Manchester girls basketball team fighting butterflies before Class C quarterfinal
J. Scott Park | Mlive Media Group
Unfamiliar territory is beginning to be familiar for this Manchester High School girls basketball team. District, conference and regional titles are what teams in year's past have strived for, but this Flying Dutch squad is the first to make it look routine.
In the case of the regional championship, this year's squad is the first to ever win one.
But Tuesday will be different. This is the state quarterfinals, with a berth in the Class C state semifinals at the Breslin Center on the line and as Rich McGowan of MLive Media Group writes, the Flying Dutch have been battling some butterflies.
But the butterflies aren't because they think they don't belong. Manchester will face undefeated Niles-Brandywine (24-0) in the Class C state quarterfinals at Jonesville High School on Tuesday, but don't call them an underdog.
"We’re not done. Now that we’re one of the last eight left, we honestly believe we belong in the final four,” said Manchester coach Cori Kastel after her team’s 58-51 over Adrian Madison last Thursday.
Tuesday's tipoff will be at 7 p.m.