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Wilson-led third-quarter surge helps St. Mary's power past Catholic Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Clarence Wilson (1), Orchard Lake St. Mary's, runs into defenders AJ Abdelnour (2) and CJ Baird (21), Detroit Catholic Central, during varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The Eaglets pulled away in the second half for a win over Catholic League rival Catholic Central 65-51. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Brandon Recto, Detroit Catholic Central, goes up for basket during varsity basketball action at Orchard Lake St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2016. Catholic Central fell to the Eaglets 65-51. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Caden Prieskorn, Orchard Lake St. Mary's, drives to the basket during varsity basketball action against Detroit Catholic Central at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2016. The Eaglets pulled away in the second half for a win over Catholic League rival Catholic Central 65-51. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Clarence Wilson (1), Orchard Lake St. Mary's, attempts to fight through a pick set by Josh Guowsky (5), Detroit Catholic Central, and steel the ball away from Brandon Recto (12), during varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The Eaglets pulled away in the second half for a win over Catholic League rival Catholic Central 65-51. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeats Catholic League rival Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 in varsity basketball action at St. Mary's Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo / LARRY McKEE)

ORCHARD LAKE - The second half of Orchard Lake St. Mary's boys basketball game Tuesday night turned into a fast-break fest with wily vet C.J. Wilson leading the charge.

Using heavy doses of the transition game, host St. Mary's ran past rival Novi Detroit Catholic Central 65-51 to tip off play in the Catholic League Central Division. The Eaglets set the tone after the intermission, opening the third quarter on a 15-5 spurt and scoring more than half of the rest of their points via the break.

The game was knotted 27-27 at the half. Midway through the third, St. Mary's pushed its lead to double figures to stay on junior Tyler Markray's lay-up off a steal by Wilson to make it 52-42. Wilson's hoop on a feed from Markray shortly thereafter prompted a Catholic Central timeout.

The Eaglets all-Catholic League point guard then took over in the fourth. His six straight started the stanza and his runner going baseline gave St. Mary's a 57-43 advantage. Senior Cooper Abrams (10 points) scored two fast-break baskets in a row in the final two minutes to put the game to bed.

Wilson tied his career-high with 34 points. He's eclipsed the 30-point plateau three times this year so far.

"We got out and ran in the second half and pushed tempo, that was the difference," the 5-foot-10 senior sparkplug said.

St. Mary's head coach Todd Covert liked how his squad responded out of the locker room in the third quarter.

"CC's pressure bothered us early, but we stayed poised and really spread the floor well later and played strong defense, which got our transition game going," he said.

Covert's club improved to 7-1 with the victory. Catholic Central fell to 5-2. Shamrocks senior forward C.J. Baird paced Catholic Central with 19 points.

"The third quarter hurt us, we had a really bad three, four-minute stretch on both ends of the court and we never recovered," Shamrocks head coach Bill Dyer said.

Catholic Central has a date with Birmingham Brother Rice Friday. Next up for St. Mary's is a battle with Dearborn Divine Child.

Last Updated: 1/10/2017 11:08:57 PM EST


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