2017 Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic

2017 Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic

Corinth HS

Corinth, MS

img_2761The Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic has set a precedent for events in Mississippi. No, every event does not have to follow the footsteps of Vince and Gary with all the out of state talent but that should tell you something. Vince Overholt and Gary Caveness work year round preparing this 2 day event. They are doing so good that the best teams/players in the state want to be there, best teams/players in the South want to be there and the best teams/players in the country want to be there. Here is a checklist that every event should go by when putting their events on. Go to the Lighthouse, see how they do things and follow in their footsteps (even if your event is the same day, go on the other day). You will benefit for it.

  1. College Coaches seating area. College Coaches do not want to sit in the stands with regular fans. They have enough problems with their own fans telling them why they should sign little Gary and they don’t need you telling them how good Johnny is. They get paid the big bucks to watch and figure out on their own and the fans hinder them from watching. Coaches should feel safe and comfortable watching the top talent. Lighthouse=check
  2. Media working area. Why can’t I get media to cover my events or come to my event? Are you taking care of them and giving them what they need to do their job? Do they have adequate electrical plugs to keep the laptops and IPads or phones going? The Lighthouse goes above and beyond by supplying a media room to work in and a press conference room. Yes, those post game interviews look really nice with the sponsors logos behind them. That’s why Vince and Gary get top notch sponsors. All the media in the state need to cover this event because they take care of you. No sitting in the stands and no standing up by the wall plugged in. You can even watch down on the games from the media room. Stats are covered by Northeast MS CC. Blake Long and his crew keep you up to date with halftime and end of game stat sheets for every game. Media heaven. Lighthouse=big check.
  3. Hospitality room. You don’t have to have a hospitality room but it is a big plus. The sponsors provide a great meal both days and the entire day. If you can’t provide a hospitality room (and I don’t have a clue why you couldn’t at least get parents or teachers to help) at least have a solid concession stand with real food, not just candy. If you run out, run to the store and refill it. I know myself and my friends will watch an event for 10-12 hours. That’s a long time to go without real food. Take care of the media and Coaches that are there at your event. There is too may in the state and they will move on to the next one. You are excused from the hospitality room if you have 4 games or less but I’ve been to several lately that still provided great hospitality. Lighthouse=check.
  4. Program with rosters. Not needed but enjoyed. You can even make extra money from selling adds and having programs. Why the heck not? Rosters are a big help for media and Coaches since a good bit of the Coaches don’t use MaxPreps (again, why the heck not use MaxPreps). Lighthouse has a very big and great program so you can follow along game by game. Team on left page vs team on right page. How simple is that? Lighthouse=check.
  5. Access to players. The Lighthouse has hosts that are responsible for getting whatever players the media needs in the press conference room (even if they lose). Another simple thing to where the media doesn’t have to run all over the gym chasing players. Great added service they provide to take care of media. Lighthouse=check
  6. Game MVP’S. It’s not needed but it’s nice to recognize the best player/players in each game. Lighthouse=check
  7. Enjoyment factor for the fans. This plays into some of the above mentioned items but if you don’t have fans, you don’t have an event. Have real foods for the fans to eat so they are not starving and guess what, you make more money. The Lighthouse provides pizza slices, burgers, hot dogs and Zaxby’s chicken fingers. Not a full meal but it will tie you over and you wont be miserable. I know this other item has a lot to do with the referees but keep the blowouts and bad games flowing. You thought it was going to be an awesome game when you made the schedule and o no, team X is 10-0 and team Y is 0-10. Have the stripes hold the whistles down and get it over with. I know it’s hard to control them but it never hurts to ask if they could speed it up. Good refs know how to work games and control situations to make this happen. You might think that you got their money, why does it matter. You won’t get that money next year from them because they will remember. Lighthouse=check

A big thanks goes out to Chris Street, Cole Street and Billy Roberts for helping cover this years Lighthouse.

Go check out the Lighthouse site below for all-time records, scores and information. You can also watch the games presented by Tanager Sports and the Grind Session.

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Friday November 24, 2017

#250 MS Potts Camp Cardinals 5-6 (Potts Camp, MS) 83

#291 MS Alcorn Central Bears 0-12 (Glen, MS) 44

Watch Potts Camp vs Alcorn Central

Potts Camp jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Mitchell Saulsberry (6-4 ’21 F/C Potts Camp 18 pts 8-11 fg 16 reb 4 st 3 blk) earned game MVP honors in only 22 minutes of play. He sat most of the fourth quarter. He could’ve shattered the rebound record if he had played in the last frame.

