King High bows to Chicago girls’ basketball powerhouse in PSL Holiday Hoops Classic

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

The highly-touted girls’ basketball team from the Windy City came into the Motor City and took it to the home team early.

Chicago Whitney Young, alma mater of First Lady Michelle Obama, had little resistance against Coach William Winfield’s Lady Crusaders in cruising to a 65-36 victory, one of six games played Tuesday in the finale of the second annual Detroit Public School League Holiday Hoops Classic at Cass Technical High School.

Kiana Johnson scored a game-high 25 points and Alexis Lloyd added 11 to lead Coach Corey Irvin’s nationally-ranked Dolphins (8-1). Uniqua Mitchell, Jackie Jones and Chanice Baldwin scored 10 points apiece for King (4-1).

In the top boys’ game Tuesday, Chandler Park Academy (5-1) got all it could handle from Osborn (4-2) before prevailing 66-60.

Derrick Walton Jr. scored 23 points, Robert Andrews 14 and Shawn Caulton 12 for the Eagles, while Markus Franklin’s 17 points led Coach Venias Jordan’s Knights. Perry Long chipped in 12 points and Eric Wise 10.

Ramell Robinson pumped in 28 points and Byron Ziegler added 11 to lead unbeaten Community (5-0) past Southwestern (2-1) 67-63. Coach Leslie Rockymore’s Prospectors (2-1) suffered their first defeat despite three scorers in double figures. James Chappell had 28 points, C.J. Sumner added 17 and Anthony Williams 10.

Kendahl Amerson scored 21 points, Victor Edge had 15 and Warren Jackson and Myles Ellington added 10 apiece to lead Ford (4-2) past Riverview 71-53. Corey Turner had 18 points and Brad Stewart 14 for Riverview.

Grosse Pointe South (1-3) dealt Southeastern (4-1) its first defeat in girls’ play as Caitlin Moore scored 15 points, Claire DeBoer 12 and Aisha Rodney 10 to lead the 56-21 rout. Cherese Vassar’s 7 points led the Coach Lisa Blackburn’s Lady Jungaleers.
Mumford (2-1) ended the day with a 66-54 boys’ victory against winless Toledo Scott (0-4). Coach Ben Kelso’s Mustangs were led by Terry Sparks’ game-high 21 points. Dejuan Chambers added 12.

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