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Girls: King stays hot; Renaissance gets first win under new coach

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Takira Height-King

By Harry M. Anderson, Jr.
Special to the Michigan Citizen

The King girls hoops squad continues to make a statement as they bash away at their opponents. Senior forward Takira Height scored 16 points to lead the Crusaders to 59-7 thrashing of East English Village to start the PSL East campaign. In other key PSL East games Senior forward LaKayra Carlisle scored 24 points and senior guar Nish Hill scored 10 as Pershing (2-0) defeated Denby 68-46.

New Renaissance head coach Kwan Ward got her first win of the season for the Phoenix (1-3) and junior forward Lauren Park scored 15 points to lead Renaissance to a 68-41 win over Henry Ford Dec. 14. Junior guard Jennifer Jones scored 14 and senior forward Jayna Fullove added 12 for the Phoenix. Freshman guard Tiera Thomas scored a game-high 21 points for Ford while junior guard Yvonne Arlee chipped in with 15 for the Trojans (0-4).

In other PSL West games, junior guard Bridgette Murray scored 23 points and made nine assists as Cody (1-0) clobbered Western International 51-12. Junior forward Lexus Reynolds also scored 18 points and five rebounds for the winning Comets (1-0). Brianna Grimes scored 19 points to lead Mumford to a 48-39 win over Northwestern. Senior forward Shaverra Patton scored 21 points and made 19 rebounds in a losing effort for the Colts.

In crossover action, senior guard Kashawanna Sampson led Cass Tech (3-0) to a 63-28 victory over Central. Senior guard Destinee Russell added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Technicians.

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