Potts Camp (traveled 59 miles)

Trell Kimmons 5-9 ’18 G 21 pts 8-10 fg 5 3’s 3 reb 2 st

Kylan Conners 6-2 ’19 G/F 7 pts 3 reb 4 ast 2 st

Kedavian Faulkner 5-9 ’20 G 10 pts 4 reb 4 ast 4 st

Martavious Frost 6-3 ’20 F/C 5 pts 5 reb 5 st

JaQuives Muse 5-10 ’20 G 8 pts 3 reb 2 st

Nathan Peace 5-11 ’20 G 8 pts 2 3’s

Alcorn Central (traveled 6 miles)

Kevin Hernandez 6-0 ’18 G 5 pts 2 st

Chris Miller 5-9 ’18 G 3 ast 2 st

Alex Moody 6-0 ’19 F 4 pts 6 reb

Carter Hughes 5-10 ’20 G 13 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 4 ast

John Rilee Williams 6-2 ’20 C 10 pts 3 reb

Jacob Tucker 5-9 ’21 G 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

MVP

Mitchell Saulsberry

6-4 ’21 F/C

Potts Camp

18 pts 16 reb 4 st 3 blk 8-11 fg

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#79 MS Biggersville Lions 7-2 (Corinth, MS) 59

#153 MS Ashland Blue Devils 2-8 (Ashland, MS) 49

Watch Ashland vs Biggersville

Biggersville won the battle of historical 1A heavy weights.

Biggersville (traveled 9 miles)

Devonte Spears 6-3 ’18 G 17 pts 8 reb 4 ast 2 st

Jalen Christian 5-8 ’18 G 4 pts 5 reb 2 ast 2 st

Luke Spencer 6-3 ’18 G 4 pts 9 reb 2 ast

LaQuonn Mayes 6-2 ’19 F 7 pts 7 reb

Qua Davis 6-2 ’19 F 4 pts 2 reb 2 blk

Ashland (traveled 48 miles)

DeAnthony Tipler 5-11 ’18 G 27 pts 2 3’s 5-6 ft 3 reb 4 ast 6 st

Oqayvium Agyecum 6-1 ’18 PF 13 pts 6-11 fg 8 reb 5 ast

Jamarcus Everett 5-9 ’18 PG 2 reb 5 ast 2 st

Eric Bell 6-0 ’19 C 12 reb 2 st

MVP

Xae Neal

6-0 ’18 G

Biggersville

21 pts 4 3’s 8 reb

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#43 TN Middleton Tigers 6-2 (Middleton, TN) 75

#55 MS  Houlka Wildcats 7-3 (Houlka, MS) 67

Watch Middleton vs Houlka

What a showdown between Da House summer teammates. Tylandrius “Ty” Parks (6-4 ’18 G/F Middleton 28 pts 15 reb 4 ast 3 blk 2 st) and Ma’Darius Hobson (6-2 ’18 G/F Houlka 35 pts 14 reb 3 ast 3 st 15-22 fg 4-6 ft) put on a show for the fans in a healthy battle. Kentavious Berry (5-11 ’19 G Middleton 25 pts 2 reb 2 ast 12-21 fg) and Da’Shun Berry (6-0 ’20 G Houlka 22 pts 5 reb 3 ast 3 st 10-15 fg) both had very good games for their respective teams. One of the more quieter but impressive stat lines of the day came from Jortavious “Smoody” Turner (5-8 ’18 G Houlka 6 pts 5 reb 6 ast 5 st).

Middleton (traveled 33 miles)

Kelan Jones 6-4 ’18 F 11 pts 14 reb 3 ast 2 blk 2 st

Edzaverous Kent 5-11 ’18 SF 4 pts 3 reb

Leqon Perry 5-11 ’18 G/F 7 pts 8 reb 3 ast

Houlka (traveled 80 miles)

Justin Long 6-1 ’18 F 6 pts 5 reb 6 ast 5 st

Odarius Porter 6-0 ’19 F 3 pts 5 reb 4 ast

MVP

Tylandrius “Ty” Parks

6-4 ’18 G/F

Middleton

28 pts 15 reb 4 ast 3 blk 2 st

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#31 MS Forest Hill Patriots  2-1 (Jackson, MS) 64

