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Live score updates: Niles Brandywine beats Detroit Old Redford in MHSAA Division 3 boys basketball championship (3/16/2024)

Follow live: Brandywine outlasts Old Redford in Michigan Division 3 state title
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EAST LANSING, Michigan - The Niles Brandywine Bobcats play the Old Redford Academy Ravens in the MHSAA Division 2 boys basketball state championship game on Saturday at the Breslin Center.

The game is scheduled to tip just after 4:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on the NFHS Network (subscription required).

This page will be updated throughout the game. Refresh the page for the most recent update and follow reporter Blake McQueary (@b_mcqueary6) on Twitter/X for updates from the Breslin Center at Michigan State.


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-- That's it. Brandywine holds on to win its first state championship in program history. The Bobcats withstood every Old Redford attempt to claw back in the fourth. Celebration underway.

-- Foul trouble could impact this game down the stretch. Old Redford's Justin Austin and Arkell Boyd both have four fouls.


-- Brandywine outscores Old Redford 20-5 in the third quarter to blow the game open. 

-- Jaremiah Palmer opens the second half with a steal and slam. Will it be a second half weathervane?


-- At the end of a back-and-forth first half, Jaremiah Palmer is 4-for-7 for a game-high 11 points. Devin Brown, Jaylin Muldrow and Arkell Boyd all have have six points to lead Old Redford. 

-- Old Redford is shooting 52.6 percent to Brandywine's 35 percent from the field at halftime.

-- Jaremiah Palmer euro-steps into a layup through a foul and completes the three-point play as Brandywine takes the lead. (15-14, NB | 5:51)

-- What. A. Finish. Kasean Mayes crosses up a defender, spins past another and scoops a layup in past a third to tie the game at 12 apiece. Mayes had 16 points in the semifinals.


-- Arkell Boyd had a game-high six points for ORA and Ja'Torian Smith scored five in the opening quarter to lead NB. Both played hero in the semifals — Smith hitting a game-winning corner 3 with 16 seconds left in OT and Boyd beating the buzzer to complete a dramatic last-second comeback.

-- Ja'Torian Smith gets the ball at the elbow behind the arc, sizes up the defender and drills a 3 to pull Niles Brandywine within one in the final seconds of the opening quarter. (10-9, ORA | End 1Q)

-- Play is underway.

-- Lineup announcements are underway and play is set to start a couple minutes behind.


-- How about this for stakes? Neither team has won a state championship. One will leave with its first.

-- Old Redford's ticket to Saturday's title was punched with a 43-41 win over Gabriel Richard thanks to Arkell Boyd's buzzer 3 with the Ravens (21-7) down one. Scroll up to the featured video player to watch the full replay and read more about the finish here.

-- Old Redford started the season 8-7, then proceeded to win 13 of its next 14 games.

-- Brandywine (25-3) beat McBain in similarly thrilling fashion, 51-48 in overtime in the other Division 3 semifinal.

-- Reporter Blake McQueary (@b_mcqueary6) is up close to the action. Updates will be included here as well.

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-- Andy Buhler | | @sblivemi