Late Free Throws Help King’s Academy Stun Henderson in Gold Bracket Action at Wagstaff Tourney
TYLER -- Ben Flanders nailed two free throws with 0.5 seconds remaining to help the Tyler King's Academy Royal Knights stun Henderson, 50-49, in Gold Bracket action at the annual Wagstaff Holiday Classic on Thursday.
With time running out and King's Academy trailing by one point, Flanders attempted a desperation heave at midcourt, but was fouled on the arm, forcing three free-throw attempts.
After missing the first one, Flanders calmly regrouped and canned the last two, leading to the biggest upset on the first day of tournament competition.
Caleb Sherrod led the Royal Knights with 20 points, five rebounds and four steals. Levi Taylor chipped in with 12 points.
Henderson was paced by Daryle Washington's 15 points, nine boards and two steals. Michael White added 12 points, three rebounds and three steals for the Lions.
The Lions raced out to a 12-3 lead after the opening quarter, but King's Academy closed the half on an 8-0 run to cut Henderson's halftime lead to just six at 23-17.
Flanders hit a pair of three throws with 1:36 remaining in the third quarter to give King's Academy its first lead of the game, 34-32. And Sherrod drained a 3-pointer to give the Royals Knights a 38-37 lead going into the fourth.
King's Academy advances to the winner's bracket and will face Tyler All Saints at 3 p.m. Friday. Henderson, meanwhile, meets Carthage at noon.
Freshman Leads Brook Hill to Rout of Tyler Grace
Freshman Alex Hale had 20 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals to lead the Bullard Brook Hill Guard to a convincing 78-60 victory over Tyler Grace on Friday.
Andrew Swink added 15 points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds, while Chase McDermott contributed 12 points and seven boards. Grant Hanks and Phillp Kitt each had 11 to give Brook Hill five players that reached double digits in scoring.
Grace was led by Verlo Levels, who had 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals. Andrew Melhart also had 13 for the Cougars.
Brook Hill took control of the game in the second quarter, going on a 9-0 thanks to three buckets from McDermott and a trey from Hanks, who also nailed a buzzer-beating 3 to give the Guard a 35-24 lead at halftime.
Michael Harris Helps Chapel Hill Pull Away From Tyler T.K. Gorman
Senior post Michael Harris poured in 26 points to go with seven rebounds and three blocks in leading the Chapel Hill Bulldogs to a 76-59 win over Tyler T.K. Gorman on Thursday.
Eight of Harris' 26 came in the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs outscoed Gorman, 23-13.
Julius Hill added 14 points, four boards and three steals for Chapel Hill, which also got 14 points and six rebounds from Keilon Moore. Keith Minor netted 12 points to go with four rebounds and two blocks in the win.
The Crusaders were led by the duo of Ben Ashworth and Sean Goforth. Ashworth scored a team-high 21 points, while Goforth finished with 19 points after getting off to a 5-for-5 start from the 3-point line in the first half.
Chapel Hill faces Bullard Brook Hill at 1:30 p.m. Friday in winner's bracket competition, while Gorman meets Grace at 10:30 a.m.
Aston Francis, Tyler All Saints Pour It On Carthage
Sophomore guard Aston Francis scored 24 points to spark the Tyler All Saints Trojans' 88-58 rout of Carthage on Friday afternoon.
Jaired Maddox added 12 points and seven rebounds, while Luke Lee also added 12 points and five boards. Brice Borgeson chipped in with 10 points to give the Trojans four players that reached double figures in scoring.
Carthage was paced by Jarrod McLin, who had 16 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Keldrean Strong added 12 points and Tevin Pipkin provided 11 in the Bulldogs' losing effort.
All Saints led by nine, 25-16, after the opening quarter, and went on a 9-0 run early in the second period to go up 34-18 and take complete control.
Wagstaff Holiday Classic
Chapel Hill 76, Tyler T.K. Gorman 59
T.K. Gorman 18 13 15 13 -- 59
Chapel Hill 17 16 20 23 -- 76
T.K. GORMAN---Ben Ashworth, 21; Sean Goforth, 19; Adam Aucar, 6; Brandon Lackner, 6; Max McKinley, 3; Chris Danly, 2; Patrick Droder, 2.
CHAPEL HILL--Michael Harris, 26; Julius Hill, 14; Keilon Moore, 14; Keith Minor, 12; Kevon Kennedy, 6; Jerod Mitchem, 2; DD Mumphrey, 2.
Bullard Brook Hill 78, Tyler Grace 60
Brook Hill 14 21 23 20 -- 78
Tyler Grace 11 13 21 15 -- 60
BROOK HILL--Alex Hale, 20; Andrew Swink, 15; Chase McDermott, 12; Grant Hanks, 11; Phillip Kitt, 11; Luke Humphries, 7; Malik Alley, 2.
TYLER GRACE--Verlo Levels, 13; Andrew Melhart, 13; Trevor Gunter, 11; Blake Johnson, 9; Phillip McKinney, 6; Nance Thomas, 4; Levi Crozier, 2; Tanner Starr, 2.
Tyler King's Academy 50, Henderson 49
King's Academy 3 14 21 12 -- 50
Henderson 12 11 14 12 -- 49
KING'S ACADEMY--Caleb Sherrod, 20; Levi Taylor, 10; Ben Flanders, 8; Ethan Broadfield, 6; Caleb Groth, 4; Cole Rainwater, 2.
HENDERSON--Daryle Washington, 15; Michael White, 12; Tre' Hollins, 8; Vince McNew, 5; Zane Boles, 3; Trace McNew, 3; Jarrod Henson, 2; McKenna Hunt, 2.
Tyler All Saints 88, Carthage 58
Carthage 16 15 13 14 -- 58
All Saints 25 28 20 15 -- 88
CARTHAGE--Jarrod McLin, 16; Keldrean Strong, 12; Tevin Pipkin, 11; Tristan Gatlin, 9; Jordan Romero, 3; D'Vodney Brooks, 2; Tee Goree, 2; Stephen Lewis, 2; K.J. Harkrider, 1.
ALL SAINTS--Aston Francis, 24; Jaired Maddox, 12; Luke Lee, 12; Brice Borgeson, 10; Ruben DeLong, 7; Spencer Ball, 6; Trevor Long, 6; Collin Walker, 6; Clayton Smith, 3; William Alexander, 2.
Wagstaff Holiday Classic
At Tyler Junior College
Game 1 -- Chapel Hill 76, Tyler T.K. Gorman 59
Game 2 -- Bullard Brook Hill 78, Tyler Grace 60
Game 3 -- Tyler King's Academy 50, Henderson 49
Game 4 -- Tyler All Saints 88, Carthage 58
Game 8 -- Tyler T.K. Gorman vs. Tyler Grace, 10:30 a.m.
Game 9 -- Henderson vs. Carthage, noon
Game 10 -- Chapel Hill vs. Bullard Brook Hill, 1:30 p.m.
Game 11 -- Tyler King's Academy vs. Tyler All Saints, 3 p.m.
Game 15 -- Game 8 loser vs. Game 9 loser, 10:30 a.m.
Game 16 -- Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, noon
Game 17 -- Game 10 loser vs. Game 11 loser, 1:30 p.m.
Game 21 (Gold Bracket Championship) -- Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 8 p.m.