Doc Vandiver Classic Recap 12-3-22

Saturday December 3, 2022

From Baldwyn HS

Baldwyn, MS

(B) East Union Urchins 4-3 (2A Blue Springs, MS) 41

Hamilton Lions 1-1 (1A Hamilton, MS) 52

Notes: It took Hamilton a quarter or so to wake up and get going in the early morning game. Qyatavius Blunt (6-0 ’23 SG Hamilton 18 pts 4 3’s 13 reb 2 ast 3 st) was the only Hamilton player to get going early and continue to the end and that produced him Player of the Game honors. Kyzer Verner (6-0 ’25 G/F Hamilton 14 pts 2 3’s 6 reb 4 ast 5 st) is a very solid athlete for Coach Garvin also.

East Union (traveled 15 miles) 41

’23’s

John Evins F 9 pts 1 three 5 reb 2 st

Caleb Johnson 6-2 5 pts 5 reb 2 st

’25’s

Tristan Baldwyn 5-11 G/F 16 pts 6 reb 4 st

Hamilton (traveled 67 miles) 52

’23’s

Qyatavius Blunt 6-0 SG 18 pts 4 3’s 13 reb 2 ast 3 st

Tyques Lindsey 5-9 G 4 pts 1 three 2 reb 4 ast

Levi Scott 5-11 SG 6 pts 3 reb 1 st 1 charge taken

Tae Rice SF 5 pts 1 three 9 reb 2 ast 2 blk 1 st

’24’s

Austin Smith G/F 5 pts 7 reb 1 ast

’25’s

Kyzer Verner 6-0 G/F 14 pts 2 3’s 6 reb 4 ast 5 st

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Qyatavius Blunt

Hamilton

6-0 ’23 SG

18 pts 4 3’s 13 reb 2 ast 3 st


(B) Falkner Eagles 6-2 (1A Falkner, MS) 75

Alcorn Central Bears 4-8 (3A Glen, MS) 63

Notes: Falkner plays with a certain level of swag. They jumped out early with a big lead to help get the win. Coach Hopper did a masterful job of having his guys prepared. So much that he barely got up and coached his guys. They ran the offense and controlled the game with only minimal guidance. Darren Binkley (5-10 ’23 SG Falkner 20 pts (11 in 4th qtr) 3 3’s 9-10 ft (all in 4th qtr) 4 reb 1 st) did some stat stuffing in the fourth quarter to earn Player of the Game honors. Chris Nunley (5-8 ’25 G Falkner 12 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 1 ast 1 st) started the game out like a man on a mission and was going to be for sure the Player of the game but he ended up spending a lot of time on the bench with foul trouble. Hunter Griffin (6-0 ’23 G Falkner 12 pts (6 in 4th qtr) 6 reb 2 ast 4 st 3 chargers taken) and Elijah Mauney (5-9 ’25 G Falkner 22 pts 4 3’s 8 reb 1 st) could’ve both easily walked away with Player of the Game honors with big performances. Not filling up the stat sheet but quarterbacking the team from the high post was Rod Ruedas (5-10 ’23 G Falkner 7 pts 1 three 2 reb 9 ast). He made the game easy for all of his teammates. His vision and passing ability opened the court up for a lot of open shots.

Falkner (traveled 42 miles) 75

’23’s

Darren Binkley 5-10 SG 20 pts (11 in 4th qtr) 3 3’s 9-10 ft (all in 4th qtr) 4 reb 1 st

Rod Ruedas 5-10 G 7 pts 1 three 2 reb 9 ast

Hunter Griffin 6-0 G 12 pts (6 in 4th qtr) 6 reb 2 ast 4 st 3 chargers taken

’25’s

Chris Nunley 5-8 G 12 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

Elijah Mauney 5-9 G 22 pts 4 3’s 8 reb 1 st

Alcorn Central (traveled 38 miles) 63

’23’s

Landon Powers 5-10 G/F 8 pts 4-5 ft 3 reb 3 ast 2 st

’24’s

Drake Williams 5-9 G 2 pts 5 reb 2 ast 2 st

Andrew Williams 6-0 G 16 pts 3 3’s 7 reb

Owen Depoyster 6-0 F 5 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

’25’s

JT Potts 6-2 PF 13 pts 2 3’s 2 reb

’26’s

Wilson McDonald 6-3 G/F 14 pts 1 three 6 reb 1 ast 2 blk 5 st

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Darren Binkley

Falkner

5-10 ’23 SG

20 pts (11 in 4th qtr) 3 3’s 9-10 ft (all in 4th qtr) 4 reb 1 st


(B) Wheeler Eagles 3-3 (1A Wheeler, MS) 45

West Bolivar Eagles 3-2 (1A Rosedale, MS) 40

Notes: I had this game marked as must see. I knew it was going to be a defensive “eagle” fight with Rosedale being traditionally dominant on the defensive end and then you had the evil defensive genius in Coach Rick Howell. It did not disappoint. At one point of the game Wheeler was playing a triangle and two. Both of the players that were being face guarded stood in the half court line corner and we watched a good old three on three basketball game. I loved it. Nyshaun Hutcheson (6-3 ’23 F Wheeler 20 pts 2-2 ft 6 reb 1 st) earned Player of the Game honors with his hard play down low. Kane Spencer (6-2 ’23 G Wheeler 15 pts 5-6 ft 9 reb 1 ast) looked really good for Wheeler in the defensive slug fest.

