Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Guys give chase

by Bob St. John Sports Editor

February 07, 2013

Grosse Pointe South’s boys’ basketball team hung tough against division-leading Warren Fitzgerald last week.

The host Blue Devils played a strong first half before the Spartans used a late run to take a 30-25 halftime lead.

They cut the deficit to 34-32 late in a low-scoring third quarter, but the Spartans used three consecutive three-point baskets to eventually pull out a 54-44 victory.

“I like the fight our kids show and they played hard against a very good Fitzgerald team,” head coach Dave Grauzer said. “They’re undefeated in our division and have only one loss, so we knew we had to play well to win.”

The combination of juniors Charlie Warren and Dan Dixon helped the Blue Devils lead midway through the second quarter. However, the Spartans used an 8-0 run to grab the halftime advantage.

In the third quarter, the 7-0 Blue Devil run got them right back in the thick of things. They scored the seven points in a little more than one minute.

Warren led the Blue Devils with 10 points and five rebounds, while Dixon had six points, five rebounds and four blocks.

South also lost 47-40 to host Port Huron Northern last week.

Junior Darrius Harris led the way with 19 points, as the Blue Devils fell to 2-5 in the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division and 3-11 overall.