Posted On: 01/10/20 10:11 AM

It was a rivalry showdown Thursday evening as the McCluer North Starts took the short ride across town to take on the McCluer Comets.  The Comets came in to the game with an overall record of 10-2 and were ranked 6th in Class 4.  The Stars had their eyes on an upset.  After a slow start, the two teams battled in a back and forth contest that eventually saw McCluer hold serve at home and survive with a 50-46 victory.  Here are our biggest takeaways from the game:

Both Teams Shorthanded:

Both teams played shorthanded Thursday night, and it made an impact early on before both teams settled in offensively.  McCluer was without leading scorer 6'6 Sr Devon Barshow, while McCluer North was without talented junior point guard Marlon Owens.

Who Stepped Up?

McCluer was the favorite coming into the game, but they knew someone had to pick up the slack offensively with Barshow not in uniform.  Insert emerging standout Jeremiah Johnson.  The 6'0 senior was tremendous for the Comets and showed a takeover ability we have yet to see.  He torched the Stars to the tune of a game high 27 points and was clearly

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