Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 2 Report

Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic

Day 2 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 (Saltillo, Potts Camp, Huntsville (AL), Callaway, Bearden (TN), Center Hill, Aspire Academy (KY), West Oaks (FL), Hamilton Heights (TN), Wesley Christian (KY), Wenonah (AL), Grayson (GA), Olive Branch, Mountain Brook (AL), North Little Rock (AR), Sophie B Wright (LA), Corinth, Sacred Heart (TN)).


Friday November 24, 2018

Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic

From Corinth HS

Corinth, MS

(B) Saltillo Tigers 5-0 (5A Saltillo, MS) 61

Potts Camp Cardinals 5-2 (1A Potts Camp, MS) 58

Notes: Wow what an opening 9 AM game. This game could’ve been the prime time game at most events. You have the potential 1A champion and the big dog in Northeast MS. It was very entertaining. Potts Camp had bus trouble and showed up just in time to start the game. It took them about 6 minutes in to really start playing and at that point Saltillo had an 18-4 lead. The Cardinals overcame this slow start to come back and nearly won it. Big Mitchell Saulsberry (6-5 ’21 G/F Potts Camp) had a very solid game. Kylan Conners (6-2 ’19 G Potts Camp) had a good showing for the Cardinals also. TJ Hannah (6-5 ’20 F Saltillo) added a double-double for Saltillo but the were lifted by Big Shot Smurf for the win. Calvin “Smurf” Harris (6-2 ’19 G/F Saltillo) might’ve had the best individual performance of the entire tournament with his near triple-double.

Click below to watch the following:

Saltillo vs Potts Camp

Saltillo Post Game Press Conference

Potts Camp Post Game Press Conference

Saltillo (traveled 43 miles)

’19’s

Tyson McKenzie 5-10 G 5 pts 5 reb 4 ast 1 blk 2 st

Zaquavion Batie 5-10 G 8 pts 2 3’s 6 reb 3 ast 1 st

Jackson Finch 5-8 SG 3 pts 2 reb 3 ast 2 st

’20’s

TJ Hannah 6-5 F 14 pts 7-13 fg 10 reb 2 ast 2 st

Potts Camp (traveled 59 miles)

’20’s

Martavious “Tay” Frost 6-4 G/F 8 pts 7 reb 1 ast 4 st

Kedavian Faulkner 5-8 G 11 pts 3 reb 3 ast 3 st

JaQuives “Nuk” Muse 5-8 G 9 pts 2 3’s 2 reb 3 ast 3 st

’21’s

Mitchell Saulsberry 6-5 G/F 20 pts 10-15 fg 6 reb 1 blk 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Calvin “Smurf” Harris

Saltillo

6-2 ’19 G/F

28 pts 13 reb 6 ast 4 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Kylan Conners

Potts Camp

6-2 ’19 G

10 pts 7 reb 5 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Calvin “Smurf” Harris

Saltillo

6-2 ’19 G/F

28 pts 13 reb 6 ast 4 st


(B) Callaway Chargers 4-1 (5A Jackson, MS) 58

Huntsville Panthers 3-5 (7A Huntsville, AL) 50

Notes: Daeshun Ruffin (5-11 ’21 G Callaway) and Callaway proved to be too much for Huntsville in the early day match up.

Click below to watch the following:

Callaway vs Huntsville

Callaway Post Game Press Conference

Huntsville Post Game Press Conference

Callaway (traveled 234 miles)

’20’s

Jordan Brister 5-7 G 13 pts 4-6 fg 4-5 ft 5 reb

Larry Holmes 5-11 PG 7 pts 5 reb 2 ast 1 st

’22’s

Kevion Hunt 5-9 PG 4 pts 8 reb 2 ast 4 st

Huntsville (traveled 120 miles)

’19’s

Nathan Moore 6-8 F/C 3 pts 4 reb 3 ast 3 blk

William Grace 6-4 G 22 pts 6 3’s 3 reb 2 st

John Cole Norris 6-1 G 13 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 3 ast 2 st

