Flint-area girls basketball regional championship scores for March 31, 2021

Division 1At Midland DowMarch 29 – Midland Dow 67, Petoskey 27; Flushing 51, Grand Blanc 40March 31 – Championship game, Midland Dow 41, Flushing 31Midland Dow (21-0) advances to quarterfinal at Flushing vs. Hartland (20-0)Division 2At Imlay CityMarch 29 – Imlay City 51, North Branch 32; Macomb Lutheran North 39, Clawson 22March 31 – Championship game, Imlay City (14-3) vs. Macomb Lutheran North (8-8), 7 p.m.Imlay City (15-3) advances to quarterfinal at Ortonville Brandon vs. Detroit Country Day (13-2)At CorunnaMarch 29 – Frankenmuth 47, Lake Fenton 43; Portland 54, Freeland 32March 31 – Championship game, Portland 53, Frankenmuth 49Portland (17-2) advances to quarterfinal at Houghton Lake vs. Escanaba (14-4)Division 3At Bad AxeMarch 29 – Hemlock 58, Harbor Beach 44; New Lothrop 55, LakeVille 27March 31 – Championship game, Hemlock 47, New Lothrop 27Hemlock (13-8) advances to quarterfinals at New Lothrop vs. Madison Heights Bishop Foley (10-5)At Hanover-HortonMarch 29 – Brooklyn Columbia Central 68, Homer 18; Leslie 52. Byron 33March 31 – Championship game, Brooklyn Columbia Central 47, Leslie 24Brooklyn Columbia (16-3) advances to quarterfinal at Ypsilanti Lincoln vs. Grass Lake (17-1)Division 4At Auburn Hills Oakland ChristianMarch 29 – Kingston 48, Genesee Christian 34); Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 56, Marine City Cardinal Mooney 32March 31 – Championship game, WOLL 45, Kingston 37Waterford Our Lady (16-3) advances to quarterfinal at Genesee vs. Petersburg Summerfield (14-5)


Michigan restaurant association launches 'Thanksgiving To-Go' to help spots weather the pandemic

click to enlarge Courtesy of Three Cats RestaurantThree Cats Restaurant at Leon & Lulu in downtown Clawson is one of many local restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals to-go. With a surge in the coronavirus in Michigan forcing a temporary prohibition on dine-in restaurants and preventing families from gathering for Thanksgiving, the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) is launching a "Thanksgiving To-Go" promotion.Justin Winslow, President & CEO of the MRLA, said that ordering take-out could be a great option for the holiday, and will help support independent restaurants which are struggling. "We implore everyone to show gratitude for their favorite restaurants this holiday season by getting Thanksgiving to-go,” he said in a statement.“Ordering take-out could make the difference between a restaurant keeping their doors open or closing their doors permanently.”Restaurants and hotels have created special Thanksgiving To-Go menus, ranging from prepared meals and meal kits to build-your-own-meal options. The lawsuit contends that the epidemic orders will force 40% of restaurants to close, at least temporarily, and could result in around 250,000 employees being laid off over the holiday season. The lawsuit also says the economic impact of the pandemic could see at least 6,000 Michigan restaurants permanently close by the spring.According to the lawsuit, about 2,000 restaurants have already closed their doors permanently this year due to the pandemic.A judge rejected the MRLA's request for a restraining order to stop the prohibition on dine-in restaurants.