2019 Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic Day 2 Report

2019 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.


Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic

Friday November 30, 2019

From Corinth HS

Corinth, MS

(B) Sparkman Senators 6-4 (7A Harvest, AL) 73

AL #29, 7A #10

Yazoo County Panthers 4-2 (3A Yazoo City, MS) 63

MS #30, 3A #5

Notes: Wow what a game for a 9 AM starter. This would’ve been the prime time main event in most classics. Sparkman is so young and deep. They are a team to watch down the road. Yazoo County lost a star player and a star coach but retooled nicely to be a dangerous team in 3A this year. Yazoo County got behind early and continued to fight to make it a close game.

Click below to watch the following:

Sparkman vs Yazoo County

Sparkman Post Game Press Conference

Yazoo County Post Game Press Conference

Sparkman (traveled 124 miles) 73

’21’s

Trevon Ragland 6-3 G 7 pts 10 reb 3 ast 4 st

Nick Sawyer 6-0 G 21 pts 6-12 fg 6 3’s 3-4 ft 6 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st

Xavier Williams 6-1 G 15 pts 6-7 fg 3 3’s 4 reb 1 blk 2 st

Christeon Dodd 6-0 G 7 pts 3-5 fg 1 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

’22’s

Calen Lightfoot 5-11 G 16 pts 7-10 fg 2 3’s 2 ast 2 st

Tyrese Elliott 6-2 G 2 pts 3 reb 11 ast 1 st

Yazoo County (traveled 223 miles) 63

’20’s

Corey Rucker 6-2 F 4 pts 11 reb 1 ast 1 st

Martarious “Marty” Burrell 6-1 G 22 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 2 st

John Lewis 5-10 G 9 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

’21’s

Kejuan Frierson 5-6 G 15 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 1 blk 4 st

Lakevion Dixon 6-2 G 8 pts 4-7 fg 2 reb 1 blk 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Tyrese Elliott

Sparkman

6-2 ’22 G

2 pts 3 reb 11 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Martarious “Marty” Burrell

Yazoo County

6-1 ’20 G

22 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Nick Sawyer

Sparkman

6-0 ’21 G

21 pts 6-12 fg 6 3’s 3-4 ft 6 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st


(B) Biggersville Lions 1-0 (1A Corinth, MS) 72

McNairy Central Bobcats 1-1 (AA Selmer, TN) 70

Notes: One of the best kept secrets in the state, Hunter Stacy (6-3 ’20 G Biggersville 35 pts 14-25 fg 2 3’s 11 reb) stepped up on the big stage and carried Biggersville to the win. I was also impressed with the growth and improvement of Brooks Brand (6-1 ’22 G Biggersville 12 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 8 ast).

Click below to watch the following:

Biggersville vs McNairy Central

Biggersville Post Game Press Conference

McNairy Central Post Game Press Conference

Biggersville (traveled 10 miles) 72

’20’s

Te’lick Barnett 6-1 G 10 pts 6 reb 3 ast 1 blk 3 st

Hunter Stacy 6-3 G 35 pts 14-25 fg 2 3’s 11 reb

’21’s

Devin Leatherwood 6-2 SG 15 pts 5-7 fg 3 3’s 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

’22’s

Brooks Brand 6-1 G 12 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 8 ast

McNairy Central (traveled 18 miles) 70

’20’s

Omari Robinson 6-2 G 20 pts 8-14 fg 2 reb 5 ast 1 st

Marqkis White 6-0 G 6 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 2 ast 1 st

Mason Latham 6-3 G 5 pts 9 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Kameron Starks 6-1 G/F 12 pts 6-9 fg 6 reb 1 st

Jasper Sanders 5-11 G 17 pts 7-9 fg 1 3’s 4 reb 2 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Hunter Stacy

Biggersville

6-3 ’20 G

35 pts 14-25 fg 2 3’s 11 reb

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Te’lick Barnett

Biggersville

6-1 ’20 G

10 pts 6 reb 3 ast 1 blk 3 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Hunter Stacy