Wheeler (traveled 6 miles) 45

’23’s

Nyshaun Hutcheson 6-3 F 20 pts 2-2 ft 6 reb 1 st

Kane Spencer 6-2 G 15 pts 5-6 ft 9 reb 1 ast

Levi Swinney 5-10 G 2 pts 3 reb 3 ast 4 charges taken

’24’s

Eli James 6-3 G 5 pts 1 three 4 reb 3 ast

West Bolivar (traveled 170 miles) 40

’23’s

Jakaden Lee 11 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st

’25’s

Nieyomiah Skinner 4 reb 1 st

’26’s

Kieveon Evans 11 pts 3 3’s 2 reb 1 ast

Princeton Payne 13 pts 1 three 4-4 ft 2 reb 1 ast

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Nyshaun Hutcheson

Wheeler

6-3 ’23 F

20 pts 2-2 ft 6 reb 1 st


(B) Belmont Cardinals 2-4 (2A Belmont, MS) 45

Hatley Tigers 4-4 (3A Amory, MS) 49

Notes: I saw Cayson Williams (’24 F/C Hatley 16 pts 18 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st 1 charge taken) last year and he looked like a big, strong monster. He looked even better this year. He has a soft touch and the ball always finds him. He rebounds at such a high level with force. This beast is a headache for all opposing coaches and players. His near 20-20 game eraned him Player of the Game honors. Landon Sappington (5-8 ’23 G Belmont 30 pts (18 in 4th qtr) 6 3’s (4 in 4th qtr) 4 reb 1 ast) fired it up in the last frame trying to get Belmont back into the game.

Belmont (traveled 30 miles) 45

’23’s

Landon Sappington 5-8 G 30 pts (18 in 4th qtr) 6 3’s (4 in 4th qtr) 4 reb 1 ast

Eli Reno 6-1 C 4 pts 6 reb 1 st

’24’s

Jeremy Brock G/F 5 pts 9 reb 1 st

’25’s

Kamden Greene SF 3 pts 1 three 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Hatley (traveled 51 miles) 49

’23’s

Jaxon Knight 14 pts (11 in 4th qtr) 1 three 7-7 ft 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

’24’s

Cayson Williams F/C 16 pts 18 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st 1 charge taken

Allan Childers 10 pts 4 reb 2 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Cayson Williams

Hatley

’24 F/C

16 pts 18 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st 1 charge taken


(G) Saltillo Lady Tigers 2-9 (5A Saltillo, MS) 61

Hatley Lady Tigers 4-5 (3A Amory, MS) 53

Notes: Caroline Hamm (’24 SF Saltillo 22 pts 1 three 8 reb 1 blk 11 st 2 charges taken) stole the ball a lot on her way to Player of the Game honors to help give the Lady Tigers the win.

Saltillo (traveled 11 miles) 61

’23’s

Jolee Hamilton 5-8 SF 2 pts 5 reb 2 st

Madison Armstrong F/C 3 pts 1 three 3 reb 2 ast 1 blk 1 st

’24’s

Caroline Hamm SF 22 pts 1 three 8 reb 1 blk 11 st 2 charges taken

Jasmine Steinman G 12 pts 2-2 ft 4 reb 1 ast 4 st

’25’s

Cella Kay Dye 5-5 G 19 pts 2 3’s 5-6 ft 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

