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Pershing wins on buzzer beater

When University of Detroit Jesuit freshman guard Cassius Winston fired in a three-point basket with under a minute to play to tie the game at 60 on March 13, U of D fans in attendance at Southfield High went crazy hoping the tied game would at least result in overtime. But Pershing senior guard Kahlil Felder had other ideas. With 44 seconds left, Felder and his fellow Doughboys stalled to take time off the ...

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King tops Mercy in two OTs, 44-39

King’s Lady Crusaders (22-0) remain unbeaten and continue towards their goal to the State Class A Title. However, it wasn’t easy March 7 in the Class A Regional Final at Southfield High as it took the Lady Crusaders two overtimes to defeat Catholic League power Farmington Hills Mercy, 44-39, to advance to this week’s MHSAA Quarterfinals at Western International. The Marlins finished their season at 20-6. ...

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Class A boys district at Western International

“We’ve been battle-tested tough throughout the season by the opponents we played,” Pershing head coach Wydell Henry said earlier in the season. Those words were more proven than most March 7 at the William Goldsmith Gymnasium at Western International High School. Trailing by 11 points going into the fourth quarter, Pershing, facing a very good and hard-playing Cass Tech squad, rallied to tie the game at 76 ...

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King tops Pershing in district final, 66-38

The King girls basketball squad continued to stake their quest to the Class A State Championship. The Lady Crusaders (23-0) so far have won the PSL Championship and the PSL/CHSL Operation Friendship. Now the Lady Crusaders have captured the Class A State District 7 Championship with a 66-38 victory over cross-town rival Pershing March 1 at Hamtramck High. Senior guard LaQuita Hart was the main sparkplug for ...

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Pershing’s Felder, King’s Hayes win PSL basketball awards

The domination of Pershing’s boys and King’s girls basketball squads also produced the best players in the league this season, according to the Detroit Public School League’s coaches. Pershing’s Khalil Felder and King’s Antania Hayes were voted the best boys and girls basketball players, respectively, in the league. They were winners of the Mr. PSL and Miss PSL basketball Awards for the 2012-13 season. ...

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Comeback from last season

Last season, the Pershing boys basketball squad was top-ranked in the state (Class A). But after the PSL Championship, they left Calihan Hall with their spirits shattered after losing to King. This season, however, was a different scenario as the top-ranked (Class A) Doughboys manhandled a very good Cass Tech squad, 81-61, Feb. 22 at the Detroit PSL Basketball Championship at Calihan Hall on the campus of t ...

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Lady Crusaders turn back aggressive Lady Technicians to repeat as PSL Champs

The Martin Luther King Girls’ Basketball squad returned to the University of Detroit Mercy’s Calihan Hall to repeat as Detroit PSL Champions, but it wasn’t an easy task. The Lady Crusaders (17-0), who’ve clobbered many of their opponents throughout the season and in the playoffs, ran into one of their biggest challenges Feb. 15. Cass Tech (16-1) gave King all it could handle, but fell short, 45-38, at the P ...

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Walker, Felder keep Pershing’s hopes high

Their recent PSL East win moves the Pershing Doughboys closer to the PSA Title. But team leaders Kahlil Felder and Martez Walker have their sights set on bigger and better things: the MHSAA Class A State Championship. Felder and Walker have experienced the ups and downs as members of the Doughboys’ hoops squad but want to make things happen this year unlike last season where late losses at the PSL Champions ...

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