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King stays hot, routs Henry Ford 78-11

Girls Prep Hoops roundup- Week 2

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

Martin Luther King, the defending Detroit PSL Girls’ Basketball Champion, is on a quest to capture another PSL Title, and possibly a state championship. The Crusaders (4-0, 2-0 PSL Div.1 East) routed Henry Ford 78-11 in a Dec. 14 PSL Division I matchup to remain unbeaten.

Three Crusaders scored in double figures led by senior center/forward Marte Grays with 13 points and five rebounds. Also scoring 13 points each for King were junior guard Janae Williams  and senior center Lashai Geeter who also had five blocked shots and five rebounds.

In other Dec. 17 Division I East games, junior forward Janyia Rogers scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as East English Village (1-4, 1-1, PSL Div. 1 East) won its first game of the season defeating the Detroit International Academy 22-19. Sophomore guard Brittany Hill scored an impressive 35 points while teammate Jazmine Hayes added 14 as Pershing defeated Southeastern 68-26.

In the PSL Division 1 West, defending PSL West Champion Cass Tech (3-0, 2-0) won a thriller against cross-town rival Renaissance, 63-55 in overtime. The Phoenix are now 1-1 in the PSL Division 1 West.

Big scorers for the Technicians were senior forward Lauren Elliot with 21 points, junior forward Taylor Parker with 18, and junior forward K’lynn Willis with12 points and 12 assists.

Western International (2-2, 1-1) got back on the winning track with a 43-37 victory over Cody.  Senior guard Danielle Williams scored 19 points and senior guard/forward Mayah Wheeler added 10.

Division 2: DCP-Northwestern still on a roll

The Detroit Collegiate Prep-Northwestern continues to win in Detroit PSL Division II as the Lady Colts (6-1, 2-0 PSL Div.II West) blew out Central Collegiate Academy 50-4 on Dec. 17. Leading DCP-NW in scoring were junior guard/forward Dymonique Crawford (12 points) and junior guard Martezia Walker-Scott (10 points).

Mumford (3-0, 1-0, PSL Div. II West) remained unbeaten as the Mustangs turned back previously unbeaten Osborn 60-48. The Knights dropped to 3-1, 2-0 PSL Div. II East. Junior center Tyesha Hood scored 19 points and pulled down 20 rebounds. Junior guard Donetta Carter scored 19 while Cache Poindexter added 10. Osborn was paced by senior forward Sandra Baker who scored 18 points in a losing effort for the Knights. Denby got 23 points from senior guard Kierra Warren and 20 points 20 points from senior guard Chelsea Harlan as the Lady Tars downed Communication Media Arts 63-38. Junior guard Jackie Carter scored 16 for the Lady Pharaohs.

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