Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 1 Report

Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic

Day 1 Report

The stats are provided by Blake Long and his Northeast MS CC crew. They are the best in the business at keeping stats and can’t be thanked enough for the great job that they do.

This report will cover the following games (9) or events: Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 1 (Kossuth, Falkner, Alcorn Central, Waterloo (AL), Aspire Academy (KY), West Oaks (FL), Hamilton Heights (TN), Wesley Christian (KY), Wenonah (AL), Olive Branch, Lee-Huntsville (AL), Florence, Callaway, Memphis East (TN), Mountain Brook (AL), Bearden (TN), Corinth Marshall County (TN)).


Friday November 23, 2018

Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic

From Corinth HS

Corinth, MS

(B) Falkner Eagles 4-3 (1A Falkner, MS) 59

Kossuth Aggies 2-4 (3A Kossuth, MS) 34

Notes: Kossuth did a really good job of slowing Cameron Smith (6-5 ’21 G/F Falkner) down but it wasn’t enough for the win. Daylon Crum (6-1 ’21 SG Falkner) and Chauncey Jackson (6-2 ’20 F Falkner) both stepped up and had good games to lead the Eagles to victory.

Click below to watch the following:

Falkner vs Kossuth

Falkner Post Game Press Conference

Kossuth Post Game Press Conference

Falkner (traveled 33 miles)

’20’s

Cody Johnson 5-9 G 5 pts 4 reb 3 ast

’21’s

Cameron Smith 6-5 G/F 3 pts 6 reb 2 ast 3 st

Zion Grizzard 6-1 G 4 pts 5 reb 2 ast 2 st

’22’s

Brooks Brand 5-9 G 9 pts 3-4 fg 2 3’s 3 reb 2 ast

Kossuth (traveled 11 miles)

’19’s

Charlie Meeks 5-11 G 3 pts 5 reb 2 ast 1 blk 5 st

’20’s

Bricen Hales 6-0 F 8 pts 4 reb 2 blk

Luke Evetts 5-10 F 9 pts 4 reb 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Daylon Crum

Falkner

6-1 ’21 SG

18 pts 8-14 fg 2 3’s 3 reb 1 st 1 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Tanner Childs

Kossuth

6-0 ’19 G

5 pts 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Chauncey Jackson

Falkner

6-2 ’20 F

17 pts 6-8 fg 4-4 ft 11 reb 2 ast 5 st


(B) Alcorn Central Bears 2-4 (3A Glen, MS) 62

Waterloo Cougars 0-2 (1A Waterloo, AL) 54

Notes: Waterloo jumped out to an early lead but Alcorn Central fought back for the come-from-behind win.

Click below to watch the following:

Alcorn Central vs Waterloo

Waterloo Post Game Press Conference

Alcorn Central Post Game Press Conference

Alcorn Central (traveled 6 miles)

’20’s

Hunter Walker 6-2 F 7 pts 4 reb 5 st

Hayden Barnett 6-1 F 9 pts 2 3’s 1 ast

’21’s

Jacob Tucker 5-9 G 6 pts 5 reb 2 ast 3 st

Waterloo (traveled 56 miles)

Trenton Green 7 pts 1 reb 3 st

’19’s

Kion Dixon 6-3 F 7 pts 2 reb 1 blk

Bryce Palmer 5-9 G 2 pts 4 reb 4 ast

CJ Scott 5-8 G 14 pts 4-5 fg 4 3’s 2 reb 1 ast

Christian Irons 5-10 G 6 pts 4 reb 1 ast 3 st

’20’s

Darrell Summerhill Jr. 6-2 F 13 pts 4-5 fg 14 reb 2 ast 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Alex Moody

Alcorn Central

6-0 ’19 F

12 pts 5-8 fg 15 reb 1 ast 5 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Alex Moody

Alcorn Central

6-0 ’19 F

12 pts 5-8 fg 15 reb 1 ast 5 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Carter Hughes

Alcorn Central

5-11 ’20 G

20 pts 7-12 fg 3 3’s 4 reb 4 ast 1 st


(B) Aspire Academy Wizards 6-0 (Louisville, KY) 66

West Oaks Flame 7-1 (Orlando, FL) 54

Notes: I continue to be impressed with Prosper Obidiebube (6-8 ’19 F Aspire Academy). He is high academic, highly athletic and plays with a high motor.

