Coming into Tuesday night's basketball match-ups, there was a 4-way tie for first in the CAAC Blue division.  Those teams were: Grand Ledge (who knocked off Sexton); East Lansing (who survived OT vs Eastern); and Okemos & Everett.  The Chiefs and Vikings were facing each other.  Someone was going to fall into second place.  Noah Pruitt wasn't going to let Okemos be that team.  In defensive-minded (and a little sloppy at times) battle, the Chiefs defeated the Vikings 51-30 Tuesday evening.  Things started off pretty slowly, with Okemos holding Everett without a field goal in the 1st quarter, and the Chiefs leading 8-2.  It was a football score at the half, as Okemos lead 24-7 (and only allowing one FG in the first 16 minutes).  Things sped-up in the 3rd & 4th quarters, but it was Noah Pruitt and Okemos' night.  The diminutive sophomore guard was doing it all, finishing with a game-high 15 pts, dropping 7 dimes and reeling in 6 boards.  And dribbling out of the always intense Everett pressure.  Evan Thomas chipped in 11 pts & 9 rebounds for the Chiefs.  After scoring 92, 85 and 84 in their last 3 games, Everett was held in check, scoring their lowest output of the season to this date.   The Vikings were led by Dominique Davidson's 7 pts & 11 reb, with Allen English adding 7 pts as well.

INDIVIDUAL STATS:

Okemos:

NOAH PRUITT: 15 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds

EVAN THOMAS: 11 points, 9 rebounds

JORDAN HENRY: 11 points, 7 rebounds

ZACH HETFIELD: 6 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals

 

Everett:

DOMINIQUE DAVIDSON: 7 points, 11 rebounds

ALLEN ENGLISH: 7 points, 4 blocks

SHAMAR HOWARD: 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks

MARQUEZ GORDON: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 steals