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Tuesday's preps: Detroit Douglass thunders past King in PSL semifinal

David Goricki
The Detroit News

Detroit — Javantae Randle played the game of his life Tuesday afternoon to help Detroit Douglass dominate Detroit King 76-46 in a PSL semifinal at Cass Tech.

Then, the confusion came as there was supposed to be a second PSL semifinal between Detroit Cass Tech and Detroit Communication and Media Arts to follow.

Zavion McClendon

However, Cass Tech was disqualified when the Detroit Public Community Schools district ruled the school had used an ineligible player in Saturday's quarterfinal win over Detroit Western, according to a Cass Tech administrator.

An appeal has been filed by Cass Tech to overturn the ruling, so the game could be played Wednesday.

Regardless of the Cass Tech situation, Douglass punched its ticket to Calihan Hall with an impressive 30-point win and is likely to play Detroit CMA Friday night for the title while Cass Tech — 15-1 and ranked No. 7 in The News Super 20 poll — more than likely will be watching from the stands after winning two of the last three PSL championships, including one last year.

Douglass — 15-3 and ranked No. 19 — avenged a 55-46 loss at No. 13 King (13-4) back on Jan. 17 when Douglass four-star junior guard Pierre Brooks II was limited to 11 points and King sophomore point guard Chansey Willis led a 17-0 third-quarter run to open up a 37-19 lead.

However, Willis was sidelined due to an injury for the rematch and Douglass coach Pierre Brooks knew he had an opportunity to force turnovers and took advantage of Willis’ absence.

Brooks also knew he had a rim protector in the 6-foot-8 Randle, who had 13 points, 16 rebounds, four blocks and altered many more shots.

Brooks II, who has offers from Michigan State and Michigan, was impressive as well, scoring 24 with five rebounds and five assists. He scored 13 in the fourth quarter, including a slam dunk off a baseline move to open a 58-36 lead while getting the fans out of their seats.

“We really have just been preparing our guys, of course, we had a lot of motivation from last game (against King) so we’ve really watched a lot of film and been working on the areas that we needed to improve on with our press breaker,” said Brooks, who guided King to the PSL championship in 2012. 

“We’ve had some games like DEPSA (Detroit Edison) and Grand Blanc to prepare us for this, and I’m real proud of Javantae (Randle), he’s come a long way. He’s a skilled player, but we need him to be a rim protector and rebounder.”

And, on playing for the title Friday night at Calihan Hall?

“It’s always great to go back to Calihan, it’s a great environment to play in and I think the guys will remember it for the rest of their lives,” Brooks said.

Randle proved to be the difference in the third quarter when Douglass opened a 44-30 lead.

Randle, who had trouble finishing after getting offensive rebounds in the first half, scored eight points during the 20-11 third-quarter, six points coming off of putbacks, and Brooks II showed he could get things done as a defender and a facilitator, not scoring a single point during the third.

It was also during the third quarter when Randle frustrated King at the defensive end, getting six of his rebounds while blocking or altering shots.

King was so frustrated that with Douglass holding a 36-26 lead, a King player pushed Randle after missing a putback and then Randle grabbing the rebound.

“In the third quarter we just played great defense and rebounded the ball, made sure we forced turnovers and scored in transition,” Randle said. “It was definitely my best game. I didn’t finish (with putbacks) in the first half and it was important I did better in the second half because if I don’t finish it doesn’t do any good for the team, so I made sure I boxed out and finished.

“I’m glad that we beat them. We’re advancing to Calihan Hall and that will be fun.”

Zavion McClendon scored 22 for Douglass, including 13 during the fourth quarter when Douglass outscored King by a 32-16 margin. Donivan Peoples scored 10.

Junior Omar Zeigler scored 16 for King with John Hogue scoring 13, 11 coming in the fourth quarter.

Warren Lincoln wins OT thriller

Warren Lincoln defeated Port Huron 67-65 in overtime at Port Huron.

Stephen Teasley had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Jamahl Trice had 20 for Warren Lincoln (8-8, 6-4 MAC Silver). De’Ovion Price scored 17 and Ethan Balon had 17 points for Port Huron (7-8, 6-4).

