Someone forgot to tell East their game with McKinley was supposed to be competitive. Domonique Jackson and Dallas Gary dominated on both ends of the floor as East moved to 11-0 in the Yale Cup with a convincing 98-54 win over McKinley on Friday night. When they weren't taking turns making baskets, they were busy containing the Macks' top offensive threats in Mansa Habeeb (14 points) and Kevin Chillis (15 points).
Jackson finished with 32 points and Gary added 26. East roared to a 45-30 halftime lead and kept the pressure on in the second half.
McKinley tried to make a run in the third quarter, but a barrage of baskets by Jackson and Gary "took the steam out of them," said coach Starling Bryant. "Our kids Jackson and Gary got pretty hot, and we played some great defense."
Henry Mingle grabbed 14 rebounds for East, which wraps up the regular season with Hutch-Tech on Wednesday and Grover Cleveland on Friday.
In Canisius Cup girls basketball, City Honnors posted the biggest win to date when they beat Bennett, 49-44. The loss was the first of the season for the Tigers. City Honors, Bennett and East all have one league loss. Sarah Miller had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Kat Curry had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Centaurs.
Tashika Brewster had 28 points and Ashley Grimes handed out 10 assists for South Park in a 56-45 win over Riverside.
Danaja Jones had nine assists and Pilar Nelson had 11 points as Hutch-Tech outscored da Vinci, 22-4, in the third quarter en route to a 54-24 win.
Tiauna Young had 20 points and 18 rebounds for East in a 62-26 win over McKinley.
---Mary Jo Monnin