OTTAWA LAKE – District basketball is almost here and this year will be like no other before it.
Both the boys and girls basketball teams will be holding districts the same week for the first time in state history.
Whiteford’s girls will play in the Division 3 district at Erie Mason while the Bobcat boys will be in action at Madison.
In the girls district, Whiteford will play Ypsilanti Arbor Prep in the first game. Arbor Prep is one of the top ranked teams in Division 3 and features Division 1 recruit Mya Petticord, ranked as one of the top 25 players in the country.
Whiteford’s boys will play TCC foe Madison in its first tournament game.
Here’s a look at the pairings.
GIRLS DIVISION 3 AT ERIE MASON
March 22: Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central vs. Clinton, 7.
March 24: Ypsilanti Arbor Prep vs. Whiteford, 5:30; Erie Mason vs. SMCC/Clinton winner, 7.
March 26: Finals, 7.
BOYS DIVISION 3 AT MADISON
March 23: Whiteford vs. Madison, 5:30; Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central, vs. Morenci, 7.
March 25: Erie Mason vs. Whiteford/Madison winner, 5:30; Sand Creek vs. SMCC/Morenci winner, 7.
March 27: Finals, 7.