#14 TN Cordova Wolves 7-3 (Cordova, TN) 53

Watch Cordova vs Forest Hill

Cordova jumped out to an early lead without Ladarius “Krunchy” Marshall (6-7 ’18 F Forest Hill 18 pts 13 reb 4 blk 8-12 fg) playing in the first quarter. When he entered the second quarter he was a game changer. He earned game MVP in only three quarters of play. Keondre Montgomery (6-7 ’20 G/F Forest Hill 17 pts 4 reb 2 ast 3 blk 2 3’s) contributed with a good game of his own. Marc Evans (6-4 ’19 PG Forest Hill 10 pts 5 reb 5 ast 2 blk 2 st 2 3’s) had a very solid stat line. Tyler Harris (5-9 ’18 PG Cordova 13 pts 4 reb 3 ast 2 st 2 3’s) scored a combined 64 points of Saturday, the 13 at the Lighthouse and 54 in the MLK Challenge Championship in Memphis which they won.

Forest Hill (traveled 246 miles)

Ciderrius Dampeer 6-0 ’18 G 10 ots 3 reb 4-5 ft

Keontrae Trotter 5-10 ’18 G 2 reb 8 ast 2 st

Jayme Mitchell 6-2 ’21 G 6 pts 6 reb 3 ast 2 3’s

Cordova  (traveled 87 miles)

Kobe Powell 5-8 ’18 PG 17 pts 3 reb 3 ast 3 3’s 4-4 ft

Marquis Wagner 6-4 ’18 F 3 pts 7 reb 2 st

Derrick Craig 6-2 ’18 G 5 pts 5 reb

Josh Crowe 5-10 ’18 G 4 pts 3 reb 2 st

Julian Hibbler 6-5 ’19 F 8 pts 5 reb

MVP

Ladarius “Krunchy” Marshall

6-7 ’18 F

Forest Hill

18 pts 13 reb 4 blk 8-12 fg

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#9 MS Columbus Falcons 5-3 (Columbus, MS) 62

#72 AL Hazel Green Trojans 6-6 (Hazel Green, AL) 52

Watch Columbus vs Hazel Green

Columbus pulled away in the final frame from Hazel Green. Game MVP Robert Woodard II (6-7 ’18 G/F Columbus Mississippi State 19 pts 8 reb 3 ast 2 blk 8-14 fg), transfer Casey “CJ” Smith Jr (5-8 ’18 G Columbus 14 pts 3 reb 3 ast 3 st 4 3’s) and Denijay Harris (6-7 ’18 G/F Columbus 14 pts 4 reb 2 ast 6-7 fg) all had solid games to lead Columbus. The story of the game to me was Kira Lewis (6-3 ’19 G Hazel Green 18 pts 5 reb 8 ast 2 st 8-13 fg 2 3’s). Kira played the 2 during the summer and he looked good doing it but on Saturday he played point. He looked really, really good playing the point dishing out 8 assist.

Columbus (traveled 119 miles)

RJ Deloach 6-2 ’18 G 2 reb 7 ast 2 st

Aaron Johnson 6-3 ’18 G 10 pts 6 reb

Hazel Green (traveled 133 miles)

Grant Perry 6-2 ’18 SG 14 pts 4 ast 2 st 4 3’s

Jordan Beck 6-3 ’19 SF 12 pts 8 reb 2 ast 2 st

Ben Pitts 5-10 ’19 G 6 pts 3 reb

Ashton Elliott 6-1 ’20 G 4 reb

MVP

Robert Woodard II

6-7 ’18 G/F

Columbus

Mississippi State

19 pts 8 reb 3 ast  2 blk 8-14 fg

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#1 LA Madison Prep Academy Chargers 3-0 (Baton Rouge, LA) 76

#4 MS Olive Branch Conquistadors 6-1 (Olive Branch, MS) 66

Watch Olive Branch vs Madison Prep

A very fast and physical game with two high powered teams. Madison Prep had just a little more firepower to get the win. Kobe Julien (6-6 ’18 F Madison Prep UL-Lafayette 22 pts 7 reb 2 ast 8-12 fg 5-6 ft) and Josh LeBlanc (6-7 ’18 F Madison Prep Georgetown 13 pts 9 reb 5 ast 3 blk 3 st 5-8 fg) both had solid games. Decorian “DJ” Jeffries (6-8 ’19 G Olive Branch 22 pts 16 reb 2 ast 2 st 9-15 fg) was impressive in the losing effort.

