Farmington Hills Mercy vs. Redford Union/Detroit Mumford
The Marlins have made it look easy through the first two round of the state tournament, and you can exprect more of the same in the district final regardless of who Mercy will be playing. Look offensive success early and often from Candice Leatherwood in this one.
Southfield-Lathrup vs. Royal Oak
I rarely go back on predictions I make earlier in the week, but this is one of those rare occasions. I have flip flopped on this district final for about a week now and now I give the edge to Royal Oak, who will be playing in the district final on its home court and along with the fact that senior Sami Stormont has put together two near triple-doubles in the first two games of districts.
Pick: Royal Oak
Waterford Mott vs. Auburn Hills Avondale
The Corsairs came away with the big upset on Monday, and you can bet that Lauren Hung and Co. won't let the chance to win a district title tonight slip away. Look for Hung along with Vanessa Bolling and Jaime Carter to lead Mott to the regional round of the playoffs.
Farmington Hills Harrison vs. Walled Lake Western
There will be plenty of young talent showcased in this district final, with Harrison's trio of Amber Stephens, Kristen Nelson and Kyla Roland and Western star sophomore Jayla Nichols. But the player who has had arguably the best two games in this district has been Harrison senior Marissa Cotton. Look for Cotton to put together yet another near-20 point game tonight to lead Harrison to its first ever district title.
Hartland vs. South Lyon
It's possible we could see an upset in this game, but since struggling in the KLAA tournament, Hartland and junior Lindsey Pajot seems to have returned to regular season form.
West Bloomfield vs. Birmingham Marian
Marian looks like a team on a mission this year and made it look easy in Wednesday's district semifinal win over Bloomfield Hills Andover. Kara Holinski, and Kylin Bulluck will pick up where they left off and lead the Mustangs to a district title tonight.
Oxford vs. Clarkston
There could be an upset pulled off here, as Oxford is one of the best defensive teams you will find in this area. But Clarkston seems like it has too much depth for most teams to hand as Erika and Erin Davenport along with Delaney Kenny will help lead the Wolves to a district title.
Pick: Clarkston in OT
Stoney Creek vs. Utica Ford
The Stoney Creek defense has been on another level through the first two games of the playoffs as the Cougars have held their first two opponents to just 25 points in each game. Look for more of the same defense from Stoney Creek as well as a balanced scoring attack to lead the Cougars to a district title.
Pick: Stoney Creek
Ferndale vs. Ferndale University/Southfield Bradford
Just like the Mercy district final, it's not going to make much of a difference who Ferndale will play in the final simply because this district belongs to the Eagles and Micaela Ellis.
Birmingham Detroit Country Day vs. Macomb Lutheran North
Take a guess. Hint: Asia Doss and Brittany Washington will once again be leading their team to a district title.
Pick: Country Day
Madison Heights Madison vs. Detroit Allen Academy
Madison looked nearly unstoppable in its 50 point win over Detroit Winans academy on Wednesday, and I doubt, Detroit Allen will be able to slow Madison down tonight.
Auburn Hills Oakland Christian vs. Madison Heights Bishop Foley
Look for a defensive battle in this game, but the team with just a little bit more offensive punch will be Bishop Foley, thanks to Emma Wonsil.
Pick: Bishop Foley
Novi Franklin Road Christian vs. Plymouth Christian
This was a district final that I flat out got wrong and after seeing Kristen Massey's 37 point output on Wednesday, I may have overlooked Novi Franklin Road. Look for another brilliant performance from Massey to lead the Warriors to a district title.
Pick: Franklin Road
Birmingham Roeper vs. Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes
Both teams look like they are on a mission to pick up a district title, but Ava Doetsch (who just went over the 1,000 career point mark), Lexie Robak and Jessica Parry have all been there and done that (Four times) and they will have the edge tonight.
Clarkston Everest Collegiate vs. Burton St. Thomas More
Speaking of teams who have made it look easy so far in the state tournament, Everest has been dominant so far as it has allowed less than 35 points in the first two games of district play, and you can expect that to continue tonight.