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Mavs keep it rolling, throttle Lake Michigan 107-69

Mavs keep it rolling, throttle Lake Michigan 107-69

By: D.Harris

The Kentucky Mavericks improved to 10-0 on the season, and won their 102nd straight game, after completing a wire-to-wire blowout on the Lake Michigan Admirals at the Sportscenter on Sunday afternoon. The game was never in doubt, as the Mavericks controlled the entire game offensively and defensively. With the win, the Mavericks have now held opponents under 90 points for seven times this season. The Mavs also beat Lake Michigan in the first meeting by a score of 113-88.

The Mavericks jumped out to a quick 17-6 advantage in the opening minutes. Kentucky continued to impose their will inside for easy buckets, as they finished with 20 points in the paint. The Mavs led Lake Michigan 31-9 at the end of the quarter. Brandon Davis scored 10 points in the quarter, and Lake Michigan committed nine turnovers.

The Admirals jumped out on a 6-0 run to begin the second quarter, and the Mavs lost their touch on offense. P.J. Couisnard caught fire and scored 10 points in the quarter. He also converted on a four point play where he banked in a three point field goal off the glass and drew the foul. The Mavs maintained their large lead with a 53-31 lead at the half.

In the second half, the Mavs continued to stay well ahead of Lake Michigan. Dwayne Lathan came off of the bench and scored seven straight points by penetrating the lane and finishing at the rim. Kentucky opened up the lead at 75-46 with five minutes left in the quarter. Lathan recorded 10 points in the quarter. The Mavs extended their lead all the way to 32, at 83-51 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Mavs used a 19-9 run from late in the third to the first five minutes of the quarter to lead 89-55, with the game well in hand. Kentucky finished the game pouring it down on offense. The Mavericks largest lead of the game was at 42, at 107-65 on a fast-break layup from Alex Sanders.

Five Mavericks players finished in double figures scoring, including Dwayne Lathan, who led all scorers with 21 points on 7-14 shooting from the field. PJ Couisnard and Anthony Jackson both chipped in with 15 points each, and Brandon Davis collected a double-double on 12 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Gerard DeVaughn also posted 10 points and nine rebounds. Jamal Fenton dished out a team-high four assists.

As a team, the Mavericks shot 45% from the floor, and knocked down six three point field goals. The Mavs also out-rebounded Lake Michigan by a margin of 63-43. The Admirals finished with 21 turnovers in the contest, and the Mavericks converted on 25 points off of those turnovers. Kentucky also produced 60 points inside the paint.

The Mavericks will be back in action next Saturday at 7pm, as they play host to the Indianapolis Diesels. 

Next Saturday is also the Lady Mavs Dance Team Dance Clinic from 10a-1p. Register early at www.mavup.com. 

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