Cade Coleman, a 6-6 senior, did something no Davison player ever has before, surpassing the 40-point mark and establishing the school single-game record with 41 in Friday’s season opener, an 80-68 win at Midland Dow.
Coleman surpassed the Cardinals’ record game of 38 points set by current Toledo Rocket Dylan Alderson in 2015.
Coleman was at his best when the game was in the balance, sinking his final three-point attempt of the first half then his first three of the second. What makes his a special talent is that when he was hitting 3s, Cade looked like a shooting specialist. But he was also able to break off guys with the dribble from midcourt and reach the hoop in minimal strides, then in the second half he went low, drawing fouls and hitting 9-12 free throws after the intermission.
Coleman finished the game shooting 13-of-19 from the floor, including 6-of-10 three-pointers, and 9-for-15 from the line. All while being Davison’s best passer in the half-court and rarely dominating or sitting on the ball.
He got help from the performances by a pair of sophomores. 5-7 Cameron Baker was able to get into the lane and finish despite his size, and 6-4 Brendan Sullivan scored eight-straight points — two from deep and a steal and layup– when Davison pulled ahead for its largest lead in the third quarter.