Falkner Invitational Tournament Recap 11-18-21

Thursday November 18, 2021

From Falkner HS

Falkner, MS

(G) East Union Lady Urchins 4-1 (2A Blue Springs, MS) 39 Overtime

Potts Camp Lady Cardinals 0-3 (2A Potts Camp, MS) 35

Notes: With the game being over at the half time mark, Potts Camp finally woke up. The Lady Cardinals started the comeback and tied the game late in the third quarter and finally took their first lead in the fourth quarter. East Union stormed back in overtime to win the exciting contest. Leading the Lady Urchin storm was Jorja Roberson (’22 G/F East Union 20 pts (6 in OT) 7 reb 1 ast 8 st) scored 6 of East Unions 8 points in the extra frame. She also messed around and was flirting with a triple-double. The lefty does it all on the court and her senior leadership was evident on the court. Mia Hutcheson (’23 G East Union 5 pts 5 reb 1 ast 1 blk 3 st) is another next level prospect for Coach Brown. She is a tall and long guard with plenty of upside.

Leading the second half surge for Potts Camp was Jakeidra Lesure (5-8 ’25 F Potts Camp 8 pts 19 reb 1 ast). She dominated the boards snagging 14 in the second half and ot. Kian Stricklen (5-9 ’23 G Potts Camp 6 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 2 ast 1 st) had a big second half with her inside-out game. Malasha Faulkner (5-8 ’23 PG Potts Camp 15 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 1 blk 5 st) added 10 points late in the game. She is a very shifty ball handler that can get her shot anywhere on the court.

East Union (traveled 34 miles) 39 OT

’22’s

Carrie Wilkinson G 4 pts 3 reb 2 ast

Jorja Roberson G/F 20 pts (6 in OT) 7 reb 1 ast 8 st

’23’s

Mia Hutcheson G 5 pts 5 reb 1 ast 1 blk 3 st

’24’s

Katie Sherwood G 10 pts 7 reb 1 st

Potts Camp (traveled 33 miles) 35

’22’s

Meeya Gordon 5-7 SG 4 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

’23’s

Kian Stricklen 5-9 G 6 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 2 ast 1 st

Malasha Faulkner 5-8 PG 15 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 1 blk 5 st

Ja’Mrie Faulkner 5-11 F/C 2 pts 6 reb 2 blk

’25’s

Jakeidra Lesure 5-8 F 8 pts 19 reb 1 ast

Barnes Crossing Kia

Player of the Game

Presented by Jeff Robert/Magnolia Hoops

Jorja Roberson

East Union

’22 G/F

20 pts (6 in OT) 7 reb 1 ast 8 st

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(B) Blue Mountain Cougars 6-1 (1A Blue Mountain, MS) 48

Potts Camp Cardinals 2-3 (2A Potts Camp, MS) 42

Notes: Another exciting game that came down to the wire. Jaden Hall (6-3 ’22 G Blue Mountain 23 pts 2 3’s 9-11 ft 9 reb 2 ast 1 blk 2 st) was by far the best player on the court in this game. He is another do-it-all player. He has a nice shot outside and a strong pull-up jumper. Potts Camp clogged up the lane so he really didn’t get a chance to show how he played around the basket. Hall is a must see player for next level coaches looking for a hidden gem. Javari Hall (6-4 ’24 F Blue Mountain 5 pts 5 reb 1 blk 1 st) is a prospect that provides plenty of length and size for the Cougars.

For the Cardinals, Quintavious Martin (5-8 ’22 PG Potts Camp 16 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 2 ast 2 st) is a quick guard that got buckets with a nice shot. Coach Shannon has a good young group he is developing. Atravion Kimmons (6-3 ’24 F Potts Camp 2 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st) is a long and strong forward. Deandra Walker (5-10 ’24 G Potts Camp 6 pts 2 reb 2 ast 5 st) is a strong and fast guard. Quntavier Jones (6-1 ’24 G/F Potts Camp 1 reb) didn’t fill up the stat sheet but I saw plenty of potential in the long wing.

