Prep Roundup: Southern-DA showdown on tap at 3

Dec. 28, 2012 @ 11:43 PM

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Southern 60, Norfolk Christian 34

CARY — Southern set up a 3 p.m. championship date against crosstown foe Durham Academy with a going-away 60-34 win over Norfolk Christian Academy at Cary Academy.

The win was Southern’s second at the Vision Sports Holiday Classic at Cary Academy and moved the Spartans to 4-6 on the season.

The two straight wins come on the heels of a 68-67 heartbreaking loss to powerful Roxboro Person a week ago when the Rockets banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to erase a 67-65 Southern lead.

“We handled Person all night before that shot got us at the end,” Southern first-year head coach Kendrick Hall said Friday. “Ever since that game we’ve been playing better defensively and making better decisions on offense. That game brought us together as a team.”

On Friday, 6-7 junior center Isaiah Maurice had nine points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots, and Javon Riley 10 points to lead the Spartans.

Carrboro 69, Orange 64

GREENSBORO — Carrboro (7-2) took third place in the Eastern Guilford Holiday Invitational with its consolation win over Hillsborough Orange.

Carrboro’s McLean Phipps led the way with a game-high 23 points and got plenty of help from teammates Trai Sharp (12) and Jack Nanney (10).

Jamal Pittman and J.D. Brooks each had nine points for Orange (4-7), while Sean Motley and Jawan Chambers each had eight.

South Granville 49, Athens Drive 43

CREEDMOOR — South Granville advanced to tonight’s 8:30 p.m. title game of its own tournament with a tight win over Raleigh Athens Drive on Friday.

The 2-A Vikings used a balanced scoring attack to topple 4-A Athens. Branden Ragland led the Vikes with 13 points, while Shawn Montren and Mario Thorpe had nine each.

South Granville (7-3) will face reigning state independent schools champion Raleigh Ravenscroft in the final.

Cresset 45, Ridgecroft 30

CREEDMOOR — Shawn Lipscomb, the state’s leading high school scorer, had a game-high 23 Friday, well off his season average of 37.5, but it was more than enough as Cresset (6-6) stopped Ahoskie Ridgecroft (5-4).

The semifinal win in the South Granville Holiday Invitational’s Wake Forest Physical Therapy bracket semifinal, lifted Cresset to today’s championship game at 7 p.m. against Village Academy at South Granville.

Lipscomb led Cresset with nine rebounds. Sherwood Young added 11 points, while Tristan Reese had nine points and seven rebounds.

Durham Academy 55, Fayetteville Christian 35

CARY — Durham Academy beat Fayetteville Christian to advance to today’s 3 p.m. championship game against Southern in the Vision Sports Holiday Classic at Cary Academy.

Alston Thompson led the Cavaliers (11-3) with 19 points. DA built a 13-point lead by halftime and was never challenged.

Chapel Hill 49, Bunn 29

BUNN — Chapel Hill rode a balanced scoring attack behind star Anthony Vanhook to an easy win over Bunn in the Bunn Holiday Invitational round-robin tournament.

Vanhook led the Tigers (8-3) with 12 points, Elliot Orenstein had nine and Ryan Hegedus seven. Chapel Hill will meet Kinston (9-2) in the final game of the tournament at 7:30 tonight.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Hillside 47, Dudley 44

CARY — Flu-ravaged Hillside (11-2) limited its usual man-to-man pressure defense, slowed the tempo and pulled away from rival Greensboro Dudley in a 47-44 HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational Mix 101.5 bracket consolation win Friday.

Playing for the third straight day at Cary Academy, Hillside finished the tournament with a 2-1 record, winning its opener before falling in Thursday’s second round.

Jordyn Smith led a balanced Hornets’ attack with 12 points, Mylea McKennith had nine and Justine Lyons and Daesha Marshall eight apiece.

“We’re feeling a little better today,” Hillside coach Ovester Grays said after seeing 60 percent of his starting lineup and several bench players rebound from flu-like symptoms. “We slowed it down a bit to try and kept our energy up. We didn’t use as much man-to-man as we usually do, and ran a lot of zone (defense).”

