2022 Lighthouse Classic Day 2 Recap

2022 Lighthouse Classic

Day 2 Recap

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 Classic

Saturday November 26, 2022

From Corinth HS

Corinth, MS

(B) Pontotoc Warriors (4A Pontotoc, MS) 66

Florence Falcons (7A Florence, AL) 57

Notes: 4A take notice. This Pontotoc team is really good. They play tough, gritty basketball at a fast pace. Tyler Shephard (6-2 ’23 G Pontotoc 22 pts 8-13 fg 5 reb 3 ast 3 blk 4 st) earned the MVP for this game but they have so many pieces that can easily step in and be that guy. Emarion Hinton (6-2 ’24 F Pontotoc 12 pts 6-11 fg 11 reb 1 ast) provided a big double-double against the much larger opposition. Florence is a very good team and will be a contender in Alabama.

Pontotoc (traveled 72 miles) 66

’23’s

Zane Tipler 5-11 PG 13 pts 1 three 2-2 ft 5 reb 5 ast 1 st

Adin Johnson 6-1 SG 7 pts 3-3 ft 6 reb 5 ast 4 st

Tyler Shephard 6-2 G 22 pts 8-13 fg 5 reb 3 ast 3 blk 4 st

’24’s

Dawson Rice 6-1 F 6 pts 2-2 ft 5 reb 1 ast 2 st

Emarion Hinton 6-2 F 12 pts 6-11 fg 11 reb 1 ast

Florence (traveled 62 miles) 57

’23’s

Jordyn Durley 6-3 SG 25 pts 11-18 fg 2 3’s 6 reb 1 blk 1 st

Dontrell Smith 6-0 SG 7 pts 3 reb 2 ast

Elijah Causly 6-7 SF 13 pts 3-3 ft 9 reb 1 st

’24’s

Kendrick Tripplett 6-2 F 2 pts 4 reb 2 ast 1 st

’26’s

Jayshod Pearson 5-6 PG 4 pts 5 reb 8 ast 1 st

DJ Beckwith 5-10 G 3 reb 1 ast 2 st

Jamarrion Reeder 6-2 SG 3 reb 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Tyler Shephard

Pontotoc

6-2 ’23 G

22 pts 8-13 fg 5 reb 3 ast 3 blk 4 st


(B) Fayette Ware Wildcats (3A Somerville, TN) 70

Haleyville Lions (4A Haleyville, AL) 45

Notes: Eric Jones (5-9 ’24 PG Fayette Ware 26 pts 9-17 fg 8 3’s 1 reb 1 ast) and the Wildcats came out firing and played with full intensity to get the win. Bryant James (6-1 ’25 G Haleyville 27 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 2 st) and his undermanned teammates left it all on the court in a valiant effort in the loss.

Fayette-Ware (traveled 70 miles) 70

’23’s

Damarien Yates 6-8 SF 13 pts 1 three 15 reb 2 ast 2 blk 2 st

Jairus Terry 5-9 PG 4 pts 4 reb 5 ast 2 st

’24’s

Eric Jones 5-9 PG 26 pts 9-17 fg 8 3’s 1 reb 1 ast

’25’s

Tarecous Stevens 6-4 SF 5 pts 1 three 9 reb 5 blk

Tacarien Freeman 5-10 PG 8 pts 2-2 ft 7 reb 5 ast 1 st

Taiveon Beckom 6-0 PG 11 pts 4-6 fg 3 3’s 11 reb 1 ast 2 st

Haleyville (traveled 94 miles) 45

’23’s

Rome Yarbrough 6-5 F 2 pts 13 reb 6 ast 1 blk

’25’s

Bryant James 6-1 G 27 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 2 st

Evan Cagle 6-1 G 4 pts 6 reb 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Eric Jones

Fayette Ware

5-9 ’24 PG

26 pts 9-17 fg 8 3’s 1 reb 1 ast


Lighthouse Classic Challenge Consolation Game

(B) The Rock School Lions (Gainesville, FL) 99

Chicago Prep Freeze (Chicago, IL) 76

Notes: The Rock School bounced back to get the consolation win. Kameren Wright (6-6 ’24 G Rock School 23 pts 9-14 fg 3 3’s 10 reb 2 ast 1 st) earned MVP honors with a nice double-double.