Coach Wydell Henry said the team found itself trailing toward the end of the game but fought back to tie it at the buzzer.

“We were down 12 with three minutes to go,” Henry said. “Guys started hitting shots and Jamahl Trice hit a shot to send it into overtime.”

Henry said the team led throughout overtime and found free throws to be the deciding factor.

“It was a back and forth game, but we made a few stops and our free throws sealed the game.”

Teasley led the team in rebounds and points, and Henry had high praise for Teasley.

“He is one of the top freshmen in the state,” Henry said. “He was slashing and aggressive on the boards. He’s going to be a special player.”

More boys basketball

Auburn Hills Oakland Christian 60, Novi Christian 57: Daniel Siminski scored 25 and Angelo Scafone 18 for Oakland (9-6, 4-4 MIAC Blue). Blake Goodman scored 24 and Ethan Cooper 12 for Novi (8-5, 3-5).

Bloomfield Hills Roeper 59, Brighton Charyl Stockwell Prep 43: Evan Akkashian scored 23 and Jonathan Johnson had 15 for Roeper (10-4, 7-3 MIAC Red). Travis Lucas scored 13 for Stockwell (6-8, 3-6).

Dearborn 62, Livonia Franklin 57: Brendan Rousseau had 16 points, Jack Melton had 12 points, and Jamil Mashhour had 10 points for Dearborn (8-7, 7-4 KLAA East). Andre Dewalt had 11 points for Livonia Franklin (5-10, 3-8).

Detroit Cristo Rey 59, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 50: Alonzo Fears scored 25 and Satchel Love scored 15 with 10 rebounds for Cristo Rey (13-2, 7-2 Catholic League). Cameron Strong scored 18 for Liggett (8-8, 6-3).

Detroit Loyola 60, Dearborn Divine Child 43: Eric Cox scored 11, Corey Jenkins scored 11 with 13 rebounds and Mark Mayberry scored 10 with nine assists for Loyola (11-2, 4-1 Catholic League AA). Divine Child is 9-4, 2-3.

Detroit Voyageur Prep 72, Pontiac A&T Academy 47: Ronele White scored 18 with five rebounds, Darryl Taylor scored 14 with six assists and Jeffrey Pullen scored 13 with 12 rebounds for Voyageur Prep (8-4). Keyonte Houston scored 17 for Pontiac A&T (3-11).

Grosse Pointe South 83, Warren Mott 37: Jacob Harris had 16 points, Anthony Benard had 13 points with five assists and four steals, and Jordan Johnson had 12 points for South (14-2, 10-0 MAC White). Warren Mott is 4-11, 1-9.

Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse 80, St. Clair Shores Lake Shore 67: Marsae Joseph had 20 points with eight rebounds, Jordan Johnson had 12 points and seven assists, and Ryan Brown had 22 points for L’Anse Creuse (6-9, 5-5 MAC Blue). Nick Olmeda had 25 points for Lake Shore (11-5, 8-2).

Hope of Detroit Academy 42, Detroit Cesar Chavez 36: Darius Whitehead scored 17 with six rebounds and six assists and Christopher Jaco scored six with 12 rebounds for Hope of Detroit (4-7, 3-5 DMAC). Cesar Chavez is 3-10, 1-7.

Livonia Stevenson 53, Wayne Memorial 42: Nate Waligora had 15 points and Evan Asante had 12 points for Livonia Stevenson (10-5, 7-4 KLAA East). Dante Foreman had 14 points and Ty Fortney had 10 points for Wayne Memorial (6-9, 5-6).

Madison Heights Lamphere 56, St. Clair Shores Lakeview 55: KJ Whitman had 18 points with six assists and Brady Robinson had 13 points for Madison Lamphere (6-9, 5-5 KLAA East). Lucas Shock had 12 points and Lorentzo Wynn had 10 points for Lakeview (12-2, 8-2).

New Haven 68, Grosse Pointe North 58: Emmanuel Hunter scored 15, Brent Wiles had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Tyree France had 10 assists for New Haven (8-7, 5-4 MAC White). Cameron Perrino scored 18 and Adam Ayrautt had 10 for Grosse Pointe (2-14, 2-8).

