The tournament season is in full effect with holiday tournaments littering the weekend schedule from December 26th through December 31st. We are tracking some tournaments with Georgia teams playing out of the state.
Events and Tournaments Through Tuesday 12/31/2019
All events and tournaments have been completed
Beach Ball Classic (Myrtle Beach, SC) (played with two 16 minute halves)
St. Francis (GA) (12-3) went 2-2 and finished in fourth place after an 80-55 loss to Long Island Lutheran (NY) (9-2) on Tuesday. Jusaun Holt led St. Francis with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Dwon Odom was held to 13 points 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Zed Key posted a double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead Long Island Lutheran (NY).
Nationally ranked No.16 Dorman (SC) pulled away late in the second half to advance to the championship game with a 83-66 victory over St. Francis (GA) (11-2). Dwon Odom led St. Francis with 22 points and 4 assist, Chase Ellis tallied 14 points and 3 rebounds while Jordan Brown finished with 10 points. Justin Amadii had 24 points, PJ Hall put in 17 and Miles Tate put up a double-double with 16 points and 13 assists. St. Francis will play for third place on Tuesday against Long Island Lutheran (NY) (8-2).
St. Francis (GA) (11-1) withstood a 41-point outburst from Coronado’s (NV) Jaden Hardy in a 81-77 victory Saturday evening. Dwon Odom paced St. Francis with 30 points and 10 assists while Jordan Brown put in 19 points. Chase Ellis continued with his stat sheet stuffing ways with 15 points 8 rebounds 4 assists and Jusaun Holt added 12 points 7 rebounds for St. Francis. Hardy added 9 rebounds and 5 assist to go with his 41 points. St. Francis will play Dorman (SC) on Monday at 7pm. Dorman entered the event currently ranked No.1 in South Carolina 5A and No.16 in the Max Preps Top 25.
St. Francis (GA) (11-1) broke open a close game at halftime in the second half to defeat Izard County (AR) 73-64. St. Francis led 40-36 at the half before a strong second half and the Knights salted it away at the foul line. Dwom Odom and Jordan Brown each finished with 18 points while Jusaun Holt tallied 17. Caleb Faulkner had 23 while Coby Everett finished with 18 for Izard County. St. Francis advances to the second round and will return to action on Saturday at 5pm est.
Les Schwab Invitational (Portland, OR)
Norcross (GA) (15-1) finished in third place with a 69-55 win over Jefferson (OR) (5-4) on Monday. Quincy Ademokoya had a game-high 25 points to go with 7 rebounds for Norcross. JT Thor posted a 24-point 12-rebound double-double while Kevon Eskridge filled the box with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the Blue Devils.
Mater Dei (CA) used a 19-4 second quarter to power its way to a 63-45 over Norcross (GA) (14-1) in the semifinals. Devin Askew was the lone double figure scorer for Mater Dei finishing with 23 points by hitting five three-pointers and going 8-8 from the foul line. Kevon Eskridge led Norcross with 15 points while JT Thor had 12. Mater Dei out-rebounded Norcross 39-23 and had 13 assists on 20 made FG. Norcross will play for third place on Monday against Jefferson (OR). Norcross entered the event ranked higher in the Max Preps Top 25 as Mater Dei (CA) fell out after back-to-back losses to Centennial (CA) and Sheldon (CA) the previous week.
Norcross (GA) (13-0) won its opening round game 62-58 over West Linn (OR) (3-5). Josh Taylor posted a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead Norcross. Quincy Ademokoya (20 points) and JT Thor (15 points) each hit three three-pointers for Norcross. Jackson Shelstad led West Linn with 20 points. Norcross will face Churchill (OR) (6-0) Friday in the quarterfinals.
Norcross (GA) (14-0) advanced to the semifinals with a 54-49 victory over Churchill (OR) (5-1). JT Thor led Norcross with 20 points and chipped in six rebounds. Quincy Ademokoya tallied 11 points and Kevon Eskridge had 10 points off the bench. Brian Goracke lead Churchill with 15 points.
Arby’s Classic (Bristol, TN)
Southwest Dekalb (GA) (7-6) earned fifth place with a 56-49 win over Wise Central (VA) to close out their Arby’s Classic appearance. The Panthers posted a 3-1 record at the event.
