Congratulations King Girls and EEVPA Boys Basketball athletes! Fifth Annual DPSL Big D Basketball Tournament Champions!

The Fifth Annual DPSL Big D Basketball Tournament championship night was hosted by University of Detroit Mercy at the historic Calihan Hall on Friday, February 19.

During the exciting 5:00 p.m. girls basketball game, Coach William Winfield’s Lady Crusaders outlasted the Lady Phoenix of Renaissance, Coached by Kiwan Ward by a slim score of 68-66. It was the fifth consecutive PSL crown for the Lady Crusaders.

In the much awaited 7:30 p.m. boys game, Coach Juan Rickman’s Bulldogs of East English outran Coach Venias Jordan’s Phoenix of Renaissance by a final score of 86-62. It was East English’s first PSL boys basketball crown.

The winners of both games prepare to play the Catholic League Champions in the upcoming “Operation Friendship Games” for the bragging rights of being city champions for a year! The games will be played on dates and times to be determined.

Photos by: Bonnie Warmack

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