Northville 61, Hartland 49: Zach Shoemaker scored 28 and Grant Mathiesen had 12 for Northville (12-3, 8-3 KLAA West). Kyle Hamlin scored 25 for Hartland (9-6, 6-5).

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 75, Warren De La Salle 52: Lorne Bowman had 20 points and Julian Roeper had 14 points for Orchard Lake (14-1, 7-0 Catholic League Central). Josef Gjonaj had 16 points for De La Salle (9-5, 2-5).

Plymouth 63, Salem 52: Matt MacLellan scored 26 for Plymouth (6-9, 3-8 KLAA West). Garrett Smith scored 20 for Salem (5-10, 2-9).

Roseville 59, Utica Eisenhower 48: Delano Sanders scored 15 with 10 assists, Anthony Cukaj scored 12 and Jahiem Swaizey scored nine with 11 rebounds for Roseville (9-7, 8-2 MAC Red). Matteo Candela scored 15 for Eisenhower (3-13, 1-9).

Southfield Bradford 56, Pontiac Academy of Excellence 16: Jordan Houser scored 22 and Cameron Burton 13 for Bradford (7-5, 2-3 Charter West). Pontiac is 3-10, 0-4 in the Charter East.

Utica 55, New Baltimore Anchor Bay 50: Rory Montreuil scored 18, Jason Azar 16 and Nick Gjonaj 14 for Utica (8-6, 7-3 MAC Blue). Blake Busuttil scored 14 for Anchor Bay (4-12, 2-8).

Warren Michigan Collegiate 73, Dearborn Henry Ford Academy 50: Nick Johnson scored 20 and Tre Redding had 15 for Collegiate (10-4, 3-2 CSC East). Jermaine Gibson scored 25 for Henry Ford (2-12, 0-5 CSC West).

White Lake Lakeland 53, Walled Lake Northern 43: Austin Boughton scored 21 and David Jabiro 16 for Lakeland (11-5, 10-2 LVC). Kevyn Robertson scored 15 and Alex Klein 10 for Northern (5-9, 3-7).

Boys scores

Catholic League

Clarkston Everest 50, Waterford Lakes 48

Riverview Gabriel Richard 60, MH Bishop Foley 43


Gibraltar Carlson 70, Southgate Anderson 41

Trenton 36, Lincoln Park 25

Woodhaven 55, Wyandotte 44

Flint Metro

Holly 59, Ortonville Brandon 50


Flat Rock 44, Carleton Airport 38

Grosse Ile 57, New Boston Huron 52

Riverview 51, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 47 (OT)


Canton 56, Novi 29

Howell 47, Brighton 31

Lakes Valley

South Lyon East 56, Waterford Kettering 52

Waterford Mott 72, Walled Lake Western 35


Marine City 68, Center Line 37

Hazel Park 66, Clawson 55

Warren Woods Tower 51, St. Clair Shores South Lake 40


Rochester Adams 60, Auburn Hills Avondale 52


Adrian 54, Chelsea 49

Ann Arbor Huron 72, Temperance Bedford 40

Ypsilanti Lincoln 100, Tecumseh 57

Western Wayne

Dearborn Heights Crestwood 48, DH Annapolis 44

Redford Thurston 65, Garden City 23


Clarkston 63, Detroit Edison 56

Detroit Douglass 76, Detroit King 46

Flint Carman-Ainsworth 69, Lake Orion 48

Fraser 34, Rochester 24

Oxford 64, Pontiac Notre Dame 48

Girls basketball

Birmingham Groves 37, Royal Oak 33: Ellie Ruprich had 14 points for Groves (8-7, 4-4 OAA Red). Sarah Soraghan had 19 points with four assists for Royal Oak (8-8, 2-6).

Chandler Park 82, Ecorse 43: Emair Obrien scored 19 and Talah Wickett had 17 for Chandler Park (8-6 CSC East). Alliyah Davis scored 14 for Ecorse (12-1, 8-0 MMAC).

Farmington Hills Mercy 54, Royal Oak Shrine 36: Julia Bishop scored 18 for Mercy (15-1). Allison LaPoint scored 16 for Shrine (12-4).

