Girls basketball: 10 teams to watch in 2019

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With the start’of the new year, the local girls basketball scene has started to take shape. Some of the best teams are starting to rise to the top, while some teams are still lying in the weeds or have had some early struggles.

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Despite entering as the favorites to win the section, the Bears had relatively low expectations for the start of the season with its star player (Princeton-bound Maddie Plank) out of commission. Nonetheless, Briarcliff’is thriving. The Bears are currently 7-1, and have handily defeated two of their biggest competitors in the section this year: Hastings and three-time champs Irvington. Briarcliff will be fun to watch, regardless of whether or not Plank is back in time for the playoffs; her healthy return should really only affect the Bears’ chances at a state title.

Many things are taking place:

Meet 30 of the best girls basketball players in the state of Michigan

Detroit Edison PSA’s Rickea Jackson talks to reporters after her team defeated Flint Hamady 54-31 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing on Thursday, March 16, 2017.(Cory Morse |

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MLive has been keeping tabs on Michigan’s top senior girls basketball players all winter with our weekly Miss Basketball watch list.

Readers will find those seniors below and a whole lot more because today’s slideshow features a number of Michigan’s leading underclassmen, too.

MLive’s staff of sports reporters from across the state have weighed in with candidates to form the list below.

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Why increasing WNBA player salaries is more complex than you think

MINNEAPOLIS — Hours before taking the court for Saturday’s All-Star Game, WNBA players met for breakfast and a civics lesson at a downtown Minneapolis hotel. The Women’s National Basketball Players Association was announcing a partnership with Rock The Vote.

The players listened to a presentation about what they could do to increase voter registration and the dangers of voter suppression. Serious topics before the fun of an exhibition game, but there was something else heavy on their minds.

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With that, media were excused from the conference room, and the All-Stars and union head Terri Jackson discussed the WNBA’s collective bargaining agreement for about 30 minutes. The current CBA went into effect in March 2014 and runs through October 2021. However, both the league and the union have the right to opt out and terminate the agreement after the 2019 season. Either side has until Oct. 31 of this year to exercise that opt-out provision.

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Notre Dame women’s team lands 2020 recruit

Sophomore Alli Campbell of Bellwood-Antis makes a pass during her team’s Pennsylvania Class 2A state title game on March 22 in Hershey, Pa. Campbell scored 34 points.

Sophomore Alli Campbell (21) of Bellwood-Antis reacts to an imminent victory in the closing seconds of her team’s Pennsylvania Class 2A girls basketball state semifinal on March 19 in Loretto. Bellwood-Antis beat Blairsville, 41-36. Campbell has committed to play basketball at Notre Dame.

At the same time Notre Dame was journeying its way toward becoming the toast of the women’s college basketball world last winter, Alli Campbell was capping off becoming the toast of the Pennsylvania girls high school world.

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Colorado high school 5A girls basketball state bracket (2018)

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