The Rock School (traveled 605 miles) 99

Austin Leslie 16 pts 7-10 fg 2 3’s 5 reb 2 ast

’23’s

Dallas Jones 6-4 G 20 pts 9-13 fg 1 three 1-1 ft 4 reb 1 ast

’24’s

Kameren Wright 6-6 G 23 pts 9-14 fg 3 3’s 10 reb 2 ast 1 st

Sammy Yeanay 6-8 F 17 pts 6-8 fg 2 3’s 3-3 ft 6 reb 3 ast

Ryan Jones Jr. 6-9 F 15 pts 5-10 fg 3 3’s 2-2 ft 7 reb 3 ast

’25’s

Evan Sterck 6-2 G 8 pts 1 three 6 reb 9 ast

Clarence Massamba 6-5 G 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Chicago Prep (traveled 572 miles) 76

’23’s

Erik Lynch 6-4 G 1 pt 2 reb 3 ast 2 st

Jiovanny Garcia 6-0 PG 20 pts 6 3’s 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

’25’s

Tristian Ford 6-3 G 23 pts 3 3’s 7 reb 7 ast 5 st

Mike Jones 6-7 PF 21 pts 10-14 fg 11 reb 4 ast 1 blk

’26’s

Kaydin Williams-Benford 8 pts 2 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 4 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Kameren Wright

The Rock School

6-6 ’24 G

23 pts 9-14 fg 3 3’s 10 reb 2 ast 1 st


Lighthouse Classic Challenge Championship Game

(B) Fort Erie International Prep Falcons (Ontario, Canada) 54

Moravian Prep Lions (Atlanta, GA) 76

Notes: Jordan Marsh (5-10 ’23 PG Moravian Prep 28 pts 3 3’s 7-10 ft 4 reb 3 ast 4 st) provided Moravian Prep a big spark in the Championship game.

Fort Erie International (traveled 882 miles) 54

Chris Kuma 13 pts 2 reb 2 ast

’24’s

Ishan Sharma 6-6 G 10 pts 2 3’s 2 reb 1 ast 2 st

Char Yeiy 6-9 F/C 6 pts 3-3 fg 5 reb 1 ast

Oliver Faubert 6-10 F 13 pts 5-8 fg 1 three 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

Christian Nitu 6-11 F 8 pts 3 reb 3 ast

’25’s

Felix Kossaras 6-5 PG 2 pts 10 reb 2 ast 1 st

Moravian Prep (traveled 309 miles)76

Davius Lourey 13 pts 5-9 fg 3 3’s 8 reb 1 blk 2 st

’23’s

Jordan Marsh 5-10 PG 28 pts 3 3’s 7-10 ft 4 reb 3 ast 4 st

Michael Ojo 6-8 PF 13 pts 4-7 fg 1 three 5 reb 2 blk

Graham Worland 6-6 G 13 pts 1 three 6-6 ft 8 reb 3 ast

’26’s

Isaac Ellis 5-11 G 3 pts 1 three 2 reb 3 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Jordan Marsh

Moravian Prep

5-10 ’23 PG

28 pts 3 3’s 7-10 ft 4 reb 3 ast 4 st

Lighthouse Classic Challenge Champs

Moravian Prep Lions


(B) Grissom Tigers (7A Huntsville, AL) 53

Grayson Rams (AAAAAAA Loganville, GA) 79

Notes: Grayson showed up with a big performance against Grissom. CJ Hyland (6-1 ’24 PG Grayson 22 pts 9-13 fg 4 3’s 2 reb 1 ast 2 st) earned MVP honors in the victory.

Grissom (traveled 126 miles) 53

’23’s

Israel “Izzy” Miles 6-1 SG 20 pts 9-14 fg 2-2 ft 2 reb 2 ast

Franklin “RJ” Johnson 6-4 PG 20 pts 8-15 fg 2 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 1 blk

Darrin “DJ” Thompson 6-3 SG 7 pts 3-6 fg 8 reb 1 ast

Grayson (traveled 349 miles) 79

’24’s

CJ Hyland 6-1 PG 22 pts 9-13 fg 4 3’s 2 reb 1 ast 2 st

Anthony Alston 6-3 G 4 pts 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

Chad Moodie 6-8 F 8 pts 3-5 fg 2-2 ft 3 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Gicarri Harris 6-4 G 10 pts 3 reb 4 ast 1 st

