Listen live Monday via JoeInsider.com as Kalamazoo Central meets Lakeview in a 5 p.m. regional semifinal girls basketball game at Gull Lake. The winner between the SMAC East rivals advances to Wednesday’s regional final against unbeaten East Lansing, who has already advanced via Jackson Northwest’s forfeit.
Both the Maroon Giants and Spartans enter the game at 13-1 overall. The lone loss for Lakeview came against KC, as they were a 59-51 winner when they met on March 2 in Battle Creek. The scheduled divisional rematch on March 19 was ultimately scrapped.
Kalamazoo Central’s district wins came against St. Joseph (75-39) and Portage Central (31-21), giving them an 11-game win steak dating to their lone loss against East Grand Rapids. Lakeview defeated Sturgis (43-18) and Gull Lake (53-29) in their district.
It’s the first regional appearance for K-Central since 2018 and for Lakeview since 2017. In both cases, they were ultimately eliminated by East Lansing, who awaits in Wednesday’s 6 p.m. championship.
You can listen to Monday’s regional semifinal via the embedded player below with tip scheduled for 5 p.m. ET from Gull Lake.