’20’s

Duncan Gibbons 6-0 G 3 pts 3 reb 4 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Daeshun Ruffin

Callaway

5-11 ’21 G

20 pts 2 3’s 4-5 ft 5 reb 2 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Shadrick Bouldin

Callaway

6-4 ’19 G/F

12 pts 4-7 fg 4 3’s 3 reb 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Daeshun Ruffin

Callaway

5-11 ’21 G

20 pts 2 3’s 4-5 ft 5 reb 2 ast 2 st


(B) Center Hill Mustangs 6-0 (5A Olive Branch, MS) 62

Bearden Bulldogs 4-2 (AAA Knoxville, TN) 49

Notes: Respect the Hill. Center Hill is for real. There is way too many things to say about this team and not enough time or space to do so. They are legit. Calvin Temple (6-1 ’19 G Center Hill) is on a mission this year since he is finally being allowed to play in the MHSAA ranks. Kaeden Laws (6-4 ’21 G/F Center Hill) looks much better as a player with his added offensive dimensions. He could end up being the not-so-secret weapon for the Stangs this year. Decorian Payton (6-5 ’20 C Center Hill) is doing his thing this year and playing solid. The secret weapon is Kevin Henry (6-2 ’19 G/F Center Hill). “Henry is the glue to the team. He can do just about everything. He is Mr. Hustle, all he wants to do is win. His main priority is stopping the other teams best player.” These are words from Coach Mealer and I couldn’t have described him better myself. He is the perfect garbage man and probably the most selfless player in the state. He has skill too but you will rarely see it because he defers so well. Then you have Coach Mealer. He is one of the best Coaches in Mississippi. He excels in the X’s and O’s as well as the motivational side too.

Click below to watch the following:

Center Hill vs Bearden

Center Hill Post Game Press Conference

Center Hill Post Game Press Conference

Center Hill (traveled 76 miles)

’20’s

Decorian Payton 6-5 C 6 pts 10 reb 2 ast 1 blk 2 st

Braxton Morris 6-0 G 7 reb 6 ast 1 st

Bearden (traveled 321 miles)

’19’s

Kordell Kah 6-6 C 6 pts 4-5 ft 4 reb 2 ast 1 blk 4 st

Ques Glover 6-0 G 18 pts 6 reb 4 ast 2 st

Trent Stephney 6-1 G 13 pts 6-11 fg 6 reb 2 st

Drew Pember 6-10 G/F 10 pts 5-6 ft 4 reb 1 ast 3 blk 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Kaeden Laws

Center Hill

6-4 ’21 G/F

26 pts 2 3’s 11 reb 1 blk 3 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Kevin Henry

Center Hill

6-2 ’19 G/F

2 pts 10 reb 1 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Calvin Temple

Center Hill

6-1 ’19 G

26 pts 6 3’s 4-4 ft 4 reb 3 ast 2 st


Lighthouse Classic Challenge Consolation Game

(B) West Oaks Flame 8-1 (Orlando, FL) 79

Wesley Christian Circuit Riders 6-3 (Allen, KY) 68

Notes: Very good win by West Oaks to recover from the previous days loss. Wesley Christian walked away from Corinth with two losses but they are a very good and talented team. Coach Dave Meddings will have his guys right as the season goes along. Puoch Puoch (6-8 ’19 G Wesley Christian) had a very good weekend and should see a huge rise in his recruitment.

