Lucas-Perry Leads In Rout of Carman-Ainsworth

"I just wanted to lead my team and let the game come to me. Shots were going in the basket and I was able to find the open man." -- Flint Powers Catholic point guard Patrick Lucas-Perry after leading his team to a 78-46 rout of crosstown rival Carman-Ainsworth.

FLINT - Patrick Lucas-Perry got his Flint Powers team back on track last night and the performance from the junior point guard couldn't have come at a better time as Flint Powers needed a win for any hope to repeat as conference champs in the Big Nine.

Carman-Ainsworth already defeated Powers 78-72 earlier this season, and the Cavs were at it again holding a 15-11 lead after one quarter of play.

But that's when Lucas-Perry took over with seven straight points to give his a team the lead and Powers never trailed again.

"We came out with the mindset that we needed to get the job done and execute our game plan. We wanted some revenge," said Lucas-Perry.

Lucas-Perry and his team did just that.

After holding a 32-26 halftime lead, Powers used a 22-0 second half run to route Carman 78-46 with the 5-foot-11 floor general leading the way.

"I just wanted to lead my team and let the game come to me. Shots were going in the basket and I was able to find the open man," stated Lucas-Perry. So much so that Lucas-Perry logged 21 points, 10 assist, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals.

"L.P." started the night with his midrange game, he then extended it beyond the arc. Once Carman sent extra defenders at Lucas-Perry he then put the ball on the floor and used nifty passes to set up teammates for easy baskets.

More importantly was the job Lucas-Perry did defensively on Carman's leading scorer Glenn Cosey who entered the game averaging 20.7 points a game. Lucas-Perry stayed in front of Cosey all night and held the senior scorer to a mere 12 points.

"Glenn is a great scorer, it was one of our team goals to limit him which we were able to do," said Lucas-Perry.

The two teams are now tied for first place of the Big Nine Conference.

"Carman is a great team and they have a great coach. It's a big rivalry game. I look at it as being the battle of Flint," stated Lucas-Perry.

Top tight end prospect Patrick O'Brian, scored a game-high 24 points for Powers Catholic. Guard DeMarco Sanders had 17 points for the winners.

Freshman phenom Denzel Watts was held scoreless in the pressure packed contest.

The conference title will more than likely be decided on February 5th when the teams meet for a third time.

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