Douglass’ boys basketball team two victories from first state championship in school history

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DPS Emergency Manager Jack Martin (third from left) joins Douglass coach Nkwane Young and the Hurricanes in celebrating Tuesday’s 39-28 victory against Goodrich in the Class B boys’ basketball quarterfinal game at Marysville High School

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

Douglass High’s boys’ basketball team is Breslin-bound!

Coach Nkwane Young’s Hurricanes earned the opportunity to represent their school, their fans and the Detroit Public School League in Friday’s Michigan High School Athletic Association boys’ basketball state semifinals by defeating Goodrich 39-28 Tuesday in the Class B quarterfinal game at Marysville High School.

Douglass (17-9) will play Milan (23-3) at 7:50 p.m. Friday in the Class B semifinal game at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. In the other Class B semifinal, Benton Harbor (16-9) plays Cadillac (19-6) at 6 p.m. The winners meet Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for the Class B state championship.

With DPS Emergency Manager Jack Martin joining Douglass principal Berry Greer and athletic coordinator Shaheed Saleem among a small but spirited nucleus of fans and family cheering them on, the Hurricanes kept alive their hopes of earning Fred D’s first tate championship in school history.



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