OJ miller 5-7 G 3 pts 5 reb 1 st

Hatley (traveled 51 miles) 53

’23’s

Mary Willingham 5-8 F 8 pts 1 three 3 reb 2 ast

Kenlee Wilkinson 5-6 G/F 17 pts 7-9 ft 5 reb 2 ast 1 blk 6 st

’24’s

Gracie Dillard 5-10 C 13 pts 1 three 6-6 ft 9 reb 1 ast 3 blk 2 st

Emma Wright 3 pts 7 reb

Madison Whitt 5-6 G/F 5 pts 1 three 2 reb 1 ast 6 st

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Caroline Hamm

Saltillo

’24 SF

22 pts 1 three 8 reb 1 blk 11 st 2 charges taken


(B) Saltillo Tigers 7-1 (5A Saltillo, MS) 67 OT

West Union Eagles 9-1 (1A Myrtle, MS) 66

Notes: Saltillo had bigs problems. I know I put bigs because Saltillo lost 2 bigs during the game with injuries. JT Beasley (6-3 ’24 PF Saltillo 3 pts 3 reb 1 ast 2 st) and Demetrius Duffy (6-6 ’25 C Saltillo 11 pts 3-4 ft 1 reb 3 blk 1 st) both went down during the game with injuries allowing West Union to fight back in and even take the lead with 3:17 remaining in the game. Gunner Wesson (6-2 ’24 G Saltillo 27 pts (9 in 4th qtr) 4 3’s 5-6 ft 7 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st) was able to hit the corner bank three to send the game into overtime. His effort to send Saltillo into OT hepled him win Player of the Game honors. Matthew Armstrong (6-3 ’23 F Saltillo 10 pts (6 in overtime) 7 reb 1 blk) had a solid overtime frame to help give Saltillo the win. Jon Grey Morrisson (’26 F/C West Union 20 pts 1 three 9 reb 1 ast 6 st 3 blk) was a big find for West Union. He is long, tall and plays with a good motor. He’s a good one to keep an eye on over the next few years.

Saltillo (traveled 11 miles) 67

’23’s

Matthew Armstrong 6-3 F 10 pts (6 in overtime) 7 reb 1 blk

’24’s

Gunner Wesson 6-2 G 27 pts (9 in 4th qtr) 4 3’s 5-6 ft 7 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st

Coby Owens 6-2 PF 2 pts 5 reb 1 st 1 charge taken

JT Beasley 6-3 PF 3 pts 3 reb 1 ast 2 st

’25’s

Jack Adams 5-10 SG 13 pts 3 3’s 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

Demetrius Duffy 6-6 C 11 pts 3-4 ft 1 reb 3 blk 1 st

Jamarion Jones 6-0 G 2 pts 6 reb 3 ast

West Union (traveled 38 miles) 66

’23’s

Trey Haynes 5-8 G 12 pts 1 three 2 reb 7 st

’24’s

Cole Morris Willard 16 pts 1 reb 4 ast 2 st

Greer Manning 5-11 F 14 pts 1 three 3 reb 4 ast 2 st

’26’s

Jon Grey Morrisson F/C 20 pts 1 three 9 reb 1 ast 6 st 3 blk

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Gunner Wesson

Saltillo

6-2 ’24 G

27 pts (9 in 4th qtr) 4 3’s 5-6 ft 7 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st

Game tying three at the buzzer to force overtime


(G) Baldwyn Lady Bearcats 2-0 (2A Baldwyn, MS) 61

Shannon Lady Red Raiders 4-4 (4A Shannon, MS) 48

Notes: Sommer Tyes (5-9 ’23 F/C Baldwyn 23 pts (15 in 4th qtr) 16 reb 7 st) had a big double-double to lead Baldwyn to the victory.

Baldwyn (home team) 61

’23’s

Sommer Tyes 5-9 F/C 23 pts (15 in 4th qtr) 16 reb 7 st

Jada Shinault 5-2 PG 10 pts 2 3’s 5 st

Kinya Anderson 5-3 G 13 pts 3 reb 3 ast 5 st

’24’s

Perrie Barnett 2 pts 3 reb 1 ast 2 st

Lamiyia Bonds C 8 pts 4 reb

’26’s

Ayriah Warren 6 pts 3 reb 1 st

Shannon (traveled 30 miles) 48

’23’s

Laiken Medcalf 5-8 22 pts 7 3’s 2 reb 2 st

’24’s

Taleiah Brown 5-11 14 pts 10 reb 1 ast 5 blk 1 st

’25’s

Kiayalee King 5-5 3 pts 4 reb 1 ast 3 st

Zanaraya McKintosh 5-3 8 pts 2 3’s 3 reb

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Sommer Tyes

Baldwyn

5-9 ’23 F/C

23 pts (15 in 4th qtr) 16 reb 7 st


(B) Baldwyn Bearcats 4-0 (2A Baldwyn, MS) 47

Shannon Red Raiders 2-4 (4A Shannon, MS) 35

Notes: The Baldwyn Bearcat defense looked stiff to strong arm Shannon in the victory. Nathan Shaw (6-1 ’24 C Baldwyn 15 pts 5-6 ft 8 reb 1 st) played big down low to help give Baldwyn the win.

