Throughout the Cru's basketball season, shooting guard Andrew Grooms had been averaging only seven points per game.
On June 12 Grooms broke out of his slump for the Cru — a 16-year-old and under El Centro-based basketball team — as he dropped 31 points on El Centro's First Baptist Church team, leading the Cru to a 93-58 victory in a basketball shoot-out in El Centro.
The bulk of his points came from behind the three-point arc, as he nailed seven treys.
"They just left me open and I kept making my shots. If I'm on fire, then I'm going to keep shooting," said the 13-year-old, 5-foot-4 Grooms, whose 31 points were the most he's scored in his four years with the Cru. "Usually when I'm playing I'll look to shoot the three-pointer. But if I'm not hitting them, I'll either step closer and try to do something else or just pass the ball."