Providence Day junior guards Devon Dotson and Trey Wertz helped the Chargers stop Bishop Sullivan 80-76 in overtime at the Phenom Hoops National Showcase in Greensboro Friday.
The Chargers trailed most of the game before making a late surge. Wertz made two free throws with 9.1 seconds left to give his team a 3-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Bishop Sullivan’s Michael Barfield Owens made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. In overtime, Providence Day (1-0) grabbed an early advantage and held on for the win.
Dotson finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. He shot 73 percent from the floor. Wertz had 29 points, four rebounds and two assists. He shot 55 percent from the floor. Another Providence Day junior, Isaac Suffren, had 13 points and drew three key chargers for Providence Day, which got big minutes from senior Ben Ferris after its starting center, 6-foot-6 freshman Jacolbe Cowan, left the game with a separated shoulder in the third quarter.
Providence Day will play Wilson’s Greenfield School Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Greenfield features North Carolina recruit Coby White, a 6-5 junior point guard.
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Carmel Christian 61, Carolina Day 58: First-year Carmel Christian boys’ basketball coach Byron Dinkins won in his season debut Friday night. Donovan Gregory, Martin Maide and Myles Pierre each scored in double figures for the Cougars, who will play again Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against Fayetteville Christian and Calvary Baptist in the championship game of the Calvary Baptist tip-off tournament in Winston-Salem.
Dinkins, 48, previously coached at Northside Christian for six seasons. His teams were 165-20 and won six conference tournaments and six conference tournament championships. His teams also won three N.C. Independent Schools 2A state championships.
United Faith 72, Wesley (Ky.) Christian 71: United Faith (2-0) got 25 points from 6-foot-6 junior forward Brett Swilling and 13 from KC Hankton and won in overtime. Swilling hit a 3-pointer to the send the game into overtime and made a steal and layup to win it with two seconds remaining in the extra period. T.J. Smith had 23 for Wesley Christian at the Phenom Hoops National Showcase.
Concord First Assembly 92, Elevation Prep 75: First Assembly improved to 2-0 with a comfortable win at the Showcase Of Champions tournament Friday. Point guard Julius Felder had 10 assists, Stephen Edoka had 25 points and Weston Edwards had 21.
22 Feet Academy 76, York Prep 66: 22 Feet, from the Greenville, S.C, area, held York Prep to six points in the first quarter and led by 18 points after the period. That proved to be the difference. Tracus Chisholm and Jaron Williams had 15 points each for York Prep. York sophomore center D.J. Burns finished with eight points at the Phenom National event in Greensboro.
Carmel Christian 68, Calvary Day 49: Seventh grader Chloe Williams had 15 points, six assists and four steals to lead Carmel. Eighth grader Emily Cunningham had eight points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals. Carmel coach Ashley McGirt won her first game at her new school after arriving from Carmel Christian.
Concord First Assembly 73, Tabernacle Christian 15: Zaria Wright had 17 points and four rebounds and Jessy Leak had 12 points and four rebounds as the Eagles improved to 2-0.
Friday’s top performers
Carrie Barnett, Carmel Christian girls: 20 points, 11 rebounds, eight steals and six assists in a 68-49 win against Calvary Day.
Shamani Stafford, Concord First Assembly girls: 20 points, three assists, three steals in a 73-15 win against Tabernacle Christian.
Amiri Waddell, Concord First Assembly: 10 points, 15 rebounds in 92-75 win against Elevation Prep
Saturday’s Phenom Hoops National Showcase Schedule
All games at Greensboro Day School
Saturday Court 1: Myrtle Beach Christian vs. The Burlington School, 10 a.m.; Charlotte Christian vs. 22 Feet, 11:30 a.m.; Raleigh Word of God vs. Mountain Mission, 1 p.m.; Cannon vs. Oak Hill (Va.), 2:30 p.m.; Greensboro Day vs. York Prep (S.C.), 4 p.m.; Providence Day vs. Greenfield School, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Court 2: Charlotte Basketball Academy vs. Legacy Charter (S.C.), 10 a.m.; Wesley Christian vs. Christ School, 11:30 a.m.; Raleigh Ravenscroft vs. Northwood Temple, 1 p.m.; Bishop Sullivan vs. Forsyth Country Day, 2:30 p.m.; Liberty Heights vs. Forest Trail Academy, 4 p.m.