Xtreme Sports Classic Recap

Sports Tip-Off Classic - Final Scores:
Nansemond River 65, Woodside 59
Cape Henry 66, St. Frances (MD) 61
St. John's (D.C.) 87, Kecoughtan 72
Fredericksburg Christian 52, Flora MacDonald Academy (NC) 40

Halfway Home for the 11-0
Nansemond River Warriors are halfway home to an undefeated regular season as
the host Suffolk school held on for a 65-59 victory over the red hot Woodside
Wolverines in the nightcap of the First Annual Xtreme
Sports Tip-Off Classic this past Saturday night.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Up 14 with 5:45 to play, Nansemond River saw its lead
shrink to just two with 23.1 seconds remaining.
From there, senior guards
normal'>Jalen Warren and
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Marvin Branch sealed the deal with four
straight free-throws.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With the win, the Warriors, ranked #1 in the state in
Group 4A, remain undefeated at 11-0 overall.
They were able to overcome eight turnovers in the fourth quarter, five in
the last two minutes. Woodside, rated #2
in the state in Group 6A, saw their eight-game winning streak snap, dropping
them to 9-3 overall.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"They went on a run, we really didn't handle it well,
but fortunately we were able to win by six and hold our composure at the end,"
remarked Warriors senior guard Devon
Oakley, the game's leading scorer with 18 points.
style=> "With this event being hosted at our place,
we knew we couldn't lose in the main event because it would've been real ugly.
style=> We had to protect our house and get this win."

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Oakley shot an efficient 7-of-11 from the field,
including 3-of-4 from three-point land, to go with his 18 points and six
rebounds. His four-point play late in
the second quarter was one of the highlight plays in a 16-2 run for Nansemond
River to close the first half, taking them from down six to up eight at the

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"Teamwork," Oakley said the key was.
style=> "We started to spread the ball around and I
had two great screens set for me that allow me to knock down those 3's.
style=> Our big men did what they do always;
converting good layups, finishing on good looks down there and we were able to
get them the ball."

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Four players scored in double-figures for Nansemond
River with senior forward Marvin Branch (14Pts.),
senior center Daniel Wallace (12Pts.)
and junior wing Scott Spencer (12Pts.)
joining Oakley. Branch also collected 10
rebounds to record his first double-double of the season, while Spencer and
Wallace combined for 15 boards as Nansemond River out-rebounded the Wolverines
46-28 on the evening.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Woodside proved to be a challenging test early on for
the Warriors with sophomore standouts Chris
Orlina and
normal'> Carter helping them shoot 61% from the floor through the game's
first 12 minutes. Orlina
scored six points in the opening quarter with a pair of jams.
style=> Operating at the point, Carter tallied 15
points, seven assists and six steals, creating scoring opportunities off his
penetration and on the fast-break.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With Branch defending him much of the contest,
class=SpellE>Orlina was scoreless in the second quarter, and Woodside
struggled to get any easy points in the painted area, relying on the
three-point shot for nearly half of their points as five different players
connected from long distance.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"By far, this was the toughest team we've played.
style=> But we may be one of the toughest teams they've
played, too," noted Spencer. "I know we
came out hot and gave them a run for their money, trading baskets, but they
were killing us with transition buckets.
Once we figured out what the problem was, we were able to capitalize."

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In the third quarter, Nansemond River slowed the tempo
down and made it a half-court game, punching the ball inside to Wallace and
Branch. Woodside's outside shooting went
cold in the final quarter. They made
7-of-18 from beyond the arc prior to the fourth quarter when they shot 1-for-6.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Nansemond River was able to limit Woodside to just two
free-throw attempts in the first half, and for the game, the Wolverines shot
only 1-for-10 from the charity stripe.
Meanwhile, the Warriors were 13-of-20 for the night, icing the game in the
closing moments like they've done much of the year.
style=> For the season, Nansemond River came in
shooting 77% from the foul line in the fourth quarter compared to only 42% in
the previous three periods.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A huge week awaits Nansemond River with tilts against
Chesapeake schools Western Branch (7-3) on Tuesday and Deep Creek (7-2) on
Thursday as well as a date with Christchurch, led by Florida commit and
five-star prospect Devin Robinson, in Saturday's Sixth Annual
Classic Presented by Cox Sports at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"Our team chemistry is a lot better than last year,"
answered Oakley when asked what the difference is in this season's team.
style=> "We play well together, hustle a lot more and
have a lot of scoring abilities. We do
need to play harder defense, talk more on D' and shut opponents down."

none;text-underline:none'>Postgame Audio with Nansemond River Hoops Coach Ed
Young ***



background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Cape Henry Stays Unbeaten:
"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Nationally-ranked Cape Henry Collegiate remained
undefeated as well by beating St. Frances out of Maryland, 66-61 in the
class=SpellE>Xtreme Sports Tip-Off Classic to push their record to 8-0

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Just like the case was for Nansemond River, the
Dolphins had a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter nearly evaporate and
get cut to two with 21 seconds to play after
normal'>Will Robinson split a pair of free-throws for St. Frances.
style=> Down three on the game's final possession, St.
Frances had the ball stolen by Cape Henry standout
normal'>Chris Clarke, who passed it up ahead to Great Bridge transfer
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Marcus Evans, the reigning AAA State
Player of the Year, for a slam dunk as time expired for the final margin.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In the game's first three minutes, Cape Henry bolted to
a 9-0 lead thanks to Class of 2014 prospect
normal'>Jimmy Paige. He scored all
nine points in the opening stretch, including a pair of three-pointers to put
the visitors from Maryland in a hole they never quite dug out of on Saturday

