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U-D's defense stymies De La Salle, Cubs take command in the Central Division with 56-42 win

Basketball   | Branden Hunter

U-D's defense stymies De La Salle, Cubs take command in the Central Division with 56-42 win

Warren - Junior point guard Cassius Winston might not pass the eye test, but when he steps on the floor, he'll soon have your eyes in amazement.

Winston’s 31 points and five assists were more than enough to lead U-D Jesuit to a 56-42 victory over Warren De La Salle in a Catholic League Central Division game at De La Salle on Tuesday.

U-D (10-1), ranked No. 7 in Class A, is 4-0 and alone in first place in the Central. De La Salle (7-5) is 2-2 and in third.

Winston started the game with a few uncharacteristic turnovers, but soon settled down to lead his young team.

"We needed him to score," said U-D coach Pat Donnelly. "You can see that we didn't hit too many perimeter jump shots without him. I told him after the first quarter that he had to be aggressive offensively, and start looking for your shot.

"He's such an unselfish kid and wants to get everyone involved, but