Click below to watch the following:

Wesley Christian vs West Oaks

Wesley Christian Post Game Press Conference

West Oaks (traveled 743 miles)

’19’s

Alic Troutman 6-7 F 8 pts 9 reb 1 blk 1 st

Tyrell “Turbo” Jones 6-1 G 14 pts 4 3’s 2 reb 5 ast

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

Marvens Petion 6-6 G 10 pts 5-7 fg 3 reb 1 ast 2 st

’21’s

AJ Neal 6-0 PG 3 pts 2 reb 3 ast 3 st

Jameon Harris 6-4 G 10 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 1 ast

Wesley Christian (traveled 463 miles)

’19’s

Arol Kachuol 6-10 F 8 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st

Corey Allison 6-4 G 5 pts 4 reb 2 ast 2 st

Miki Tadic 6-2 G 5 pts 2 reb 3 ast 1 st

Puoch Puoch 6-8 G 7 pts 3-5 fg 4 reb 3 ast 2 blk

’20’s

Madit Lueeth 7 pts 3-5 fg 5 reb 4 ast

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Selton Miguel

West Oaks

6-5 ’20 SF

23 pts 10-15 fg 3 3’s 5 reb 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Oussema Marnaoui

Wesley Christian

6-5 ’19 G

31 pts 13-20 fg 4-6 3’s 9 reb 1 ast 1 st


Lighthouse Classic Challenge Championship Game

(B) Hamilton Heights Hawks 6-1 ( Chattanooga, TN) 75

Aspire Academy Wizards 6-1 (Louisville, KY) 62

Notes: Hamilton Heights continued their dominance as they went on to win the Championship game.

Click below to watch the following:

Hamilton Heights vs Aspire Academy

Hamilton Heights Post Game Press Conference

Aspire Academy Post Game Press Conference

Aspire Academy (traveled 337 miles)

’19’s

Ahmard Harvey 6-6 F 16 pts 4-4 ft 13 reb 3 st

Caleb Fields 6-0 PG 23 pts 7-9 ft 3 reb 5 ast

Prosper Obidiebube 6-8 F 3 pts 9 reb 2 ast 2 st

’21’s

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

TJ Toney 5-10 PG 14 pts 4 3’s 5 reb 1 ast

Hamilton Heights (traveled 230 miles)

’20’s

Samson Ruzhentsev 6-7 G/F 19 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 3 st

Bayron Matos 6-8 PF 7 pts 4 reb 1 st

Jason Jitoboh 6-11 C 13 pts 9 reb 2 blk

Drew Williams 6-6 G/F 4 pts 4-4 ft  6 reb 4 ast 1 st

Andersson Garcia 6-7 G/F 6 pts 8 reb 4 ast 2 blk 4 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Jordan Rawls

Hamilton Heights

6-2 ’20 PG

21 pts 4 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jordan Rawls

Hamilton Heights

6-2 ’20 PG

21 pts 4 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Challenge Champions

Hamilton Heights Hawks (TN)


(B) Grayson Rams 4-1 (AAAAAAA Loganville, GA) 49

Wenonah Dragons 4-2 (5A Birmingham, AL) 42

Notes: Defense, defense, defense. Defense wins championships!

Click below to watch the following:

Grayson vs Wenonah

Grayson Post Game Press Conference

Grayson (traveled 348 miles)

’19’s

Reco Hallmon 6-5 G/F 5 pts 6 reb 1 ast 2 st

’20’s

Josh Smith 6-4 G/F 7 pts 3 reb 2 ast 2 st

’21’s

Ashton Malone 6-2 G 8 pts 4-6 fg 2 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st

Taje Kelly 6-7 F/C 3 pts 7 reb

Wenonah (traveled 172 miles)

’19’s

Jarvise Minter 6-4 F 6 pts 3 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st

Justin Minter 6-4 G 11 pts 10 reb 4 ast 3 st

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

Cameron Tucker 6-3 G 3 pts 4 reb 3 ast 2 st

’21’s

Alec Howard 6-2 G 10 pts 2 3’s 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Deivon Smith

Grayson

6-2 ’20 G

15 pts 7 reb 2 blk 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Deivon Smith

Grayson

6-2 ’20 G

15 pts 7 reb 2 blk 2 st


(B) Mountain Brook Spartans 6-0 (7A Mountain Brook, AL) 56

Olive Branch Conquistadors 5-2 (5A Olive Branch, MS) 53

Notes: This game was billed by MaxPreps as a top 25 game in the entire country this season and it definitely lived up to the hype. Top prospects, Trendon Watford (6-9 ’19 G/F Mountain Brook) and DJ Jeffries (6-7 ’19 G Olive Branch) had mirroring performances wowing the crowd.

