King High’s top-ranked and unbeaten girls’ basketball team will try to move one step closer to a state championship today (Tuesday, March 12) at 6 p.m. when it faces Westland John Glenn (23-1) in the Class A quarterfinals at Western International High School.
A victory would advance Coach William Winfield’s Lady Crusaders (22-0) into Friday’s (March 15) 1 p.m. Michigan High School Athletic Association semifinal game at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center against today’s quarterfinal winner at Lansing Eastern High School between Grand Ledge (21-4) and Grand Haven (25-0).
Meanwhile, the Detroit Public School League’s three district championship boys’ teams remained alive Monday with regional semifinal victories. In Class A, unbeaten and top-ranked Pershing (24-0) trounced Redford Thurston 73-40, and Southeastern (17-5) walloped Warren Cousino 51-31. In Class B, Douglass (17-6) whipped Ferndale 48-27.
The boys return to action Wednesday (March 13) in the regional finals:
At Southfield High School, Pershing takes on U-D Jesuit (19-3) at 7 p.m. in a rematch of the Operation Friendship city championship game.
At Grosse Pointe North High School, Southeastern meets Macomb L’Anse Creuse North (20-3) at 6 p.m.
At Birmingham Detroit Country Day High School, Douglass plays the host Yellowjackets (21-3) at 7 p.m.
The boys’ regional champions will advance to the quarterfinals next Tuesday (March 19).