Prep Roundup: Extended holiday boys' and girls' tournament coverage

Dec. 28, 2012 @ 12:15 AM


Northwood upsets ECH
in tournament opener

The Sanford Herald
SANFORD — Jared Worley (12 points) scored the final six points of the game as Pittsboro Northwood came back for a 51-49 victory over East Chapel Hill in the first round of the Lee County Shootout Thursday.
Northwood meets Piedmont in today’s 4 p.m. semifinal. Piedmont defeated Cary 64-46 in the first boys’ game of the day.
The Chargers, now 4-4 under first-year coach and former UNC star Donald Williams, led most of the way after using an 11-0 run to take an 18-6 lead. Guard Aumad Walker turned back-to-back steals into layups and transition plays led to Ti Pinnix scoring on a drive and a 3 by Walker during the streak.
The Wildcats (6-5) cut the lead to three on a few occassions in the second quarter, including with Justen Best’s three-pointer in the final minute. Those were the last points of the half and Northwood led 32-29 at halftime.
Another Best triple tied the game 1:05 into the second half. ECH slowed the Chargers, primarily with a packed-in zone. The Chargers managed one made field goal in the third period but clung to a 39-38 lead going to the fourth.
The Wildcats took the lead on a bucket in the paint by Jake Hilkey followed by a Louis Levin 3 making it 45-41 East Chapel Hill with 5:29 left. ECH led 49-45 with two minutes to go.
Worley scored on a putback and a turnaround in the post to tie it with 1:43 left.
A Wildcat turnover sparked a rare Charger break. Kadarus Rone dished to Worley at the hoop for a lay-in and the Chargers led with 1:25 left for the eventual game-winner.
East missed a pair of free throws and a pair of 3-point tries in the final 1:09.
For East, Best led the way with 12 points while Dylan Farrow had 10 and eight rebounds. Pinnix had 14 points and eight boards for the Chargers. Worley scored 12 and Walker 11.

Mt. Zion 61, Middle Creek 58
SOUTHERN PINES — Mount Zion Christian Academy’s national traveling team downed Apex Middle Creek in its opener at the Holiday in the Pines Invitational at Pinecrest High School Thursday.
Britton Reed led four Mt. Zion players in double figures with a game-high 22 points. T.J. Robinson scored 11 and Jonatham Milligan and Juwan Bland 10 each.
Mt. Zion improved to 13-4 while Middle Creek fell to 7-4.

Cresset Christian Academy 74, Victory Christian 37
CREEDMOOR — Junior Shawn Lipscomb, the state’s top scorer, scored 39 points on 16 for 24 shooting Thursday as Cresset Christian Academy routed Fayetteville’s Victory Christian Academy in the opening game of the Wake Forest Physical Therapy Bracket of the South Granville Holiday Invitational.
According to scoring averages submitted by coaches to, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association, Lipscomb’s 37.5 points per game average is No. 1 among N.C. high school players, ahead of the 31.8 ppg posted by senior Beasley Kriston of Concord’s First Assembly Christian.
Lipscomb, a 6-foot junior, averaged 33.5 per game as a sophomore.

Durham Academy 58, St. David’s 42
CARY — Durham Academy advanced to today’s semifinals of the Cary Academy Christmas Tournament with an easy win over Raleigh St. David’s as Alston Thompson pumped in a game-high 29 points.
D.A. improved to 10-3 with the win.

Jordan 76, Western Harnett 44
SANFORD — K.J. Alston, Mike Lee and Darien Ortiz led a balanced Jordan attack with 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively, Thursday as the Falcons crushed Western Harnett in the opening round of the Lee County Shootout.
John Brown scored nine and Willie Weeks seven for the 7-4 Falcons.

Eastern Guilford 60, Carrboro 54
GREENSBORO — Carrboro dropped into the consolation round of the Eastern Guilford Holiday Tournament after a second-round loss to the hosts Thursday night.
McLean Phipps and James Scott led Carrboro with 11 points each.

Northwood 55, Southern Lee 24

SANFORD — Northwood  jumped out to a 24-2 halftime lead in the opening game of the Lee County Shootout Thursday and rolled past Southern Lee to its sixth straight win.
The Lady Chargers (6-2) held the Lady Cavaliers (3-7) scoreless for about 16 minutes from early in the first quarter until the 6:44 mark of the third quarter. Pressuring Southern Lee’s best player was the key, said Northwood head coach Cameron Vernon, and he was pleased with how his guards followed the game plan.
“I thought we got after it really well defensively. (Brianna Taylor) is a really good player for them, so we wanted to pressure her and make it tough on her when she was handling the ball,” Vernon said.
Northwood’s backcourt did more than blank the Lady Cavs. Sophomore point guard Shontai Totten totaled 15 points and five steals. Senior wing Alexis Brower had 13 points and four assists.
Juniors Tyeshia Baldwin and Marish Marrow scored six and five points, respectively, off the Lady Charger bench. Freshman forward Jasmine Atkins had a game-high nine rebounds.
— Andrew Giermak/The Sanford Herald

