If Southeastern High’s boys’ basketball team had to lose a late-season game, it was best the Jungaleers did it Thursday night (March 3) rather than have it happen in the Class A state playoffs.
From this point on, it is one loss and you’re out.
The Detroit Public School League champions know there’s no more room to stumble after closing the regular season with a 55-49 loss to Catholic League champion Warren De La Salle in the Operation Friendship game at Cass Tech High School.
The Jungaleers (17-3) hope to regain momentum Wednesday at Cass Tech, where six of the PSL’s 22 teams will bump heads in the district phase of the Michigan High School Athletic Association tournament. Southeastern plays against the winner of Monday’s game between the host Technicians and Northwestern.
Cody, the PSL runner-up, salvaged some respect for the league by winning the Operation Friendship consolation game 67-62 against U-D Jesuit. The Comets will take a 17-3 record into the Class A district at Pershing High, where they will play PSL foe Denby on Wednesday.
MHSAA boys’ basketball district pairings and schedule (PSL teams in ALL CAPS):
Class A at Cass Tech High: (March 7) CASS TECH vs. NORTHWESTERN 5 p.m., KETTERING vs. KING 6:30 p.m.; (March 9) KETTERING-KING winner vs. WESTERN 5 p.m., SOUTHEASTERN vs. CASS TECH-NORTHWESTERN winner 6:30 p.m.; (Friday, March 11) Finals 6 p.m.
Class A at Pershing High: (March 9) CODY vs. DENBY 5 p.m., PERSHING vs. Hamtramck 7 p.m.; (Friday, March 11) Finals 5 p.m.
Class A at Grosse Pointe South High: (March 7) St Clair Shores-Lake Shore vs. Grosse Pointe South 7 p.m., St Clair Shores-Lakeview vs. Grosse Pointe North 5:30 pm; (March 9) Lake Shore-Grosse Pointe South winner vs. Eastpointe-East Detroit 7 p.m.; FINNEY vs. Lakeview-Grosse Pointe North winner 5:30 p.m.; (Friday, March 11) Finals 7 p.m.
Class A at Warren Lincoln High: (March 7) Warren Lincoln vs. Ferndale 5:30 p.m., Detroit U-D Jesuit vs. Hazel Park 7 p.m.; (March 9) MUMFORD vs. Warren Lincoln-Ferndale winner 5:30 p.m., U-D Jesuit-Hazel Park winner vs. Warren Fitzgerald 7 p.m.; Finals: (Friday, March 11) 7 p.m.
Class A at Southfield High: (March 7) Southfield vs. FORD 4 p.m., Oak Park vs. Berkley 6 p.m.; (March 9) Southfield-FORD winner vs. RENAISSANCE 4 p.m.; (Friday, March 11) Finals 5 p.m.
Class B at Southwestern High: (March 7) SOUTHWESTERN vs. Detroit-University Prep 4 p.m., Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences vs. Detroit-Cesar Chavez Academy at Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences High 6 p.m., WEST SIDE vs. River Rouge at Westside Academy 4 p.m.; (March 9) SOUTHWESTERN-University Prep winner vs. DOUGLASS 4 p.m., Academy of Arts and Sciences-Cesar Chavez winner vs. WEST SIDE-River Rouge winner 5:30 p.m.; (Friday, March 11) Finals 4:30 p.m.
Class B at Livonia Clarenceville High: (March 7) CMA vs. Detroit Community 6 p.m., Highland Park Community vs. Livonia Clarenceville 7:30 p.m.; (March 9) CMA-Detroit Community winner vs. Detroit-Old Redford Preparatory 6 p.m., HP Community-Clarenceville winner vs. CENTRAL 7:30 p.m.; (Friday, March 11) Finals 7 p.m.
Class B at Harper Woods High: (March 7) OSBORN vs. Center Line 5:30 p.m. , Harper Woods vs. Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy 7 p.m.; (March 9) St Clair Shores-South Lake vs. OSBORN-Center Line winner 5:30 p.m., Harper Woods-Chandler Park winner vs. CROCKETT 7 p.m.; (Friday, March 11) Finals 6 p.m.
Class D at Birmingham Roeper High: (March 7) Novi Franklin Road Christian vs. CITY 6 p.m., Birmingham Roeper vs. Detroit Marvin L Winans Academy 8 p.m.; (March 9) DAVIS vs. Novi Franklin-CITY winner 6 p.m., Birmingham Roeper-Detroit Winans winner vs. Southfield Christian 8 p.m.; (Friday, March 11) Finals 7 p.m.