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Southfield Christian boys basketball moving on to Class D semifinal

March 20, 2012

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Southfield Christian brothers Lindsay Hunter, right, and Lindsay Hunter IV celebrate after the Eagles won their Class D quarterfinal.

It was familiar ground for Southfield Christian guard Chris Dewberry, and he made himself feel quite comfortable.

The senior led the Eagles to a 98-84 victory against Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary March 20 at Waterford Mott in a Class D quarterfinal.

Dewerry, who finished with 27 points, spent his first two and half years of his prep career at Mott.

“It felt good to come back home one last time, and I was happy I could show what I could do,” he said.

Though the opening four minutes, didn’t look as promising for Southfield Christian. The Eagles trailed 14-2 before Dewberry heated up and scored 11 points in the last four minutes of the quarter.

“That really settles us down when he’s hitting his shots,” Southfield Christian coach Josh Baker said.

It was Dewberry who brought the Eagles back in the game, but it was senior Lindsay Hunter and sophomore Lindsay Hunter IV that gave them control.

The brothers combined for 47 points on the night, including 18 from Hunter in the second and 13 from Hunter IV in the third.

After leading 21-18 at the end of the first, the Eagles led 50-37 at the half and extended the lead to 72-53 at the end of three.

In the fourth quarter, Southfield Christian again showed just how fast it could score, putting up 11 points in 48 seconds.

“We’d make a run, they’d make a run. But we just couldn’t keep up with them,” Seminary coach David Lecker said.

The Cardinals finish the season 20-5 overall. Southfield Christian goes to 22-2 and now takes on Muskegon Catholic Central (17-9) at 6 p.m. March 22 in East Lansing for a chance to go to the final.

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