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South’s Dan Dixon goes up strong for two of his nine points in the Blue Devils’ win over Anchor Bay. Photo by Bob Bruce
February 14, 2013
Grosse Pointe South's boys' basketball team swept its season series with Anchor Bay, winning 51-44 last week.

The Blue Devils beat the Tars 42-39 on the road and withstood a late charge in last week's game to earn their first victory since Jan. 11.

“The boys played well and earned a much-needed win,” head coach Dave Grauzer said. “They have played much better of late, but a few big mistakes cost us down the stretch.

“We still made a couple of foolish decisions with the basketball, for the most part it was a good game on our part.”

After a 15-15 first quarter, the Blue Devils outscored the Tars 12-5 in the second stanza to lead 27-20 at the break.

The Blue Devils held a 34-24 lead midway through the third quarter before the visitors used a 5-0 run to cut it to 34-29.

Senior Josh Mays hit a big basket to quell the run and help the home team take a 36-31 advantage into the fourth quarter.

Once against the Blue Devils surged ahead by nine points, but the Tars used one final run to get within a basket, 43-40, with a few minutes left in the game.

Juniors Josh Gray and Gordie Post each hit clutch free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.

Junior Darius Harris led the way with 15 points, followed by junior Dan Dixon with nine, Gray with seven, junior Charlie Warren with six and senior Gerard Smith with four.

“We did a nice job playing defense and contesting shots,” Grauzer said. “We need more of these efforts down the stretch.”

Grosse Pointe South improved to 3-5 in the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division and 4-11 overall.

Coming up for the Blue Devils is their final home game of the season, Tuesday, Feb. 19, against Port Huron, followed by road games Friday, Feb. 22, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, against Warren Fitzgerald and Roseville.

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