Behind a 20-point effort from Justyn Olson, LaGrange cruised to an 82-53 victory, and they more than doubled the offensive output they had in the previous two games combined.
The Grangers (14-5 overall) improved to 5-3 in Region 5-AAAA.
“It was nice to see some kids hit some shots,” LaGrange head coach Mike Pauley said. “We haven’t had guys do that.”
After a Joe Sanders basket got things started, Olson scored five straight points and hit a 3-pointer to give the Grangers a 7-0 lead.
The Grangers continued to do a solid job on the offensive end, and Pauley said a lot of credit for that goes to the inside duo of Joe Sanders and Don Leak, who combined for 21 points.
“Don and Joe really had a commanding presence. They were very aggressive inside,” Pauley said. “Don really played well.”
Leak finished with 12 points, and Sanders added nine.
Kwame Brown, who didn’t hit a shot the previous night against Shaw, had 11 points, and Baron Smith scored 10 points.
After falling behind big early, the Blue Devils fought back and trailed 18-15 after the first quarter.
The Blue Devils were within a point with less than three minutes to go in the half, but the Grangers closed the quarter on a 9-3 run.
Olson’s 3-pointer with seven seconds left in the half gave LaGrange a 35-28 lead.
The Grangers put it away in the third period, outscoring the Blue Devils 23-9 to build a 58-37 lead.
The Grangers continued to pour it on in the fourth quarter, and they eventually won by 29 points.
LaGrange will visit Alexander on Tuesday.