Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 2

img_3993-14th Annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 2

Corinth High School

Corinth, MS

November 26, 2016

Lighthouse Classic Day 2 Video Highlights

Special thanks go out to Gerald Snider, Billy Roberts, Chris Street, Cole Street and Gabe Bennett for videoing and contributing to this report. A very special thank you to Blake Long and his NE MS CC staff for keeping the stats during the event. Thanks to Tanager Sports and The Grind Session for giving me permission to do video highlights. Thanks to Vince and Gary for providing this quality entertainment for the MS high school hoops fans. For the best photos from the event go to

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Randy Williams Photography Day 1

Randy Williams Photography Day 2

Notes

Kossuth Aggies

Coach Roberts has his guys playing hard basketball. They jumped out to an early lead on Fayette-Ware but couldn’t hold it to an very good, athletic team.

Ashland Blue Devils

DeAnthony Tipler 5-11 2018 G 30 pts, 12-14 ft, 11 reb, 4 st: Face guarding and denying is what Tip saw all day. When he was inbounds or out of bounds, it didn’t matter. He was being guarded like that on the offensive and defensive end it seemed like. I think the Okolona players were guarding him when he was ever playing defense and denying him the ball then. He was guarded even when he went to the bench. The Okolona defenders went over and sat with him on the Ashland bench (justkidding). The only place he wasn’t guarded tight was the free throw line and they would have if the refs would have let them. They would have put 2 Ashland guys on the low block and 4 Okolona guys close to him on the free throw block. That still probably wouldn’t stop him. He nailed 12-14 ft and still mangaed to score 30 being guarded like that. He went and got the ball on his own getting 11 boards and 4 steals.

Richard Brooks 6-2 2017 F 19 pts, 13 reb, 4 ast, 3 st: A very solid stat line for Brooks. He was all over the place defensively.

Okolona Chieftains

They are going to be hard to handle for anybody in 2A. Very impressive outing by Coach Clifton and his guys while missing the best, or most talented player, on the team.

Ladarrius Spears 6-6 2018 C 20 pts, 8-12 ft, 15 reb, 3 blk: Let’s put this into perspective for Moo Moo. That is a very, very soild stat line. Ok, now let’s make that stat line look amazingly better. 19 minutes. 20 pts 15 reb in 19 minutes. How is that possible. He was unstoppable while on the court.

Jaylon Bailey 5-10 2018 G 19 pts, 12 reb, 4 ast, 3 st: Often an unsung hero, he did his thing. Another solid outing and stat line from behind the scenes. He is one of the hidden keys that makes Okolona tick like they do.

Jacorrius Stanfield 5-6 2019 G 20 pts, 7-13 fg, 6-8 ft, 4 reb, 4 ast: Another stat line like Moo Moo’s. Looks decent then you add foul trouble in the mix and the big stat pops out. 16 minutes. I can see how he got his in such a quick time. He was racing down shooting lay ups every time he touched the ball.

Forest Hill Patriots

This was the best game of the entire Lighthouse Classic. Mitchell Robinson and Ladarius Marshall put on a show like every superstar should. They pleased the crowd while still competing hard to win the game. Coach Curry has several weapons to use at his disposal.

Ladarius Marshall 6-7 2018 F 25 pts, 11-17 fg, 3-4 ft, 7 reb, 2 blk, 3 st: The big man just wanted this game today. He was all over the court diving for loose balls, chasing defenders down from behind and snagging boards. Marshall proved that he can play with the best in the country. He was also a highlight reel waiting to happen. He could have possibly had 5-7 more dunks if he wanted to.

Kenna Bryant 6-3 2018 G/F 13 pts, 2 3’s, 3-3 ft, 5 reb, 6 ast: He filled the role that Arthur Johnson played on Friday. He was everywhere and filled the stat sheet up.

Marc Evans 6-2 2019 G 5 pts, 3-4 ft, 4 reb: The sophomore stepped up big and nailed 2 free throws to help seal the victory for Forest Hill. Big time clutch shots.

Columbus Falcons

Robert Woodard 6-6 2018 G 20 pts, 9 reb, 11 blk, 2 st: Look at you go Robert, messed around and almost got a triple-double. He was swatting shots left and right. Great moves handling the ball. He just keeps getting better.

Velma Jackson Falcons

Nikolas Weatherspoon 6-2 2017 G MS State 31 pts, 15-18 fg, 6 reb, 6 ast, 2 blk, 4 st: 31 points and only missed 3 shots. He showed up nad showed out. 6 boards and 6 dimes and played some defense too. When he plays like this, Velma Jackson does not get beat.

Corinth Warriors

Jon D Warren and Tada Stricklen scored all but 4 of the points for Corinth. That’s not really a good stat for the team but that’s some good games from them.

