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DeLaSalle Islanders hold off St. Rita's Mustangs

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With Reid Travis still sidelined due to an off season stress fracture, it was junior Sacar Amin who filled the scoring void for DeLaSalle with a game high 29 points to lead the Islanders to a 59-53 win over the St. Rita of Cascia Mustangs in the 2014 Timberwolves Shootout Saturday afternoon at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Charles Matthews scored first for the Chicago based Mustangs :47 into the game. Amin's basket evened the game at two Treston Forbes' basket gave St.Rita's the lead but it was short-lived as Amin scored six straight points. The Islanders went on a 9-0 run that ended on a tip in by Charles Matthews. Forbes hit a three pointer at the horn and DeLaSalle led at the half 25-15.

Geno Crandall got the Islanders started on his basket ;13 seconds into the second half. The Mustangs went on a 4-0 run before DeLaSalle's Jarvis Johnson,scoreless in the first half, scored his first basket with 15:44 to go. St.Rita's offense got going as Victor Law scored a three point play to take the lead. Law also had five straight points,including a dunk and a three pointer. . Joshua Collins cut the Mustang lead to one. Dominique Matthews, who didn't score in the first half, increased the lead with a three pointer. \

The Islanders came back to take the lead on Jeffrey Daubanton's basket. Then the Mustangs evened the game at 45 as Dominique Matthews scored. Then Amin scored to put DeLaSalle in front and James Lawson help spark a 4-0 run to keep St. Rita's from heading back to the Windy City with a win.

Crandall was the only other Islander in double figures, scoring 13 points. Dominique Matthews led the Mustangs with 17. His brother Charles contributed 11 points.

Law will be attending Northwestern next season.



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