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King falls in quarter-finals again, 55-50

For the second straight season, the Class A Girls State Championship has eluded Martin Luther King High School. After a spectacular regular season, a hard-earned post season of wins that included the PSL and Operation Friendship Championships and the state district and regional crowns, the state quarter-finals are once again a thorn in the side of the Lady Crusaders. ...

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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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