Laz Mason 6-1 G 9 pts 3-3 fg 3 3’s 1 reb

Corey Gatlin 6-0 G 5 pts 2-3 fg 1 reb 7 ast

’25’s

Amir Taylor 6-8 F 16 pts 7-10 fg 2 3’s 8 reb 2 ast 2 st

’26’s

Kayden Allen 6-5 G 2 pts 2 reb 1 ast 2 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

CJ Hyland

Grayson

6-1 ’24 PG

22 pts 9-13 fg 4 3’s 2 reb 1 ast 2 st


(B) Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots (MAIS 6A Madison, MS) 67

Bartlett Panthers (4A Bartlett, TN) 90

Notes: This was one of the big games that I had marked full of question marks. How good is MRA? Is Bartlett worth the hype? I was very pleased with the answers I came away with. This game and the final score say a lot. It looks bad on paper but MRA was able to go toe-to-toe with Bartlett until the 4th quarter. Bartlett outran the Patriots 23-4 in the final frame. Josh Hubbard (6-0 ’23 PG MRA 38 pts 13-25 fg 3 3’s 9-11 ft 7 reb 1 ast 1 blk) did Josh Hubbard things in this game. He left the Lighthouse as the highest scoring Mississippi player in the event with his 38. He passed the 35 of his future Ole Miss teammate Daeshun Ruffin. This was also the best game I’ve seen from Harrison Alexander (6-6 ’23 G/F MRA 20 pts 9-16 fg 2 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 1 blk). He had the daunting task of battling the size and depth of Bartlett. So what about the Bartlett hype? They are for real and should be mentioned in the conversation for national rankings. Coach Real has quality depth at every position and he can throw so many different quality lineups on the court. I was really, really impressed with the squad he has put together. Christian Alston (6-6 ’24 G Bartlett 29 pts 13-23 fg 3 3’s 7 reb 1 ast) earned MVP honors on this day but I can see about 10 or so different players that can easily garner the award on any given day.

MRA (traveled 230 miles) 67

’23’s

Harrison Alexander 6-6 G/F 20 pts 9-16 fg 2 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Canaan Yates 6-2 F 4 pts 2-4 fg 7 reb 4 ast 2 st

Josh Hubbard 6-0 PG 38 pts 13-25 fg 3 3’s 9-11 ft 7 reb 1 ast 1 blk

’24’s

Sam Hailey 5-10 G 3 pts 6 reb 4 ast

Bartlett (traveled 94 miles) 90

’23’s

Regale Moore 6-3 G 17 pts 7-13 fg 3 3’s 3 reb 3 ast 1 st

Javar Daniel 6-10 F 10 pts 2-2 ft 2 reb 3 blk

Charvez Ambrose 6-6 G/F 10 pts 3-6 fg 2 3’s 2-2 ft 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

’24’s

Christian Alston 6-6 G 29 pts 13-23 fg 3 3’s 7 reb 1 ast

Rashad Williams 6-7 F 8 pts 4-5 fg 8 reb 1 ast

Jackson Shackelford 6-8 F 5 pts 2-3 fg 1 three 5 reb 2 ast

’25’s

KJ Neville 6-2 G 11 pts 5-8 fg 1 three 8 reb 1 ast 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Christian Alston

Bartlett

6-6 ’24 G

29 pts 13-23 fg 3 3’s 7 reb 1 ast


(B) Tupelo Golden Wave (6A Tupelo, MS) 51

Huntsville Panthers (7A Huntsville, AL) 76

Notes: Tupelo finished off a killer week facing a loaded Huntsville team and it wasn’t a Thanksgiving to remember for the very talented Golden Wave team. Huntsville played like a well oiled machine on their way to victory. A great thing for Coach Schweers is that 3 of his super talented guys are just sophomores. Simon Walker (6-5 ’25 G Huntsville 23 pts 9-17 fg 4 3’s 3 reb 1 ast) shot his way to MVP honors for the Panthers.

