Detroit Loyola players and coaches pose with their MHSAA regional championship trophy on Thursday.
Posted Thursday, April 1, 2021
The Bulldogs are on to the Elite Eight.
Detroit Loyola edged Warren Michigan Collegiate 36-35 in a defensive battle to earn the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3, Region 23 championship on Thursday, April 1, at Detroit East English Village.
Sophomore Ryan Martin led the way with 11 points for the Bulldogs. Sophomore Amare Stevens and sophomore Dashawn Martin both added eight points.
Loyola (11-4) advances to face No. 6-ranked Flint Beecher (13-1) in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, April 6, at Waterford Mott. A berth in the Final Fours will be on the line.
Liggett 61-37 on Tuesday, March 30. Michigan Collegiate advanced to the regional final when their opponent, Memphis, forfeited.
In 2020, Loyola reached the District 91 championship game against Jalen Rose before the pandemic forced cancellation of the remaining playoffs.
In 2019, Loyola advanced to the regional finals, falling to Erie Mason.
Loyola last won a regional championship in 2016, advancing to the Class C semifinals.