Middle Creek 50, Durham Academy 45

CARY —Apex Middle Creek, a Tri-Nine 4-A Conference member, outscored private Durham Academy 8-3 in overtime Friday to win their consolation finale in the Vision Sports Holiday Classic at Cary Academy.

The Cavaliers had outscored Middle Creek 14-10 in the fourth period to tie the game. Cha’Mia Rothwell led DA (9-4) with 13 points, Liz Roberts had 12 and Naomi Lerner 9. Rothwell also had six rebounds to lead the Cavaliers.

Carrboro 64, Cummings 57

GREENSBORO — Diamond Tyson scored 36 points and added a team-best seven rebounds Friday as Carrboro (6-3) downed Burlington Cummings in the consolation round of the Eastern Guilford Holiday Tournament

Camille Gallagher added 15 points for the Jaguars, who exploded for 27 points in the second quarter of their final game in the tournament.

Chapel Hill 62, Bunn 29

BUNN — Chapel Hill improved to 11-0 with 10 players scoring in the round-robin Bunn Holiday Invitational. Jamella Smith led the Tigers with 18 points.

Chapel Hill will play Kinston (7-3) at 6 p.m. tonight in the finale of the three-day event. Kinston has lost two straight in Bunn.

 

GAME SUMMARIES

BOYS’ BASKETBALL


South Granville Holiday Invitational
Wake Forest Physical Therapy Bracket
Semifinals
Cresset Christian 45, Ridgecroft 30

CRESSET CHRISTIAN — Sherwood Young 11, Timothy Knott 2, Shawn Lipscomb 23, Tristan Reese 9.
RIDGECROFT — Jordan Harrell 8, Max Boone 8, Landon Larrabee 13, J.T. Taylor 1.
Ridgecroft   8   11   6   5—30
Cresset Christian   17   10   4   14—45
3-point FG—R 3 (Harrell 2, Boone 1), CCA 4 (Young 2, Lipscomb, Reese). Rebounds—CCA 35 (Lipscomb 9, Reese 8, Greg Guthrie 7). Assists—CCA 5 (Lipscomb 3). Steals—CCA 10 (Young 3, Lipscomb 3, Reese 3). Turnovers—CCA 25 (Lipscomb 9).
Records—Ahoskie Ridgecroft 5-4, Cresset Christian Academy 6-6.

Vision Sports Holiday Classic
at Cary Academy/Semifinals
Southern 60, Norfolk Christian 34

NORFOLK CHRISTIAN — W. Plumlee 13, P. Kal 5, T. Holmes 4, J. Markey 3, D. Smith 3, T. Moore 3, S. Simmons 2, R. Tata 1.
SOUTHERN — Amare Hamilton 18, Javon Riley 10, Isaiah Maurice 9, Christian Joy 6, Ben Johnson 4, Tyran Cameron 3, Shamiek Wilson 3, Terrance Bradsher 3, Jerrick Richmond 2, Vince Phillips 2.
NCA   1   12   7   14—34
Southern   11   8   21   20—60
Records—Norfolk (Va.) Christian Academy 3-6, Southern 4-6.

Vision Sports Holiday Classic
at Cary Academy/Semifinals
Durham Academy 55, Fayetteville Christian 35

FAYETTEVILLE CHRISTIAN —Eslik Burak 18, Subasi Talha 7, George Pack 4, Tyler Rose 3, Tremayne Fuller 2, Ayoola Ajani 1.
DURHAM ACADEMY — Alston Thompson 19, Slater Daniels 9, Morgan Jones 9, Sam Lane 6, Khari Williams 4, Jordan Stenner 2, Chris Brasier 2, Nash Carey-Ewend 2, Jack Clayton 1, Nick Sullivan 1.
Fayetteville Christian   12   5   8   10—35
Durham Academy   19   11   9   16—55
Records—Fayetteville Christian School 2-6, Durham Academy 11-3.
DA advances to finals of Cary Academy tournament 3 pm saturday vs southern durham/norfolk academy winner

