Ashley Nordmann

Posted On: 01/11/21 4:09 PM

Division 4 will crown a new state champion this week.

Of all the divisions across the state, its D4 that has been the most unpredictable, and arguably been the most impacted by COVID-19.

Tuesday features four great quarterfinal matchups with a lot of hungry teams eager to get back on the court after a two-month layoff.

Here’s a closer look at each of the four contests and my pick for the winner.

Mesick vs. Fowler at Manton

Mesick was able to advance to the quarterfinals when Leland had to forfeit its regional championship match. That doesn’t mean that the Bulldogs aren’t capable of winning this week. They went 23-2 during the season and have a lot of quality wins. The key will be for Mesick to not let the moment of a quarterfinal get to them. Fowler bring a dynamic player to the floor in Sarah Veale, an outside that has been All-State in multiple seasons. She will be tough for Mesick to contain. Madison Wirth is a great compliment to Veale and Mia Riley has shown she can run the offense smoothly. Both teams have certainly played well to get to this point, but I feel Fowler has more

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