2019 Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 1 Report

2019 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.


Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic

Friday November 29, 2019

From Corinth HS

Corinth, MS

(B) Kossuth Aggies 2-4 (3A Kossuth, MS) 75

Waterloo Cougars 2-1 (1A Waterloo, AL) 51

Notes: Kossuth got the early jump and was just too much for the smaller Alabama school.

Click below to watch the following:

Kossuth Post Game Press Conference

Waterloo Post Game Press Conference

Kossuth (traveled 12 miles) 75

’20’s

Isaac Pittman 6-1 F 4 pts 4 reb 2 ast 2 st

Bricen Hales 6-2 F 16 pts 8-13 fg 8 reb 2 ast 2 blk 6 st

Nick Hopper 5-11 G 13 pts 3 3’s 4 reb 5 ast

Luke Evetts 5-10 G 21 pts 9-16 fg 2 3’s 4 reb 2 st

’21’s

Keb Brawner 5-9 G 10 pts 3 reb 9 ast 4 st

Waterloo (traveled 56 miles) 51

’20’s

Hayden Hester 6-2 F 14 pts 6-8 fg 5 reb 3 ast

Jon Reiss Pendergraph 5-9 G 4 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Junior Summerhill 6-2 F 2 pts 8 reb 3 ast

’21’s

Gavin Scott 6-1 F 4 pts 7 reb 2 ast

Campbell Parker 6-3 G 8 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 1 st

’22’s

Jake Wood 5-9 G 17 pts 5 3’s 4 reb 1 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Bricen Hales

Kossuth

6-2 ’20 F

16 pts 8-13 fg 8 reb 2 ast 2 blk 6 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Nick Hopper

Kossuth

5-11 ’20 G

13 pts 3 3’s 4 reb 5 ast

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Luke Evetts

Kossuth

5-10 ’20 G

21 pts 9-16 fg 2 3’s 4 reb 2 st


(B) Alcorn Central Bears 2-6 (3A Glen, MS) 46

MS #169, 3A #24

East Webster Wolverines 1-6 (2A Maben, MS) 39

MS #129, 2A #17

Notes: A big note to mention in this game was the play of Cael Chrismond (5-11 ’23 G East Webster 12 pts 11 reb 3 ast 3 st). The freshman stepped up with a big double-double in the losing effort.

Click below to watch the following:

East Webster Post Game Press Conference

Alcorn Central Post Game Press Conference

Alcorn Central (traveled 6 miles) 46

’20’s

Hunter Walker 6-2 F 8 pts 2 reb 3 st

John Rilee Williams 6-3 C 8 pts 6 reb 1 ast 3 st

Carter Hughes 5-11 F 7 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 2 ast 2 blk 1 st

’21’s

Jacob Tucker 5-9 G 12 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 3 ast 4 st

’22’s

Brady Talley 5-10 G 2 pts 1 reb 5 ast 2 st

East Webster (traveled 104 miles) 39

’20’s

Sedrick Taylor 5-9 F 4 pts 4-4 ft 8 reb 1 st

Nash Caldwell 6-2 C 3 pts 7 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Reid Gatlin 5-9 SG 7 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

’22’s

Blake Slay 5-8 SG 7 pts 4 reb 2 ast 1 blk 1 st

’23’s

Cael Chrismond 5-11 G 12 pts 11 reb 3 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

John Rilee Williams

Alcorn Central

6-3 ’20 C

8 pts 6 reb 1 ast 3 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Carter Hughes

Alcorn Central

5-11 ’20 F

7 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 2 ast 2 blk 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Jacob Tucker

Alcorn Central

5-9 ’21 G

12 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 3 ast 4 st


Lighthouse Classic Challenge Semifinal

(B) West Oaks Academy Flame 5-1 (Orlando, FL) 76

FL #1

Carolina Basketball Academy Tigers 3-3 (Elizabeth City, NC) 61

Notes: Aderes “AJ” Staton (6-5 ’20 G West Oaks Academy 25 pts 9-13 fg 3 3’s 11 reb 3 ast 2 st) had a big game to propel West Oaks into the Lighthouse Challenge Championship game.

