The Trojans hit the road for a CAAC Blue contest. Led by Brandon Johns with 30 points and 9 rebounds, EL defeated Jackson, 70-43. East Lansing is now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in conference.
Justin McAbee scored 13 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Trojans.
Ben Zeka came off the bench to score 10 points and grab 7 rebounds.
EL is back home Tuesday for an out of conference game against Haslett.
On today’s date in 1975, Al McGuire’s 2nd ranked Warriors won the 750th game in the program’s history, but did so in such unimpressive fashion that it provoked an acerbic post-game rant from Al.
Marquette was “guilty of mental lapses, poor defense and lackluster offense the entire night,” beating the lowly Northern Michigan Wildcats in Milwaukee by just nine at 56-45 and looking like anything but one of the top teams in the country.
“The trouble with these guys is they’re a bunch of pretty boys,” spouted an obviously perturbed Al after improving to 2-0 on the season. “Nobody wants to get physical. Nobody wants to get hurt. Everybody wants to shoot. Nobody wants to go underneath and play defense. Isn’t anybody going to get hit in the eye sooner or later? This is a contact sport, isn’t it? But nobody wants to get hurt. I don’t need a trainer. It’s not possible for anyone to get hurt on this team. We got too many mirrors in our locker room. Everybody’s busy looking at themselves in the mirror. Hey, I was embarrassed by these guys tonight. We don’t have to clean our uniforms because nobody touches the ground. Everybody wants to be a star, stand out and shoot. But nobody is underneath to rebound.”
Noah Schon, Malik Jones and Brandon Jones…three huge parts of the Trojans success.
In an opening season win over Dewitt 67-58, Noah scored 23 points including four 3’s.
Malik dished out 7 assists.
Brandon scored 33 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
EL travels to Jackson Friday night for a contest with the Vikings. It’s the opening of the CAAC Blue.
Tip is scheduled for 7:35 PM.
Have to play both ends of the floor…
Mikal Bridges sprinted down the court, pointed out assignments for his teammates, and made a late switch onto the ball handler before blocking a shot at the rim.