Biggersville

6-3 ’20 G

35 pts 14-25 fg 2 3’s 11 reb


(B) New Site Royals 9-0 (2A New Site, MS) 81

MS #7, 2A #1

Lindsay Lane Lions 5-3 (1A Athens, AL) 79

AL #121, 1A #8

Notes: You can ask Vince, I had this game circled as my dream match-up ever since the schedule come out. The leading scorer in the country against one of the best defensive masterminds in Mississippi. It didn’t disappoint at all. We had Tommy Murr (6-1 ’20 G Lindsay Lane (AL) 46 pts 15-27 fg 4 3’s 12-13 ft 6 reb 1 ast 2 st) becoming the all-time leading scorer in Alabama high school basketball history. We also had Tommy tying the Lighthouse Classic scoring record with his 46 points. How about we end it with a game winner. Yep, we had that too with Carson Fitzsimmons (6-2 ’20 G/F New Site 20 pts 10-12 fg 8 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st) getting the game winning rebound and put-back. Enough praise can’t be given to Tommy Murr. Lipscomb is getting a great player and an even better person. And o yeah, New Site is really good too. They are way better than I expected them to be after losing a couple key transfers. They will make some serious noise in 2A this year.

Click below to watch the following:

New Site vs Lindsay Lane

New Site Post Game Press Conference

Lindsay Lane Post Game Press Conference

Carson Fitzsimmons game winning rebound and put-back basket

Tommy Murr becomes the all-time leading scorer in the history of Alabama high school basketball

New Site (traveled 34 miles) 81

’20’s

Walker Moreland 5-11 SG 21 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 4 ast 4 st

Carson Fitzsimmons 6-2 G/F 20 pts 10-12 fg 8 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st

’21’s

Dalton Pounds 6-6 C 12 pts 6-8 fg 4 reb 3 ast 3 blk 1 st

Wesley Hester 5-11 G 6 pts 3-3 fg 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

Ethan Eaton 5-11 G 12 pts 6 reb 2 ast 1 st

Colton Fitzsimmons 5-7 G 10 pts 6-8 ft 2 reb 5 ast 3 st

Lindsay Lane (traveled 105 miles) 79

’20’s

Tommy Murr 6-1 G 46 pts 15-27 fg 4 3’s 12-13 ft 6 reb 1 ast 2 st

Charlie Morrison 6-0 G 13 pts 5-7 fg 3 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 5 st

’23’s

Amar Fuqua 6-2 F 7 pts 3-6 fg 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Carson Fitzsimmons

New Site

6-2 ’20 G

20 pts 10-12 fg 8 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st

Game winning rebound and put-back basket

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Walker Moreland

New Site

5-11 ’20 SG

21 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 4 ast 4 st

Lighthouse Classic Co-MVP

Walker Moreland

New Site

5-11 ’20 SG

21 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 4 ast 4 st

Lighthouse Classic Co-MVP

Tommy Murr

Lindsay Lane

6-1 ’20 G

46 pts 15-27 fg 4 3’s 12-13 ft 6 reb 1 ast 2 st


Lighthouse Classic Challenge Consolation Game

(B) Orangeville Prep Bears 7-1 (Ontario, Canada) 66

Carolina Basketball Academy Tigers 3-4 (Elizabeth City, NC) 39

Notes: Matthew Alexander Moncrieffe (6-7 ’20 SF Orangeville Prep 24 pts 11-18 fg 5 reb 2 blk 1 st) wasn’t going to be denied a win in their trip to the States.

Click below to watch the following:

Carolina Basketball Academy vs Orangeville Prep

Orangeville Prep Post Game Press Conference

Orangeville Prep (traveled 912 miles) 66

’20’s

Matthew Alexander Moncrieffe 6-7 SF 24 pts 11-18 fg 5 reb 2 blk 1 st

Coleman Stucke 6-8 SF 19 pts 4 3’s 6 reb 4 ast 2 st

Kyler Filewich 6-9 F 5 pts 6 reb 4 ast 1 blk 1 st

Dyson Frank 6-7 F 3 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 1 ast 2 blk

Alexander Nwagha 6-8 SF 6 pts 5 reb 1 blk 3 st

Lorenzo Downey 6-5 G 3 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 2 st