Click below to watch the following:

Carolina Basketball Academy vs West Oaks Academy

Carolina Basketball Academy Post Game Press Conference

West Oaks Academy Post Game Press Conference

West Oaks (traveled 743 miles) 76

’20’s

Selton Miguel 6-5 SF 20 pts 6-8 ft 5 reb 4 ast 3 st

Jadrian “Bam” Tracey 6-6 G 5 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 4 ast 1 st

Aderes “AJ” Staton 6-5 G 25 pts 9-13 fg 3 3’s 11 reb 3 ast 2 st

’21’s

Adaryll “AJ” Neal 6-1 PG 8 pts 1 3’s 3-4 ft 1 reb 3 ast 1 blk

’22’s

Fray Nguimbi 6-7 F 8 pts 5 reb 1 st

Carolina Basketball Academy (traveled 852 miles) 61

’20’s

Ade Jenkins 6-8 PF 9 pts 1 3’s 9 reb 1 blk

Omar Gardner 6-4 G 20 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 3 ast 1 blk 2 st

’21’s

Camiron Cherry 6-4 G 15 pts 5-9 fg 4 3’s 2 reb 5 ast 3 st

Lafontz Simmonds 6-4 G 6 pts 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Aderes “AJ” Staton

West Oaks Academy

6-5 ’20 G

25 pts 9-13 fg 3 3’s 11 reb 3 ast 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Aderes “AJ” Staton

West Oaks Academy

6-5 ’20 G

25 pts 9-13 fg 3 3’s 11 reb 3 ast 2 st


Lighthouse Classic Challenge Semifinal

(B) Hamilton Heights Hawks 7-0 ( Chattanooga, TN) 77

Xcellent 25 #18

Orangeville Prep Bears 6-1 (Ontario, Canada) 59

Notes: Samson Ruzhentsev (6-7 ’20 G/F Hamilton Heights 31 pts 12-19 fg 4 3’s 3-4 ft 9 reb 2 ast 1 st) continued to dominate in the state of Mississippi leading Hamilton Heights to another Lighthouse Classic Challenge Championship game.

Click below to watch the following:

Hamilton Heights vs Orangeville Prep

Hamilton Heights Post Game Press Conference

Orangeville Prep Post Game Press Conference

Hamilton Heights (traveled 230 miles)

’20’s

Samson Ruzhentsev 6-7 G/F 31 pts 12-19 fg 4 3’s 3-4 ft 9 reb 2 ast 1 st

Andersson Garcia 6-7 G/F 8 pts 4-6 fg 10 reb 4 ast 3 st

’21’s

Dominiq Penn 6-0 PG 13 pts 4-7 fg 2 3’s 5 ast 1 st

’22’s

Felix Okpara 6-11 F 14 pts 7-8 fg 7 reb

Reggie Bass 6-4 PG 6 pts 1 3’s 3-4 ft 2 reb 5 ast 1 st

Orangeville Prep (traveled 912 miles)

’20’s

Matthew Alexander Moncrieffe 6-7 SF 23 pts 9-16 fg 1 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Coleman Stucke 6-8 SF 9 pts 1 3’s 8 reb 1 ast

Kyler Filewich 6-9 F 2 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

Shemar Rathan Mayes 5-11 PG 6 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 9 ast

Justice Prentice 6-1 PG 7 pts 1 3’s 3 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Samson Ruzhentsev

Hamilton Heights

6-7 ’20 G/F

31 pts 12-19 fg 4 3’s 3-4 ft 9 reb 2 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Samson Ruzhentsev

Hamilton Heights

6-7 ’20 G/F

31 pts 12-19 fg 4 3’s 3-4 ft 9 reb 2 ast 1 st


(B) The Webb School Feet 2-0 (II-A Bell Buckle, TN) 67

Center Hill Mustangs 6-2 (5A Olive Branch, MS) 66

MS #8, 5A #3

Notes: Keon Johnson (6-4 ’20 G/F The Webb School 37 pts 15-26 fg 4 3’s 9 reb 7 ast 2 blk) put on a show for the Lighthouse crowd. Decorian “DeDe” Payton (6-6 ’20 C Center Hill 20 pts 9-15 fg 11 reb 2 blk 4 st) had a big double-double trying to keep The Hill in the game but the Mustangs fell one shot short of getting the win.

