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Posted: 12/25/13

Cushingberry puts Romeo back
on track in 3rd for Utica win

by RICK DESOTELL
Observer Sports Writer
      Senior forward Adam Davis led a balanced offensive attack with a team high 17 points, followed by guard Drew Cushingberry, who had 15, and Brad Sorenson, 11, to lead Romeo to a 71-56 MAC-crossover victory against Utica Ford last Tuesday night.
       Romeo (3-0) stormed out of the gates to lead 25-7 after one quarter and led 43-23 at the half before the Falcons (2-2) fought back in the third.
       "We did a great job defensively in the first half but had a big letdown in the third," said Romeo Coach Marvin Cushingberry. "It's something we're going to have to address in the coming days."
       Ford pulled close to the Bulldogs in the third before Cushingberry (seven rebounds and seven assists) took the game over, scoring nine straight points that included a thunderous dunk.
       "Drew just took over for a few minutes and we needed it,'' said Cushingberry. "We had a short bench (nine players) due to illness and travel issues so it was a big momentum changer. After that, things settled in and we outscored Ford 15-13 in the fourth to get the win. George Wilson (seven points and seven rebounds) did a nice job in the paint once again.''
       Paxton Pfeil continued to play well for the Bulldogs finishing with nine points; Jon Towne and Blake Williams had four points each and Ryan Romer and Spencer Rinke each had two to round out the scoring for Romeo.
       Bogart Lipe and John Combs led Ford with 20 points apiece.
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