Glaxo: McClure and Trinity Coast to Big Win

Future Blue Devil David McClure led his Trinity Catholic team to an opening round victory at the annual Glaxo Smith Kline Tournament Saturday afternoon in Raleigh. The 6-foot-6 small forward scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, handed out three assists, and blocked two shots as Trinity easily defeated Riverside 70-33.

"We started slow and we didn't have any scouting report on them," McClure told TDD after the game. "We were able to get easy baskets early on and that took some pressure off our defense. Eventually we were able to work around and get open shots, which we knocked down."

Indeed the Crusaders were never challenged, taking a 10-2 lead before stretching it to 33-12 at the half. McClure did most of his damage inside, finishing in the lane and in traffic, logging 14 points in the first two quarters.

In what was the highlight of the night McClure blocked a Riverside shot from the paint then sprinted up the floor to be on the receiving end of a perfectly thrown alley-oop; much to the delight of the Duke faithful in attendance.

"That was something we tried to do a little more of," said McClure of the highlight reel jam. "I think it's fair to say I've got a lot of motivation coming up here and playing in front of ACC fans."

After the lead swelled to 37, at 66-29, McClure and the rest of the starters went to the bench with 5:00 remaining in the contest.

After the game McClure said he was likely heading to Duke over the weekend, though he figured he'd make one stop before heading to his future home.

"I spoke with Shavlik earlier, and he said I had to come over and get some home cooking. I think I'll probably head that way after watching the Oak Hill game."

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