South senior Darius Harris, shown at a game a week before, scored a career high 26 points in the Blue Devils' win over Port Huron. photo by Bob Bruce.
January 30, 2014Senior Darius Harris scored a career-high 26 points to help Grosse Pointe South stay unbeaten in league play, with an 85-67 win over Port Huron last weekend.
It gave the Blue Devils a 10-game winning streak. It's been years since the program won this many games in a row.
"We beat a good, athletic team," head coach Troy Glasser said. "It was a nice victory and the guys continue to play with confidence. It was a good game."
Harris scored 12 points in the third quarter when the host Blue Devils outscored the Big Reds 24-14 to break open a close game. He also finished with six assists.
Senior Dan Dixon also did a lot of damage in the paint, netting 22 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.
The Blue Devils led 18-16 after the first quarter and it was 39-30 at the half. The 10-point difference in the third quarter made a big impact as the home team kept its advantage near 20 points throughout the final stanza.
Junior Brian Blanzy had eight points, while junior Sam Blanzy and senior Jabari Burton had seven points apiece. Senior Gordie Post had only four points, but finished with nine rebounds in another Macomb Area Conference Blue Division victory.
The Blue Devils also helped themselves by making 23-of-29 free throws and they made 20-of-26 in a 63-50 win over Fraser earlier in the week.
"We practice free throws every practice and it is paying off," assistant coach Peter Kingsley said. "Making free throws is a huge weapon in games."
Dixon had another double-double, netting 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Post also had one, with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The visiting Blue Devils took it right at the Ramblers, leading 16-5 after the first quarter and it was 32-18 at the half.
The visitors made 10-of-10 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the deal.
Grosse Pointe South improved to 5-0 in the MAC Blue Division and 10-1 overall.