Posted On: 01/22/19 11:58 AM
This was the rematch that fans in the Cincinnati area have been waiting to for. Last post-season Purcell Marian lost a heart breaker in OT to Deer Park with a trip to Columbus on the line. And with both teams among the best D-III teams in the state, the rematch at the MLK Classic in Middletown was much anticipated. The Cavaliers, ranked 3rd in the latest Prep Hoops D-III poll, got off to a 14-0 start and never looked back in cruising to an 83-67 victory over the 5th ranked Wildcats.
Deer Park, playing without its center and Florida International football commit Joe Hocker, was dominated on the backboard and allowed Purcell to shoot 66% from the field and behind the arch. Purcell had seven pl