Jon D Warren 6-0 2018 G 27 pts, 6 3’s, 2 st: Jon D did a great job of puttting some points up. A very overlooked guard hat an distribute and score.

Axavius “Tada” Stricklen 6-0 2018 G 24 pts, 3 3’s, 9-9 ft, 4 reb, 3 ast, 7 st: Tada had a very good all around game. He used his speed to gather 7 steals. He was also 9-9 from the charity stripe.

Tada Stricklen Video Highlights

Out of State Guys

John Petty 6-7 2017 G Jemison Alabama 29 pts, 5 3’s, 5 reb : One of the best, most talented high school players I’ve seen since Andrew Wiggins. If he can get it all together, he can be a multiple All-Star.

Mitchell Robinson 7-0 2017 F/C Western KY 27 pts, 13-22 fg, 2 blk: He is a one and done. He was very fun to watch setting a Lighthouse Record for Dunks in a Game.

Wendell Carter Jr 6-10 2017 F/C Pace Academy Duke 15 pts, 6-10 fg, 11 reb, 2 ast, 3 blk: Big guy can move and he will fit in perfectly at Duke. He should have a long career in the League.

Wendell Carter Jr Video Highlights


4th Annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Results

(B)  Fayette-Ware Wildcats (Somerville, TN) (3-2) 75

Kossuth Aggies (5-2) 52

Kossuth vs Fayette-Ware Video Highlights

Fayette-Ware: Quatarius York 6-5 2018 G/F 26 pts, 10-18 fg, 5 3’s, 6 reb, 3 st

Kossuth: Kennedy Dye 5-11 2017 G 13 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 3 blk

Jonah Smith 5-10 2019 G 13 pts, 3 3’s, 4 reb

MagnoliaHoops Player of the Game

Kennedy Dye

Kennedy Dye Video Highlights

Kossuth

5-11 2017 G

13 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 3 blk

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Lighthouse Classic MVP

Quatarius York

Quatarius York Video Highlights

Fayette-Ware

6-5 2018 G/F

26 pts, 10-18 fg, 5 3’s, 6 reb, 3 st

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(B)  Okolona Chieftains (6-1) 87

Ashland Blue Devils (3-1) 81

Ashland vs Okolona Video Highlights

Okolona: Jacorrius Stanfield 5-6 2019 G 20 pts, 6-8 ft, 4 reb, 4 ast

Ladarrius Spears 6-6 2018 C 20 pts, 8-12 ft, 15 reb,  3 blk

Ashland: DeAnthony Tipler 5-11 2018 G 30 pts, 12-14 ft, 11 reb, 4 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Ladarrius Spears

Okolona

6-6 2018 C

20 pts, 8-12 ft, 15 reb, 3 blk

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MagnoliaHoops Player of the Game

Ladarrius Spears

Okolona

6-6 2018 C

20 pts, 8-12 ft, 15 reb, 3 blk

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MagnoliaHoops Game of the Day

(B) Forest Hill Patriots (6-0) 53

Chalmette Owls LA (2-2) 49

**Dunk Fest** Forest Hill vs Chalmette, LA Video Highlights

Forest Hill: Ladarius Marshall 6-7 2018 F 25 pts, 11-17 fg, 3-4 ft, 7 reb, 2 blk, 2 st

Chalmette: Mitchell Robinson 7-0 2017 F/C Western KY 27 pts, 13-22 fg, 2 blk

Mitchell Robinson Video Highlights

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Ladarius Marshall

Forest Hill

6-7 2018 F

25 pts, 11-17 fg, 3-4 ft, 7 reb, 2 blk, 2 st

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MagnoliaHoops Player of the Game

Marc Evans

Marc Evans Video Highlights

Forest Hill

6-2 2019 G

5 pts, 3-4 ft, 4 reb, 2 game sealing free throws 

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Lighthouse Challenge Consolation

(B) The TECH Academy Titans (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) (4-1) 64

Tennessee Prep Diplomats (Memphis, TN) (6-3) 38

Tech Academy vs TN Prep Video Highlights

 Tech Academy: Matur Maker 6-9 2017 PG 16 pts, 5-8 fg, 6-6 ft, 10 reb, 2 ast, 4 blk

TN Prep: William Mangum 6-8 2017 F 12 pts, 18 reb, 2 blk, 2 st

Juanya Buckhalter 6-4 2017 G 12 pts, 4 3’s

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Matur Maker

Matur Maker Video Highlights

Tech Academy

6-9 2017 PG

16 pts, 5-8 fg, 6-6 ft, 10 reb, 2 ast, 4 blk

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Lighthouse Challenge Championship