Click below to watch the following:

Center Hill vs The Webb School

The Webb School Post Game Press Conference

Center Hill Post Game Press Conference

The Webb School (traveled 160 miles) 67

’20’s

Keon Johnson 6-4 G/F 37 pts 15-26 fg 4 3’s 9 reb 7 ast 2 blk

JJ Platt 5-11 G 5 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 2 ast 3 st

Amos Howard 6-2 G 15 pts 6-6 fg 3 3’s 9 reb 2 ast 1 blk 2 st

’22’s

Khi Harris 6-1 PG 4 pts 3 reb 4 ast 3 st

Center Hill (traveled 76 miles) 66

’20’s

Decorian “DeDe” Payton 6-6 C 20 pts 9-15 fg 11 reb 2 blk 4 st

Braxton Morris 6-0 G 14 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 4 ast 1 blk 3 st

Jacquez Hardin 6-0 G 5 pts 2-3 fg 1 3’s 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

’21’s

Zandon Haralson 6-3 F 9 pts 1 3’s 4 reb 2 ast 3 st

Kaeden Laws 6-5 G 18 pts 4 3’s 5 reb 4 ast

’22’s

Jhamal Ross 5-9 G 6 reb 5 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Keon Johnson

The Webb School

6-4 ’20 G/F

37 pts 15-26 fg 4 3’s 9 reb 7 ast 2 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Decorian “DeDe” Payton

Center Hill

6-6 ’20 C

20 pts 9-15 fg 11 reb 2 blk 4 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Keon Johnson

The Webb School

6-4 ’20 G/F

37 pts 15-26 fg 4 3’s 9 reb 7 ast 2 blk


(B) Corinth Warriors 2-1 (4A Corinth, MS) 76

Lindsay Lane Lions 5-2 (1A Athens, AL) 56

AL #111, 1A #7

Notes: Q Wimsatt (6-3 ’21 G/F Corinth 29 pts 14-18 fg 10 reb 1 ast 4 st), Kito Windom (6-3 ’21 G Corinth 17 pts 1 3’s 8 reb 7 ast 1 st) and the undermanned Corinth Warriors did an amazing job of holding Tommy Murr (6-1 ’20 G Lindsay Lane 36 pts 2 3’s 12-12 ft 3 reb 4 ast 1 blk 2 st) under his average to get the win.

Click below to watch the following:

Corinth vs Lindsay Lane

Corinth Post Game Press Conference

Lindsay Lane Post Game Press Conference

Corinth (home team) 76

’21’s

Q Wimsatt 6-3 G/F 29 pts 14-18 fg 10 reb 1 ast 4 st

Will Crawford 6-1 G 14 pts 1 3’s 7 reb 4 ast 2 st

Matthew Inman 6-1 G 5 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 1 st

Kito Windom 6-3 G 17 pts 1 3’s 8 reb 7 ast 1 st

’22’s

Andre Adams 6-2 G 7 pts 3 reb 2 ast 2 st

Lindsay Lane (traveled 105 miles) 56

’20’s

Tommy Murr 6-1 G 36 pts 2 3’s 12-12 ft 3 reb 4 ast 1 blk 2 st

Charlie Morrison 6-0 G 12 pts 5-10 fg 2 3’s 11 reb 2 ast 1 blk 5 st

’23’s

Amar Fuqua 6-2 F 8 pts 4-8 fg 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Kito Windom

Corinth

6-3 ’21 G

17 pts 1 3’s 8 reb 7 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Tommy Murr

Lindsay Lane

6-1 ’20 G

36 pts 2 3’s 12-12 ft 3 reb 4 ast 1 blk 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Q Wimsatt

Corinth

6-3 ’21 G/F

29 pts 14-18 fg 10 reb 1 ast 4 st


(B) Houston Mustangs 4-0 (AAA Germantown, TN) 57

Grace Baptist Academy Eagles 3-5 (TCAL Texas Division Ocean Springs, MS) 29

TX #399, TCAL #5

Notes: Houston showed why they are potentially the most dangerous team in Tennessee with a convincing win over Grace Baptist.