Madison Prep Academy (traveled 416 miles)

Tyresse Walker 5-8 ’18 G 5 pts 3 reb 9 ast 2 st

Marcus Guss 5-8 ’19 G 20 pts 2 ast 8-14 fg 4 3’s

Jason Perry 6-3 ’20 G/F 5 pts

Malik Gray 5-10 ’20 G 4 pts 5 reb

Elijah Tate 6-3 ’20 G 5 pts 2 ast

Olive Branch (traveled 79 miles)

Kelvin Allen 6-1 ’18 SG 15 pts 4 reb 2 ast 5-7 ft

Josh Stephenson 6-2 ’19 SG 13 pts 5 reb 2 ast 2 st 5-8 fg

Joseph “Joee” Cooper 6-0 ’19 PG 9 pts 4 reb 4 ast 2-2ft

Cameron “Mook” Matthews 6-6 ’20 PF 3 pts 5 reb 2 st

MVP

Kobe Julien

6-6 ’18 F

Madison Prep

UL-Lafayette

22 pts 7 reb 2 ast 8-12 fg 5-6 ft


#6 (Super 25) Sunrise Christian Academy Buffaloes 6-1 (Witchita, KS) 69

#32 KY Aspire Academy Wizards 2-4 (Louisville, KY) 41

Watch Sunrise Academy vs Aspire Academy

Sunrise used a big defensive third quarter to put away Aspire Academy. Malik Hall (6-7 ’19 G/F 17 pts 2 reb 2 ast 7-12 fg) looked really impressive in the win, impressive enough to earn an offer from Ole Miss. Most notably for this game was Mississippi resident Austin Crowley (6-6 ’19 G 3 pts 2 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 3’s) made his appearance for the Buffaloes.

Sunrise Christian Academy (traveled 682 miles)

Khaleem Bennett 6-4 ’18 G Central Arkansas 12 pts 2 reb 5-9 fg

Carlos Paez 5-10 ’18 PG 7 pts 2 reb 5 ast 3 st

Blaise Keita 6-11 ’19 C 10 pts 2 reb 5-6 fg

Blake Hinson 6-7 ’19 G/F 8 pts 6 reb 2 ast

Noel Coleman 6-1 ’19 PG 6 pts 2 reb 4 ast 3-5 fg

N’faly Dante 7-0 ’20 F/C 4 pts 9 reb 4 blk 2 st

Aspire Academy (traveled 337 miles)

Jacobi Gordon 6-8 ’18 SF California 4 reb 4 ast

Kein Maisonneuve 6-4 ’18 G 7 pts 2 reb 2 ast

Nygal Russell 6-5 ’18 G 8 pts 5 reb 2 3’s

Charles Bassey 6-11 ’19 PF 18 pts 3 reb 3 ast 8-11 fg 2 3’s

MVP

Malik Hall

6-7 ’19 G/F

Sunrise Christian

17 pts 2 reb 2 ast 7-12 fg

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#33 MO Poplar Bluff Mules 3-2 (Poplar Bluff, MO) 58

#89 MS Corinth Warriors 3-4 (Corinth, MS) 55

Watch Corinth vs Poplar Bluff

Dominique Hardimon (6-4 ’20 F Poplar Bluff 24 pts 9 reb 3 ast 2 blk 2 st 11-16 fg) lead the Mules to victory.

Poplar Bluff (traveled 200 miles)

Rodney Houston 6-3 ’19 G 15 pts 9 reb 5 ast 7-9 fg

Nik Rowland 6-5 ’19 F 6 reb 2 ast

Carlton McDonald 6-2 ’19 G 9 pts 6 reb 4 st 4-6 fg

Joseph Hardimon 5-10 ’21 G 6 pts 3-5 fg

Corinth (home team)

Axavius “Tada” Stricklen 6-0 ’18 G Morehead State 21 pts 5 reb 2 ast 2 st

JonDarius Warren 6-0 ’18 PG 16 pts 5 reb 5 st 4 3’s

Jawon Shields 6-2 ’18 F 6 reb 2 st

DT Sheffield 5-9 ’20 G 8 pts 10 reb 2 ast 2 st

Tameron Patterson 5-9 ’20 G 5 reb 3 ast

MVP

Dominique Hardimon

6-4 ’20 F

Poplar Bluff

24 pts 9 reb 3 ast 2 blk 2 st 11-16 fg

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#12 (Super 25) Prolific Prep Crew 9-3 (Napa, CA) 57

