Charles Roth ’14 – Dating all the way back to 1968, Romeo High School has seen four All State basketball players from the Cushingberry family. Whether it’s coaching or playing, from the patriarch Clyde Cushingberry, to the present Drew Cushingberry (12). The community of Romeo has witnessed the best of what this family has to offer, and Wednesday’s game against rival Eisenhower High School was no exception.
Senior captain, and four year starter Drew Cushingberry lead the Bulldogs with 27 points, and five assists in the conference win against Eagles.
The Eagles came out on fire with a handful of consecutive three point shots, taking an early 13-2 lead. A shocked Bulldog team, who was on their heels during the first quarter went down 10 to finish the first quarter 8-18.
From then on Romeo looked to Drew Cushingberry, and he didn’t disappoint. Making shots all over the court, Cushingberry was doing his best to make a game of it. With time expiring in the half, Cushingberry’s fade away three brought Romeo’s student section’s energy back, and ultimately pulled the Bulldogs within 3 at half.
“It was crazy, we feed off our student sections energy,” Cushingberry said. “I was feeling it, and everything was dropping for me.”
A fired up Romeo team came out of the locker room determined. Again Cushingberry pulled through, finishing off his foul shots on two separate three point plays, Romeo was finally in the drivers seat with a 43-41 point lead going into the fourth quarter.
“It woke up the rest of our team in the second half to takeover the game,” Cushingberry said about his performance.
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The Bulldogs controlled the game from there on out, and with Bradley Sorensen (11) clinching the win with his free throws, Romeo went on to beat the undefeated Eagles 55-47.
Sorensen, George Wilson (12), and Jon Towne (12) all added six points, while Adam Davis finished with four. The Bulldogs improved their record in the MAC Red to 3-1, and take on the Patriots from Cousino on January 24th.