Click below to watch the following:

Houston vs Grace Baptist Academy

Houston Post Game Press Conference

Grace Baptist Academy Post Game Press Conference

Houston (traveled 79 miles) 57

’20’s

Faizon Fields 6-8 C 7 pts 5 reb 1 st

Alex Marsh 5-11 G 9 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 3 ast 1 st

’21’s

Zander Yates 6-7 F 5 pts 1 3’s 9 reb 3 ast 1 blk

Mason Miller 6-8 G 23 pts 8-16 fg 4 3’s 3-4 ft 9 reb 1 ast 1 blk

TJ Madlock 6-2 PG 10 pts 3 reb 3 ast 1 blk 2 st

Grace Baptist Academy (traveled 354 miles) 29

’20’s

Emile Kazeneza 6-7 G/F 15 pts 1 3’s 12 reb

’22’s

Clavance Alvares 6-2 G 5 pts 1 3’s 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

TJ Madlock

Houston

6-1 ’21 PG

10 pts 3 reb 3 ast 1 blk 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Emile Kazeneza

Grace Baptist Academy

6-7 ’20 G/F

15 pts 1 3’s 12 reb

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Mason Miller

Houston

6-8 ’21 G

23 pts 8-16 fg 4 3’s 3-4 ft 9 reb 1 ast 1 blk


(B) Briarcrest Christian Saints 2-0 (II-AA Eads, TN) 74

Callaway Chargers 3-1 (5A Jackson, MS) 64

Notes: The featured match-up between Kennedy Chandler (6-1 ’21 G Briarcrest Christian 35 pts 12-17 fg 2 3’s 4 reb 1 blk 3 st) and Daeshun Ruffin (5-10 ’21 G Callaway 24 pts 5 3’s 3 reb 2 ast 4 st) did not disappoint. Chandler got the better of Ruffin with a strong second half performance. Michael “Scooter” Malone (6-3 ’20 G Briarcrest Christian 9 pts 3-5 fg 3 ast 1 st) played stellar defense in the second half to slow Ruffin down.

Click below to watch the following:

Briarcrest Christian vs Callaway

Briarcrest Christian Post Game Press Conference

Callaway Post Game Press Conference

Briarcrest Christian (traveled 81 miles) 74

’20’s

Michael “Scooter” Malone 6-3 G 9 pts 3-5 fg 3 ast 1 st

Marcellus Brigham 6-6 G 13 pts 1 3’s 14 reb 5 ast 1 st

Rodney Newsome Jr 6-5 F 6 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Kennedy Chandler 6-1 G 35 pts 12-17 fg 2 3’s 4 reb 1 blk 3 st

’24’s

Cooper Haynes 6-2 G 7 pts 3-3 fg 1 3’s 3 reb 1 ast

Callaway (traveled 234 miles) 64

’20’s

Kendarius Buckley 6-3 F 4 pts 7 reb 2 ast 1 st

Johnathan Crumley 6-8 C 4 pts 2-2 fg 1 reb 1 ast 3 blk 1 st

Cuwandric Samuel 6-4 G 11 pts 4-6 fg 2 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 1 st

’21’s

Daeshun Ruffin 5-10 G 24 pts 5 3’s 3 reb 2 ast 4 st

’22’s

Keiveon Hunt 5-10 PG 12 pts 1 3’s 2 reb 4 ast 1 blk 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Marcellus Brigham

Briarcrest Christian

6-6 ’20 G

13 pts 1 3’s 14 reb 5 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Rodney Newsome Jr

Briarcrest Christian

6-5 ’20 F

6 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 1 ast

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Kennedy Chandler

Briarcrest Christian

6-1 ’21 G

35 pts 12-17 fg 2 3’s 4 reb 1 blk 3 st


(B) LeFlore Rattlers 5-3 (5A Mobile, AL) 57

AL #68, 5A #12

North Panola Cougars 4-5 (3A Sardis, MS) 51

MS #127, 3A #17

Notes: North Panola just refused to go away as they kept coming back against LeFlore. This was the Ankerion “Noodle” Gross (6-7 ’20 F North Panola 17 pts 1 3’s 11 reb 4 ast 3 st) that I’ve been waiting to see.

