“We were up 24-8, but they scored 17 points in the final four minutes of the second quarter,” said Dullea. “It was close the whole second half, but we managed to hold them off. Jake Burt had a bunch of rebounds, especially late in the game.”
Junior point guard Kareem Davis had a huge game for the Eagles. The transfer from Lowell scored 19 points and had a team high eight assists. He did a great job running the offense and took care of the ball.
“He ran the show for us,” said Dullea. “His play was huge; everything we ask him for he does, and is a good leader. Tonight he got into foul trouble, and we had to take him out for a blow, but he had a terrific game. He gets in the lane and is very shifty, very quick.
“Judson is more aggressive this year, and we need him to take the ball to the basket the way he did. Bisson also did a nice job and had 11 rebounds. He’s very tough to contain and plays great defense. This was a nice win against a good team.”
It was run and gun in the fourth quarter as both teams raced up and down the court. Classical cut it to two points with just over six minutes remaining after Ronnie Williams (10 points) hit a layup, but Judson made a pair from the charity stripe and then hit a driving layup to build the lead back up to six points, 52-46.
It was Davis, who put the game away for the Eagles with a basket and four foul shots in the final 1:46.
“That point guard they picked up from Lowell is a real good player,” said Classical coach Tom Grassa. “We had a difficult time containing him; he’s excellent and controlled the offense.