McClure Named MVP at Glaxo

Despite playing with an admittedly injured left foot, future Blue Devil David McClure wouldn't allow his Trinity Catholic team to settle for anything less than a championship on Tuesday night. The 6-foot-6 forward scored 18 points, while pulling down nine rebounds and coming away with three steals to lead the undefeated Crusaders to a 66-44 victory over West Brunswick.

After learning that his left foot was only bruised and not fractured as originally feared after Monday night's victory David McClure took the court with a tall task – to defend 6-foot-9 North Carolina State bound big man Cedric Simmons.

The future Blue Devil was up to the challenge, using his superior physique to push Simmons off the blocks throughout most of the game, holding the West Brunswick star to just 12 points and seven rebounds a day after Simmons had exploded for 25 and 15 in the semifinals.

Offensively McClure once again started a bit slow, but turned it on as the game wore on—scoring 10 of his 18 in the second half including a pair of alley-oop jams as Trinity never saw a 38-18 halftime lead shrink to more than 18 points throughout the entire second half.

"It was really good for us to get out and find out where we were as a team this weekend," said Trinity Catholic head coach Mike Walsh. "We had only played one game prior to coming here, and we really didn't know where this team is or how good it could be. I think we are on the right track."

McClure was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, averaging 17.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 2.0 blocks.

"I had an MRI and there is no stress fracture," McClure told TDD of his foot injury. "It's just a really deep bruise and there's really nothing to do for it until it heals up. We wrap it before the games since it's pretty swollen. The doctors said the swelling will go down with rest."

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