Lee County Shootout
Consolation Round
East Chapel Hill 58, Cary 55

Cary   11   5   22   17—55
East Chapel Hill   20   7   17   14—58
CARY — Dante Robinson 4, Maurtez Sneed 9, C.J. Lyon 18, Corey Ginsler 8, Damion Alford 2, Nick Ciampa 4.
EAST CHAPEL HILL — Arkavius Parks 10, Tykeem Woodard 8, Dylan Farrow 8, Jake Hilkey 15, Justen Best 13, Robert Wilson 4.
3-point FG—ECH 5 (Best 3, Farrow, Parks).
Records—East Chapel Hill 7-5, Cary 1-11.

Eastern Guilford Holiday Invitational
Consolation Final
Carrboro 69, Orange 64

ORANGE — Jawan Chambers 8, Gerrell Satterwhite 5, Jamal Pittman 9, Matt Gattis 14, Sean Motley 8, Keegan Crabtree 4, Jeffrey Campbell 3, J.D. Brooks 9, Brandon Frye 4.
CARRBORO — McLean Phipps 23, Matt MacKinnon 4, Trai Sharp 12, Jack Nanney 10, James Scott 7, Alex McVeigh 3, Peter Rathmell 2, Ezavian Dunn 2, Malik Carrington 6.
Orange   11   12   12   29—64
Carrboro   15   14   16   24—69
Records—Orange 4-7, Carrboro 7-2.

Lee County Shootout
Semifinal
Jordan 52, Sanford Lee Co. 50

JORDAN — Josh Thompson 2, Willie Weeks 8, Darien Ortiz 6, Mike Lee 8, K.J. Alston 6, Arthur Reese 9, Jared Hendryx 13.
LEE COUNTY — Jackson 7, Graham 9, Payne 10, McEachin 24.
Jordan   14   13   15   10—52
Lee County   6   11   18   15—50

Bunn H.S. Invitational
Chapel Hill 49, Bunn 29

BUNN — M. Finley 1, J. Finley 2, D. High 13, J. Remy 3, N. Johnson 4, J. Workus 6.
CHAPEL HILL — Stephen Himmelberg Jr. 5, Anthony Vanhook 12, Elliot Orenstein 9, Shane Turner 2, Andrew Grant 3, Brian Thornton 5, Ryan Hegedus 7, Jamison Richmond 4, Wilson Collins 2.
Chapel Hill   15   11   14   9—49
Bunn   9   9   5   6—29
Records—Chapel Hill 8-3.

Bunn H.S. Holiday Invitational
Chapel Hill 45, WF-Rolesville 39

(Thursday late report)
WAKE FOREST-ROLESVILLE — Jamel McAllister 5, Jordan Ayscue 11, Zack Scarboro 6, Xavier Robinson 3, Dominick Loveless 3, Dexter Lawrence 2, Jamaree Robertson 9.
CHAPEL HILL — Andrew Grant 2, Ryan Hegedus 16, Stephen Himmelberg Jr. 8, Elliot Orenstein 3, Jamison Richmond 2, Anthony Vanhook 14.
Wake Forest-Rolesville   18   10   5   6—39
Chapel Hill   14   9   2   20—45
3-point FG—WFR 6 (Ayscue 3, Loveless, Robertson, Robinson). Rebounds—WFR 19 (Jon Kistner 6). Blocked shots—WFR 1 (Ayscue). Assists—WFR 13 (Robertson 4). Steals—WFR 9 (McAllister 3). Turnovers—WFR 14 (Ayscue 4).
Records—Wake Forest-Rolesville 5-6, Chapel Hill 7-3.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational
Consolation Round

Hillside 47, Dudley 44
Dudley   6   14   9   13—44
Hillside   11   9   20   7—47
DUDLEY — Shantia Miller 3, Moriah Davis 10, Makala Rouse 6, Akela Maize 13, Tamaya Carter 7, Essence Abraham 3, Kiara Harrison 2.
HILLSIDE — Tykyra Williams 4, Mylea McKennith 9, Justine Lyons 8, Mya Webb 3, Jordyn Smith 12, Khara Herring 3, Daesha Marshall 8.
3-point FG—D 1 (Davis), H 2 (McKennith, Herring).
Records— Greensboro Dudley 7-3, Hillside 11-2.