Click below to watch the following:

Olive Branch vs Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook Post Game Press Conference

Olive Branch Post Game Game Press Conference

Mountain Brook (traveled 173 miles)

’19’s

Lior Berman 6-4 F 6 pts 8 reb 1 blk

’20’s

Colby Jones 6-5 G 9 pts 2 reb 2 ast 1 blk 1 st

Paulie Stramaglia 6-1 G 9 pts 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

Olive Branch (traveled 78 miles)

’19’s

Joee Cooper 6-0 PG 5 pts 2 reb 6 ast

’20’s

Cameron “Mook” Matthews 6-6 F 7 pts 3-4 fg 8 reb 1 ast

Wes Taylor 5-11 G 10 pts 2 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Trendon Watford

Mountain Brook

6-9 ’19 G/F

25 pts 8-14 fg 2 3’s 9 reb 4 ast 1 blk 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

DJ Jeffries

Olive Branch

6-7 ’19 G

24 pts 9 reb 1 ast 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Trendon Watford

Mountain Brook

6-9 ’19 G/F

25 pts 8-14 fg 2 3’s 9 reb 4 ast 1 blk 2 st


(B) Sophie B. Wright Warriors 3-1 (3A New Orleans, LA) 68

North Little Rock Charging Wildcats 1-1 (6A North Little Rock, AR) 65

Notes: Another super defensive performance by two state championship level teams.

Click below to watch the following:

Sophie B. Wright vs North Little Rock

Sophie B. Wright Post Game Press Conference

North Little Rock Post Game Press Conference

Sophie B. Wright (traveled 395 miles)

’19’s

Charlie Russell Jr. 6-7 SF 14 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 1 st

Dandrick Green 5-10 PG 12 pts 4-7 fg 3 3’s 1 reb 2 ast 4 st

Gregory Hammond Jr. 6-6 SG 20 pts 8-15 fg 2 3’s 4 reb 1 blk 4 st

’20’s

Scorey Holmes 5-10 PG 2 reb 3 ast 5 st

North Little Rock (traveled 232 miles)

’19’s

Collin Moore 6-4 F 7 pts 6 reb 1 ast 2 st

Shawn Fudge 6-2 F 10 pts 4-7 fg 3 reb 1 st

Decorey Watkins 5-10 G 6 pts 4 reb 4 ast 3 st

Kylon McCollugh 6-4 F 15 pts 7-9 fg 7 reb 1 st

’20’s

Otis Jordan 5-6 G 17 pts 6-10 fg 4 reb 4 ast 4 st

Spencer Simes 6-2 G 8 pts 5 reb 4 ast 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Damiree Burns

Sophie B. Wright

6-6 ’19 SF

21 pts 13 reb 3 ast 3 blk 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Damiree Burns

Sophie B. Wright

6-6 ’19 SF

21 pts 13 reb 3 ast 3 blk 2 st


(B) Corinth Warriors 2-0 (4A Corinth, MS) 55

Sacred Heart Knights 2-3 (II-A Jackson, TN) 52

Notes: This was a huge win for Corinth. I like to pride myself in knowing about all the great teams in the south or even country for that matter. Sacred Heart got by me somehow. They have 3 very good players. Harris Barker (6-4 ’19 G/F Sacred Heart) has size and can shoot. Tarre’q Williams (6-5 ’19 G Sacred Heart) is a solid all-around player. Nana Malik (6-10 ’19 C Sacred Heart) is a dominant beast down low. I would really like to try and catch them again this season.

