LEWES, Del. -- In an ugly game, Christ the King jumped out to a 39-22 half-time lead and never looked back, dismantling Cave Spring 57-37 in a Tommy Jacobs Memorial tilt at the Slam Dunk to the Beach.
Following a tightly contested first quarter, the Royals broke the game open by outscoring the Knights 21-5 in the third quarter. It got even worse in the third quarter, as Cave Spring sat all of its starters and fell behind 52-26 after three quarters of play.
Japhet McNeil paced the CK attack with 16 points and eight assists. Mitch Beauford also tallied 16 points and forward Brian Williams chipped in 11 for the victors.
Duke signee J.J. Redick played just 17 minutes in the game and tallied seven points. Andrew Davison led Cave Spring with 11 points.
Early in the third quarter, Cave Spring Head Coach Billy Hicks yanked all of his starters as the Royals scored seemingly at will. Just a day earlier, Redick and the Knights had captivated the audience here in a 65-63 loss to Oxon Hill H.S.