Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
The Detroit Public School League will have two teams vying for Michigan High School Athletic Association boys’ basketball state championships this weekend after No. 1-ranked Western International trounced Ypsilanti Community 58-37 in the Class A quarterfinal game Tuesday at University of Detroit Mercy Calihan Hall, and Henry Ford defeated previously-unbeaten New Haven 61-55 Tuesday in the Class B quarterfinal game at Marysville High School.
Western’s victory lifted Coach Derrick McDowell’s unbeaten Cowboys to a 24-0 record and advanced them to Friday’s 2:50 p.m. Class A semifinal game at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. They will face U-D Jesuit (22-3) in a rematch against the team they beat 58-49 in the Operation Friendship game March 7 between the PSL and Catholic League champions. U-D Jesuit advanced Tuesday with a 56-54 quarterfinal victory against Clarkston.
Coach Ken Flowers Ford Trojans (20-5) will play Cadillac (18-8) in Friday’s 7:50 p.m. Class B semifinal game at MSU’s Breslin Center. Cadillac advanced with a 59-50 quarterfinal victory against Essexville Garber.
Lansing Everett (24-2) faces Saginaw Arthur Hill (23-3) in the other Class A semifinal Friday at 1 p.m., while Milan (24-2) and Wyoming Godwin Heights (24-1) square off in the other Class B semifinal Friday at 6 p.m.
For planning purposes, the Class A state championship game is noon Saturday at Breslin and the Class B state championship game is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Breslin.
Come out and support our Proud Strong Learners for Western and Ford as they go for the state championship!