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South’s Darius Harris scored 15 points to help the Blue Devils beat Port Huron Northern.
January 17, 2013
Assistant coach Derek LeFevre stepped into the shoes vacated by head coach Dave Grauzer after the main man was out of town due to business.

“The guys will play hard and hopefully we can build on the momentum from our first win in our previous game,” LeFevre said before tip-off.

Host Grosse Pointe South’s boys’ basketball team stretched its winning streak to a modest two games early last week, beating Port Huron Northern 58-49.

It was the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division opener for both squads.

“Our pressure game gave them trouble and we did a nice job getting after them on both ends of the court,” LeFevre said. “It’s nice to open the league with a win and keep the winning going.”

The Huskies led 17-15 after the first quarter, but then the Blue Devils slammed the door on their foes, limiting them to only seven second-quarter points and nine in the third stanza.

It was close throughout until the Blue Devils used an 8-0 run late in the third quarter to open a 45-33 lead and they maintained the cushion throughout a majority of the fourth quarter.

The backcourt of juniors Jabari Burton and Darius Harris combined for 34 points.

Burton had a career-high 19 points and Harris had 15.

Senior Joe Becker chipped in with seven points, followed by senior George Duffield and junior Dan Dixon with six points apiece, and junior Gordon Post had four. Dixon also blocked three shots and Becker had eight rebounds.

Later in the week, South won on the road, beating Anchor Bay 42-39, improving to 2-0 in the MAC Blue and 3-5 overall.

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