Marlins' Bauer shoots down Hartland

Farmington Hills Mercy's Jackie Bauer proved Tuesday night she has the Midas Touch.

Everything the 5-foot-6 senior guard threw up at the rim seemed to turn to gold as she led the Marlins to a come-from-behind 47-42 win over favorite Hartland in the Class A regional girls basketball semifinal at North Farmington.

Bauer poured in a game-high 20 points, including 11 in the final period as the Marlins fought back from a nine-point third quarter deficit to advance to the regional final beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9 against Walled Lake Northern (19-4), which ousted Novi 48-42. (Game time is 7 p.m. at North Farmington.)

Mercy slips past North Farmington, 32-30

Marlin cagers move on the regional against Hartland

Farmington Hills Our Lady of Mercy is moving on in the Class A girls basketball state tournament.

The Marlins slipped past neighborhood rival North Farmington Friday night, 32-30, in the district championship game played at Farmington High School. The low-scoring game was close all the way.

"It was a battle which we figured it was going to be and it turned out to be," said Mercy head coach Gary Morris. "I'm very proud of the kids. I'm happy for them that they added a district championship to the Catholic League championship and the Central Division title which we won."

Farmington Hills Mercy girls basketball has proven it is no underdog

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. -- At the beginning of the basketball season, it would not have been a shock to pick the Farmington Hills Mercy girls basketball team to have a solid season. After all, that's at least what Mercy does.

Yet, no one was picking Mercy to be a difference maker at the statewide level. Without any superstars to speak of, Mercy was expected to quietly have a strong season.

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Mercy earns sixth Catholic League title

Marlins register third straight win over rival Mustangs

Mercy reigns again.

For the third time since 2011, the Catholic League girls basketball tournament championship trophy will reside at Farmington Hills Our Lady of Mercy High School. The Marlins regained the title after defeating arch rival Bloomfield Hills Marian, 45-36, in the competitive title game played Sunday at Wayne State University.

It is Mercy's sixth Catholic League championship overall — three each for current head coach Gary Morris and former head coach Larry Baker.

"It's nice to win another Catholic League championship for Mercy," said Morris, in his 13th season as head coach. "I'm extremely proud of our kids.

Catholic girls hoops title: FH Mercy puts clamps down on Marian

Mercy avenged a loss last season with its first league title in three years:

After three years, Chloe Godbold finally got the Catholic League championship trophy in her hand. And all she could do was start sneezing.

But don’t worry, the Farmington Hills Mercy guard isn’t allergic to winning. In fact, she was just what the doctor ordered as the Marlins won their first league title in three seasons, 45-36, over Bloomfield Hills Marian today at Wayne State.

Mercy (17-2) avenged a loss to Marian last year by giving the Mustangs a dose of their own medicine: a lock-down defense.

Mercy, Shrine win Catholic girls basketball titles

With few exceptions, the girls side of the Catholic League A-B Division has been shared between two teams for the last 10 years: Farmington Hills Mercy and Birmingham Marian.

On Sunday, Mercy won its first title since 2013-14, with a 45-36 win over Marian in the division’s championship game at Wayne State.

Senior guard Chloe Godbold had 19 points to lead Mercy. Freshman forward Jess Mruzik scored 10.

“We got to this game last year and we lost to Marian. So it feels good to win this one,” Mercy coach Gary Morris said. “I thought we really played well. We competed. I thought we played well defensively. If you play well defensively, it keeps you in the game.”

Mercy seniors get their chance to hoist trophy, beating Marian for CHSL title WITH PHOTO GALLERY

DETROIT >> After falling short two straight years, this big group of Farmington Hills Mercy players finally got to experience the joy of winning a Catholic League title, winning Sunday’s title game at Wayne State, 45-36, over rival Birmingham Marian.

“We’re proud that we won the Central Division for the second year in a row, and we got to this game again, and obviously it feels better to win it today,” said Mercy coach Gary Morris, who’s guided the Marlins to the last three of their seven total Catholic League titles, and the third since 2010-11. “Certainly it was a goal of ours to win the Catholic League.”

Farmington Hills Mercy beats rival Marian for third time to claim Catholic League A-B title

Detroit – Most coaches will tell you that beating any team three times in a season can be difficult and in Sunday afternoon’s Catholic League A-B Final, Farmington Hills Mercy was looking for its third win of the season over rival Birmingham Marian, along with its first league title since 2014.

After a slow first half for both teams, Mercy took a lead just before halftime and held a narrow lead throughout the third quarter before the Marlins would pull away in the fourth quarter for a 45-36 win.

Mercy jumps on Lutheran North early, heads back to CHSL title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY

NOVI >> Both teams planned on blitzing the other, right out of the gate.

Farmington Hills Mercy’s pregame planning just worked a little better than Macomb Lutheran North’s did, as the Marlins got out to an early double-digit lead, and rolled on to a 54-28 win in Wednesday’s Catholic League A-B semifinal.

“The last time we played them, we were 16 down halfway through the third quarter, and came back to win by eight, so ideally you always like to get off to a good start, but I thought if we could get off to a good start, that would help, confidence-wise. And it did,” Mercy coach Gary Morris said.