The ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest Report

ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest

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Olive Branch HS/White Station HS

Olive Branch, MS/Memphis, TN

The ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest, formerly know as the Penny Hardaway Hoopfest, never disappoints when it comes to bringing talent to the deep south. Here’s the results from this past weekend. Thanks to Magnolia Hoops contributor Wesley Odle for the info provided in the report.


Friday January 5, 2018

Olive Branch HS

#3 WV Huntington St. Joseph Prep Irish 7-6 (Huntington, WV) 90

#60 TN Raleigh Egypt Pharaohs 9-11 (2A Memphis, TN) 70

It is good to see the 3 MS kids playing a regular high school game in MS this year. Jaemyn Brakefield (6-9 ’20 G Huntington Prep 19 pts 7-8 fg 2 3’s 7 reb) earned MVP honors while Kenneth Nwuba (6-11 ’18 F/C Huntington Prep-UCLA 15 pts 6-7 fg 10 reb 9 blk) nearly recorded a triple-double. Emmanuel Okpomo (6-11 ’20 F/C Huntington Prep) also saw action in the win.

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Brakefield, Nwuba and Okpomo

Huntington Prep (traveled 554 miles)

’18’s

Dontarius James 16 pts 7-11 fg 2 3’s 8 reb 2 ast

’19’s

Johnathan McGriff 8 pts 4-7 fg 4 reb 8 ast

Jonathan Kuminga 15 pts 6-7 fg 3 reb 2 ast

Quinn Slazinski 7 pts 7 reb 4 ast

Marvin Price 3 pts

Michael Christmas 2 reb 2 ast

’20’s

Cashius McNeilly 5 pts 3-3 ft 3 reb 3 ast

Raleigh Egypt (traveled 25 miles)

’18’s

Ethan Burnett 6-2 G/F 7 pts 3-5 fg 3 reb 2 ast

Jadakiss Williams 6-7 G/F 9pts 3-4 fg 2 reb

Michael James 6-0 G 11 pts 3 3’s 3 reb

Darrell Christian 6-2 G 3 pts 2 reb

’19’s

Deovaunta Williams 6-2 G 26 pts 11-14 ft 3 reb 4 ast

Kadrian Boyce 6-0 PG 3 reb 4 ast

’20’s

Roger McFarlane 6-4 G/F 6 pts 4 reb

Quintavious Bailey 6-4 G/F 8 pts 4-6 fg

MVP

Jaemyn Brakefield

6-9 ’20 G

Huntington Prep

19 pts 7-8 fg 2 3’s 7 reb

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#2 MS Olive Branch Conquistadors 12-3 (5A Olive Branch, MS) 73

#1 TN (Xcellent25 #1) Memphis East Mustangs 9-3 (3A Memphis, TN) 70

Olive Branch pulled off the biggest upset in the history of MS basketball Friday night by knocking off the #1 ranked team in the country. DJ Jeffries (6-8 ’19 G Olive Branch 15 pts 11-12 ft 7 reb 2 ast) led the charge against his AAU Coach Penny Hardaway. Joee Cooper (6-0 ’19 PG Olive Branch 19 pts 7-11 fg 3 3’s 3 reb) earned MVP honors in the game. Another player gaining big time attention from the game is Cameron “Mook” Matthews (6-6 ’20 F Olive Branch 16 pts 7-9 fg 7 reb).

Olive Branch (home team)

’18’s

Kelvin Allen 6-2 G 10 pts 4 reb

’19’s

Josh Stevenson 6-2 G 5 pts 3 reb 2 ast

Shamar Brown 6-5 G/F 6 pts 2 3’s 4 reb

’20’s

Wes Taylor 6-0 PG 2 pts 2 ast

Memphis East (traveled 23 miles)

’18’s

Alex Lomax 5-11 PG 15 pts 13-13 ft 3 reb 3 ast

Ryan Boyce 6-5 G/F 9 pts 4-6 ft 4 reb 3 ast

’19’s

Chandler Lawson 6-9 F 10 pts 9 reb 3 ast

Laquincy Parker 5-10 G 3 pts 2 reb

James Wiseman 7-0 F/C 14 pts 7-11 fg 9 reb

Malcolm Dandridge 6-8 C 4 reb

’20’s

Derrin Merriweather 5-11 G 8 pts 2 3’s 3 reb

’21’s

Johnathan Lawson 6-6 G 7 pts 4 reb

Jalen Brown 6-4 G 3 pts

MVP

Joee Cooper

6-0 ’19 G

Olive Branch

19 pts 7-11 fg 3 3’s 3 reb

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Saturday January 6, 2018

White Station HS

#1 KS Sunrise Christian Academy Buffaloes 12-1 (Bel Aire, KS) 73

#66 TN Ridgeway Roadrunners 5-5 (3A Memphis, TN) 42

N’Faly Dante (7-0 ’20 F/C Sunrise Christian 14 pts) led Sunrise Christian in the win. Austin Crowley (6-5 ’19 G Sunrise Christian 7 pts), from West Point, played solid minutes for Sunrise Christian.

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Austin Crowley 6-5 G Sunrise (West Point)

Sunrise Christian (traveled 595 miles)

Ridgeway (traveled 4 miles)

MVP

Malik Hall

6-7 ’19 G/F

Sunrise Christian

13 pts 4 reb

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#4 TN Hamilton Wildcats 7-1 (2A Memphis, TN) 65

#16 IL Whitney Young Dolphins 13-4 (4A Chicago, IL) 56

Hamilton (traveled 8 miles)

Whitney Young (traveled 544 miles)

MVP

M. Brooks

Hamilton

19 pts 12 reb

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#5 TN Whitehaven Tigers 7-2 (3A Memphis, TN) 60

#3 WV Huntington St. Joseph Prep Irish 7-6 (Huntington, WV) 55

Whitehaven (traveled 15 miles)

Huntington Prep (traveled 538 miles)

MVP

Cameron Jones

6-6 ’18 G/F

Whitehaven

23 pts 5 reb

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#13 TN Cordova Wolves 13-4 (3A Cordova, TN) 49

#2 MS Olive Branch Conquistadors 12-3 (5A Olive Branch, MS) 47

Cordova took advantage of the upset win hangover to get the win over Olive Branch.

Cordova (traveled 13 miles)

Olive Branch (traveled 16 miles)

MVP

Tyler Harris

5’9 ’18 PG

Cordova

24 pts 5 reb

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#3 MD (XCellent25 #13) Paul VI Panthers 11-2 (Fairfax, VA) 63

#14 TN Brentwood Academy Eagles 9-3 (Division II 2A Brentwood, TN) 50

Paul VI (traveled 850 miles)

Brentwood Academy (traveled 199 miles)

MVP

Anthony Harris

6-3 ’19 G

Paul VI

15 pts 3 reb

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#1 IL (XCellent25 #12) Simeon Wolverines 13-2 (4A Chicago, IL) 78

#1 TN (XCellent25 #15) Memphis East Mustangs 9-3 (3A Memphis, TN) 73

Simeon (traveled 533 miles)

East (traveled 3 miles)

MVP

Talen Horton-Tucker

6-5 ’18 G

Simeon

24 pts 9 reb

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