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BEST OF 2012: The most popular girls basketball stories of 2012

It was another banner year for the Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes girls basketball team. The Lakers took home their third-straight Class D state championship. (The Oakland Press file photo)

Here's a list of the top girls basketball stories on MIPrepZone for the 2012 calendar year. Click the link to read the entire story.



1. GIRLS BASKETBALL: 2012-13 Oakland County Top 50 Players – Matthew B. Mowery sure did his homework. He breaks down the Top-50 basketball players from all of Oakland County.

2. 2012-13 Oakland County Girls Basketball Preview – League-by-league breakdown. The favorites, the underdogs, the teams to watch, all in one place.

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL: The 2012 All County Team – Powers, Stormont, Yurik, Harris and Deane … they’re all here.

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Captains clamp down on Stoney, win first regional title since ’00 – With its “Defense Department” leading the way, Kettering did what no Captain team had done in a dozen years.

5. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Yurik, Stormont earn first-team all-state honors in Class A – And that’s not all. Kettering coach Scott Woodhull was named the top coach as well.

6. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Everyone’s a veteran as postseason nears – There are no rookies at this point in the season. Holly’s Alyssa Copley was one of a number of sophomores who had earned their stripes heading into the state playoffs.

7. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Kettering a handspan better than Lathrup in OT thriller – Hanna Huff came up with the biggest play of the game, securing the Captains’ spot in the regional final.

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL: No miss for Ventures in CHSL tourney upset of Lakes – Having missed out on a few golden opportunities earlier in the season, Bishop Foley came away with a big, big win over 3-time defending CHSL C-D champion Our Lady of the Lakes in a great league tournament semifinal matchup.

9. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakes seals 3rd straight league title with win over Mooney – What’s better than winning yet another CHSL East league title? Doing so while beating your arch-rival.

10. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes gets its three-peat – The Lakers made history this past spring, becoming just the fifth team to pull off a three-peat, beating Athens in the Class D state championship game.



This is the sixth in a series of stories highlighting the most read stories on MIPrepZone for 2012. To read our previous lists, click on the following sports Hockey, Wrestling, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer. Baseball. Up next: Boys Basketball.

Last Updated: 1/2/2013 12:35:26 PM EST

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