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A lanky 6-foot-6 with an impressive wingspan, DuSable senior forward Chris Galbreath Jr. looks comfortable wherever he is on the court, in the lane or on the perimeter.
But running the fast break, he looks like he is right at home.
“I love running the floor,” Galbreath said. “I love running the fast break.”
With the senior leading the way, a fast-breaking DuSable squad cruised to a 72-29 win over St. Benedict Sunday at Young’s MLK Dream Classic.
Galbreath finished with 20 points with Malik Williams (11 points) chipping in. Devon Puckett, Antonio Monroe and Carlos Starks scored eight points apiece for DuSable (8-8) as nine different players scored.
DuSable sprinted out of the gates Sunday, blitzing an undermanned St. Benedict squad. The Panthers opened on a 15-0 run in less than five minutes that featured four Benedict turnovers.
“Early on, we wanted to come out strong because we didn’t want them to make it a game,” Galbreath said. “We didn’t want to be lackadaisical so we tried to put it away early.”
The high-flying senior showed off his fast break abilities, throwing down two dunks, one on a nice pass from Pointer. The highlight though capped off the game-opening run. Again on a pass from Pointer, Galbreath rose up and threw down a vicious two-handed dunk reminiscent of former NBA star Tom Chambers in the 1990s.
DuSable went up 21-2 after one quarter, opening up a 45-17 halftime lead.
“We tried to put as much pressure as possible on them,” Galbreath said. “Coach Theo Williams’ first priority is defense. We were able to shoot well, drive and kick, knocking down some shots.”
St. Benedict (16-5) dressed just six players and was without star senior Lamon Dawkins who had averaged 30-plus points a game over the last four.
Sophomore guard Marshawn Williams scored 23 points for the Bengals in the loss.