Pershing High girls win 67-64 in double OT to highlight first six games of PSL Holiday Hoops Classic

Day one of the Detroit Public School League Holiday Hoops Classic featured Pershing High’s Doughgirls pulling out a 67-64 victory against Southfield Lathrup in a double-overtime thriller, one of six tightly-contested games played Monday at Cass Technical High School.
The second annual classic, featuring 14 boys’ and 10 girls’ high school basketball teams, concludes today with six more games at Cass Tech beginning at 10 a.m. Of particular note is the 4 p.m. matchup between King High’s Lady Crusaders against nationally-ranked Chicago Whitney Young Magnet, First Lady Michelle Obama’s alma mater. Admission is $10 for the day.
Fans got their money’s worth Monday as Caprice Dennis scored 21 points, Marlissa Braxton 18 and Teri Neal 14 to lift Coach Shawn Hill’s state-ranked Doughgirls past Southfield Lathrup after eight overtime minutes. Amber McCann scored 20 points for the persistent Chargers.
In a premier matchup between state-ranked teams, Crystal Bradford scored 11 points to lead a balanced attack as Coach Peggy Carr’s Inkster Lady Vikings bumped off Coach Diane Jones’ Renaissance Lady Phoenix 48-39. Inkster overcame a game-high 21 points from Renaissance’s Asia Boyd.
Lakia Clark scored 22, Charity Cole 15 and Theresa Thomas 12 to lead Central to a 55-51 victory against Northwestern. Karena Otto scored a game-high 21 points for the Lady Colts.
In boys’ action, Brandon Moses scored 35 points and Ernest Bradley added 12 to spark Northwestern’s 72-65 victory against Central. Minkah Milton had 24 points and Jalen Smith and DaVon Palmer added 17 and 10, respectively, for the Trailblazers.
Finney defeated CMA 46-43 as Jerrel Russell scored 13 points to lead Coach Kenneth Mayes’ Highlanders. Davonta Gilmore’s 14 points paced CMA.
Denby’s boys culminated the day with a 58-46 victory against Grosse Pointe North. Cedric Little scored 21 to lead Coach Chuck Albright’s Tars.
Tuesday’s games: 10 a.m. – Southwestern vs. Community boys; 12 noon – Southeastern vs. Grosse Pointe South girls; 2 p.m. – Osborn vs.
Harper Woods Chandler Park boys; 4 p.m – King vs. Chicago Whitney Young girls; 6 p.m. — Ford vs. Riverview boys; 8 p.m. – Mumford vs. Toledo Scott boys

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