Lipscomb, Cresset bury Wayne

Jan. 21, 2013 @ 10:41 PM

Shawn Lipscomb’s ability to manufacture points is well documented, but he played a complete game for Cresset Christian on Friday in a 93-47 homecoming win over Goldsboro’s Wayne Christian School, a fellow competitor in the Carolina Christian Conference.

Lipscomb piled up 33 points, demonstrating with jumpers, layups and dunks why he’s the No. 1 scorer in the state among both private and public schools, according to, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

Lipscomb, a 6-0 junior, entered the contest against Wayne as the No. 7 scorer in the nation, averaging 35.5 points. His 12 rebounds gave him a double-double to go with seven assists and six steals.

“We didn’t adjust, and we just didn’t have anybody to match his energy,” Wayne coach Franklin Brathwaite said.

Lipscomb had some help, getting 32 points from sophomore Sherwood Young.

“Sherwood Young’s been playing really well all year,” Cresset coach Mark Clayton said. “He’s really had a good year. He and Shawn are really feeding off of each other.”

Brathwaite said his team wasn’t prepared for Young, who drove the ball into the lane and kicked it out to open shooters in the previous meeting between the two squads. On Friday, Young was looking to finish.

It didn’t help that Wayne was missing open looks from point-blank range, Brathwaite said.

“That hurt,” Brathwaite said.

Lipscomb’s pride may have been hurt a little bit. He threw down several nice dunks but botched some, too.

“He’s learning to dunk,” Clayton said, praising the improvement in Lipscomb’s overall game. “When the guy’s putting forth that type of effort, you can’t fault him for anything. I think he’ll know that by the end of the year he needs to lay up a couple of them instead of trying to dunk.”

NOTES — Former Cresset guard Chris Brooks, a sophomore on the junior varsity basketball team at Belmont Abbey College near Charlotte was at Friday’s homecoming game. He saw some of Cresset’s players with their hair dyed green, embracing the school’s colors for the special occasion.

Cresset Christian Academy 93, Wayne Christian School 47
(Boys' game summary)
WAYNE CHRISTIAN — Chris Eason 11, Tyler Lacerda 4, David Swets 3, Bryce Webber 18, Dylan Smith 7, Matt Wells 4.
CRESSET CHRISTIAN — Shawn Lipscomb 33, Sherwood Young 32, Jazz Warren 2, Greg Guthrie 2, Timothy Knott 11, Jacob Russell 11.
Wayne Christian 8 17 11 11—47
Cresset Christian 23 30 27 13—93
Records—Wayne Christian School 1-14, 0-11 Carolina Christian Conference; Cresset Christian Academy 8-8, 4-3 CCC.


Cresset Christian Academy 61, Wayne Christian School 29

Wayne’s girls couldn’t deal with all of those athletes that Cresset had on the floor.

Cresset won 61-29 and was in control from the time the ball was tipped.

In the first half, Cresset freshman Maredith Devlin (17 points) delivered a four-point play after getting fouled while sinking a 3-pointer.

Cresset’s Maggie Addison, aggressive on the boards, led all scorers with 18 points.

“We’re very pleased with our execution,” Cresset coach Vern Parsons said. “The girls have been working hard the past weeks since Christmas break, and we’re starting to come together really nicely.”

Brooke Barfield led Wayne in scoring with nine points.

Cresset Christian Academy 61, Wayne Christian School 29
(Girls' game summary)
WAYNE CHRISTIAN — Brooke Barfield 9, Katie Isenhower 8, Kaylee Wallace 4, Kelsey Kornegay 8.
CRESSET CHRISTIAN — Melissa Devlin 9, Stephanie Hardy 4, Maggie Addison 18, Morgan Colley 5, Stacie Smith 8, Maredith Devlin 17.
Wayne Christian 8 11 6 4—29
Cresset Christian 15 21 21 4—61
Records—Wayne Christian School 2-8, 1-6 Carolina Christian Conference; Cresset Christian Academy 8-4, 7-0 CCC.