Southwest Dekalb (GA) (6-6) defeated Sevier County (TN) (7-4) 56-39 Monday morning. The Panthers will play for sixth place on Tuesday against Wise Central (VA).
Southwest Dekalb (GA) improved to 5-6 with a 57-39 victory over Greeneville (TN) on Saturday. Southwest Dekalb (GA) will take on Sevier County (TN) (7-3) on Monday.
Dobyns-Bennett (TN) (7-4) led Southwest Dekalb 40-32 entering the fourth quarter when Southwest Dekalb (GA) (4-6) opened the quarter with a 10-3 run to pull to within one, 43-42 but never got over the hump in a 48-45 opening round loss. Dobyns-Bennett was led by Abiah Releford 16 and Malachi Hale 11. Michael Wright finished with 13 points 5 rebounds while Eugene Brown III finished with 9 point and 6 rebounds for Southwest Dekalb.
Hoodie’s House National High School Hoops Classic (Charlotte, NC)
Milton (GA) (12-3) finished in fifth place after their 69-52 victory over United Faith Christian (NC) (13-7) on Monday. Evan Hurst led the Eagles with 20 points. Kanaan Carlyle finished with 15 points 3 rebounds and 3 assist while LT Overton came just shy of a double-double with 9 points and nine rebounds. Milton’s leading scorer Bruce Thornton finished with only four points but handed out 11 assists.
Bruce Thornton put in 37 points as Milton (GA) (11-3) defeated Northside Christian (NC) 64-53 on Saturday. LT Overton added a double-double with 10 points and 17 rebounds for the Eagles. Najir Underwood and Solomon Tucker each had 15 points for Northside Christian (NC) (13-6). Milton will take on Untied Faith Christian (NC) (7-7) on Monday.
Henry Clay (KY) (3-3) outlasted Milton (GA) (10-3) 72-69 in double overtime. Bruce Thornton led Milton with 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Evan Hurst also had 20 points while Devin Farrell and Kanaan Carlyle each had 10 in the loss for Milton. Marques Warrick led Henry Clay (KY) with 28 points.
Marlin Christmas Classic (Panama City Beach, FL)
Buford (GA) (11-3) defeated Banks County (GA) (12-2) in the All-Georgia final 61-43 to win the championship. Both teams combined to go 3-0 against non-Georgia teams.
Seminole County (GA) (8-4) posted a 2-1 record and finished fifth at the event. After losing to Banks County (GA) in the quarterfinals, Seminole County (GA) defeated South Walton (FL) 61-48 Saturday and host Arnold (FL) 54-52 on Monday in the fifth place game. Chad Berry Jr scored 21 points including the game-winning field goal in the win over Arnold (FL).
An All-Georgia final is set when Buford (GA) (10-3) and Banks County (GA) (12-1) meet Monday in the championship game after both won their semifinal games in Saturday.
Buford (GA) (9-3) won its opening round game with a 66-43 victory over host Arnold (FL) (2-9). Buford (10-3) advanced to the finals by defeating Webster County (KY) (9-2) 71-66 in the semifinals Saturday.
Banks County (GA) (12-1) defeated Bartram Trail (FL) (5-4) in the semifinals on Saturday. Banks County defeats Seminole County (GA) (7-4) 69-64 in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Kingdom Of The Sun (Ocala, FL)
Columbia (GA) (9-6) won its sixth consecutive game- all have been OOS wins, with a 66-58 win over Jones (FL) (3-8) to win the Kingdom Of The Sun tournament on Sunday. Columbia posted a 6-1 record over back-to-back weekends in Florida tournaments and are 6-3 this season against OOS teams from New York (Knox), Florida (North Marion, North Miami, South Miami, Jones and Deerfield Beach), Alabama (Pinson Valley, LaFlore) and Tennessee (Howard Tech). South Miami entered the event ranked No.1 in Florida 6A while North Miami is ranked No.3. The Eagles will play their final OOS game Saturday January 4th at Tyner Academy (TN) (7-1).
