(Schenectady, NY)

Mekeel Christian defeated Catskill 82-45 in Section 2 basketball play. Alexander Barnhill and Osvaldo Dejesus combined to score 44 points for the victors. 

The Lions fired on all cylinders right from the jump and sprinted out to a hefty first quarter lead 19-8. 

Mekeel Christian dominated the first half and led 38-16. The Lions played well in the second quarter turning a 11-point first quarter lead into a 22-point halftime lead. 

The Lions used a tough hard-nosed effort in the third quarter and outscored Catskill by 10 points. 

Mekeel Christian were in control at every quarter buzzer by margins of 11, 22, 32, & 37. 

The Lions placed four players in double figure scoring. Alexander Barnhill and Osvaldo Dejesus led Mekeel Christian with 22 points. Joseph Roddy scored 18 points. J. White accumulated 11 points. 
Mekeel Christian connected on 6 trey balls. 
Joseph Roddy made 4 three-pointers. 
The Lions shot with exceptional form at the free throw line as they made 77.8%, 14 of 18. 

Leviticus Johnson paced Catskill with 12 points. Lavon Fernandez powered in 11 points. Melik Christian netted 6 points. Devon Haye tallied 6 points.






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By Ed Bemiss

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