LEWES, Del. -- Bob Oliva's Christ the King program had enjoyed a tremendous run of regional and national caliber success in the past two decades, so it was not surprising that they doled out some lessons at this year's Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament.
Unfortunately for Troy H.S. of Ohio on Saturday afternoon, the Trojans were more of a victim than a pupil.
The well-seasoned Royals took apart Troy by a 74-25 score in a Tommy Jacobs Memorial tilt.
The game was over after one quarter, with CK taking a 17-0 lead after the first quarter, and led 33-8 at the half.
Barry Egan's Troy program has enjoyed a wealth of success in his tenure at the Southern Ohio school, but the Trojans featured a young squad that lost its top player (Alex Carmona) just prior to the start of the 2001-2002 season.
Those factors plus Christ the King's stunning efficiency in putting away opponents spelled a long afternoon for Troy.
The Royals' junior floor general Japhet McNeil ran the well oiled Royals' machine, tallying eight points, seven assists and zero turnovers on the day. Forwards Eric Martin and Stan Milien benefited from McNeil's handiwork, each scoring 12 points.
Guard Ryan Boyd led Troy with seven points, and 6-9 sophomore forward hauled down 10 rebounds for the Trojans.