Lucas Tops Herzog In Battle Of Titans

Orchard Lake St.Mary's and Kalin Lucas battled Powers High and Tom Herzog on Friday night. OLSM's prevailed in the end in a hard fought contest.

OKEMOS,MI-In a epic classic battle, Ochard Lake St. Mary's was able to knock off Powers high by the score of 71-68 Friday night.

This game featured two Spartan verbal committments and two of the best high school basketball players in the country in OLSM's point guard Kalin Lucas and Powers big man, Tom Herzog.

Both players played well. Lucas certainly looked like one of the top point guards in the country in the victory, scoring 33-points. It was the seventh time this year that Lucas had scored over 30-points in a game this year. Lucas used excellent quickness, and vast array of moves to score those 33-points.

Herzog had a big game to, scoring 24-points, grabbing 15 rebounds, and blocking six shots. He also threw down a monster dunk and was fouled on the same play.

Jon Tassin added 20 points for OLSM's, and Laval Lucas-Perry, a Division one prospect in both football and basketball, added 23 points for Powers.

The game actually went into overtime before, and in fact, Powers held a 68-64 lead with 3:11 in this first overtime.

However, they could not hold on and St Mary's got the victory. Powers missed two three-pointers with just seconds remaining in the first overtime that would have forced a 2nd overtime.

St Mary's is now 10-5 on the year and Powers fell to 14-1, their first loss of the year.

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