High School Sports

Hoodies House of Hope Prep Basketball Roundup 12.30.14

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↑  Ardrey Kell: Boys’ and girls’ teams won tournament championships Tuesday. The Knights’ girls won the National Division, and Jordan Muhammad was named tournament MVP. The boys (12-1) won their 11th straight game and Rhyle Scott was named local tournament MVP.

↑  Hoodies House tournament: Nice to have big-time high school basketball back in town annually.

↑  Girls’ all-tournament team: Vash Perry and Taylor Mason, Norcross (Ga.); Chase Muhammad and Jordan Muhammad (MVP), Ardrey Kell; Eleah Parker, Northside Christian

↑  Boys’ Local all-tournament team: Ty Gadsden and Ebuka Izundu, Victory Christian; Ray Kowalski, Concord; Steven Santa Ana and Rhyle Scott (MVP), Ardrey Kell

↑  Boys’ National all-tournament team: Grant Williams, Providence Day; Justin Robinson, St. James (Md.); Kimbal Mackenzie (MVP), John Caroll (Md.); Tookie Brown, Morgan County (Ga.); Keion Farrington, Dillard (Fla.).

Tuesday’s final day results

BOYS

National: Seventh-place game: Northside Christian 65, Luella (Ga.) 49; Fifth place: Dillard (Fla.) 70, White Station (Tenn.) 66; Third place: Providence Day 62, Morgan County (Ga.) 55; Championship: John Carroll (Md.) 41, St. James (Md.) 39

Local: Ardrey Kell 75, Concord 48; Victory Christian 49, Lake Norman 33

GIRLS

Ardrey Kell 55, Norcross (Ga.) 48; Northside Christian 75, Davidson Day 54

Tuesday’s top performers

Grant Williams, Josh Howard, Providence Day boys: Williams had 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 62-55 win against Morgan County (Ga.) to win third place. Howard had 21 points.

Rhyle Scott, Ardrey Kell boys: Made nine of 12 field-goal attempts during a 75-48 win against Concord to finish with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.

Nych Smith, White Station (Tenn.) boys: 31 points, making 10 of 12 free throws, during 70-66 loss to Dillard (Fla.)

Ty Gadsden, Victory Christian boys: 17 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals in 49-33 victory over Lake Norman.

Keion Farrington, Cedric Wright, Dillard (Fla.) boys: Post players combined for 31 points and 18 rebounds during 70-66 win against White Station in the fifth-place game.

Rayjon Tucker, Northside Christian boys: 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals during a 65-49 seventh-place win against Luella (Ga.).

Jordan Muhammad, Ardrey Kell girls: Tournament MVP had 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists in 55-46 victory over Norcross (Ga.).

Tuesday’s quick hits

Providence Day boys 62, Morgan County (Ga.) 55: Providence Day ran out to a lead of 41-18 before Morgan County’s Tookie Brown took over. Brown scored all 24 of his points in the second half. He rallied his team to within six in the final 90 seconds. Josh Howard (21 points, four assists) and Grant Williams (18 points, seven rebounds, two blocks) led the Chargers.

Ardrey Kell boys 75, Concord 48: The Knights jumped on Concord early, taking a 19-7 lead and didn’t let up, shooting nearly 55 percent and limiting the Spiders to 37 percent. Steven Santa Ana had 12 points and three rebounds and Josh Freund 11 points and five rebounds for the Knights. Concord was led by Roy Kowalski, who had 12 points and four assists.

Northside Christian boys 65, Luella (Ga.) 49: Northside held Luella to 16 points in the second and third quarters and to 37 percent field-goal shooting for the game. Lysander Bracey had 15 points and four rebounds for the Knights. Luella got 20 points from Andre Banton.

John Carroll (Md.) boys 41, St. James (Md.) 39: John Carroll got two free throws from point guard Elijah Long with less than 10 seconds to play and St. James missed a tough layup at the buzzer in the national final. Tournament MVP Kimibal Mackenzie had 15 points for John Caroll. St. James’Justin Robinson, a Virginia Tech recruit, had 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Northside Christian girls 75, Davidson Day 54: With Wake Forest coaches in attendance, Northside 6-foot-4 sophomore Eleah Parker had 20 points, 21 rebounds and two blocks. Davidson Day got 18 points, five rebounds and three assists from Maya Caldwell.

Ardrey Kell girls 55, Norcross (Ga.) 48: The Knights outscored Norcross 20-7 in the fourth quarter to get a third straight win at the tournament and win the four-team round-robin event. Chase Muhammad added 11 points and eight rebounds. Vash Perry had 16 points, five rebounds for Norcoss.

Dillard (Fla.) boys 70, White Station (Tenn) 66: After losing to Providence Day to start the tournament, Dillard won its final two games to finish fifth. Dillard limited White Station to 32.8 percent shooting with its superior size.

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