Fowlervilles Hutchins and Young together win 59 points against Lansing Catholic
LANSING, me. (WLNS) – On paper, the Catholic boys’ basketball teams Fowlerville and Lansing have a lot of star power.
The stars shone on Tuesday evening.
The Cougars welcomed the gladiators to an interdivisional CAAC showdown, but Lansing Catholic passed on one of the region’s top players, junior guard Alex Watters, who is recovering from an ankle sprain.
Lansing Catholic started the game on fire and had a double-digit lead at one point in the first half. Fowlerville stormed back, however, and went into halftime at 42:37, behind 14 points in the first half from Senior Brendan Young. Senior Sammy Jacobs also had 14 points for Lansing Catholic during the break.
In the third quarter, the two teams swapped bucket for bucket for bucket. Each team scored 27 points for the quarter for a total of 54 points. With a 22-second lead in the quarter, Fowlerville was a ten-point lead, but Lansing Catholic found a way to get five points in less than 20 seconds and reduced the lead to 68-64 in the final quarter.
Behind the star power of Billy Hutchins and Young, Fowlerville held on to reach the top of Lansing Catholic (90-86).
Hutchins led the Glads with 30 points and Young was right behind him at 29 – as the two are quickly becoming one of the best dynamic duos in the state.
“As the teams focus more and more on Brendan, Billy is a tough watcher too. And if you try to protect him directly, he will get you, ”said Fowlerville trainer Jim Jonas. “He (Hutchins) was so consistent after the first or second game. He scored between 16 and 24 points per game and I’m particularly proud of his defense. ”
“We always try to make each other get better every day and we always support each other in the game,” said Hutchins of his basketball relationship with Young. “When one guy comes out and has a bad game, the others are always there to help.”
Given that Lansing Catholic didn’t have any of their top players, the Jacobs Cougars were 86 points down from 30. Senior DJ Ferguson and Junior Brody Kirkpatrick both scored 11 for the Cougars.
“Katholik is a damn good team and they are so well trained. And they were without one of their better, if not best, players in Alex, ”said Jonas. “Coming out and playing like you did, all honor to you. Nobody lost this game, that’s for sure. The Catholic simply has no more time. “
With the win, Fowlerville has now won six times in a row, improving to 10-2. On Friday, the gladiators received Williamston, a team they defeated on February 16 between 66 and 62.
After a 6-0 start to the season, Lansing Catholic fell 7-4. The Cougars will play in Lansing Sexton on Friday.
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