Carolina Basketball Academy (traveled 852 miles) 39

Soloman Ray 2 pts 5 reb 2 ast 3 blk 2 st

’20’s

Ade Jenkins 6-8 PF 5 pts 1 3’s 7 reb 2 ast 2 st

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

Marshall Roberson 6-2 G 6 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 2 ast

’22’s

Vindell Whiterspoon 6-9 F 8 pts 4 reb 1 ast 2 blk 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Matthew Alexander Moncrieffe

Orangeville Prep

6-7 ’20 SF

24 pts 11-18 fg 5 reb 2 blk 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Matthew Alexander Moncrieffe

Orangeville Prep

6-7 ’20 SF

24 pts 11-18 fg 5 reb 2 blk 1 st


Lighthouse Classic Challenge Championship Game

(B) Hamilton Heights Hawks 8-0 (Chattanooga, TN) 64

West Oaks Flame 5-2 (Orlando, FL) 61

Notes: Coach Zach Farrell and his Hamilton Heights Hawks walked away with their third Lighthouse Classic Challenge Trophy. Samson Ruzhentsev (6-7 ’20 G/F Hamilton Heights 18 pts 2 3’s 16 reb 5 ast 1 st) is so fun to watch. He dominates the games in so many ways. The future pro has made Mississippi his home turf in his game here.

Click below to watch the following:

Hamilton Heights vs West Oaks

Hamilton Heights Post Game Press Conference

West Oaks Post Game Press Conference

Hamilton Heights (traveled 230 miles) 64

’20’s

Bayron Matos 6-9 F 12 pts 5-9 fg 10 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Samson Ruzhentsev 6-7 G/F 18 pts 2 3’s 16 reb 5 ast 1 st

Andersson Garcia 6-7 G/F 11 pts 5-6 ft 14 reb 1 ast 2 blk 4 st

’22’s

Reggie Bass 6-4 PG 15 pts 5-10 fg 3 3’s 3 reb 3 ast

West Oaks (traveled 743 miles) 61

Manissa Exauce 2 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

’20’s

Selton Miguel 6-5 SF 29 pts 11-19 fg 4 3’s 5 reb 2 ast 4 st

Jadrian “Bam” Tracey 6-6 G 6 pts 8 reb 2 ast 1 st

Aderes “AJ” Staton 6-5 G 10 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 4 st

’21’s

Adaryll “AJ” Neal 6-1 PG 10 pts 7 reb 3 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Samson Ruzhentsev

Hamilton Heights

6-7 ’20 G/F

18 pts 2 3’s 16 reb 5 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Samson Ruzhentsev

Hamilton Heights

6-7 ’20 G/F

18 pts 2 3’s 16 reb 5 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Classic Challenge Champs

Hamilton Heights Hawks

and Coach Zach Ferrell


(B) The Webb School Feet 3-0 (II-A Bell Buckle, TN) 71

Holly Springs Hawks 4-3 (3A Holly Springs, MS) 57

MS #38, 3A #4

Notes: Keon Johnson (6-4 ’20 G/F The Webb School 31 pts 12-19 fg 1 3’s 14 reb 8 ast 3 blk 1 st) was messing around and almost got a triple-double in the win over Holly Springs.

Click below to watch the following:

The Webb School vs Holly Springs

The Webb School Post Game Press Conference

Holly Springs Post Game Press Conference

The Webb School (traveled 160 miles) 71

’20’s

Keon Johnson 6-4 G/F 31 pts 12-19 fg 1 3’s 14 reb 8 ast 3 blk 1 st

JJ Platt 5-11 G 14 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st

Amos Howard 6-2 G 9 pts 4-6 fg 1 3’s 11 reb 3 ast 4 st

’21’s

Jordan Jenkins 6-2 SG 11 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 2 ast 4 blk

Holly Springs (traveled 64 miles) 57

’20’s

Derek Fountain 6-8 G/F 17 pts 1 3’s 6-8 ft 9 reb 2 ast 2 blk 4 st

Tyhem Reaves 6-1 G 12 pts 4-5 ft 5 reb 3 ast 1 st

Cori Bell 6-0 G 13 pts 1 blk 2 st

Cadarius Autry 6-0 G/F 2 pts 4 reb 3 ast 1 st

’21’s

Dylan King 6-4 F 10 pts 3-6 fg 4-4 ft 4 reb 2 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Keon Johnson

