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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Detroit King Cruises Past Detroit Cody 65-7, Led By Mart’e Grays’ 15 Points

By: Branden Hunter, December 13, 2013, 8:05 pm

DETROIT – The Lady Crusaders of Detroit Martin Luther King continued their dominance of the Detroit PSL, with a 65-7 win over Detroit Cody at home.

Eleven players scored for King, with senior forward Mart’e Grays scoring a game-high 15 points. King will be favored heavily in majority of their games this season, but Grays said they don’t approach games like they’ve won already.

"We approach games like as if the team we are playing is the best," she said. "Knowing that we’ll win doesn’t really matters until we win."

Cody never really had a chance versus state power King, and were down by as much as 49 early in the third.

King scored just five seconds into the game, when junior guard Micaela Kelly sank two free throws  after getting fouled. That would be the theme for the rest of the game for King, as they were basically able to score at will.

They led 30-0 after one, with Kelly doing most of the damage, scoring all of her 11 points in the quarter.

Cody didn’t help it’s cause much either, as they turned the ball over 20 times in the first, and finished the game with 36 altogether.

William Winfield rested most of his starters in the second quarter for King, but even his second unit has talent. They held Cody scoreless in the half, and went into the locker room with a 45-0 lead.

King can’t do much about it’s league schedule and the teams they face, and Grays believes that blowouts are necessarily the best thing for the team early on.

"I believe it hurts us," said the DePaul commit. "Mainly because there’s no competition in the PSL."

With 7:43 left in the third, Cody would finally get on the board, on a Lexus Reynolds 3-pointer to make it 49-3. Nakia Scott responded with a 3-pointer of her own on the next trip down for King, as they showed no signs of letting up.

Reynolds was one of just two players to score for Cody, and finished with 5 points. Dwayna Alexander scored the other 2 points, and added 3 rebounds.

The largest lead of the game for King was 58 late in the forth at 65-7, which ended up being the final score.

Kelly and Tia Tedford both scored 11 points for King, and senior Lashai Getter added 7 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in limited action.