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STATE CHAMPS

Consortium Prep won its first-ever state championship March 22 at the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Boys’ State Basketball Championship held in Lansing at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. Senior guard Ronald Booth and his fellow Cougars didn’t win the state title for only themselves, their school, community and families, but also for their late coach who recently passed away. “We di ...

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U-D Jesuit, Douglass fall in semi-finals

The 2013-14 season ended one game early for both the University of Detroit Jesuit and the Frederick Douglass Academy in the MHSAA State Playoffs in Lansing at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center March 21. The U-D Jesuit Cubs had a poor first period start going against the Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks in a Class A semi-final game. The Cubs only scored nine points in the period to the Blackhawks’ 16. Al ...

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Frederick Douglass victorious

For the last two seasons, the Frederick Douglass Academy was runner-up to Birmingham Country. The Hurricanes, always strong competitors in district play, consistently came up short to the Yellowjackets in MHSAA Class B Regional action. But this year was different. On March 12, Frederick Douglass (16-9) defeated Birmingham Country Day 69-56 in the Class B Regional at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep advancing in the ...

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U-D Jesuit wins thriller

Last season, members of the University of Detroit Jesuit Basketball squad held their heads down as the Cubs lost to the Pershing Doughboys in the closing seconds of the Class A Regional at Southfield. The Doughboys hit a basket as the buzzer ending their season and hopes at a state title. This season was a different story for the Cubs. The Cubs (22-2) defeated the Cass Tech Technicians (18-6) in the closing ...

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Faltering fourth period drops King

The King girls’ basketball squad hasn’t won a state championship since 2006. Despite the Crusaders’ gallant work to get back to the Class A State Finals, this season’s effort has also come up short. Despite leading the majority of the game, King fell 58-46 to Farmington Hills Mercy in the MHSAA Class A Region 4 Championship at Farmington High School, March 4. The Crusaders (22-2), who executed a dominating ...

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Cass Tech holds off Pershing

Last season in the MHSAA District Final, Cass Tech jumped out with a big lead over Pershing by hitting key baskets. However, the Doughboys came back and won the game on a basket at the buzzer ending the Technicians’ state title hopes. They hung their heads as they exited the Western International High gym “I knew they learned a lot from that experience,” said Cass Tech Head Coach David Dixon. “Although most ...

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Former Pershing standout key for Titans

With a Horizon League record of 6-10, 13-18 overall, the 2013-2014 season is shaping up into one of the toughest in University of Detroit Mercy basketball history. Although, it might seem there isn’t any hope for the Titans this season, UDM Head Coach Roy McCallum is putting forth the effort to develop a stronger team next season. One of the key players he’s depending on is former Pershing standout Juwan Ho ...

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PSL SWIM CHAMPS

The Cass Tech Boys’ swim team, under the direction of head coach Eugene Collins, won the 2013-14 DPS Boys Swim Championships held at East English Village High school Feb. 12. The Technicians won six of 11 events while compiling 154 points, followed by Western (116), King (100), host East English (30), Communication Media Arts (27), Mumford (19), Renaissance (16) and DCP-NW (1). Renaissance won three events, ...

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Girls’ State District play

Martin Luther King’s quest for a Class A Girls State Title took one step forward as the Crusaders (21-1) routed Western International 62-20 at the MHSAA District 20 Championship at Hamtramck High, Feb. 28. Senior forward Marte’ Grays led the Crusaders in scoring with 14 points while senior center LaShai Geeter scored 11. Senior guard Danielle Williams led the Cowgirls in scoring with 13 points. ...

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Fourth period comeback

With Southeastern leading 50-39 with only three minutes remaining in the contest, it looked like Pershing’s quest for a second Detroit PSL Championship was over. But the Doughboys’ head coach Wydell Henry had other plans. “Down by 11 points, I called timeout and I told them to fight,” Henry said in post-game interview. “I told them to fight to the end. We lost to them the first time, 81-79 during the regula ...

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