Believe Academy Starz 1-3 (Athens, TN) 48

Watch Prolific Prep vs Believe Academy

Prolific Prep won the game to advance to the Championship against Sunrise Christian. Setting a new Lighthouse rebounding record was Jordan Brown (6-11 ’18 PF Prolific Prep 13 pts 20 reb 4 ast 2 blk). Onyinyechi “Brown” Eyisi (6-9 ’18 C 6 pts 5 reb 4-4 ft) had a solid game representign MBA Hoops.

Prolific Prep (traveled 2,211 miles)

Amadou Sow 6-9 ’18 PF UC-Santa Barbara 12 pts 9 reb 2 ast 2 blk 5-7 fg

Jared Martin 6-5 ’18 SG 3 pts 3 ast

Jeenathon Williams 6-6 ’18 G/F Buffalo 8 pts

Sekoe Toure’ 6-4 ’18 G 3 pts 3 ast 3 st

Nimari Burnett 6-3 ’20 PG 14 pts 2 reb 2 ast 4 3’s

Believe Academy (traveled 275 miles)

Coulter Dotson 6-5 ’18 SG 18 pts 4 reb 7-12 fg 4 3’3

Malcolm Farrington 6-4 ’18 SG 12 pts 6 reb 3 ast 2 3’s

Robert Dembskis 6-11 ’18 F 5 pts 5 reb 4 blk

Michee Mianga 6-7 ’18 G 5 pts 4 reb

Devan Cambridge 6-6 ’19 SG 12 pts 6 reb 4 blk 2 st 2 3’s

Shemarri Allen 6-1 ’19 G 5 pts 4 reb 5 ast 2 st

MVP

Jordan Brown

6-11 ’18 PF

Prolific Prep

13 pts 20 reb 4 ast 2 blk

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Saturday November 25, 2017

#238 MS Kossuth Aggies 3-6 (Kossuth, MS) 57

#278 AL Central Wildcats 1-5 (Florence, AL) 51

Watch Kossuth vs Central

Leading the way for the Aggies in victory was Dylan Mercer (6-2 ’18 F Kossuth 23 pts 7 reb 2 st 2 3’s 5-7 ft).

Kossuth (traveled 12 miles)

Jack Kather 6-2 ’18 G 9 pts 7 reb 6 ast 2 blk 4 st 3-5 fg

Charlie Meeks 5-11 ’19 G 10 pts (8 in 2nd half) 11 reb

Central (traveled 53 miles)

Ralph Barnett 6-4 ’18 F 19 pts (13 in 2nd half) 12 reb 5 blk 6-11 fg

Jaden Carter 5-9 ’19 G 12 pts 2 st 2 3’s

Dalton Hanback 5-7 ’20 PG 10 pts 3 ast 4 st 3-3 fg 4-5 ft

Lane McCay 6-0 ’21 G 6 pts 5 ast 2 3’s

MVP

Dylan Mercer

6-3 ’18 F

Kossuth

23 pts 7 reb 2 st 2 3’s 5-7 ft

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#8 TN Fayette-Ware Wildcats 5-1 (Somerville, TN) 70

#11 MS Okolona Chieftains 8-1 (Okolona, MS) 60

Watch Okolona vs Fayette-Ware

Another key showdown of Da House summer teammates. Quatarius York (6-7 ’18 F Fayette-Ware 17 pts 14 reb 4 ast 3 blk 3 st 2’s) got the best of Cameron Smith (6-7 ’18 G/F Okolona 13 pts 10 reb 2 ast 3 blk 2 st). Okolona, waiting on football players, got a big game from Jaylon Bailey (6-0 ’18 G Okolona 31 pts (20 in 2nd half) 6 reb 3 ast 2 blk 4 st 14 ft made).

