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De La Salle received contributions from a number of players in its 78-49 victory Friday night over Hales.

With Minnesota recruit Alvin Ellis in foul trouble, Meteors coach Tom White sat the senior for the entire second quarter looking for his bench to step up.

"I didn't want to put [Ellis] back in because we were playing so well without him," White said.

Helping White to keep his star on the bench was sophomore Karl Harris, who scored eight of his 11 points in the second quarter.

But the Meteors, up just 10 at halftime, put the game out of reach at the start of the third quarter when senior Marcus White scored the first six points of the half.

"I felt that nobody could stop me," said Marcus White, who led De La Salle with 21 points.

De La Salle (12-6, 2-2 Catholic League) found its success on the defensive end, but senior Shaquon Alexander didn't seem to have any troubles as he led all scorers with 34 points for Hales (11-11, 0-3).

"We decided to let (Alexander) get his and shut down everyone else," White said.

Hales coach Gary London had high praise for his senior after the game as well.

"He played like a Division 1 player tonight.  We need to get him some help but hats off to him.  Unfortunately he was the only one that came to play," London said.

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