Click below to watch the following:

Aspire Academy vs West Oaks

Aspire Academy Post Game Press Conference

West Oaks Post Game Press Conference

Aspire Academy (traveled 337 miles)

’19’s

Ahmard Harvey 6-6 F 18 pts 15 reb 4 ast 1 blk 1 st

Caleb Fields 6-0 PG 8 pts 2 reb 10 ast 1 st

’21’s

Sekou Sada Kalle 6-10 PF 6 pts 5 reb 2 ast 2 blk 1 st

TJ Toney 5-10 PG 13 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

West Oaks (traveled 743 miles)

’19’s

Alic Troutman 6-7 F 6 pts 8 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st

Tyrell “Turbo” Jones 6-1 G 17 pts 2 3’s 1 reb 1 st

Jordan Smith 5-11 G 4 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Noble Crawford 6-5 F 3 pts 4 reb 1 ast 3 blk

’20’s

Selton Miguel 6-5 SF 8 pts 1 reb 2 ast 3 st

Woody Therenciel 6-9 F 4 pts 2 reb 4 blk

’21’s

AJ Neal 6-0 PG 10 pts 2 3’s 1 reb 2 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Prosper Obidiebube

Aspire Academy

6-8 ’19 F

21 pts 16 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Prosper Obidiebube

Aspire Academy

6-8 ’19 F

21 pts 16 reb 1 ast 1 blk


(B) Hamilton Heights Hawks 5-1 ( Chattanooga, TN) 89

Wesley Christian Circuit Riders 6-2 (Allen, KY) 57

Notes: The Hamilton Heights duo of Jordan Rawls (6-2 ’20 G Hamilton Heights) and Samson Ruzhentsev (6-7 ’20 G/F Hamilton Heights) were really impressive for the Hawks. Samson should be a top 40 player in the country. He can shoot the ball really well and is very athletic. Rawls is like the do-it-all unsung hero that makes Hamilton Heights go.

Click below to watch the following:

Hamilton Heights vs Wesley Christian

Hamilton Heights Post Game Press Conference

Wesley Christian Post Game Press Conference

Hamilton Heights (traveled 230 miles)

’20’s

Bayron Matos 6-8 PF 11 pts 5-8 fg 9 reb 1 ast

Jason Jitoboh 6-11 C 9 pts 4-7 fg 5 reb 3 blk

Drew Williams 6-6 G/F 9 pts 3 3’s 2 reb 3 ast 1 blk 2 st

Andersson Garcia 6-7 G/F 6 pts 3-5 fg 6 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Wesley Christian (traveled 463 miles)

’19’s

Arol Kachuol 6-10 F 22 pts 8-12 fg 4 3’s 4 reb 1 ast 4 blk 1 st

Corey Allison 6-4 G 6 pts 2 3’s 1 reb 4 ast 1 st

Miki Tadic 6-2 G 11 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 6 ast 2 st

Puoch Puoch 6-8 G 29 pts 13-19 fg 3 3’s 6 reb 3 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jordan Rawls

Hamilton Heights

6-2 ’20 PG

23 pts 3 3’s 4-4 ft 6 reb 10 ast 2 st 1 blk

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Samson Ruzhentsev

Hamilton Heights

6-7 ’20 G/F

24 pts 2 3’s 6-6 ft 8 reb 2 ast 3 st


(B) Olive Branch Conquistadors 5-1 (5A Olive Branch, MS) 70

Wenonah Dragons 4-1 (5A Birmingham, AL) 57

Notes: When Wenonah is your easiest opponent that week you are playing a hard schedule. Olive Branch played the Alabama power sandwiched in between nationally ranked Memphis East and Mountain Brook. It was a very sloppy showing for OB but they still pulled away with a convincing victory. Cameron “Mook” Matthews (6-6 ’20 F Olive Branch), Wes Taylor (5-11 ’20 G Olive Branch), DJ Jeffries (6-7 ’19 G Olive Branch) and CJ Owens (5-11 ’19 G Olive Branch) were the bright spots for OB.