Click below to watch the following:

Corinth vs Sacred Heart 1st Half

Corinth vs Sacred Heart 2nd Half

Corinth Post Game Press Conference

Corinth (home)

’20’s

Calvin Jones 6-4 F 9 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

’21’s

Will Crawford 5-11 G 5 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Kito Windom 6-3 G 10 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 2 ast 1 blk 1 st

Sacred Heart (traveled  miles)

’19’s

Kevin Marcell 6-0 G 6 pts 7 reb 2 ast 2 st

Harris Barker 6-4 G/F 16 pts 4 3’s 7 reb 1 ast 1 st

Kylon Holder 6-0 G 6 reb 2 ast 2 blk 2 st

Jalen Brown 6-1 G 4 pts 5 reb 1 blk 2 st

Tarre’q Williams 6-5 G 3 pts 3 reb

Nana Malik 6-10 C 16 pts 15 reb 1 blk 1 st in 18 minutes played

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Tameron Patterson

Corinth

5-9 ’20 G

18 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 2 ast

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Morgan Toomer

Corinth

5-8 ’19 G

3 pts 3 reb 5 ast 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Tameron Patterson

Corinth

5-9 ’20 G

18 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 2 ast


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: Damiree Burns

6-6 SF Sophie B. Wright (LA)

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

Damiree Burns

6-6 ’19 SF Sophie B. Wright (LA)

Oussema Marnaoui

6-5 ’19 G Wesley Christian (KY)

Trendon Watford

6-9 ’19 G/F Mountain Brook (AL)

Nana Malik

6-10 ’19 C Sacred Heart (TN)

Ahmard Harvey

6-6 ’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: Trendon Watford

6-9 G/F Mountain Brook (AL)

2020: Jordan Rawls

6-2 G 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

Trendon Watford

6-9 ’19 G/F Mountain Brook (AL)

Jordan Rawls

6-2 ’20 G Hamilton Heights (TN)

Samson Ruzhentsev

6-7 ’20 G/F Hamilton Heights (TN)

Puoch Puoch

6-8 ’19 G Wesley Christian (KY)

Arol Kachuol

6-10 ’19 F 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: Calvin “Smurf” Harris

6-2 G/F Saltillo

2020: TJ Hannah

6-5 F Saltillo

2021: Kaeden Laws

6-4 G/F Center Hill

2022: Kevion Hunt

5-9 PG Callaway


Magnolia Hoops MS Fantasy 5

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

Calvin “Smurf” Harris

6-2 ’19 G/F Saltillo

Kaeden Laws

6-4 ’21 G/F Center Hill

DJ Jeffries

6-7 ’19 G Olive Branch

Calvin Temple

6-1 ’19 G Center Hill

Mitchell Saulsberry

6-5 ’21 G/F Potts Camp


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

Cameron “Mook” Matthews

6-6 ’20 F Olive Branch

Calvin Temple

6-1 ’19 G Center Hill

Joee Cooper

6-0 ’19 PG Olive Branch


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

DJ Jeffries

6-7 G Olive Branch

Calvin Temple

6-1 G Center Hill

Joee Cooper

6-0 PG Olive Branch

Kevin Henry

6-2 G/F Center Hill

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: Calvin “Smurf” Harris

6-2 G/F Saltillo (MS)

2020: Jordan Rawls

6-2 G Hamilton Heights (TN)

2021: Kaeden Laws

6-4 G/F Center Hill (MS)

2022: Kevion Hunt

5-9 PG Callaway (MS)


Magnolia Hoops Overall Fantasy 5

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

Calvin “Smurf” Harris

6-2 ’19 G/F Saltillo (MS)

Damiree Burns

6-6 ’19 SF Sophie B. Wright (LA)

Oussema Marnaoui

6-5 ’19 G Wesley Christian (KY)

Kaeden Laws

6-4 ’21 G/F Center Hill (MS)

Trendon Watford

6-9 ’19 G/F Mountain Brook (AL)


Magnolia Hoops Overall Head of the Class

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

2019: Trendon Watford

6-9 G/F Mountain Brook (AL)

2020: Jordan Rawls

6-2 G 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.

Trendon 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)

Jordan Rawls

6-2 ’20 G Hamilton Heights (TN)

Samson Ruzhentsev

6-7 ’20 G/F Hamilton Heights (TN)


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