The Webb School

6-4 ’20 G/F

31 pts 12-19 fg 1 3’s 14 reb 8 ast 3 blk 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Derek Fountain

Holly Springs

6-8 ’20 G/F

17 pts 1 3’s 6-8 ft 9 reb 2 ast 2 blk 4 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Keon Johnson

The Webb School

6-4 ’20 G/F

31 pts 12-19 fg 1 3’s 14 reb 8 ast 3 blk 1 st


(B) Callaway Chargers 4-1 (5A Jackson, MS) 83

MS #8, 5A #4

Wooddale Cardinals 3-1 (AA Memphis, TN) 72

Click below to watch the following:

Callaway vs Wooddale

Callaway (traveled 234 miles) 83

’20’s

Kendarius Buckley 6-3 F 7 pts 1 3’s 10 reb 1 blk

Cuwandric Samuel 6-4 G 13 pts 6-10 fg 1 3’s 8 reb 2 ast 1 blk 2 st

’21’s

Daeshun Ruffin 5-10 G 35 pts 11-18 fg 1 3’s 12-16 ft 5 reb 6 ast

’22’s

Keiveon Hunt 5-10 PG 20 pts 6-10 fg 3 3’s 5-6 ft 3 reb 5 ast 1 blk 1 st

Wooddale (traveled 85 miles) 72

Ayonne Suttle 4 pts 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

’20’s

Jonathan Duncan 6-0 G 11 pts 3 3’s 4 reb 2 ast 3 st

TeKeavion Rounds 6-1 G 17 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 3 st

’21’s

Johnathan Lawson 6-8 G/F 29 pts 11-18 fg 2 3’s 5-7 ft 16 reb 1 blk 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Keiveon Hunt

Callaway

5-10 ’22 PG

20 pts 6-10 fg 3 3’s 5-6 ft 3 reb 5 ast 1 blk 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Cuwandric Samuel

Callaway

6-4 ’20 G

13 pts 6-10 fg 1 3’s 8 reb 2 ast 1 blk 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Daeshun Ruffin

Callaway

5-10 ’21 G

35 pts 11-18 fg 1 3’s 12-16 ft 5 reb 6 ast


(B) Ramsay Rams 7-2 (5A Birmingham, AL) 68

AL #22, 5A #2

Olive Branch Conquistadors 4-3 (6A Olive Branch, MS) 62

MS #13, 6A #6

Notes: Every year I find several guys that are extremely underrated. Keshawn Murphy (6-9 ’21 F Ramsay 20 pts 1 3’s 10 reb 1 ast) is that guy this year. He can do a little bit of everything on the court. He could eventually be a top 40 nationally ranked player in his class.

Click below to watch the following:

Ramsay vs Olive Branch

Ramsay Post Game Press Conference

Olive Branch Post Game Press Conference

Ramsay (traveled 165 miles) 68

’20’s

Kisean Johnson 6-1 SG 21 pts 8-16 fg 4 3’s 5 reb 1 ast

Mike Brown 6-2 G 6 pts 3-6 fg 5 reb 2 ast

KJ Jackson 6-0 PG 8 pts 2-4 fg 6 reb 8 ast 1 st

’21’s

Keshawn Murphy 6-9 F 20 pts 1 3’s 10 reb 1 ast

Calvin Burns Jr 6-0 PG 9 pts 1 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 2 st

Olive Branch (traveled 79 miles) 62

’20’s

Cameron “Mook” Matthews 6-5 F 14 pts 6-12 fg 9 reb 6 ast 2 st

Wes Taylor 5-10 G 12 pts 2 3’s 8 reb 3 ast 2 st

Brandon Wade 6-0 G 10 pts 2 3’s 2 reb 3 ast 1 st

Tez Jones 5-7 G 4 pts 2-3 fg 1 reb 4 ast 3 st

Brien Hill 6-0 G 12 pts 4-5 fg 2 3’s 3 reb 1 ast

’22’s

Terry Joyner Jr 6-5 F 5 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 2 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Keshawn Murphy

Ramsay

6-9 ’21 F

20 pts 1 3’s 10 reb 1 ast

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Cameron “Mook” Matthews

Olive Branch

6-5 ’20 F

14 pts 6-12 fg 9 reb 6 ast 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Keshawn Murphy

Ramsay

6-9 ’21 F

20 pts 1 3’s 10 reb 1 ast


(B) East Limestone Indians 10-3 (5A Athens, AL) 56

AL #25, 5A #3

Corinth Warriors 2-2 (4A Corinth, MS) 50

Notes: This was the game where Corinth was supposed to get destroyed. 4A is officially on notice.

