Five PSL boys’ basketball district champions return to action today; King girls in MHSAA quarterfinals Tuesday against Romulus

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

The Detroit Public School League had five champions emerge from Friday’s district finals of the MHSAA boys’ basketball tournament. But the weekend celebration is over and it’s time to get back to work.

No. 1-ranked Western (21-0) will face East English Village (18-4) tonight (Monday, March 16) at 7 p.m. in an all-PSL Class A regional opener at Sterling Heights High School.
The winner advances to Wednesday’s (March 18) regional championship game at 7 p.m. against today’s 5 p.m. winner between Clinton Twp. Chippewa Valley (19-3) and Warren De LaSalle (13-9).

In Class B, PSL teams Ford (16-5) and DCP-Northwestern (9-9) will collide today (Monday, March 16) at 5:30 p.m. in the regional opener at Dearborn Heights Robichaud High School. The winner advances to the regional finals at 7 p.m. Wednesday (March 18) against today’s winner between Detroit Consortium (16-5) and River Rouge (18-5) at 7 p.m.

Also in Class B, at Yale High School, the PSL’s Osborn (13-8) plays Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (15-8) tonight at 6 p.m. followed by host Yale (21-2) against unbeaten New Haven (23-0) at 7:30 p.m., with the winners advancing to the regional finals Wednesday (March 18) at 7 p.m.

Having clinched the Class A girls’ basketball regional championship last Thursday at Grosse Pointe South High School, King High’s Lady Crusaders (23-1) will play Romulus (18-5) at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the quarterfinal game at Dearborn Fordson High School.

Coach William Winfield’s four-time defending PSL champions beat Sterling Heights 54-21 Thursday to win the regional title. A victory Tuesday would earn the Lady Crusaders a berth in Friday’s (March 20) semifinals at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center.

In boys’ district action Friday, Western beat host Cass Tech 62-52; East English beat Southeastern 67-52 at Grosse Pointe South;  DCP-Northwestern won in overtime on its home floor 62-56 against Ferndale; Ford beat Detroit Community 56-53 at Livonia Clarenceville; and Osborn beat Denby 70-41 at St. Clair Shores South Lake.

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