Suspense heightens as Big D boys’ basketball tourney enters Friday’s quarterfinals

The Detroit Public School League Big D boys’ basketball tournament enters the quarterfinal round Friday with doubleheaders at Cass Tech High School and King High School offering promise for an exciting “Great Eight.”

At King High, Cass Tech plays Southeastern at 4 p.m. followed by unbeaten East top seed Pershing against Douglass at 5:30 p.m. At Cass Tech, Crockett plays Ford at 4 p.m. followed by West top seed and league unbeaten Renaissance against King at 5:30 p.m.

The winners advance to the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday at Renaissance High School, culminating with the Big D championship game for the PSL title Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Detroit Mercy’s Calihan Hall.

Second-round scores from Tuesday: Pershing 89, Osborn 41; Ford 67, Denby 50; Cass Tech 71, Finney 47; Douglass 45, Mumford 31; King 52, Cody 36; Renaissance 62, Central 45; Crockett 51, Kettering 41; Southeastern 63, City 22

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