Baldwyn (home team) 47

’23’s

Rodney Stewart 5-11 F 6 pts 8 reb 1 ast 1 st

Jamaury Marshall G 9 pts 1 three 3 reb 2 ast

’24’s

Nathan Shaw 6-1 C 15 pts 5-6 ft 8 reb 1 st

’25’s

Dy’Lan Johnson 6-3 G/F 8 pts 3 reb 2 ast 3 st

Terrell Robinson 5-8 G 9 pts 2 reb 1 st

Shannon (traveled 30 miles) 35

’23’s

Kenda Jarret 5-10 10 pts 1 three 2 reb 2 st 1 charge taken

Jaylen Lee 6-1 7 pts 3-4 ft 4 reb

’24’s

Tristen Jones 6-0 5 reb 1 blk

’25’s

Jordan Medcalf 5-8 9 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Nathan Shaw

Baldwyn

6-1 ’24 C

15 pts 5-6 ft 8 reb 1 st


Boys (Mississippi Only)

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

Austin Hopper Falkner


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

Saltillo 67 West Union 66 OT


Top 5 Teams-The top five teams that I saw during this time period.

  1. Saltillo
  2. West Union
  3. Falkner
  4. Wheeler
  5. Baldwyn


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

2023: Qyatavius Blunt 6-0 SG Hamilton
18 pts 4 3’s 13 reb 2 ast 3 st
2024: Cayson Williams F/C Hatley
16 pts 18 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st 1 charge taken
2025: Kyzer Verner 6-0 G/F Hamilton
14 pts 2 3’s 6 reb 4 ast 5 st
2026: Jon Grey Morrisson F/C West Union
20 pts 1 three 9 reb 1 ast 6 st 3 blk

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

  1. Cayson Williams ’24 F/C Hatley
    16 pts 18 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st 1 charge taken
  2. Jon Grey Morrisson ’26 F/C West Union
    20 pts 1 three 9 reb 1 ast 6 st 3 blk
  3. Gunner Wesson 6-2 ’24 G Saltillo
    27 pts (9 in 4th qtr) 4 3’s 5-6 ft 7 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st
  4. Qyatavius Blunt 6-0 ’23 SG Hamilton
    18 pts 4 3’s 13 reb 2 ast 3 st
  5. Landon Sappington 5-8 ’23 G Belmont
    30 pts (18 in 4th qtr) 6 3’s (4 in 4th qtr) 4 reb 1 ast

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

  1. Qyatavius Blunt 6-0 SG Hamilton
    18 pts 4 3’s 13 reb 2 ast 3 st
  2. Landon Sappington 5-8 G Belmont
    30 pts (18 in 4th qtr) 6 3’s (4 in 4th qtr) 4 reb 1 ast
  3. Nyshaun Hutcheson 6-3 F Wheeler
    20 pts 2-2 ft 6 reb 1 st
  4. Hunter Griffin 6-0 G Falkner
    12 pts (6 in 4th qtr) 6 reb 2 ast 4 st 3 chargers taken
  5. Kane Spencer 6-2 G Wheeler
    15 pts 5-6 ft 9 reb 1 ast

Girls (Mississippi Only)

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

Reneetra Pippin Baldwyn


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

Baldwyn 61 Shannon 48


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

2023: Sommer Tyes 5-9 F/C Baldwyn
23 pts (15 in 4th qtr) 16 reb 7 st
2024: Caroline Hamm SF Saltillo
22 pts 1 three 8 reb 1 blk 11 st 2 charges taken
2025: Cella Kay Dye 5-5 G Saltillo
19 pts 2 3’s 5-6 ft 4 reb 1 ast 1 st
2026: Ayriah Warren Baldwyn
6 pts 3 reb 1 st

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

  1. Sommer Tyes 5-9 ’23 F/C Baldwyn
    23 pts (15 in 4th qtr) 16 reb 7 st
  2. Caroline Hamm ’24 SF Saltillo
    22 pts 1 three 8 reb 1 blk 11 st 2 charges taken
  3. Kenlee Wilkinson 5-6 ’23 G/F Hatley
    17 pts 7-9 ft 5 reb 2 ast 1 blk 6 st
  4. Taleiah Brown 5-11 ’24 F Shannon
    14 pts 10 reb 1 ast 5 blk 1 st
  5. Gracie Dillard 5-10 ’24 C Hatley
    13 pts 1 three 6-6 ft 9 reb 1 ast 3 blk 2 st

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

  1. Sommer Tyes 5-9 F/C Baldwyn
    23 pts (15 in 4th qtr) 16 reb 7 st
  2. Kenlee Wilkinson 5-6 G/F Hatley
    17 pts 7-9 ft 5 reb 2 ast 1 blk 6 st
  3. Laiken Medcalf 5-8 G Shannon
    22 pts 7 3’s 2 reb 2 st
  4. Kinya Anderson 5-3 G Baldwyn
    13 pts 3 reb 3 ast 5 st
  5. Jada Shinault 5-2 PG Baldwyn
    10 pts 2 3’s 5 st

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