Broughton 87, Hillside 65
CARY — Flu-ravaged Hillside simply didn’t have the energy to keep up with Broughton Thursday and lost in the semifinals of the Mix 101.5 bracket  of the Holiday Invitational at Cary Academy.
Hornets starting guards Mylea McKennith and Justine Lyons and post starter Mya Webb were all slowed with flu-like symptoms, as was Coach Ovester Grays.
“It’s amazing they wanted to play,” Grays said of his stars. “The way I feel, if it was me, I wouldn’t’ve played. Broughton played all guards and they were quick and fast. Half our team was sick. We were just a half-step slow on defense.”
The Hornets (10-2) were led in scoring by Jordyn Smith (20). McKennith, Webb and Lyons had 14, 11 and 10 respectively.
Hillside, which gave up 71 points in an opening round win against Cary Academy on Wednesday, hadn’t given up more than 67 in a game — and that to Florida power Potter’s House Christian Academy of Jacksonville — before this week.
“We play better defense than we have the last two days,” Grays said. “Everyone knows that. We’re just going to have to get through (today’s) game and then take some time off to rest. Put this one behind us and get well.”
— Mark Donovan

Carrboro 59, Vandalia Christian 32
GREENSBORO — Diamond Tyson scored 23 points as Carrboro rebounded from an opening round loss to advance in the consolation round of the Eastern Guilford Christmas Tournament.
Carrboro (5-3) also got 16 points from Camille Gallagher.

Chapel Hill 49, WF-Rolesville 35
BUNN — Undefeated Chapel Hill won its 10th game over 5-4 Wake Forest-Rolesville in the Bunn High School Invitational Thursday.
Jessica Wall scored 13 points to lead 10-0 Chapel Hill. Laura Musalem had six rebounds and Jamella Smith and Catherine Romaine five apiece for the Tigers.

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Holiday in the Pines Invitational
at Southern Pines/Quarterfinals
Mt. Zion 61, Middle Creek 58

Mount Zion — Britton Reed 22, Jonathan Milligan 10, T.J. Robinson 11, Juwan Bland 10, Justin Uwakwe 8.
Middle Creek — Quinton Ray 17, Khamari Bobbitt 16, Quentin Jackson 13, Fred Iruafemi 10, Curtis Burston 2.
Mount Zion  19  9  17  16—61
Middle Creek  5  22  14  17—58
Records—Mt. Zion Christian Academy (national traveling team) 13-4, Apex Middle Creek 7-4.

South Granville Holiday Invitational
Physical Therapy Bracket/Quarterfinals
Cresset 74, Victory Christian 37

Cresset Christian — Shawn Lipscomb 39,  Sherwood Young 7, Greg Guthrie 4, Marcus Means 1, Timothy Knott 7, Jacob Russell 5, Blair Helms 2, Tristan Reese 9.
Victory Christian — N/A.
3-point FG—CC 5 (Young 1-4, Knott 1-1, Russell 1-3, Reese 1-6, Lipscomb 1-1). Rebounds—CC 38 (Guthrie 11, Knott 9, Lipscomb 7). Blocked shots—CC 2 (Young, Lipscomb). Assists—CC 13 (Young 3). Steals—CC 22 (Knott 6, Young 5). Turnovers—CC 14 (Lipscomb 4).
Victory  10  6  12  9—37
Cresset Christian  14  21  18  21—74
Records—Cresset Christian Academy 5-6, Fayetteville Victory Christian 2-1.

Cary Academy Christmas Tournament
Durham Academy 58, St. David’s 42

St. David’s — Graham Reynolds 23, Adekunle Thompson 5, Maalik Copeland 3, Matt Stahl 3, Jonah Sheatz 2, Elliott Honeycutt 2, Tom Beley 2, John Garrett 2.
Durham Academy — Alston Thompson 29, Morgan Jones 8, Slater Daniels 6, Nash Carey-Ewend 5, Khari Williams 5, Pryce Sinclair 4, Chris Brasier 1.
St. David’s  9  9  12  12—42
Durham Academy  16  6  19  17—58
Records — Raleigh St. David’s 4-5, Durham Academy 10-3.

Lee County Shootout
Jordan 76, Western Harnett 44

Jordan  19  13  22  13—76
Western Harnett  11  9  12  12—44
Jordan — Josh Thompson 2, Willie Weeks 7, Darien Ortiz 10, Mike Lee 11, K.J. Alston 12, Arthur Reese 9, John Brown 2, Marshall Thompson 6, Jared Hendryx 4, Muhammad Muhammad 4.
Western Harnett — Terrell Carver 8, Rory Saliger 16, Da’Sean Hazelrigg 8, Jonathan Buie 10, Cox 2.
Records — Jordan 7-4, Lillington Western Harnett 1-11.