Vision Sports Holiday Classic
at Cary Academy, Consolation Round
Middle Creek 50, Durham Academy 45 (OT)
DURHAM ACADEMY — Liz Roberts 12, Cha’Mia Rothwell 13, Naomi Lerner 9, Jordan Barry 5, Amanda Lawrence 2, Lily Ronco 2.
MIDDLE CREEK — Justice White 5, Ashley Sherik 1, Betsy Dohrer 7, Sydney Smith 14, Attiani Miller 12, Ayan Ali 5, Briana McCrimmon 6.
Durham Academy   8   9   11   14   3—45
Middle Creek   12   11   9   10   8—50
Rebounds—DA 36 (Rothwell 6). Assists—DA 6 (Lerner 3). Blocked shots—DA 4 (Williams 2). Steals—DA 23 (Blazing 4, Barry 4, Lerner 4).
Records—Durham Academy 9-4, Apex Middle Creek 7-3.

Bunn H.S. Invitational
Chapel Hill 62, Bunn 29

BUNN — Cassandra Key 1, KeElla Gallatin 2, Tainasha Vines 4, Whitney Bunn 13, Tia Branch 1, Jayla Cofield 2, Aaliyah Simmons 4.
CHAPEL HILL — Tamia Eatmon 10, Laura Musalem 2, Helen Gaynes 2, Ari Jacobs 7, Sophie Bozymski 2, Mariah Jacobs 5, Raziyah Farrington 6, Catherine Romaine 10, Jamella Smith 18, Jasmine Suitt 2.
Bunn   4   7   5   11—29
Chapel Hill   14   22   11   17—62
3-point FG—CH 4 (Smith 3, Jacobs). Rebounds—B 21, CH 24 (Romaine 5). Blocked shots—CH 3 (Jacobs, Farrington, Romaine). Assists—CH 16 (Eatmon 4, Romaine 4). Steals—CH 13 (Musalem 3). Turnovers—Bunn 16, Chapel Hill 10.
Records—Bunn 3-6, Chapel Hill 11-0.

Eastern Guilford Holiday Tournament
Consolation Round
Carrboro 64, Cummings 57

CUMMINGS — Sikeya Timmons 18, Precious Gant 3, Aliyah Cobb 6, Aundrea Walker 23, Alexis Jeffers 16, Kayla Slade 1.
CARRBORO — Anna Broome 5, Camille Gallagher 15, Diamond Tyson 36, Di’Ondre Smith 2, Lynette Mason 6.
Cummings   18   14   11   14—57
Carrboro   11   27   11   15—65
3-point FG—C 5 (Tyson 3, Gallagher 2). Rebounds—C 18 (Tyson 7).
Records—Burlington Cummings 3-3, Carrboro 6-3.

Vision Sports Holiday Classic
at Cary Academy
Southern 55, Durham Academy 28

(Thursday late report)
DURHAM ACADEMY — Liz Roberts 1, Robin Blazing 8, Naomi Lerner 10, Amanda Lawrence 2, Dana Williams 1, Annie D’Amico 4, Jordan Barry 2.
SOUTHERN — Régene Watson 13, Sydni Dobson 5, Ariana Tillman 17, Addis Lemons 4, Autumn Brown 2, Bryanna Staton 14.
Durham Academy   11   5   10   2—28
Southern   11   10   19   15—55
Rebounds—DA 36 (Lerner 8), S 23 (Watson 8).  Steals—DA 8 (Lawrence 3), S 25 (Tillman 7).  Blocks—DA 5 (Rothwell 3), S 1 (Tillman). Assists—S 4 (Tillman 3). Turnovers—DA 37, S 20.
Records—Durham Academy 9-3, Southern 5-5.