Click below to watch the following:

LeFlore vs North Panola

LeFlore Post Game Press Conference

North Panola Post Game Press Conference

LaFlore (traveled 322 miles) 57

’20’s

Madison Reed 5-9 PG 6 pts 2 reb 5 ast 6 st

’21’s

DeAndre Pettway 6-5 SF 10 pts 5-10 fg 11 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Makhai Hesley 6-6 F 8 pts 4-6 fg 6 reb 1 st

Jeremy Whitfield 5-7 PG 7 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 8 ast 3 st

Jailyn Murray 6-7 G 16 pts 4 3’s 5 reb 1 st

Demir Smith 6-2 SG 10 pts 5-6 fg 4 reb 2 ast 1 blk 2 st

North Panola (traveled 121 miles) 51

’20’s

Ankerion “Noodle” Gross 6-7 F 17 pts 1 3’s 11 reb 4 ast 3 st

’22’s

Cedquavious “DaeDae” Hunter 5-10 G 18 pts 1 3’s 7-8 ft 3 reb 1 st

Tony Davis 5-6 G 3 pts 1 reb 5 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jailyn Murray

LeFlore

6-7 ’21 G

16 pts 4 3’s 5 reb 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Ankerion “Noodle” Gross

North Panola

6-7 ’20 F

17 pts 1 3’s 11 reb 4 ast 3 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

DeAndre Pettway

LeFlore

6-5 ’21 SF

10 pts 5-10 fg 11 reb 1 ast 1 blk


Magnolia Hoops Head Coach

The best coaching job that I saw during this time period.

Keith Greene

Corinth


Magnolia Hoops Best Game

The best game that I saw during this time period.

Briarcrest Christian (TN) 74

Callaway 64


Magnolia Hoops Top 5 Teams

The top five teams that I saw during this time period.

Hamilton Heights (TN)

Houston (TN)

Briarcrest Christian (TN)

West Oaks (FL)

Callaway


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes that I saw during this time period based on stats.

2020: Keon Johnson

6-4 G/F The Webb School (TN) 37 pts 15-26 fg 4 3’s 9 reb 7 ast 2 blk

2021: Q Wimsatt

6-3 G/F Corinth 29 pts 14-18 fg 10 reb 1 ast 4 st

2022: Cedquavious “DaeDae” Hunter

5-10 G North Panola 18 pts 1 3’s 7-8 ft 3 reb 1 st

2023: Cael Chrismond

5-11 G East Webster 12 pts 11 reb 3 ast 3 st

2024: Cooper Haynes

6-2 G Briarcrest Christian (TN) 7 pts 3-3 fg 1 3’s 3 reb 1 ast


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

The top five players that I saw during this time period based on stats.

Keon Johnson

6-4 ’20 G/F The Webb School (TN) 37 pts 15-26 fg 4 3’s 9 reb 7 ast 2 blk

Tommy Murr

6-1 ’20 G Lindsay Lane (AL) 36 pts 2 3’s 12-12 ft 3 reb 4 ast 1 blk 2 st

Q Wimsatt

6-3 ’21 G/F Corinth 29 pts 14-18 fg 10 reb 1 ast 4 st

Samson Ruzhentsev

6-7 ’20 G/F Hamilton Heights (TN) 31 pts 12-19 fg 4 3’s 3-4 ft 9 reb 2 ast 1 st

Kennedy Chandler

6-1 ’21 G Briarcrest Christian (TN) 35 pts 12-17 fg 2 3’s 4 reb 1 blk 3 st


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

The top five seniors that I saw during this time period based on stats.

Keon Johnson

6-4 G/F The Webb School (TN) 37 pts 15-26 fg 4 3’s 9 reb 7 ast 2 blk

Tommy Murr

6-1 G Lindsay Lane (AL) 36 pts 2 3’s 12-12 ft 3 reb 4 ast 1 blk 2 st

Samson Ruzhentsev

6-7 G/F Hamilton Heights (TN) 31 pts 12-19 fg 4 3’s 3-4 ft 9 reb 2 ast 1 st

Aderes “AJ” Staton

6-5 G West Oaks (FL) 25 pts 9-13 fg 3 3’s 11 reb 3 ast 2 st

Decorian “DeDe” Payton

6-6 C Center Hill 20 pts 9-15 fg 11 reb 2 blk 4 st


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