Click below to watch the following:

East Limestone vs Corinth

East Limestone Post Game Press Conference

Corinth Post Game Press Conference

East Limestone (traveled 114 miles) 56

’20’s

Austin Harvell 6-6 G/F 16 pts 8-14 fg 9 reb 5 ast 2 blk

Xavier Griftin 6-6 F 24 pts 11-20 fg 1 3’s 8 reb 2 ast 1 blk 1 st

Rodney “RJ” Duncan 6-0 G 7 pts 3-5 fg 1 3’s 4 reb 2 ast

’22’s

Kris McNeil 6-0 G 6 pts 2-4 fg 2 3’s 4 reb 5 ast

Corinth (home team) 50

’21’s

Q Wimsatt 6-3 G/F 7 pts 6 reb 3 ast

Will Crawford 6-1 G 14 pts 5-10 fg 3 3’s 2 reb 4 ast 1 st

Kito Windom 6-3 G 12 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 5 ast 1 blk 2 st

’22’s

Andre Adams 6-2 G 15 pts 5-7 fg 3 3’s 6 reb 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Austin Harvell

East Limestone

6-6 ’20 G/F

16 pts 8-14 fg 9 reb 5 ast 2 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Austin Harvell

East Limestone

6-6 ’20 G/F

16 pts 8-14 fg 9 reb 5 ast 2 blk

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Xavier Griftin

East Limestone

6-6 ’20 F

24 pts 11-20 fg 1 3’s 8 reb 2 ast 1 blk 1 st


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.

New Site 81

Lindsay Lane 79


Magnolia Hoops Top 5 Teams

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

Hamilton Heights

West Oaks

Orangeville Prep

Callaway

Wooddale


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) 31 pts 12-19 fg 1 3’s 14 reb 8 ast 3 blk 1 st

2021: Johnathan Lawson

6-8 G/F Wooddale (TN) 29 pts 11-18 fg 2 3’s 5-7 ft 16 reb 1 blk 2 st

2022: Keiveon Hunt

5-10 PG Callaway 20 pts 6-10 fg 3 3’s 5-6 ft 3 reb 5 ast 1 blk 1 st

2023: Amar Fuqua

6-2 F Lindsay Lane (AL) 7 pts 3-6 fg 3 reb 2 ast 1 st


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) 31 pts 12-19 fg 1 3’s 14 reb 8 ast 3 blk 1 st

Tommy Murr

6-1 ’20 G Lindsay Lane (AL) 46 pts 15-27 fg 4 3’s 12-13 ft 6 reb 1 ast 2 st

Johnathan Lawson

6-8 ’21 G/F Wooddale (TN) 29 pts 11-18 fg 2 3’s 5-7 ft 16 reb 1 blk 2 st

Daeshun Ruffin

5-10 ’21 G Callaway 35 pts 11-18 fg 1 3’s 12-16 ft 5 reb 6 ast

Hunter Stacy

6-3 ’20 G Biggersville 35 pts 14-25 fg 2 3’s 11 reb


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) 31 pts 12-19 fg 1 3’s 14 reb 8 ast 3 blk 1 st

Tommy Murr

6-1 G Lindsay Lane (AL) 46 pts 15-27 fg 4 3’s 12-13 ft 6 reb 1 ast 2 st

Hunter Stacy

6-3 G Biggersville 35 pts 14-25 fg 2 3’s 11 reb

Samson Ruzhentsev

6-7 G/F Hamilton Heights (TN) 18 pts 2 3’s 16 reb 5 ast 1 st

Selton Miguel

6-5 SF West Oaks (FL) 29 pts 11-19 fg 4 3’s 5 reb 2 ast 4 st


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