The Panthers move onto the state playoffs after defeating Anchor Bay


Akeel Ahmed

Junior Alex Grey celebrates as panthers head to locker room.

Akeel Ahmed, Managing Editor

The Panthers have made it past the district and regional finals and will move on to compete at the state level Tuesday, March 11 against University of Detroit Jesuit High School at the University of Detroit Mercy.

In the first round of regionals, the Panthers’ senior guard Darien Banks dropped 18 points against Troy and close behind was senior Lazell Judge with 17. The Panthers set the tone early in this first round of regionals winning 83-42, sending the Colts home for the season.  

For the regional final, the Panthers took on the Anchor Bay Tars, once again showing their explosive offense defeating the Tars, with the final score being 50-33. Banks led the team in scoring putting up 15 points, all of which were three pointers. Senior John Ukamado showed his offensive skills scoring 12 points, exciting the crowd with his high energy playing style.

The Panthers played an exhilarating series showing their ability to take over the court in both games, leading for the majority of both games. Moving on to the state playoffs has always been the hope for this boys team, and now that it is a reality, they must continue to perform at the high level they have all season.