the holiday tournament appearances. “We played Washington, who has some great athletes, and with Saints Peter and Paul, who is a tough team, these games help.”
“We’re very young and we just want to keep playing,” Griffith added.
In the consolation final, Washington topped North Caroline, 53-28. Dominique Hutt scored 18 points and collected 18 rebounds for the Jaguars. Roberts scored 15 points.
BOYS’ FINAL Arundel 75, SSPP 52 The Wildcats exploded to begin the boys’ championship game during the final contest at the Overtime Live Holiday Tournament.
With 2 minutes left in the first quarter, Arundel had a 19-2 lead. Nonetheless, the Sabres regrouped, slowly got back into the game, and created some excitement before the Wildcats pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Tyrese Purnell scored 20 points for the Sabres and was name the tournament MVP. He was joined on the all-tournament team with teammate Lamont Powell, Seaford’s Andrez Jones, and Arundel’s Mike Joyner and Christian Thornton.
Thorton scored 21 points to lead the Wildcats in the final. Mike Joyner scored 14 points and Quest Delaney added 13.
Despite the huge opening deficit, an 8-0 run by the Sabres pulled them within 31-26 with 1:12 left in the first half. But the Wildcats countered with an 8-2 run for a 39-28 lead at the half.
A 3-pointer by Conor Mullaney pulled Sts. Peter & Paul within 46-40 with 4:08 left in the third quarter. But that was as close as the Sabres would get.
A 10-0 run by the Wildcats beginning with 5:30 left gave them control. Joyner spun inside the lane and scored for a 58-48 Arundel lead. After a Sabres’ turnover, Lyric Radford drained a 3-pointer. After a blocked shot by the Wildcats, Thornton drove to the basket and scored easily to make it 63-48. He converted a three-point play for a 66-48 lead.
In the consolation final, Seaford defeated Queen Anne’s 65-50. Jones scored a game-high 35 points for the Blue Jays. Follow me on Twitter @csknauss / email me at email@example.com