Posted On: 01/28/20 11:20 PM

The home crowd at Memphis East High School was into the game from the jump.

And so were the Mustangs.

Memphis East (16-4, 5-0) laid it all out Tuesday night for the 89-76 win over Whitehaven (18-2, 4-1) in the first meeting between both teams this season.

Here are three takeaways from the Mustangs’ win over the Tigers:

Memphis East limited Whitehaven’s scoring attack

The Tigers live and die by the 3. They like to get those 3s off turnovers and in transition. The Mustangs took those transition 3s away from Whitehaven, which played desperate for the rest of the way after losing the 6-5 lead in the first quarter. The Tigers made 10 3s, with eight of them coming when the team was trailing by double digits in the second half. Senior guard Kavion McClain made six of the team’s 10 3s. McClain led Whitehaven with 28 points.

Alvin Miles finished with 16. Jesse Payne added 13.

Whitehaven jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first quarter, but Memphis East reeled off a 7-2 run take a 7-6 lead. Once the Tigers lost their lead, the Mustangs had complete control and Whitehaven played catchup for the rest

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