Much of the suspense is gone from many of the conference basketball races in the Lansing area.
At least a share of titles have been claimed in a majority of leagues, but there is still a chance for some schools to earn a piece of a conference championship.
Here are some games to watch as the girls basketball season hits its final week and the boys season nears its conclusion.
BOYS – LANSING CHRISTIAN AT OLIVET (7 p.m. Friday): Lansing Christian’s home loss to Stockbridge on Friday left the door open for a couple of other teams to grab a share of the GLAC title with the Pilgrims. Olivet is one of those teams. Olivet has control of its fate with three GLAC games this week. If the Eagles beat Maple Valley in both of their other league games. Friday’s game will be for a share of the GLAC title. Leslie is also in the hunt and needs to win its three league games against Stockbridge, Perry and Maple Valley and get help from Olivet.
GIRLS – WAVERLY AT WILLIAMSTON (6:30 p.m. Tuesday): Waverly and Williamston each are hoping to capture district championships this year. And this matchup in the final week of the regular season will provide good preparation for both. Williamston is the CAAC White champ, while Waverly has been one of the top teams in the CAAC Red and still could earn a piece of the conference title.
BOYS – PORTLAND AT WILLIAMSTON (6 p.m. Friday): The Hornets have a chance to wrap up the outright CAAC White title in this contest. Portland is third in the White and suffered a 22-point loss at home to Williamston last month. Williamston picked up a strong win this week against CAAC Red champion St. Johns and has won three straight since a home loss to Everett. Lansing Catholic has a chance to earn a piece of the White title should Williamston stumble and if it beats Fowlerville at home.
GIRLS – OKEMOS AT EAST LANSING (7:30 p.m. Friday): Okemos has won three straight and enters the week with a chance at earning a share of the Blue title. The Chiefs would need Eastern to upset East Lansing on Tuesday and then pick up a win over the Trojans to earn a share. East Lansing enters the week with 25 straight league wins and Friday captured a share of its 13th league title in the last 15 seasons. Aazh Nye helped the Trojans rally to a win over Okemos in the first meeting between the programs.
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