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Morgan Park's Markee Williams puts up a shot while defended by Brooks' Dallas Haywood Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Chicago. | Mary Beth Nolan~For Sun-Times Media
Morgan Park guard Billy Garrett Jr. wasn’t having his best start. The normally efficient three-point shooter started the game against Brooks Wednesday night missing his first three three-pointers.
But, like a confident shooter does, he kept on shooting. His fourth three-point attempt came at the first quarter final buzzer, and it found nothing but net, and the foul.
Garrett completed the four-point play, giving his team a spark in what ended up being a 93-45 blowout in Red South action.
“We started slow as a team,” said Garrett, who finished with 13 points in three quarters of play. “I think that four-pointer really gave us a boost and we played well the rest of the way.”
Kyle Davis had 19 points, Markee Williams added 14, Kain Harris and Xavier Davis each had 11 for the Mustangs (16-1, 4-0), who are gearing up for Simeon on Wednesday. Taylor added nine rebounds, Davis had six assists while Williams had five steals.
Khalee Muse had 11 points to lead Eagles (8-8, 0-5).
The Mustangs trailed 12-7 late in the first but went on a 29-7 run to lead at the half 36-19. They turned it into a laugher in the third quarter when they outscored the Eagles 33-12 for a 69-31 lead.
The size and quickness of the Mustangs proved no match for the Eagles, who continually turned the ball over but still played hard the entire contest.
“We wanted to get our legs up from under us and that’s why we pressured the whole game,” Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin said. “We look at Simeon like a normal game, we don’t get too high or too low.”