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

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

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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