MACOMB, Michigan -- Every player on the roster for the Lutheran North Mustangs scored in the 82-44 win over the Cabrini Monarchs on Tuesday. The fast pace offense started on a 22-3 run and never slowed down.
“I thought we focused on that (the press and pace of play) and we were able to get back to that tonight,” Lutheran North coach Kevin Murawski said. “It’s all stuff we’ve been struggling with and we’ve been focusing on the last couple days; it really seemed to pay off today.
“The guys came out, gave a great effort and really got after it today.”
Jack Hilt scored early and often for the Mustangs (10-5). Hilt finished with 13 points, while Drew Arft scored 14 points. Arft was not only scoring for the Mustangs; he was dishing out passes left and right to snag a good amount of assists. Jake Schinkai and Kasey Lesnau scored 10 points. Joe Milanov tallied six, but fouled out with a few minutes left in the game.
At halftime, Lutheran North held a commanding 42-18 lead. On January 5, the Mustangs edged the Monarchs by 12 points. This time around, Lutheran North defeated Cabrini by 38 points.
The energetic offense and dominant defense was too much to handle for the Monarchs (1-13), who had trouble moving the ball past Lutheran North's press. Colin O'Leary scored a team-high 14 points, Eyon O'Neil added seven and Austin Martin chipped in five points.
“Pressure is made to speed you and made to speed you up and make you do things that you’re not comfortable doing,” Cabrini coach AJ Jimenez said. “That’s what they did. They had success with it.
“We’ve just got to do a better job of slowing the game down.”
Lutheran North will host the Cranbook-Kingswood Cranes at home on February 12 after defeating them by two points earlier in the season.