Click below to watch the following:

Olive Branch vs Wenonah

Olive Branch Post Game Press Conference

Olive Branch (traveled 78 miles)

’19’s

CJ Owens 5-11 G 13 pts 5-9 fg 3 3’s 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

’20’s

Wes Taylor 5-11 G 11 pts 5-7 fg 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

Wenonah (traveled 172 miles)

’19’s

Jarvise Minter 6-4 F 7 pts 2 reb 1 ast

Justin Minter 6-4 G 17 pts 5-6 ft 6 reb 4 ast 2 st

JaDerrus Eatmon 6-9 F 8 pts 4-4 fg 7 reb 1 st

Cameron Tucker 6-3 G 10 pts 2 3’s 9 reb 6 ast 4 st

’21’s

Alec Howard 6-2 G 6 pts 2 3’s 2 reb 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Cameron “Mook” Matthews

Olive Branch

6-6 ’20 F

12 pts 4-6 fg 2 3’s 10 reb 2 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Joee Cooper

Olive Branch

6-0 ’19 PG

7 pts 4 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

DJ Jeffries

Olive Branch

6-7 ’19 G

17 pts 6-11 fg 2 3’s 13 reb 2 ast


(B) Florence Eagles 5-1 (4A Florence, MS) 76

Lee Generals 3-1 (6A Huntsville, AL) 57

Notes: It was the Jaylen Forbes (6-4 ’19 SG Florence) show in front of his future head Coach Avery Johnson. He showed that he can score in many different ways. Florence is also going to be in good shape in the future with Devin Carter (5-10 ’21 PG Florence) and Jalon McNair (6-5 ’22 C Florence). Carter came in off the bench to provide a spark and made the best of his opportunities. McNair was able to grind his way to a solid outing also.

Click below to watch the following:

Florence vs Lee

Florence Post Game Press Conference

Florence (traveled 250 miles)

’19’s

Jaylon Johnson 6-4 F 8 pts 4-7 fg 2 reb 1 st

’21’s

Devin Carter 5-10 PG 13 pts 5-8 fg 6 reb

’22’s

Jalon McNair 6-5 C 11 pts 5-5 fg 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

Lee (traveled 120 miles)

’19’s

Tyreese Smith 5-10 PG 13 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 3 ast 2 st

Mason Ellison 6-5 G/F 14 pts 5 reb

Kobe Brown 6-7 G 16 pts 3-3 ft 7 reb 2 ast 2 blk 1 st

Fred Parker 5-10 G 8 pts 2 3’s 1 reb 2 ast 1 st

’21’s

Kaleb Brown 6-5 G 6 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 5 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jaylen Forbes

Florence

6-4 ’19 SG

31 pts 5 3’s 8-9 ft 12 reb 3 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Lerenzo “Trey” Fort

Florence

6-2 ’19 G

8 pts 6 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Jaylen Forbes

Florence

6-4 ’19 SG

31 pts 5 3’s 8-9 ft 12 reb 3 ast 2 st


(B) Memphis East Mustangs 4-0 (AAA Memphis, TN) 69

Callaway Chargers 3-1 (5A Jackson, MS) 54

Notes: The score doesn’t indicate it but this was a heavyweight fight. Callaway played East as hard as they could but the “Big Ticket” James Wiseman (7-0 ’19 C Memphis East) took over in the fourth quarter. Daeshun Ruffin (5-11 ’21 G Callaway) became the new crowd pleaser for the ones who didn’t know of him nationally. He should be climbing up the national rankings really soon. He gained major respect from all in attendance with his electrifying play. Kevion Hunt (5-9 ’22 PG Callaway) gained major respect from me with his play in a big-time event. The Hunt/Ruffin duo will be fun to watch over the next few years.

Click below to watch the following:

Callaway vs East

Memphis East Post Game Press Conference

Callaway Post Game Press Conference

East (traveled 90 miles)

’19’s

Malcolm Dandridge 6-9 PF 10 pts 18 reb 3 ast 1 blk 2 st

Derrein Merriweather 6-0 G 9 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

Nautical Harwell 6-1 G 16 pts 7-13 fg 1 reb 5 ast 4 st

Callaway (traveled 234 miles)

’20’s

Cuwandric Samuel 6-4 G 8 pts 6 reb 4 ast

’22’s

Kevion Hunt 5-9 PG 11 pts 5-9 fg 3 reb 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Daeshun Ruffin