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"We're used to coming out flat and having to turn it on
in the second half. But we knew versus
this team we had to come out strong, so I just tried to get us off to a good
start," Paige noted.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Paige's start was extra important considering that Clarke,
rated a three-star prospect, was under the weather before the game.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"Chris is one of our primary scorers and he was feeling
a little dizzy before the game. I knew I
definitely had to step up," stated Paige, who ended up with 18 points and seven

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Even though Clarke felt less than 100%, you wouldn't
have known it by the way he played. The
MVP of the recent Norfolk Scope Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament
concluded the game with 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, plus made
8-of-12 from the foul line and was handed a major task defensively.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Coach Mark Hall gave
Clarke the challenge of containing 6-foot-8 senior forward
normal'>Dwayne Morgan, a player with two-plus inches on him who's also committee
to play his College Basketball at UNLV.
They held Morgan to pedestrian numbers of eight points on 4-of-9
shooting and five rebounds while he stayed in foul trouble, eventually fouling
out in the fourth period.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"Chris is really good defender and we knew he was their
main scorer," Paige added. "He did a
really good job on him and we wanted to also give extra help on him to keep him
in check."

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Also giving Cape Henry a lift with 11 points, nine after
half-time, was shooting guard
normal'>Ayron Hutton, a
Quinnipiac signee.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For St. Frances in the loss,
normal'>Joshua Ayemi finished with 17 points and
eight rebounds as he controlled the interior.
Sophomore guard Daquan
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Bracey scored 17 points as well.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Things won't get any easier for Cape Henry any time
soon. After shooting up in the Top 40 in
the national rankings following their convincing win over Maury, the Dolphins
know the target on their back is only getting bigger.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"Since we're #1 in the area, every night we try to
prove that because we know there are people out there that think we may be
overrated," Paige stated. "We try to
come into every game with a little chip on our shoulder to show people that we
are #1."

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The upcoming stretch for Cape Henry can be considered 'Richmond
Week,' even though they play two teams from the 804 area code in the 757.
style=> Cape Henry will play host to Benedictine, a
reigning private school State Champ and longtime power, on Tuesday.
style=> On Saturday, the Dolphins take on John Marshall,
the AAA State Tournament runner-up a season ago, in Saturday's Sixth Annual Classic Presented by Cox Sports at Green Run High School in
Virginia Beach.

none;text-underline:none'>Postgame Audio with Cape Henry Hoops Coach Mark Hall



Falls to Loaded St. John's:
line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A last minute fill-in for
the Xtreme Sports Tip-Off Classic, the
class=SpellE>Kecoughtan Warriors had a rather good showing against a
loaded St. John's College team out of Washington, D.C.
style=> The Warriors led for a chunk of the first
half and stayed within striking distance until intermission, when the deficit
reached ten and they couldn't get much closer in falling 87-72.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In the first half, Kecoughtan
shot 8-of-12 from three-point land, which makes it even more remarkable that
they trailed by 10. That's largely
because St. John's was on fire from three-point range, too.
style=> They 9-of-18 from behind the arc, plus took
advantage of seven Kecoughtan turnovers that occurred
in the second quarter.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Jumping out to a fantastic start for
class=SpellE>Kecoughtan was senior wing
normal'>Brandon Tabb, who scored 18 of his game-high 29 points in the
opening quarter. Tabb made 4-of-5 shots
from three-point land in the first period and was 11-of-17 from the field,
5-of-9 from deep, on the night.
Teammates Will Askew and
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Haskett put
up respectable numbers to go with him.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Askew scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 4-of-7
from three-point range in what was one of the finest outings of his career.
style=> Haskett almost posted
a double-double with 10 points and eight assists and didn't have an easy
assignment, defending Georgetown commit
normal'>Tre Campbell of
St. John's. From the field,
class=SpellE>Haskett had some struggles, making 5-of-19.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>St. John's got contributions from all over with
Campbell finishing with 21 points on 9-of-12 to go with five assists.
style=> George Washington commit
Darian Bryant and Fairleigh
Dickinson commit Darian Anderson scored
15 apiece. Sophomore
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Anthony Cowan, widely regarded as one
of the Top 75 recruits in the class of 2016, chipped in 10 points, five assists
and three steals.



background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Other Notes:
"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Fredericksburg Christian under the direction of
first-year Head Coach Walt Webb,
formerly of Atlantic Shores, defeated Flora MacDonald Academy (NC), 52-40.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Up 6-4 after one quarter of play, the Eagles stretched
that advantage to 17 with a 23-point second period.
style=> Senior guard
normal'>Chris Cheatham supplied 20 points with five makes from
downtown. Sophomore guard
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Daryl Myers chipped in 11 points and
eight assists.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Shining in the loss for Flora MacDonald was sophomore
forward Shaun Kirk, who received an
Auburn offer not too long ago. Kirk threw
down three impressive dunks on his way to a 14-point, 9-rebound effort.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>One of the unfortunate moments from the event came in
the Life Center Academy (NJ) vs. Quality Education Academy (NC) matchup.
style=> With 3:49 to play and Life Center Academy leading
55-44, a brawl broke out and the game was called.
style=> Two players, Malik Ellison and
class=SpellE>Ibrahima Diallo, were taken away
in handcuffs. According to sources, one
individual was charged with disorderly conduct.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Following the wild scene, players and coaches from each
team came out to center court 15 minutes before tip-off of the next game to
issue an apology to the crowd and shook hands.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In the day's opener, Wilson girls out of Portsmouth
defeated Salem from Virginia Beach.



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