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Country Day ends Ypsi Arbor Prep's run, winning 2nd title in 3 years, 12th overall WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets celebrate their MHSAA Class B State Championship as they defeated Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 59-48 to win the title. The game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • Detroit Country Day's Destiny Pitts (33) drives to the basket around Ypsilanti Arbor Prep's Cydney Williams during the MHSAA Class B State Title game played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. The Yellowjackets defeated the Gators 59-48 to win the title. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • Detroit Country Day’s Destiny Pitts (33) celebrates the MHSAA Class B Championship with teammates and fans. The Yellowjackets defeated Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 59-48 to win the title. The game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • Detroit Country Day's Jasmine Powell (3) puts up a shot over Ypsilanti Arbor Prep's Lasha Petree (4) during the MHSAA Class B State Title game played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. The Yellowjackets defeated the Gators 59-48 to win the title. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets show off the MHSAA Class B State Championship trophy as they defeated Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 59-48 to win the title. The game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets won the MHSAA Class B State Title by defeating the Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators 59-48. The Championship game was played on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)

EAST LANSING >> Up until Saturday night, Class B must have seemed like a cakewalk for the No. 1-ranked Ypsilanti Arbor Prep Gators, who came into the championship game riding a 36-game win streak, and hadn’t lost yet this year, after opting up a class.

But the team that had beaten them last — No. 2-ranked Birmingham Detroit Country Day, back on Feb. 12, 2016 — ended up getting them again, with the Yellowjackets winning 59-48 to claim their state-record 12th title.

“The hype was just big for us, because all year, they were talking about we can’t handle their press, and they were going to get us, but we got the last laugh,” said Country Day senior Destiny Pitts, who had a game-high 17 points.

“Throughout the game, we did well with their press. They’re known for pressing people — all year, they’ve just been hounding people — but we knew they weren’t going to get us.”

It was the second title in three seasons for Country Day (26-1), coming in their state-record 16th title-game appearance.

“I felt like when we won it when they were sophomores and freshmen, I was excited, was very happy. I was kind of surprised they did it. This year, it was more emotional, because they’re leaving now, Destiny, Tylar (Bennett) and two other seniors. They’re leaving me now. I like that they’re going, don’t get me wrong, but it’s kind of sad,” said legendary coach Frank Orlando, who teared up as the final seconds ticked off.

“It was emotional, because it was like my daughters playing basketball in the backyard. I just love that. I love it.”

Having just completed his 50th year of coaching, Orlando dismissed reports that he was retiring, setting the stage for the Yellowjackets to be favorites coming into next year, as well. It was a much better feeling sitting in the winning press conference this year, after sitting in the losing one after the semifinals last year.

“It was real satisfying. The feeling we had walking out last year was that we didn’t play the type of basketball we were capable of,” Orlando said. “It just fed all through the practices, ‘Remember this. Remember.’”

It was the same feeling that the Gators (27-1) will go into the offseason with this year.

“Three losses in two seasons, we beat the Class A champs, and the Class C champs, we just didn’t beat the Class B champs,” Arbor Prep coach Rod Wells said.

“Country Day played us man in the beginning, then they went to the match-up zone, and that gave us some problems, until we made some adjustments. … We had seen it, but we hadn’t played against it a lot. A lot of teams played us zone the last 10-12 games. But just like we talked to the girls, it doesn’t matter what they play, you still gotta make shots when you get the opportunity.

“It wasn’t like I drew up anything magical. We just attacked it from different angles, and the second half, the girls were making the shots.”

The Gators — who went 7:28 of game time without a bucket from the middle of the first quarter to the middle of the second — were held to 25.6 percent shooting through the first three quarters, and just 5-for-24 in the first half. When they did get it inside, Bennett was waiting, swatting five shots.

That defensive prowess was the product of the secretive “Black” match-up zone for the Yellowjackets.

Would they talk about it now?

“No,” Pitts said.

The Arbor Prep press did force 16 turnovers, and turn those into 23 points, but it wasn’t enough to offset Country Day’s hot shooting. When the Yellowjackets did break the press for the Gators, they got off very good shots — and made most of them, shooting 64.7 percent (22-for-34) for the game, and 7-for-12 from 3-point range.

Kaela Webb had nine assists to go with her 13 points, many of them in open-court situations.

For Pitts, Bennett, Sheldon Bochenek and Sydney Parker, it was a final game in a Country Day uniform.

“It still hasn’t hit me yet, but I guess it will on Monday, when I don’t go to practice. It still hasn’t hit me yet, but I know it’s going to sink in sometime. Not right now. Maybe on our banquet on Monday,” Pitts said. “I don’t think barely anyone picked us to win this game, so that was added motivation. We knew we were going to come out here and do what we do for our seniors.”

Last Updated: 3/18/2017 10:05:12 PM EST


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