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BOYS BAKETBALL: UofD Jesuit Blows Macomb Dakota Out 66-38, For First Win Of The Season

By: Branden Hunter, December 18, 2013, 5:00 am

DETROIT – The snowstorm over the weekend cancelled University of Detroit Jesuit’s highly anticipated game against Ohio power Lakewood St.Edwards Saturday. So the Cubs were more than anxious to hit the court for the first time this season.

UofD Jesuit was without its two 6-9 freshmen post players, after being ruled ineligible, but wouldn’t need then against Macomb Dakota. The score was never in doubt, as UofD Jesuit led the entire game, en route to a 66-38 victory.

Detroit Consortium’s Josh Jackson is that state’s top sophomore, and right behind him is Cassius Winston. The 6-1 point guard wasted no time showing why he’s a sought after recruit as well.

On the first possession of the game, Winston made his defender fall after crossing him over, and hit the step-back jumper to put the Cubs up 2-0.

Winston and UofD Jesuit never trailed in the game, and finished with 6 points and 7 assists. 

With 2:23 left in the first, UofD Jesuit led 11-7, but broke the game open shortly after that. Two consecutive 3-pointers by senior Noah King gave the Cubs the 17-7 lead after one.

King continued his stellar play in the second quarter, scoring two consecutive baskets to give his team the 31-18 lead. King had 13 points at the half, and finished with a game high 19.

The lead swelled to 32 points early in the third, at 57-25, on a 3-pointer by Julian Morgan for UofD Jesuit. A Billy Thomas (11 points) free throw gave the Cubs it’s largest lead of the game, at 58-25, as points came easy and often for them.

Despite being blown out, sophomore guard Chris Marshall played well for Dakota, leading them with 15 points. Daniel Crawford chipped in 8 points and 11 rebounds as well.

The UofD Jesuit (1-0) bench finished out the game for them, and held Dakota (2-1) to just seven points in the fourth.