Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Blue Devils bedeviled

by Bob St. John

December 13, 2012

It was a tough start to the season for Grosse Pointe South’s boys’ basketball team.

The Blue Devils started with a 58-43 home loss to Chippewa Valley and ended with a 63-30 defeat to Detroit Osborn at St. Cecilia’s.

“We had a nice first half against Chippewa Valley, but couldn’t sustain it and fell apart in the second half,” head coach Dave Grauzer said. “We have to get some more consistency and others have to step up.”

The host Blue Devils led Chippewa Valley 26-25 at the half as Jabari Burton scored 10 points.

They were outscored 16-6 in the third quarter to fall behind by nine points and 17-11 in the final period to lose by double digits.

Burton finished with 10 points to lead the Blue Devils, while Darius Harris had nine and Joe Becker added eight.

Last weekend, Grauzer took his players to experience the uniqueness of playing at legendary St. Cecilia’s in Detroit.

“It will be a good learning experience for the boys,” Grauzer said. The Blue Devils couldn’t handle Osborn’s speed and the deficit quickly grew to double digits.

With the loss, South is 0-2 overall.