Finally, Sean May and his Bloomington North teammates were able to relax.
After a series of close games, May & Co. cruised to an 87-37 victory over Columbus North on Saturday night.
Junior swingman Michael Davis, the son of IU coach Mike Davis, kept the defense honest by knocking down his first four three-pointers, and May took over from there, finishing with 31 points and 12 rebounds.
The Cougars improved to 6-0 with the win. May scored 12 points in the third quarter and watched the final six minutes of the rout from the bench.
"But we just played a No. 1-ranked team that was clicking," Columbus coach Joe Preda told the Bloomington Times. "They weren't forcing it, were playing more as a team than I'd seen them on previous game films. They hit the shots. They hit everything and we hit nothing, it seemed like. May didn't force it — let the game come to him, and we just couldn't match up with him at all."
"Our big man played real well inside tonight," Bloomington North coach Tom McKinney added. "You know, Sean is a pretty smart player. He knows what he's doing out there. He's getting in better playing shape all the time, and played very well this weekend.