Callaway

5-11 ’21 G

21 pts 8-12 fg 4 3’s 3 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Shadrick Bouldin

Callaway

6-4 ’19 G/F

11 pts 3 3’s 10 reb 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

James Wiseman

Memphis East

7-0 ’19 C

29 pts 11-18 fg 2 3’s 14 reb 2 ast 2 blk


(B) Mountain Brook Spartans 5-0 (7A Mountain Brook, AL) 65

Bearden Bulldogs 4-1 (AAA Knoxville, TN) 63

Notes: This was a battle of two heavyweights here too. Bearden came into the fight with a limp but went blow-for-blow with the nationally ranked Spartans.

Click below to watch the following:

Bearden vs Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook Post Game Press Conference

Bearden Post Game Press Conference

Mountain Brook (traveled 173 miles)

’19’s

Lior Berman 6-4 F 11 pts 4-6 fg 7 reb 1 ast

Alex Washington 6-1 G 7 pts 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

’20’s

Colby Jones 6-5 G 21 pts 8-15 fg 5 3’s 5 reb 2 ast 1 blk

Paulie Stramaglia 6-1 G 2 pts 4 reb 8 ast 2 st

Bearden (traveled 321 miles)

’19’s

Kordell Kah 6-6 C 6 pts 8 reb 1 blk 1 st

Ques Glover 6-0 G 28 pts 4 3’s 10-12 ft 1 reb 6 ast 1 st

Trent Stephney 6-1 G 7 pts 3 reb 4 ast 3 st

Drew Pember 6-10 G/F 11 pts 2 3’s 10 reb 1 ast 2 blk 2 st

’20’s

Tyler Nordin 6-3 G/F 8 pts 4-5 fg 6 reb 4 ast 2 blk 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Trendon Watford

Mountain Brook

6-9 ’19 G/F

15 pts 12 reb 4 ast 2 blk 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Trendon Watford

Mountain Brook

6-9 ’19 G/F

15 pts 12 reb 4 ast 2 blk 1 st


(B) Corinth Warriors 1-0 (4A Corinth, MS) 68

Marshall County Tigers 1-3 (AA Lewisburg, TN) 62

Notes: First game of the year and you’re having it at the Lighthouse? Might as well. Corinth has some really young athletes and they played very well to get the win.

Click below to watch the following:

Corinth vs Marshall County

Marshall County Post Game Press Conference

Corinth Post Game Press Conference

Corinth (home)

’20’s

Calvin Jones 6-4 F 7 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 blk

DK Gaines 6-2 G/F 13 pts 3-3 ft 10 reb 2 ast 1 blk 1 st

’21’s

Q Wimsatt 6-3 G/F 6 pts 4 reb 2 ast

Will Crawford 5-11 G 5 pts 5 reb 3 ast 1 blk

Kito Windom 6-3 G 2 pts 2 reb 5 ast 1 st

Cayden Betts 6-1 G/F 13 pts 5-6 fg 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

Marshall County (traveled 137 miles)

’19’s

Keshun Gentry 5-10 PG 8 pts 5 reb 6 ast 2 st

KJ Johnson 6-2 G 36 pts 3 3’s 8 reb 4 ast 1 st

’20’s

Canelius Turner 5-10 G 15 pts 5-9 fg 3 3’s 4 reb 2 ast 2 st

’21’s

Silas Hurt 6-0 F/C 2 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Tameron Patterson

Corinth

5-9 ’20 G

19 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 5 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Morgan Toomer

Corinth

5-8 ’19 G

3 pts 1 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Tameron Patterson

Corinth

5-9 ’20 G

19 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 5 ast 2 st


Magnolia Hoops Fantasy Non-MS Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes for this time period based on stats. Out of state

2019: KJ Johnson

6-2 G Marshall County (TN)

2020: Jordan Rawls

6-2 G Hamilton Heights (TN)

2021: TJ Toney

5-10 PG Aspire Academy (KY)


Magnolia Hoops Non-MS Fantasy 5

The top five players for this time period based on stats. Out of State

KJ Johnson

6-2 ’19 G Marshall County (TN)

James Wiseman

7-0 ’19 C Memphis East (TN)

Jordan Rawls

6-2 ’20 G Hamilton Heights (TN)