Garden City 39, Redford Thurston 35: Allyssa Sanner had 11 points for Garden City (8-8, 7-5 Western Wayne). Bianca Freeman had seven points for Redford Thurston (7-7, 6-6).

Grosse Pointe South 52, Grosse Pointe North 38: Alexis Downey scored 18, Sarah Rodgers 14, Camryn Richards 11 for South (13-3, 9-1 MAC Red). Christina Braker scored 17 for North (11-5, 6-4).

Hartland 56, Northville 22: Whitney Sollom had 14 points with 12 rebounds for Hartland (14-1, 10-1 KLAA West). Northville is 7-8, 5-6.

Lakeview 70, Detroit Country Day 21: Taetom Stein had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Anna Decker had 10 points for Lakeview (13-3, 8-2 MAC Blue). Country Day is 2-12.

Macomb Dakota 50, Birmingham Marian 48: Ella Burger scored 14, Cameron Grant had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Hannah Toutant scored 10 Dakota (14-2, 8-2 MAC Red). Sophia Mancini scored 10 for Marion (13-3, 9-1 CHSL Central).

Plymouth 40, Salem 39: Sophie Zelek scored 14 and Kyra Brandon had 13 for Plymouth (7-8, 4-7 KLAA West). Laila Newton scored 12 for Salem (1-14, 1-10).

Romulus 58, Dearborn Heights Robichaud 26: Ciara Hardy scored 25 with six assists for Romulus (12-5, 11-1 WWAC). Riah Pack scored 10 for Robichaud (4-12, 3-9).

Taylor 57, Dearborn Edsel Ford 41: Amiah Thomas had 19 points for Taylor (8-8, 6-7 Downriver). Janae Jackson had 15 points for Edsel Ford (2-14, 2-11).

Trenton 44, Lincoln Park 37: Kayla Everingham scored 16 for Trenton (13-3, 10-2 Downriver). Lincoln Park is 10-5, 9-3.

Troy 51, North Farmington 45: Athena Samson had 20 points with 19 rebounds and Kendal Zeiter had 10 points for Troy (11-4, 6-3 OAA White). Maya Kelly had 15 points for North Farmington (10-6, 5-4).

Walled Lake Northern 56, White Lake Lakeland 41: Kelly Hickey had 15 points and Andie Wolfe had 13 points for Walled Northern (6-10, 6-6 Lakes Valley). Molly Libby had 18 points for White Lake (3-12, 2-11).

Girls scores

Blue Water Area

Almont 44, Algonac 35


Gibraltar Carlson 53, Southgate Anderson 39

Wyandotte 35, Woodhaven 34

Flint Metro

Holly 35, Ortonville Brandon 27


Brighton 64, Howell 40

Dearborn 61, Livonia Franklin 43

Dearborn Fordson 41, Belleville 23

Farmington 47, Pontiac 26

Livonia Churchill 40, Westland John Glenn 32

Novi 46, Canton 24

Wayne Memorial 73, Livonia Stevenson 44

Lakes Valley

South Lyon East 72, Waterford Kettering 46

Walled Lake Central 37, South Lyon 26

Walled Lake Western 44, Waterford Mott 37


Eastpointe 42, Warren Woods Tower 36

Utica Ford 52, Roseville 21

Utica Eisenhower 54, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 48


Auburn Hills Avondale 54, Lake Orion 21

Berkley 54, Birmingham Seaholm 45

Troy Athens 56, Oxford 34

Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 49, Bloomfield Hills 29

Southfield A&T 54, West Bloomfield 52


Chelsea 53, Adrian 29

Saline 65, Ann Arbor Pioneer 52

Tecumseh 46, Ypsilanti Lincoln 21

Western Wayne

DH Crestwood 49, Dearborn Heights Annapolis 35


Erie Mason 47, Ann Arbor Greenhills 20

Hazel Park 43, Ferndale 29

Melvindale 41, Redford Union 39

Pontiac Notre Dame 42, Warren Regina 32

RH Lutheran Northwest 52, Clarkston Everest 23; Detroit News staff contributed