Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
The Detroit Public School League “Big D” girls’ basketball tournament gets into full gear Thursday with four first-round games at 4 p.m.
With the top five teams in the East and West Division each earning a bye into the second round, Thursday’s first-round games will match teams from opposite divisions (league record in parenthesis): Central (2-7) at Western (4-5); Kettering (0-9) at City (1-8); CMA (3-6) at Finney (3-6); and DIA (1-8) hosting the winner of Wednesday’s 4 p.m. play-in game between Southwestern (0-9) at Westside (1-8).
Second-round games scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 include: Central-Western winner at King (8-1); Denby (4-5) at Renaissance (7-2); Ford (5-4) at Osborn (6-3); Kettering-City winner at Cass Tech (10-0); CMA-Finney winner at Mumford (9-1); Northwestern (4-5) at Southeastern (7-2); Crockett (5-4) at Cody (7-3); and Southwestern-Westside-DIA winner at Pershing (9-0).
Pershing is the top seed in the East and Cass Tech is the top seed in the West. The tournament quarterfinals are slated for Wednesday, Feb. 8 with 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. games at King High School and Renaissance High School.
The semifinals will be Monday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Western High School, culminating with the Big D girls’ league championship game at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at University of Detroit Calihan Hall.
The Big D boys’ league championship game is set for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, also at U-D Calihan Hall. First and second-round pairings for the Big D boys’ tourney will be set next week.
Detroit Public School League Big D Girls’ Basketball Pairings
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Southwestern at Westside, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 26
Central at Western, 4 p.m.
Kettering at City, 4 p.m.
CMA at Finney, 4 p.m.
Southwestern-Westside winner at DIA, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2
Central-Western winner at King, 4 p.m.
Denby at Renaissance, 4 p.m.
Ford at Osborn, 4 p.m.
Kettering-City winner at Cass Tech, 4 p.m.
CMA-Finney winner at Mumford, 4 p.m.
Northwestern at Southeastern, 4 p.m.
Crockett at Cody, 4 p.m.
Southwestern-Westside-DIA winner at Pershing, 4 p.m.