Columbia (GA) led South Miami by 11 points at halftime 34-23 and by as many as 22 points in the second half only to have South Miami rally. The rally would fall short as Columbia (GA) (8-6) advanced to the championship game with a 64-62 victory. Columbia will face Jones (FL) (3-7) in the Finals on Sunday. Jones (FL) entered the tournament 0-7 but have won three-straight in the tournament be defeating McArthur (FL) (9-8), Lake Highland Prep (FL) (8-2) and Western (7-4).
Columbia (GA) (7-6) advanced to the semifinals with a 48-43 quarterfinal victory over Deerfield Beach (FL). Columbia will face South Miami on Saturday. South Miami defeated host school Vanguard-Ocala (FL) in the quarterfinals.
Columbia (GA) (5-6) went 2-1 at the Kreul Classic in Miami, FL last week, returned to the Sunshine State to take on North Marion (FL) (7-0) in the opening round of the Kingdom Of The Sun. North Marion-off to its best start under 5th year head coach Tim Yarn, has not had a losing season since Yarn took over beginning with the 2015-16 season. Columbia halted the feel good start snapping the seven-game winning streak with a 64-37 victory in the opening round. Columbia will face Deerfield Beach (FL) in the quarterfinals on Friday. Deerfield Beach (FL) defeated Wheeler (GA) last week in the opening round of the Kreul Classic.
Dwight Madison Roundball Classic (Montgomery, AL)
Newton (GA) (12-3) won its tenth straight game since a three-game losing streak with a 76-68 victory over host Carver-Montgomery (AL) in the Dwight Madison Roundball Classic championship game. It was Newton’s second win on the same day as earlier in the day Saturday they defeated Calhoun (AL) (8-10) 93-75 in the semifinals. On Friday Newton defeated Brewbaker Tech (AL) (11-5) in the quarterfinals 84-66.
Sunshine State Explosion (Coconut Creek, FL)
Georgia teams post 7-1 record in Sunshine State Explosion.
Sickles (FL) (7-2) ended Tri-Cities (GA) (13-1) 21-game win streak with a 70-68 victory. Peyton Daniels finished with 36 points but it was not enough for Tri-Cities (GA). Javohn Thomas had 14 points while Dylan Mitchell had 13 points for Sickles.
Cedar Shoals (GA) improved to 13-1 with a 67-61 win over Apopka (FL) (9-4). Quincy Canty led the Jaguars with 20 points. Tyler Johnson again stuffed the box score with 19 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and a pair of steals. Sophomore point guard Kashik Brown continued his stellar play with 17 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Apopka (FL)- ranked No.7 in 7A, was led by John Latimer III’s 22 points.
Jefferson (GA) (9-6) swept its two games in Florida with a 75-57 victory over Coral Reef (FL) (7-4). Jacob Radaker had 12 points for the Dragons Levertis Williams led Coral Reef with 20 points.
Douglas County (GA) (10-5) swept its two games in Florida with a 53-52 win over American Heritage-Plantation (FL) (7-3). Omarion Smith came three blocks shy of a triple-double with a 16 point-14 rebound double-double to go with those seven blocks for Douglas County.
Georgia teams go 4-0 on first day of Sunshine State Explosion.
Jaylen Jackson scored 15 points to go with 11 rebounds and a pair of blocks as Douglas County (GA) (9-5) defeated Bishop Synder (FL) 60-48. Gyasi Powell led Bishop Sydner with 20 points.
Cedar Shoals (GA) improved to 12-1 winning its first game of the season against a non-Georgia opponent 78-42 over Miami Northwestern (3-6). Tyler Johnson led the way for the Jaguars with 25 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Quincy Canty finished with 16 points and three rebounds while sophomore guard Kashik Brown tallied 16 points and two assists in the victory. Antwanne Thompson lead Miami Northwestern with 13 points. Cedar Shoals will play Apopka (FL) (9-3) on Saturday.
Tri-Cities (GA) remained undefeated with a 56-49 win over Apopka (FL) (9-3). Demetrius Rives had 14 points for Tri-Cities. Zachary Anderson led Apopka with 18 points.
Jefferson (GA) (8-6) earned its first victory over a non-Georgia team by defeats host Coconut Creek (FL) (2-6) 66-53 in the night cap Friday night. Spencer Darby finished with 12 points and Daniel Parker had 11 for Jefferson.
