Renaissance, Pershing lead PSL girls’ basketball teams into MHSAA district tournament play

Today’s opening-round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association girls’ basketball tournament will feature six games involving Detroit Public School League teams, including a Class A district clash at Southeastern High between the host Lady Jungaleers and Cass Tech at 4:30 p.m.
In other Class A district openers today, Mumford plays host Warren Fitzgerald at 5 p.m., while Ford plays Redford Union in a 6:30 p.m. game at Southfield High.
Other games today include PSL foes Osborn against Crockett at 5:30 p.m. in the Class B district at Harper Woods High; Central against Detroit Old Redford Prep at 6 p.m. in the Class B district at Livonia Churchill High; and City vs. host Birmingham Roeper at 8 p.m. in the Class D district at Birmingham Roeper High.
Renaissance High, which captured its third consecutive PSL title last week, will begin its bid for the state Class A title Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the district tournament at Southfield. The Lady Phoenix will play the winner of today’s 4:30 p.m. game between Southfield and Berkley. Coach Diane Jones’ team reached the state finals last year before losing to East Lansing.
Pershing High, this year’s PSL runner-up and a Class A state semifinalist last season, will open its tournament run against PSL foe Cody Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Hamtramck High. Denby plays host Hamtramck Wednesday at 7 p.m.

MHSAA girls’ basketball district pairings and schedule: (PSL teams in ALL CAPS):

Class A at Southeastern High — CASS TECH vs. SOUTHEASTERN (Feb. 28) 4:30 p.m; NORTHWESTERN vs. WESTERN (March 2) 4:30 p.m.; CASS-SOUTHEASTERN winner vs. KING (March 2) 6 p.m.; Final – (Friday, March 4) 5 p.m.

Class A at Hamtramck High – PERSHING vs. CODY (March 2) 5 p.m.; Hamtramck vs. DENBY (March 2) 7 p.m.; Final – (Friday, March 4) 6 p.m.

Class A at Warren Fitzgerald High – MUMFORD vs. Warren Fitzgerald (Feb. 28) 5 p.m.; Ferndale vs. Warren Lincoln (March 2) 5:30 p.m.; MUMFORD-Warren Fitzgerald winner vs. Hazel Park (March 2) 7 p.m.; Final – (Friday, March 4) 5:30 p.m.

Class A at Southfield High – Southfield vs. Berkley (Feb. 28) 4:30 p.m.; FORD vs. Redford Union (Feb. 28) 6:30 p.m.; Southfield-Berkley winner vs. RENAISSANCE (March 2) 4:30 p.m.; FORD-Redford Union winner vs. Oak Park (March 2) 6:30 p.m.; Final — (Friday, March 4) 5 p.m.

Class B at River Rouge – Detroit University Prep vs. River Rouge (Feb. 28) 5 p.m; WESTSIDE vs. SOUTHWESTERN (March 2) 5 p.m.; University Prep-River Rouge winner vs. Detroit Cesar Chavez (March 2) 7 p.m.; Final — (Friday, March 4) 6 p.m.

Class B at Livonia Clarenceville High – CENTRAL vs. Detroit Old Redford Prep (Feb. 28) 6 p.m.; Detroit Community vs. Livonia Clarenceville (Feb. 28) 7:30 p.m.; Highland Park Community vs. CENTRAL-Detroit Old Redford Prep winner (March 2) 6 p.m.; Detroit Community-Livonia Clarenceville winner vs. CMA (March 2) 7:30 p.m.; Final (Friday, March 4) 7 p.m.

Class B at Harper Woods High – OSBORN vs. CROCKETT (Feb. 28) 5:30 p.m.; St. Clair Shores South Lake vs. Harper Woods (Feb. 28) 7 p.m.; Center Line vs. OSBORN-CROCKETT winner (March 2) 5:30 p.m.; St. Clair Shores-Harper Woods winner vs. Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy (March 2) 7 p.m.; Final – (Friday, March 4) 6 p.m.

Class D at Birmingham Roeper High – Southfield Christian vs. Novi Franklin Road Christian (Feb. 28 ) 6 p.m.; Birmingham Roeper vs. CITY (Feb. 28) 8 p.m.; Roeper-CITY winner vs. DAVIS (March 2) 8 p.m.; Detroit Winans Academy vs. Southfield Christian-Novi Franklin Road Christian winner (March 2) 6 p.m.; Final – (Friday, March 4) 7 p.m.

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