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High school basketball shifts into playoff mode

The city finals at both the junior and senior levels are set for Friday night
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Semifinal action in boy’s high school basketball is set for tonight.

In senior action, White Pines heads into the semifinal as the top seed after going 6-3 in the regular season.

The Wolverines will host Superior Heights, who finished 3-6.

The other senior semifinal will see St. Mary’s, who finished second with a 6-3 record as well but lost the head-to-head tiebreaker with White Pines, face Korah.

Korah finished third with a 3-6 record and held the head-to-head tiebreaker over Superior Heights.

Tip off time for both senior semis are 7 p.m.

After going unbeaten during the regular season in junior with a 9-0 record, St. Mary’s will face Korah in one of two junior games tonight.

Korah finished the junior season with a record of 0-9.

Wednesday’s other junior semifinal will see White Pines (6-3) host Superior Heights (3-6).

Tip off for both junior games is 5:15 p.m.

The city finals are set for Friday night at Korah.

The junior final tips off at 5:15 p.m. with the senior game to follow at 7 p.m.

Award nominees at both the junior and senior level have also been set.

Nominated for the MVP award in junior are:

  • Nick Carter of St. Mary’s
  • Sam Smith of White Pines
  • Gabe Barkley of Superior Heights
  • Wes Pomeroy of Korah

The junior MVP will be announced after Friday’s final.

At the senior level, the MVP nominees are:

  • Chase Peploe of White Pines
  • Max Fasulo of St. Mary’s
  • Titus Martynuck of Korah
  • Malcolm Boyer of Superior Heights.

Nominees for the Sault Ste. Marie Officials Award, awarded to the player best combining sportsmanship and ability, are:

  • Titus Martynuck of Korah
  • Kyle Dudezki of Superior Heights
  • Max Fasulo of St. Mary’s
  • Chase Peplow of White Pines

The winners, along with the league all stars, will be announced following the final on Friday night.


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