Fayette-Ware (traveled 70 miles)

Tyiee Watkins 6-5 ’18 C 14 pts (12 in 2nd half) 10 reb 5-7 fg 4-5 ft

Carrington Maclin 6-0 ’18 G 5 pts 4 reb 3 ast 2 blk 2 st

Chavis Ricks 6-3 ’18 F 11 pts 2 reb 2 ast 2 st 5-8 fg

Jaylon Taylor 6-3 ’19 F 16 pts 4 reb 2 ast 2 st 4-4 ft

Okolona (traveled 70 miles)

Jalen McFarland 6-1 ’19 C 5 pts 10 reb

Jamal Moore 9 pts 4 reb 3 ast 2 st 4-4 ft

Dontavious Doss 5-8 ’20 G/F 6 reb 2 ast 3 st

MVP

Quatarius York

6-7 ’18 F

Fayette-Ware

17 pts 14 reb 4 ast 3 blk 3 st 2 3’s

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#56 MS Cleveland Central Wolves 7-2 (Cleveland, MS) 59

#119 MS New Hope Trojans 3-3 (Columbus, MS) 54

Watch Cleveland Central vs New Hope

Da House showing its strength again with 2 more superstars going at it. Kamarian “KJ” Williams (6-8 ’18 F Cleveland Central 19 pts 9 reb 3 ast 4 st 4-5 ft) and Tyler Stevenson (6-7 ’18 G/F New Hope 26 pts (20 in 2nd half) 15 reb 3 ast 2 blk 3-3 ft) both had great games.

Cleveland Central (traveled 201 miles)

Quintiyus Causey 5-9 ’18 G 12 pts (all in 2nd half) 8 reb 4 ast 2 3’s

Edward Duvall 6-3 ’18 G/F 7 reb 3 ast 2 blk

Peyton Taylor 6-4 ’18 G 8 pts 4 ast

Leroy Cotton III 6-3 ’19 G 14 pts 11 reb

New Hope (traveled 124 miles)

Anthony Roland 5-11 ’18 G 4 reb 4 st

Andrew Junkin 7-0 ’18 C 6 pts 9 reb 3 blk

Kyree Fields 6-1 ’18 G 4 pts 6 reb 5 ast 2 blk 2 st

Krash Pacascio 6-1 ’19 F 10 pts 2 ast 5-6 fg

R.L. Mattix 5-10 ’20 G 3 pts 3 reb 5 ast

Co-MVP

Kamarian “KJ” Williams

6-8 ’18 F

Cleveland Central

19 pts 9 reb 3 ast 4 st 4-5 ft

Tyler Stevenson

6-7 ’18 G/F

New Hope

26 pts 15 reb 3 ast 2 blk5 3-3 ft

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#4 AR Baptist Prep Eagles 9-1 (Little Rock, AR) 73

#33 TN Ensworth Tigers 2-1 (Nashville, TN) 63

Watch Baptist Prep vs Ensworth

A new Lighthouse scoring record was set in the hot shooting performance by Issac McBride (6-1 ’19 G Baptist Prep 46 pts 8 reb 16-24 fg 7 3’s 7-8 ft).

Baptist Prep (traveled 245 miles)

James Singleton 6-5 ’18 F 13 pts 6 reb 2 ast 3 blk 2 st 6-9 fg

Javion Collins 5-10 ’18 G 4 reb 7 ast

Brooks Spoon 6-3 ’20 F 7 pts 3 reb 2 st

Ensworth (traveled 155 miles)

Warren Zager 6-5 ’18 SF 22 pts 10 reb 2 ast 2 st 11-20 fg

Jaylan Clemmons 6-4 ’18 G 12 pts 6 reb 4 ast 5-9 fg 2 3’s

Keyonte Calloway 5-9 ’18 G 8 pts 4 reb 5 ast 2 3’s

Keyshawn Collier 6-1 ’19 PG 6 pts 2 reb 3 ast 2 st

Keshawn Lawrence 6-3 ’20 SF 11 pts 9 reb 4 ast 2 st

MVP

Issac McBride

6-1 ’19 G

Baptist Prep

46 pts 8 reb 16-24 fg 7 3’s 7-8 ft

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Lighthouse Challenge Consolation

Believe Academy Starz 1-3 (Athens, TN) 60

#32 KY Aspire Academy Wizards 2-4 (Louisville, KY) 41

Watch Believe Prep vs Aspire Academy

Believe Prep survived the big game from Charles Bassey (6-11 ’19 PF Aspire Academy 21 pts 13 reb 3 ast 3 st 10-17 fg) for the consolation bracket victory.

