By Ryan Spitz
In a game that got out of hand after a closely contested first quarter, Red-emption dominated a Chris Rosario-less Light It Up squad, 112-75.
While Light It Up was without their top scorer, Red-emption did not have a full squad either and still dominated.
“We only had five guys,” Red-emption’s Christian Terrell said. “Coming in we thought we were going to be tired, but we shared the ball and played really good defense.”
The short bench seemed to affect Red-emption early on as they were only up 22-20 at the end of the first, letting Light It Up hang around.
However, they began to turn it on in the second quarter on the defensive end, holding Light It Up to only six points, while scoring 24 points themselves, tripling their opponents up in the quarter.
MVP candidate Jalen Graham continued his brilliant play with 40 points, while Terrell added 33 points in his breakout game.
Despite the loss, Light It Up showed that they are more than Rosario today. Devin Luzietti had 19 points and 18 rebounds in his best performance of the season, and Jake Miko hit eight threes for 24 points.
After such a substantial blow-out win teams usually feel as if they have hit their peak, but a shorthanded Red-emption team thinks nothing of the latter, still missing star point guard Scott Corchard.
Status of Corchard’s injury is still unknown and his return remains in question.
“I hope soon; we love Scott [Corchard] we want him back.” Terrell said.