In the first ever GottaGetIt Classic at Grand Blanc it was a host of teams from all over the state. The Chargers were matched up with Detroit Douglass. Douglass features Sophomore Pierre Brooks who is looked at to be the best Sophomore in the state. The Chargers have done a great job defending the top opposing players. Owen Lobsinger is also regarded as one of the top sophomore in the state and the two play AAU ball together.
The Chargers jumped out early and the offense was running well. Cole Malenich 3 point field goal got them on the board first and after a Tommy Hagerman jump shot the Chargers jumped out to a 9-2 lead. The Chargers would take a 16-9 lead into the 2nd quarter on a beautiful inside out pass from Redds to Jesse Carpenter for a 3 point field goal as time expired. In the second quarter Douglass defense started to create some turnovers and the Chargers errors gave Douglass room to cut into the deficit. The Hurricanes of Douglass outscored the Chargers 11-8 in the 2nd stanza and the Chargers led 24-20 at the half.
In the Second Half the Chargers would stretch their led by as many as 10 points. Jesse Carpenter banged in another 3 pointer in the third quarter to extend Powers lead to. Carpenter played well after not playing in the contest vs Grand Blanc. A testament to being ready when your number is called. Carpenter’s three pointer gave Powers a 35-26 lead. The Chargers would lead 38-30 to end the third quarter. Powers Catholic would begin the 4th quarter with a Dalton Davidson field goal to take a 40-30 lead. Douglass 3 quarter court trapping got them back into the game. The Chargers who have had difficulties at times closing out games did so again today. The Hurricanes would cut the Chargers lead to as low as 1 but on the ensuing possession a Malik Seay steal and assist to Owen Lobsinger would put the Chargers back up to hold on. The final score was Powers Catholic 54-47 over Douglass.
The Chargers held Pierre Brooks to 5-15 shooting and 12 points for the game. This is the 6th opponent the Chargers have held to under 55 points. Owen Lobsinger led the Chargers with 14 points, 8 rebounds. Cole Malenich and Jesse Carpenter both had 9 points and Luke Phillpotts had 7 points and 8 rebounds. The Chargers will return to action on Tuesday January 8th vs Bendle. This will be the first home game in 2019 for the Chargers.