, and Sault Ste. Marie.
Grayling is the host school for the tournament.
The top two teams in District 34-2 by MPR, according to the MHSAA, are Boyne City (0.557) and Kingsley (0.507).
The other four teams: Kalkaska (0.476), Sault Ste. Marie (0.455), Grayling (0.404), Cheboygan (0.371).
For Grayling High School’s varsity boys basketball team, its tournament run will start in the semifinals.
There will be two round one games in the District 34-2 tournament: Boyne City vs. Kalkaska (at Boyne City, 6 p.m.) and Kingsley vs. Cheboygan (at Kingsley, 7 p.m.), with both contests to be held on Monday, March 9.
Both District 34-2 semifinal games will be conducted on Wednesday, March 11, at Grayling High School.
In the first one – slated for 5:30 p.m. – Sault Ste. Marie will play against the winner of Kingsley vs. Cheboygan. In the second one – scheduled for 7 p.m. – Grayling will battle the winner of Boyne City vs. Kalkaska.
The District 34-2 title game is slated for 7 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at Grayling High School.
The District 34-2 tournament champions will advance to the Region 9-2 tournament.

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Phone: 989-348-6811
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