Big Orange Classic (Hoover, Alabama)
Huffman (AL) won the Big Orange Classic with a 56-48 victory over Alexander (GA) (9-5) on Saturday. Alexander went 2-1 in the event.
Alexander (GA) (9-4) advanced to the championship game with a 70-54 win over Florence (AL) (6-5). Alexander will take on Huffman (AL) in the Finals on Saturday. Alexander defeated Wenonah (AL) (10-6) 52-42 in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Other Games with Out-Of-State Interest (Various Locations)
Eagle’s Landing (GA) (12-1) rebounded from having it’s 10-game winning streak snapped in a 51-48 loss to Americus-Sumter (GA) (13-0) in a showcase game, to win the Lee County Roundball Classic. Eagle’s Landing got 20 points and 12 rebounds from Keith Lamar while Kirshon Trash added 19 points and 13 rebounds in a 57-43 victory over Lee County (GA) in the semifinals. In the finals Eagle’s Landing faced it’s first out-of-state opponent of the season. Thrash tallied 18 points 6 rebounds 4 assists and 2 steals while Lamar added 16 points and 9 rebounds and David Thomas had 15 points in 63-59 victory over Boy & Girls (NY) (9-4). Kirshon Thrash was named the tournament’s MVP. Boys & Girls (NY) went 2-1 at the event defeating Central-Macon (GA) (8-5) and Monroe-Albany (GA) (9-4).
Americus-Sumter (GA) (13-0) capped a 3-0 weekend with a victory over the only out-of-state team on its schedule. The Panthers defeated Landstown (VA) (4-5) 64-61 in the Big South Shootout in Atlanta, GA on Saturday. Wallace Bradley led Americus-Sumter with 18 points, Quevoluia Willoughby added 14 while Trae Brown added 11. Donald Hand had 26 for Landstown (VA) which started the season No.1 in the Virginia-Pilot/Daily Press Top 15 rankings and were currently No.11 may be out after back-to-back losses at the Big South Shootout this weekend in next rankings. Americus-Sumter (GA) defeated Eagle’s Landing (GA) (12-1) and Tift County (GA) (3-9) over a three day stretch in three different events.
Brunswick (GA) (9-6) went 1-1 against two teams from Florida at the McDonald’s Invitational in Tifton, GA. Despite 27 points and 13 rebounds from Jaden Dunham Brunswick fell 68-49 to Tallahassee-Lincoln (FL) (11-1) 68-49 Friday Night. Zane Williams had 23 points to lead Tallahassee-Lincoln. The Pirates bounced back with a 42-40 victory over Victory Christian Academy (FL) (4-4). Jaden Dunham-who was named to the all tournament team, finished with another double-double racking up 18 points and 10 rebounds for Brunswick. Victory Christian Academy (FL) entered the event No.10 in the 2A Florida rankings and defeated Denmark (GA) (11-4) 49-46 on Friday.
Morgan County (GA) (2-9) also fell to Tallahassee-Lincoln (FL) (11-1) 63-40 on Saturday. Tallahassee-Lincoln defeated Tift County (GA) in their season opener and are 3-1 against Georgia teams this season, the loss coming to Miller Grove (GA) (11-6) 59-54 in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast 16 in Niceville, FL. Tallahassee-Lincoln is just outside of the Top 10 in 6A Florida rankings.
East Coweta (GA) (9-4) fell 69-66 to John Marshall (VA) (6-2) Saturday night in the Tournament of Champions Holiday Classic in Marietta, GA. Jason Nelson scored 18 points to lead John Marshall (VA) in the victory which snapped their two-game losing streak. McEachern (GA) (10-4) defeated John Marshall (VA) on Friday night in the event 70-69. McEachern has loss 3 of its last four games to Montverde Academy (VA), Gonzaga (DC) and Shiloh (GA). John Marshall (VA) has loss to Sierra Canyon (CA) and McEachern (GA)
Clarke Central (GA) (6-3) went 2-1 at Holiday Hoopla in Vero Beach, FL. The Gladiators defeated Treasure Coast (FL)(6-6) 69-52 and Jensen Beach (FL) (3-8) 59-21. Clarke Central lost to West Orange (FL) (6-5) 78-41.