Puoch Puoch

6-8 ’19 G Wesley Christian (KY)

Prosper Obidiebube

6-8 ’19 F Aspire Academy (KY)


Magnolia Hoops Non-MS Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes for this time period based on performance. Out of state

2019: James Wiseman

7-0 C Memphis East (TN)

2020: Samson Ruzhentsev

6-7 G/F Hamilton Heights (TN)

2021: Sekou Sada Kalle

6-10 PF Aspire Academy (KY)


Magnolia Hoops Non-MS Starting 5

The top five players for this time period based on performance. Out of state

James Wiseman

7-0 ’19 C Memphis East (TN)

Trendan Watford

6-9 ’19 G/F Mountain Brook (AL)

Samson Ruzhentsev

6-7 ’20 G/F Hamilton Heights (TN)

Jordan Rawls

6-2 ’20 G Hamilton Heights (TN)

Puoch Puoch

6-8 ’19 G Wesley Christian (KY)


Magnolia Hoops MS Fantasy Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes for this time period based on stats.

2019: Jaylen Forbes

6-4 SG Florence

2020: Chauncey Jackson

6-2 F Falkner

2021: Daeshun Ruffin

5-11 G Callaway

2022: Jalon McNair

6-5 C Florence


Magnolia Hoops MS Fantasy 5

The top five players for this time period based on stats.

Jaylen Forbes

6-4 ’19 SG Florence

Chauncey Jackson

6-2 ’20 F Falkner

Alex Moody

6-0 ’19 F Alcorn Central

DJ Jeffries

6-7 ’19 G Olive Branch

Tameron Patterson

5-9 ’20 G Corinth


Magnolia Hoops MS Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes for this time period based on performance.

2019: DJ Jeffries

6-7 G Olive Branch

2020: Cameron “Mook” Matthews

6-6 F Olive Branch

2021: Daeshun Ruffin

5-11 G Callaway

2022: Kevion Hunt

5-9 PG Callaway


Magnolia Hoops MS Starting 5

The top five players for this time period based on performance.

DJ Jeffries

6-7 ’19 G Olive Branch

Daeshun Ruffin

5-11 ’21 G Callaway

Jaylen Forbes

6-4 ’19 SG Florence

Cameron “Mook” Matthews

6-6 ’20 F Olive Branch

Kevion Hunt

5-9 ’22 PG Callaway


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

DJ Jeffries

6-7 G Olive Branch

Jaylen Forbes

6-4 SG Florence

Joee Cooper

6-0 PG Olive Branch

Lerenzo “Trey” Fort

6-2 G Florence

Shadrick Bouldin

6-4 G/F Callaway


Magnolia Hoops Overall Fantasy Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes for this time period based on stats.

2019: KJ Johnson

6-2 G Marshall County (TN)

2020: Jordan Rawls

6-2 G Hamilton Heights (TN)

2021: Daeshun Ruffin

5-11 G Callaway (MS)

2022: Jalon McNair

6-5 C Florence (MS)


Magnolia Hoops Overall Fantasy 5

The top five players for this time period based on stats.

KJ Johnson

6-2 ’19 G Marshall County (TN)

Jaylen Forbes

6-4 ’19 SG Florence (MS)

James Wiseman

7-0 ’19 C Memphis East (TN)

Jordan Rawls

6-2 ’20 G Hamilton Heights (TN)

Puoch Puoch

6-8 ’19 G Wesley Christian (KY)


Magnolia Hoops Overall Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes for this time period based on performance.

2019: James Wiseman

7-0 C Memphis East (TN)

2020: Samson Ruzhentsev

6-7 G/F Hamilton Heights (TN)

2021: Daeshun Ruffin

5-11 G Callaway (MS)

2022: Kevion Hunt

5-9 PG Callaway (MS)


Magnolia Hoops Overall Starting 5

The top five players for this time period based on performance.

James Wiseman

7-0 ’19 C Memphis East (TN)

Trendan Watford

6-9 ’19 G/F Mountain Brook (AL)

DJ Jeffries

6-7 ’19 G Olive Branch (MS)

Daeshun Ruffin

5-11 ’21 G Callaway (MS)

Samson Ruzhentsev

6-7 ’20 G/F Hamilton Heights (TN)


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