King Lady Crusaders earn Class A regional crown; Pershing-Cass Tech rematch highlights today’s boys’ district finals

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

King High’s top-ranked and unbeaten Lady Crusaders earned the Class A regional girls’ basketball championship Thursday at Southfield High School with a 44-39 double-overtime victory against Farmington Hills Mercy (20-6).

Antania Hayes scored 16 points and Marte Grays added 11 for the Lady Crusaders (22-0).

ClassAgirlsregionalKingwins 442Coach William Winfield’s team, the Detroit Public School League’s last representative standing in the MHSAA girls’ tourney, will play Westland John Glenn (23-1) in Tuesday’s 6 p.m. quarterfinal game at Western International High School. A victory would earn a berth in Friday’s semifinals at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center.

Seven PSL teams remain alive in the MHSAA boys’ tourney entering today’s (March 8) district finals, 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., and Southeastern plays St. Clair Shores Lakeview at East Detroit High, 5:30 p.m, in Class A; Douglass plays Henry Ford Academy at Central High, 7 p.m., and Osborn plays Harper Woods Chandler Park at Warren Lincoln High, 7 p.m., in Class B; and Davis Aerospace plays against host Southfield Christian at 5 p.m., in Class D.

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