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March 7, 2012

South, Liggett girls take district titles

Basketball teams win regional semis, advance to finals

By Jon Malavolti
C & G Sports Writer

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South’s Claire DeBoer (23) puts up a shot while North’s Taryn Kiah (24) defends. South defeated North 48-25 in a Feb. 29 district semifinal at North. The Blue Devils went on to win the district and advanced to regionals.
Liggett’s Julia Deroo (25) takes a shot while teammate Ariana Castillo (4) looks on in the background during the Knights’ Feb. 29 73-10 district semifinal win against Warren Michigan Collegiate at Mount Clemens. Liggett went on to win the district and advanced to regionals.
 

The girls basketball state tournament tipped off last week with the district round.

Locally, Grosse Pointe South defeated St. Clair Shores Lakeview 52-17 in a Class A district final March 1. South earlier beat district host Grosse Pointe North 48-25 in a Feb. 27 semifinal.

Grosse Pointe University Liggett also won its district. The Knights got past Class C district host Mount Clemens High in a March 1 final 68-40. Liggett earlier defeated Harper Woods Heart Academy 67-16 and Warren Michigan Collegiate 73-10 in district action.

South and Liggett advanced to regional semifinals, played after press time.

South, slated to meet Romeo High in its semi, would play the winner of Chippewa Valley and L’Anse Creuse North in a 7 p.m. regional final March 8 at Utica Ford II if it advances.

Liggett, scheduled to face Flint Hamady in its semi, would take on the winner of Madison Heights Bishop Foley and Detroit Consortium in a 7 p.m. March 8 final at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian.

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