Two day averages are as follows:

Charles Bassey 20 pts 18-28 fg 2 3’s 8 reb 3 ast 2 st

Believe Academy (traveled 275 miles)

Coulter Dotson 6-5 ’18 SG 10 pts 3 reb 2 st 2 3’s

Robert Dembskis 6-11 ’18 F 4 pts 4 reb 2 blk

Shemarri Allen 6-1 ’19 G 6 pts 6 reb 6 ast 2 st

Devan Cambridge 6-6 ’19 SG 14 pts 7 reb 4 st 2 3’s 6-7 ft

Aspire Academy (traveled 337 miles)

Nygal Russell 6-5 ’18 G 13 pts 4 reb 6-8 ft

Joel Ntambwe 6-8 ’18 F 11 pts 8 reb 4 ast

Kein Maisonneuve 6-4 ’18 G 7 reb 4 ast

MVP

Malcolm Farrington

6-4 ’18 SG

Believe Prep

20 pts 4 reb 4 ast 2 st 6 3’s

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Lighthouse Challenge Championship

#6 (Super 25) Sunrise Christian Academy Buffaloes 6-1 (Witchita, KS) 56

#12 (Super 25) Prolific Prep Crew 9-3 (Napa, CA) 50

Watch Sunrise Academy vs Prolific Prep

Battle of two top 25 teams in the country for the trophy. Sunrise held the lead most of the game for the victory.

Two day averages were as follows:

N’Faly Dante 10 pts 7 reb 4 blk 2 st

Malik Hall 15 pts 5 reb 2 ast

Jordan Brown 11 pts 11 reb 3 ast 2 blk

Sunrise Christian Academy (traveled 682 miles)

Khaleem Bennett 6-4 ’18 G Central Arkansas 11 pts 6 reb 2 3’s 4-6 fg

Carlos Paez 5-10 ’18 PG 8 pts 3 reb 3 ast 4-4 ft

Malik Hall 6-7 ’19 G/F 12 pts 8 reb 2 ast 2 st

Blake Hinson 6-7 ’19 G/F 10 pts 4 reb 2 3’s

Prolific Prep (traveled 2,211 miles)

Amadou Sow 6-9 ’18 PF UC-Santa Barbara 13 pts 6 reb 2 ast 2 st 2 3’s

Sekou Toure’ 6-4 ’18 G 13 pts 6 reb 4 ast 2 3’s 5-8 fg

Jordan Brown 6-11 ’18 PF 9 pts 2 blk

Jeenathon Williams 6-6 ’18 G/F Buffalo 6 pts 8 reb

Nimari Burnett 6-3 ’20 PG 6 pts 2 reb 3 ast 5 st 2 3’s

MVP

N’faly Dante

7-0 ’20 F/C

Sunrise Christian

10 pts 5 reb 3 ast 4 blk 3 st 5-8 fg

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Lighthouse Challenge Champs

Sunrise Christian Academy Buffaloes


Whitehaven Tigers 3-0 (Memphis, TN) 47

#31 MS Forest Hill Patriots  2-1 (Jackson, MS) 45

Watch Forest Hill vs Whitehaven

Whitehaven nailed a shot at the buzzer for the win over Forest Hill.

Two days averages were as follows:

Keondre Montgomery 18 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 2 blk

Marc Evans 10 pts 2 3’s 6 reb 6 ast 2 st

Krunchy Marshall 14 pts 11 reb 2 ast 4 blk

Whitehaven (traveled 99 miles)

Latrell Carter 6-8 ’18 F 9 pts 10 reb

Cameron Jones 6-6 ’18 G/F Jacksonville State 7 pts 10 reb 2 ast 2 blk 2 st

Forest Hill (traveled 246 miles)

Ladarius Marshall 6-7 ’18 F 6 pts 9 reb 2 ast 4 blk

Marc Evans 6-4 ’19 PG 9 pts 6 reb 7 ast

Keondre Montgomery 6-7 ’20 G/F 19 pts (15 in 2nd half) 5 reb 3 3’s

MVP

Matthew Murrell

6-3 ’20 G

Whitehaven

15 pts 6 reb 3 ast 2 st 4-5 ft

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#1 LA Madison Prep Academy Chargers 3-0 (Baton Rouge, LA) 47

#9 MS Columbus Falcons 5-3 (Columbus, MS) 42

Watch Columbus vs Madison Prep

Two day averages were as follows:

