Lady ‘Cats, Clippers both lost to state hoops finalists

The two teams that defeated the Wayland and Martin girls’ basketball squads Monday in the quarterfinals both are in the state finals Friday.

Newaygo, which bested the Lady Wildcats 51-35 and own an overall record of 21-1, took out Detroit Country Day 55-39 to set up a championship match against Portland, which edged the Lions 38-33 in a regular season matchup in February..

Fowler, which defeated Martin 64-26 Monday, had about as much trouble in dispatching Carney-Nadeau 61-37 in the semifinals. It will play Bellaire at the MSU Breslin Center for the title.

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