Eastern Guilford Holiday Tournament
Eastern Guilford 60, Carrboro 54

Carrboro — McLean Phipps 11, Matt MacKinnon 3, Trai Sharp 6, Jack Nanney 5, James Scott 11, Alex McVeigh 7, Ezavian Dunn 2, Malik Carrington 6.
Eastern Guilford — Eric Johnson 3, Terrell Pickett 6, D.J. Caudle 5, C. Dick 6, T. McClean 1, I. Okafor 5, C. Robinson 24, R. Goodman 2, E. Mitten 8.
Carrboro  11  17  12  14—54
Eastern Guilford  15  18  14  13—60
Records — Carrboro 6-2.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Holiday Invitational
Semifinals/Mix 101.5 Bracket
Broughton 87, Hillside 65

Broughton — Kayla Ealey 26, Chelsey Floyd 7, Justice Byrd 17, Nadine Ealey 7, Jamella Foster 9, Megan Sullivan 16, Nicole Bellamy 4.
Hillside — Jordyn Smith 20, Mylea McKennith 14, Mya Webb 11, Justine Lyons 10, Tykyra Williams 5, Daesha Marshall 4, Sydney Brown 2.
Broughton  19  25  22  20—87
Hillside  12  15  22  14—65
Records — Broughton 8-1, Hillside 10-2.

Eastern Guilford Christmas Tournament
Consolation Round

Carrboro 59, Greensboro Vandalia Christian 32
Vandalia Christian — Addy Hargett 4, Katelyn Roop 2, Ashley Pollard 2, Brooke Laws 4, Raelin Davis 7, Amanda Varney 13.
Carrboro — Anna Broome 8, Camille Gallagher 16, Haley Davis 2, Nicole Davis 6, Diamond Tyson 23, Di’Ondre Smith 4.
Vandalia Christian  7  10  5  10—32
Carrboro  22  21  10  6—59
Records — Vandalia Christian 6-3, Carrboro 5-3.

Bunn High School Invitational
First Round
Chapel Hill 49, WF-Rolesville 35

Chapel Hill — Tamia Eatmon 8, Laura Musalem 7, Arianne Jacobs 2, Jessica Wall 13, Raziyah Farrington 4, Catherine Romane 8, Jamella Smtih 2, Autumn West 4.
Wake Forest-Rolesville — N/A.
Chapel Hill  18  11  8  12—49
WF-Rolesville  4  8  14  9—35
3-point FG—CH 8 (Eatmon 3-5, Musalem 3-7, Jacobs 1-4, Wall 1-3). Blocked shots—CH 2 (West 2). Rebounds—CH 24 (Musalem 6, Smith 5, Romaine 5). Assists—CH 14 (Smith 2, Romaine 2, Eatmon 2, Katie Guthmiller 2, Wall 2). Steals—CH 21 (West 4, Eatmon 3, Jacobs 3, Smith 3). Turnovers—CH 15 (West 5).
Records—Chapel Hill 10-9, Wake Forest-Rolesville 5-4.



Bunn High School Invitational
Bunn vs. Chapel Hill, 7:30 p.m. Holiday Invitational
Semifinals/Shavlik Randolph Bracket
Oxford Webb vs. Raleigh Word of God at Raleigh Broughton, 9 p.m.

Tobacco Road Tip Time Invitational
Semifinals/At Riverside High School
Freedom Christian vs. Pender County, 1:40 p.m.
Neuse Christian vs. Rocky Mount, 5 p.m.
Northern vs. Jacksonville Northside, 6:40 p.m.
Southeast Raleigh vs. Riverside, 8:20 p.m.

City of Durham Holiday Hoops Invitational
Semifinals/At Mt. Zion Christian Academy
Potter’s House/Garinger loser vs. Southern Wake Academy, 4:30 p.m.
Potter’s House/Garinger winner vs. Mt. Zion Christian, 6 p.m.
Hillside vs. Creedmoor Christian Faith Center, 7:20 p.m.

South Granville Holiday Tournament
Bojangles Bracket/Semifinals
Athens Drive/S. Vance winner vs. Louisburg/S. Granville winner, 8:30 p.m.
Bojangles Bracket/Consolation
Athens Drive/S. Vance loser vs. Louisburg/S. Granville loser, 5:30 p.m.
Wake Forest Physical Therapy Bracket
Cresset Christian vs. Haliwa-Saponi/Ridgecroft winner, Noon

Lee County Shootout
Pittsboro Northwood vs. Piedmont, 4 p.m
East Chapel Hill vs. Cary, 4 p.m.

Holiday in the Pines Invitational
Semifinals/At Southern Pines Pinecrest
Mt. Zion Christian Academy (national traveling team) vs. Richmond County/Suffolk (Va.) Nansemond River winner, 6 p.m.

Cary Academy Holiday Tournament
Durham Academy vs. Fayetteville Christian, 5:30 p.m.

Eastern Guilford Holiday Tournament
Consolation Round
Carrboro vs. Orange, 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Holiday Invitational
Consolation Final at Cary Academy
Hillside vs. Greensboro Dudley, 2 p.m.

Bunn High School Invitational
Bunn vs. Chapel Hill, 6 p.m.

Lee County Shootout
Pittsboro Northwood vs. Union Pines/Chatham Central winner, 2 p.m.

Eastern Guilford H.S. Christmas Tournament
Consolation Round
Carrboro vs. Burlington Cummings, 1 p.m.