Tupelo (traveled 57 miles) 51

’23’s

London Fields 6-3 SG 12 pts 1 three 7 reb

Dayveun Anderson 5-11 PG 17 pts 5-10 fg 3 3’s 4-5 ft 4 reb 2 ast

Gavin Shannon 6-7 G 14 pts 3 reb 1 blk 2 st

Huntsville (traveled 121 miles) 76

’23’s

Ja’Mari Arnold 5-10 PG 11 pts 5-6 fg 3 reb 4 ast

’24’s

Caleb Harrison 6-9 F 18 pts 8-11 fg 1 three 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

’25’s

Simon Walker 6-5 G 23 pts 9-17 fg 4 3’s 3 reb 1 ast

Brayden Rivers 6-6 G/F 12 pts 5-8 fg 1 three 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Josh Bowman 6-8 C 2 pts 1-1 fg 5 reb 2 ast 2 blk 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Simon Walker

Huntsville

6-5 ’25 G

23 pts 9-17 fg 4 3’s 3 reb 1 ast


(B) Corinth Warriors (4A Corinth, MS) 37

Evangelical Christian School Eagles (II-A Cordova, TN) 60

Notes: The silky, smooth Tyler Jones (6-2 ’25 SG ECS 11 pts 5-7 fg 1 three 3 reb 4 ast 1 st) earned the MVP honors by helping hold off the Corinth Warriors in the finale.

Corinth (home team) 37

’23’s

Broderick Alexander 5-10 G 8 pts 1 reb 1 ast 5 st

Devon Jones 6-0 G 10 pts 1 three 6 reb

Andrew Steward 6-0 G 9 pts 4-7 fg 1 three 1 reb

’25’s

Roman Patterson 6-2 F 3 reb 2 ast

Cayden Harris 6-0 G 10 pts 1 three 3-4 ft 3 reb 4 st

ECS (traveled 93 miles) 60

’23’s

Kenny Cox 6-2 F 5 pts 2-4 fg 1 three 6 reb 2 ast 2 st

’25’s

Tyler Jones 6-2 SG 11 pts 5-7 fg 1 three 3 reb 4 ast 1 st

Landon Royston 6-4 PG 8 pts 2-4 fg 4-4 ft 4 reb 4 ast 3 st

Ryan Scott 6-3 C 8 pts 3-5 fg 1 three 2 reb

Deuce Shannon 6-5 F 11 pts 5-5 fg 6 reb 1 st

Lighthouse Classic MVP

Tyler Jones

ECS

6-2 ’25 SG

11 pts 5-7 fg 1 three 3 reb 4 ast 1 st


Mississippi Boys Only

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

Rolley Tipler Pontotoc


Best Game-The best game that I saw during this time period.

Bartlett 90 MRA 67


Mississippi Head of the Class
The best players in their respective classes that I saw during this time period based on stats.

2023: Josh Hubbard 6-0 PG MRA
38 pts 13-25 fg 3 3’s 9-11 ft 7 reb 1 ast 1 blk
2024: Emarion Hinton 6-2 F Pontotoc
12 pts 6-11 fg 11 reb 1 ast
2025: Cayden Harris 6-0 G Corinth
10 pts 1 three 3-4 ft 3 reb 4 st

Mississippi Starting 5
The top five players that I saw during this time period based on stats.

  1. Josh Hubbard 6-0 ’23 PG MRA
    38 pts 13-25 fg 3 3’s 9-11 ft 7 reb 1 ast 1 blk
  2. Tyler Shephard 6-2 ’23 G Pontotoc
    22 pts 8-13 fg 5 reb 3 ast 3 blk 4 st
  3. Zane Tipler 5-11 ’23 PG Pontotoc
    13 pts 1 three 2-2 ft 5 reb 5 ast 1 st
  4. Emarion Hinton 6-2 ’24 F Pontotoc
    12 pts 6-11 fg 11 reb 1 ast
  5. Dayveun Anderson 5-11 ’23 PG Tupelo
    17 pts 5-10 fg 3 3’s 4-5 ft 4 reb 2 ast

Katie Roberts Photography Mississippi Senior Squad
The top five seniors that I saw during this time period based on stats.

  1. Josh Hubbard 6-0 PG MRA
    38 pts 13-25 fg 3 3’s 9-11 ft 7 reb 1 ast 1 blk
  2. Tyler Shephard 6-2 G Pontotoc
    22 pts 8-13 fg 5 reb 3 ast 3 blk 4 st
  3. Zane Tipler 5-11 PG Pontotoc
    13 pts 1 three 2-2 ft 5 reb 5 ast 1 st
  4. Dayveun Anderson 5-11 PG Tupelo
    17 pts 5-10 fg 3 3’s 4-5 ft 4 reb 2 ast
  5. Harrison Alexander 6-6 G/F MRA
    20 pts 9-16 fg 2 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 1 blk

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