Gary Ervin is one tough player. Ervin, who spent much of his off the court time healing his twisted ankle, helped is team to a victory this past weekend by dropping in 20 points. Ervin also had four assists. His team defeated Lutheran Christian Academy on Saturday. "It's all right," Ervin said after his team won. "I can play through it."
Ervin, who signed a letter of intent with Mississippi State last week, was initially going to sit out this event in Delaware to a
a high ankle sprain he suffered after scoring 32 points in the Crusaders' loss to Winchendon last Tuesday night.
On Friday night, Ervin knocked down a pair of three pointers from the left corner to jump start Notre Dame to a 6-0 lead, and the Crusaders never looked back in a 94-53 victory over National Christian Academy.
"We were hoping to have Gary back for the MCI tournament in December," his coach Bill Barton told Russ Blake. "He stayed off it for two days, and I'm not sure what happened, I looked at it yesterday, and there was no swelling, no blood, and I was shocked."
"He said to me today that he was 100 percent, and that I expect to start, play and win," Barton continued. "I said, no problem, I won't ask you again."
But Ervin was limping around this past weekend. But don't tell that to his defenders who were beaten many times with Gary's dribble.