Detroit King defeats Grosse Pointe South to advance




Written By Paul Garwood

In a thrilling Division 1 district semifinal game between Grosse Pointe South and Detroit King, Karter Richards and his team started strong with three 3-pointers, establishing an early lead. However, Steven Jones of King showcased his skills in the final minutes of the game, making crucial plays that led to King's upset victory over South with a score of 46-42.

The stage is now set for Detroit King to face off against defending state champion Detroit Cass Tech in the title match. Cass Tech, boasting a remarkable 21-1 record and ranked No. 2 in The News Super 20 poll, previously defeated King in overtime with a score of 50-45 on January 24th.

Despite Richards' impressive performance with 22 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, he was limited to only eight points in the second half, including just four points in the fourth quarter. On the other side, Jones played a pivotal role in King's defensive efforts, contributing to holding Grosse Pointe South to only 16 points in the final two quarters.

The matchup between Detroit King and Cass Tech promises to be an exciting showdown, with both teams showcasing their talent and determination on the court. Fans can anticipate a fierce competition as these high school basketball powerhouses vie for the district title.