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Consortium honors fallen coach with a 82-48 victory over Dearborn Robichaud

By: Branden Hunter, February 19, 2013, 11:34 pm

DETROIT – Detroit Consortium experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows Saturday night.

After thumping Ohio power Dunbar 81-44, word had spread that head coach Al Anderson had collapsed and passed away. Losing your leader midway through the season is hard for any team, but Consortium still took to the court tonight against Dearborn Robichaud.

With their emotions running high, the players honored their fallen coach with a 82-48 victory in front of their fans and a large of host of "Coach Al’s" family and friends. A ninety second moment of silence was held, and players presented white flowers to coach Anderson’s family, then the game began.

Consortium got right to work as freshman Josh Jackson scored a bucket eleven second in for the 2-0 lead. Jackson would hit a three on Consortium’s next possession, and a ten foot jumper by Ronald Booth gave them them the 8-0 lead with 6:43 left in the 1st. Consortium lead 23-9 after one, and the second quarter would provide more of the same dominance. Robichaud star guard Lorenzo Bonam (6 points, 4 rebounds) went out early in the second with an ankle injury, and Consortium took advantage. Their lead swelled to fifteen at 33-18 with 3:50 left before halftime, and a final alley hoop from Booth to Jackson gave Consortium the 42-25 lead at the half.

Jackson finished with 18 points , 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Robichaud pulled within thirteen after three quarters, but the 4th quarter was all Vincent Hunter for Consortium. He scored 11 of his 25 points in the 4th and added 14 rebounds.

"We wanted to come out and play like coach Al taught us and win this game for him". The game was never in doubt for Consortium as they routed Robichaud 82-48 on this special night.