(B)  Hamilton Heights Hawks (Chattanooga, TN) (3-1) 81

Hillcrest Prep Bruins (Phoenix, AZ) (10-1) 65

Hamilton Heights vs Hillcrest Prep Video Highlights

 Hamilton Heights: Nickell Alexander-Walker 6-5 2017 G Virginia Tech 24 pts, 10-16 fg, 4 3’s, 9 ast, 7 st

Hillcrest Prep: Alfred Hollins 6-6 2017 G 25 pts, 9-14 fg, 7 reb, 3 ast

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Nickell Alexander-Walker

Nickell Alexander-Walker Video Highlights

Hamilton Heights

Virginia Tech

6-5 2017 G

24 pts, 10-16 fg, 4 3’s, 9 ast, 7 st

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 Lighthouse Challenge Champs

Hamilton Heights Hawks

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(B) Spain Park Jaguars (Hoover, AL) (4-2) 55

Columbus Falcons (3-5) 51

Columbus vs Spain Park AL Video Highlights

Spain Park: Jamal Johnson 6-4 2017 G Memphis 19 pts, 7-9 ft, 6 reb, 3 ast

Columbus: Robert Woodard 6-6 2018 G 20 pts, 9 reb, 11 blk, 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Jamal Johnson

Jamal Johnson Video Highlights

Spain Park

Memphis

6-4 2017 G

19 pts, 7-9 ft, 6 reb, 3 ast

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MagnoliaHoops Player of the Game

Robert Woodard

Columbus

6-6 2018 G

20 pts, 9 reb, 11 blk, 2 st

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(B) Jemison Jaguars (Huntsville, AL) (7-2) 67

Pace Academy Knights (Atlanta, GA) (0-1) 50

Jemison AL vs Pace Academy GA Video Highlights

Jemison: John Petty 6-7 2017 G Alabama 29 pts, 5 3’s, 5 reb

Pace Academy: Wendell Carter Jr 6-10 2017 F/C Duke 15 pts, 6-10 fg, 11 reb, 2 ast, 3 blk

Lighthouse Classic MVP

John Petty

John Petty Video Highlights

Jemison

Alabama

6-7 2017 G

29 pts, 5 3’s, 5 reb

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(B) Velma Jackson Falcons (3-2) 65

Corinth Warriors (2-2) 55

Corinth vs Velma Jackson Video Highlights

Velma Jackson: Nikolas Weatherspoon 6-2 2017 G MS State 31 pts, 15-18 fg, 6 reb, 6 ast, 2 blk, 4 st

Corinth: Jon D Warren 6-0 2018 G 27 pts, 6 3’s, 2 st

Jon D Warren Video Highlights

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Nikolas Weatherspoon

Velma Jackson

MS State

6-2 2017 G

31 pts, 15-18 fg, 6 reb, 6 ast, 2 blk, 4 st

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MagnoliaHoops Player of the Game

Nikolas Weatherspoon

Velma Jackson

MS State

6-2 2017 G

31 pts, 15-18 fg, 6 reb, 6 ast, 2 blk, 4 st

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MagnoliaHoops Coach of the Day

This award goes to the Coach that made the best impression (on me or the contributors of MagnoliaHoops) during the 4th Annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 2

Arteria Clifton

Okolona Chieftains


MagnoliaHoops Top 5 Teams

The teams that had the best day or made the best impression (on me or the contributors of MagnoliaHoops) during the 4th Annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 2

Velma Jackson Falcons

Okolona Chieftains

Forest Hill Patriots

Ashland Blue Devils

Corinth Warriors


MagnoliaHoops Head of the Class

The players, by grade, that had the best day or made the best impression (on me or the contributors of MagnoliaHoops) during the 4th Annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 2

2020: Mikey McIntosh 6-4 G/F Corinth

2019: Jacorrius Stanfield 5-6 G Okolona

2018: Robert Woodard 6-6 G Columbus

2017: Nikolas Weatherspoon 6-2 G Velma Jackson

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MagnoliaHoops Starting 5

The 5 players that had the best day or made the best impression (on me or the contributors of MagnoliaHoops) during the 4th Annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 2

  1. Nikolas Weatherspoon 6-2 2017 G Velma Jackson Nikolas Weatherspoon Video Highlights

  2. Robert Woodard 6-6 2018 G Columbus  Robert Woodard Video Highlights

  3. DeAnthony Tipler 5-11 2018 G Ashland  DeAnthony Tipler Video Highlights

  4. Ladarrius Spears 6-6 2018 C Okolona  Ladarrius Spears Video Highlights

  5. Ladarius Marshall 6-7 2018 F Forest Hill  Ladarius Marshall Video Highlights

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