Blue Mountain (traveled 15 miles) 48

’22’s

Jaden Hall 6-3 G 23 pts 2 3’s 9-11 ft 9 reb 2 ast 1 blk 2 st

’23’s

KeShun Tyler 5-11 F 17 pts 5-7 ft 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

Triston Reddick 6-0 F 3 pts 1 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 1 st

’24’s

Javari Hall 6-4 F 5 pts 5 reb 1 blk 1 st

Potts Camp (traveled 33 miles) 42

’22’s

Josh Blake 5-10 G/F 8 pts 6 reb

Martiown Walker 6-2 G/F 2 pts 5 reb 1 st

Quintavious Martin 5-8 PG 16 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 2 ast 2 st

’24’s

Deandra Walker 5-10 G 6 pts 2 reb 2 ast 5 st

Britten Traylor 6-1 G 4 pts 1 reb 3 ast 1 st

Jamie Muse 5-8 G 4 pts 4 reb

Atravion Kimmons 6-3 F 2 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

Quntavier Jones 6-1 G/F 1 reb

Barnes Crossing Kia

Player of the Game

Presented by Jeff Robert/Magnolia Hoops

Jaden Hall

Blue Mountain

6-3 ’22 G

23 pts 2 3’s 9-11 ft 9 reb 2 ast 1 blk 2 st

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(B) Falkner Eagles 2-2 (1A Falkner, MS) 65

Mantachie Mustangs 3-2 (3A Mantachie, MS) 62

Notes: This game was the best game I’ve seen this season. Yes, I know it was Falkner and Mantachie so don’t give up on me here. Keep reading. I have no dog in this fight and could care less who wins despite what most of you think. My heart was racing at the end of this game. It was intense, yet controlled. Both fans bases brought the energy. Both Coaches were amazing. At one point it looked like Coach Hopper (Falkner Coach) was on the Mantachie bench coaching. It wasn’t an issue because Coach Hayles was coaching out around the free-throw line, he might’ve even set a couple screens while he was out there. Was this legal? No but the refs allowed them to “Coach” their teams because they were coaching and teaching their own players instead of griping at the refs all night. The players left it all on the court liek it was a March game. I did not want this game to end.

Chris Nunley (5-8 ’25 G Falkner 17 pts (13 in 4th qtr) 2 3’s 8 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 charge taken) messed it all up. He didn’t play much in the first half or if he did he wasn’t that noticeable. He was noticed in the fourth quarter. He scored 13 points in the final frame and look like he had been dropping buckets all night. He hit several clutch shots to help the Eagles win. If I get one word to describe Bryson Kennedy (6-3 ’22 F Falkner 13 pts 10 reb 2 ast 2 blk 3 st) it would be “solid”. He is about as solid as it comes for Coach Hopper in the Falkner lineup.

Mantachie just looks like a different team. I haven’t seen Mantachie play with this much energy and intensity in many years. Now I’m not saying they are great but they are headed in the right direction. It all starts with a culture change and Coach Hayles is working on changing it. It all starts with Koda Hayles (6-3 ’23 G Mantachie 17 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 5 ast 6 st). He is a flashy guard that does everything. He is at his best when he is driving and dishing to the open man. He can score around defenders and is also a knockdown shooter. I’m not certain if he is Coach Hayles son or not but he sure plays like a coaches son. He is one that next level coaches need to check out. Ben Mitchell (6-4 ’24 F/C Mantachie 8 pts 6 reb 2 blk) brings size and reach to the Mustangs. Another player that brought plenty of grit to the court was Jaycob Hawkes (5-10 ’23 G Mantahcie 14 pts 3-4 ft 1 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 3 st).

Falkner (home team) 65

’22’s

Bryson Kennedy 6-3 F 13 pts 10 reb 2 ast 2 blk 3 st

’23’s

Rod Ruedas 5-10 G 13 pts 3-3 ft 4 reb 2 ast

Hunter Griffin 6-0 G 10 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 2 ast

Darren Binkley 5-10 SG 8 pts 1 3’s 5-6 ft 4 reb 3 ast

’25’s

Chris Nunley 5-8 G 17 pts (13 in 4th qtr) 2 3’s 8 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 charge taken

Mantachie (traveled 55 miles) 62

’22’s

Cade Bennett G 11 pts 4 reb 3 ast 2 st

’23’s

Koda Hayles 6-3 G 17 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 5 ast 6 st

Tyler Edge 6-2 F 7 pts 3 reb 3 st

Jaycob Hawkes 5-10 G 14 pts 3-4 ft 1 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 3 st

’24’s

Ben Mitchell 6-4 F/C 8 pts 6 reb 2 blk

Barnes Crossing Kia

Player of the Game

Presented by Jeff Robert/Magnolia Hoops

Chris Nunley

Falkner

5-8 ’25 G

17 pts (13 in 4th qtr) 2 3’s 8 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 charge taken

Looking for a new Kia? Stop by Barnes Crossing Kia and ask for Austin or Jeff. We have a huge inventory of preowned cars, trucks and SUV’s too.


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