Perennial Class AA power Cushing’s visit to Deerfield provided the Big Green with one of its most severe tests of the season. As good as billed, Cushing raced out to a 17-3 lead before Deerfield settled in and made the game competitive. Jackson Pitcher led Deerfield’s scoring with 10 points. Dallas Hobbs battled on the low block against Cushing’s long front line, scoring 3 buckets in the paint. Adi Esonwune and Will Santos competed hard defensively against Cushing’s Division-I-bound backcourt.