Robert Woodard II 18 pts 9 reb 2 ast 2 blk

Kobe Julien 18 pts 13-22 fg 2 3’s 7-8 ft 7 reb 3 ast 2 st

Josh LeBlanc 11 pts 9 reb 4 ast 3 blk 2 st

Madison Prep Academy (traveled 416 miles)

Kobe Julien 6-6 ’18 F UL-Lafayette 14 pts 7 reb 3 ast 2 st 2 3’s

Josh LeBlanc 6-7 ’18 F Georgetown 8 pts 8 reb 2 ast 2 blk

Malik Gray 5-10 ’20 G 8 pts 3 ast 2 3’s

Columbus (traveled 119 miles)

Robert Woodard II 6-7 ’18 G/F Mississippi State 17 pts 9 reb 2 blk 2 3’s

Casey “CJ” Smith Jr 5-8 ’18 PG 8 pts 3 reb 6 ast 3 st 2 3’s

Denijay Harris 6-7 ’18 G/F 8 pts 4 reb

Aaron Johnson 6-3 ’18 G 5 pts 3 reb 2 ast 3-3 ft

MVP

Marcus Guss

5-8 ’19 G

Madison Prep

15 pts 4 3’s

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#89 MS Corinth Warriors 3-4 (Corinth, MS) 68

#72 AL Hazel Green Trojans 6-6 (Hazel Green, AL) 67

Watch Corinth vs Hazel Green

A big time battle took place between Kira Lewis (6-3 ’19 G Hazel Green 32 pts (24 in 2nd half) 9 reb 2 ast 2 blk 2 st 4 3’s 8-10 ft) and Axavius “Tada” Stricklen (6-0 ’18 G Corinth Morehead State 29 pts 8 reb 10-15 fg 8-8 ft) and Tada nailed the buzzer beater for the win. Two day averages were as follows:

Tada Stricklen: 25 pts 10-12 ft 7 reb 2 ast 2 st

JonD Warren: 18 pts 4 3’s 4 reb 4 st

Kira Lewis: 25 pts 18-33 fg 3 3’s 8-10 ft 7 reb 5 ast 2 st

Corinth (home team)

JonDarius Warren 6-0 ’18 G 19 pts 2 st 3 3’s

Will Gardner 6-2 ’18 G/F 11 pts 4 reb 2 3’s

DT Sheffield 5-9 ’20 G 5 reb 3 ast

Tameron Patterson 5-9 ’20 G 2 reb 3 ast 2 st

Hazel Green (traveled 133 miles)

Grant Perry 6-2 ’18 SG 6 pts 5 reb 2 ast 2 3’s

Jordan Beck 6-3 ’19 SF 11 pts 7 reb 3 ast 2 3’s

Ben Pitts 5-10 ’19 G 2 reb 4 st

Ashton Elliott 6-1 ’20 G 10 pts 6 reb 3 ast 4-5 ft

Co-MVP

Axavious “Tada” Stricklen

6-0 ’18 G

Corinth

Morehead State

29 pts 8 reb 10-15 fg 8-8 ft

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Kira Lewis

6-3 ’19 G

Hazel Green

32 pts (24 in 2nd half) 9 reb 2 ast 2 blk 2 st 4 3’s 8-10 ft

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Magnolia Hoops MS Head of the Class

2018: Ma’Darius Hobson 6-3 G/F Houlka

2019: DJ Jeffries 6-8 G Olive Branch

2020: Da’Shun Berry 6-0 G Houlka

2021: Mitchell Saulsberry 6-4 F/C Potts Camp


Magnolia Hoops MS Starting 5

Ma’Darius Hobson 6-3 ’18 G/F Houlka

Tyler Stevenson 6-7 ’18 G/F New Hope

Jaylon Bailey 6-0 ’18 G Okolona

Mitchell Saulsberry 6-4 ’21 F/C Potts Camp

DJ Jeffries 6-8 ’19 G Olive Branch


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

2018: Ty Parks 6-4 G/F Middleton

2019: Kira Lewis 6-3 G Hazel Green

2020: N’Faly Dante 7-0 F/C Sunrise Christian

2021: Lane McCay 6-0 G Central Florence


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

Kira Lewis 6-3 ’19 G Hazel Green

Ty Parks 6-4 ’18 G/F Middleton

Issac McBride 6-1 ’19 G Baptist Prep

Jordan Brown 6-11 ’18 PF Prolific Prep

Charles Bassey 6-11 ’19 PF Aspire Academy


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