King High’s Lady Crusaders and eight PSL boys’ teams still vying in state basketball tourney

Contact:
Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org
313-870-5863

Detroit Public School League fans, come out today (Thursday, March 6) at 6 p.m. and support King High’s Lady Crusaders as they face Farmington Hills Mercy in the Class A girls’ basketball regional championship game at Farmington High School.

The PSL’s reigning champions are the No. 1-ranked team in the state and the last remaining PSL team in the girls’ state tourney. A victory would advance Coach William Winfield’s team (22-1) into next week’s state quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, eight PSL boys’ teams will be vying for district championships Friday at 6 p.m.

In Class A, Cass Tech plays PSL champion Pershing at Western International High School; East English Village plays PSL runner-up Southeastern at Grosse Pointe North High School; and Mumford plays University of Detroit-Jesuit at Farmington High School.

In Class B, Douglass plays Ferndale at Central High School; Ford plays Detroit Country Day at Clawson High School; and CMA plays Detroit Community at Livonia Clarenceville High School. The winners will advance into boys’ regional play next week.

In boys’ district semifinals Wednesday, Pershing defeated Western 62-43; Cass Tech beat King 70-43; East English Village whipped Grosse Pointe South 76-58; Southeastern ousted Grosse Pointe North 55-37; Mumford beat Farmington 65-47; Douglass whacked Warren Fitzgerald 60-46; Ford beat Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook 75-56; CMA beat Ann Arbor Richard 56-42; Renaissance lost to U-D Jesuit 59-32; and DCP-Northwestern lost to Detroit University Prep 72-63

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