Predicting the big Mid-Michigan matchups this weekend

Posted: February 5, 2010 by Jared Field in High School

My ability to prognositicate has not been recession-proof so far this season, but here are a few more to whet your appetite for a weekend of good games…

Friday:

Flint Powers over Flint Carman-Ainsworth: If Powers hadn’t lost to Flint Northern Tuesday night, I’d have picked the Cavs at home. That being said, I can’t see the Chargers dropping two straight. Powers by three.

Swartz Creek over Holly: This is the game of the week in the Flint Metro League. I’ve gone back and forth with this prediction, but the team I watched beat Fenton last Friday night didn’t play like a typical Metro League team. Holly has the talent advantage, but I’m calling the upset. Creek by two.

Saturday:

Detroit Consortium over East Lansing: The Trojans are well-coached but too young to run with Consortium. Freshman Steve Haney will make this game worth watching, though. Consortium by 12. 
Saginaw Arthur Hill over Muskegon Heights: In a battle of top teams in A and B, I’ll almost always side with the big boys. Heights is a great team and program, but Arthur Hill is even more battle-tested and confident after a blowout of Saginaw High. Hill by five.
Columbus Northland over Detroit Country Day: This was easy. CN is the top-ranked team in the country with arguably top player as well, 6-9 senior Jared Sullinger — love the name. DCD is really good, but not like that. CN by 10.
 
Sunday:
Saginaw High over Flint Powers: I’m going to have to side with Saginaw’s depth. I know they aren’t playing their best ball of late, but what will Powers do against 6-7 junior Tommie McCune? In addition, Powers’ guards will have their hands full with senior Greg Hayes and DeAnthony Arnette. High by six.
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  1. PJR says:

    Another Huge matchup happens Saturday at 3 pm at Lansing CC, where #12 nationaly ranked Glen Oaks CC takes on national honorable mention Lansing CC. Glen Oaks is 9-0 and Lansing 8-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference so this is a big game with big league and playoff seed implications. Michigan’s JuCoLand is really tough this year, as four teams are nationally ranked and one more, Lansing CC, honorable mention. Even teams that aren’t ranked nationally now, ie Oakland CC and Grand Rapids CC, where nationally ranked early in the season, but instate losses to the other nationally ranked teams dropped them out. Can’t be PC and have everyone nationally ranked being from Michigan, although talent wise it’s justifiable! Saw Lansing CC play NCAA D2 GLIAC Northwood even up for a half that I watched scrimmaging preseason! That’s impressive for a JuCo that’s not even the top ranked JuCo by 4! WOW!

    • Joe says:

      Nice call on the Creek-Holly game. You seem to have changed your tune a little when Holly was getting all the pre-season hype. Creek by 4 in a great one!

      • Jared Field says:

        I must say that I’ve been singing Trent’s praises for three years (I wanted him at C-A) and even I didn’t think he could turn a .500 team into a contender in less than a year.

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