King High’s unbeaten and top-ranked girls’ basketball team goes for the Class A regional championship against Farmington Hills Mercy (19-5) today (March 7) at 7 p.m. at Southfield High School.
Coach William Winfield’s Lady Crusaders (21-0) are the Detroit Public School League’s lone district champion and only remaining representative in the MHSAA girls’ state tournament. A victory tonight would advance them into Tuesday’s 6 p.m. quarterfinal game at Western International High School against tonight’s regional winner at Saline High School between Brownstone Woodhaven (17-4) and Westland John Glenn (22-1).
In boys’ tournament action, seven PSL teams are still vying for district championships after Wednesday’s games: In Class A, Pershing defeated Western 61-42 and Cass Tech downed Denby 62-31 at Western International High; Southeastern whipped East English Village 71-47 at East Detroit High; Renaissance beat host Farmington 69-60; and Mumford lost to host U-D Jesuit 73-66.
In Class B, Douglass advanced 61-47 against host Central; Osborn beat host Warren Lincoln 83-74; and Northwestern lost 42-39 against Detroit Henry Ford Academy.
Friday’s boys’ district finals will be highlighted by a rematch of the PSL championship game as No. 1-ranked Pershing (22-0) plays Cass Tech (18-3) at Western International High, 5 p.m.
In other boys’ district finals, with the winners advancing to next week’s regionals, Renaissance plays against host U-D Jesuit, 5 p.m.; Southeastern plays St. Clair Shores Lakeview at East Detroit High, 5:30 p.m.; Douglass plays Henry Ford Academy at Central High, 7 p.m.; Osborn plays Harper Woods Chandler Park at Warren Lincoln High, 7 p.m.; and Davis Aerospace plays against host Southfield Christian in Class D, 5 p.m.