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Huntington St. Joe girls get three wins, one loss in tourney

Jan. 01, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

MYRTLE BEACH -- Huntington St. Joe's girls basketball team went 3-1 this week in the prestigious CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational Tournament.

The Lady Irish finished fifth in the 16-team field, which featured some of the premier teams in the country.

The most exciting game of the tournament was St. Joe's 85-82 victory over Northwood Hall High of Columbia, S.C.. Northwood Hall (6-1) features the nation's No. 1 high school girls player in A'Ja Wilson.

"We held her to 56 points and 21 rebounds," Lady Irish coach Shannon Lewis joked. "And we still won. We just couldn't stop Wilson. She's 6-foot-4 and out tallest girl is 5-10. She scored 40 against other teams with 6-footers. She's the real deal. She can dribble, she can shoot, she can score outside."

The Lady Irish completed an astounding comeback. Trailing by 22 points with 8 minutes to play, St. Joe began hitting 3-pointers and rallied to win. The Lady Irish sank 15 3-pointers in that game.

Mychal Johnson scored 34 points for St. Joe (6-2). Griffin Dempsey scored 23, Rachel Lee scored 11 and Mychelle Johnson added 10.

St. Joe also defeated Northwood (S.C.) Academy, 74-58, as Mychal Johnson scored 34 points, Dempsey scored 20 and Asia Petitte added 14.

The Lady Irish knocked off Myrtle Beach High, 63-36, as Mychal Johnson scored 18 points, Rachel Lee scored 16 and Dempsey scored 11

HUNTINGTON ST. JOE 22 63 -- 85: Dempsey 23, Mychal Johnson 34, Mychelle Johnson 10, Lee 11, Petitte 7.

NORTHWOOD HALL 40 42 -- 82: Ress 4, Wilson 56, Lefft 9, Joseph 7, Dickerson 5, Buchanan 0, Phillips 1.

NORTHWOOD ACADEMY 36 22 -- 58: Campbell 31, Powell 3, Crowell 3, Martin 3, Davis 4, Sumter 3, Andrews 9, Kappell 0, Bell 0, Heath 2.

HUNTINGTON ST. JOE 37 37 -- 74: Dempsey 20, Mychelle Johnson 0, Mychal Johnson 34, Lee 3, Petitte 14.

HUNTINGTON ST. JOE 36 27 -- 63: Mychal Johnson 18, Dempsey 11, Mychelle Johnson 6, Lee 16, Petitte 7, Ca. Gale 2, Dizu 0, Taylor 3.

MYRTLE BEACH 17 19 -- 36: Walker 2, Sumpter 5, Black 2, Pressley 1, Adderton 15, Vaughn 1, Hollins 3.

LINCOLN COUNTY 54, RIPLEY 49: Lindsey Prichard scored 24 points and the Panthers withstood a Viking rally to improve to 3-4.

Taylor Lucas scored 13 points for Lincoln County.

Sarah Williams paced Ripley (2-3) with 16 points and Chelsey Hager scored 11.

RIPLEY 11 10 12 16 -- 49: Zergdors 5, Ferrell 1, Williams 4, Oldham 7, Thomas 3, Donohue 2, Hager 11, Williams 16.

LINCOLN COUNTY 19 10 15 10 -- 54: Lucas 13, Stanley 2, Williamson 3, Prichard 24, Miller 2, Wiley 2, Adkins 2, McCallister 2.

GRACE CHRISTIAN 37, HANNAN 21: Shelby Cicenas and Jill Salyers scored 15 and 11 respectively in the victory.

Chelsea Meadows scored 14 for the Wildcats.

HANNAN 8 2 6 5 -- 21: Black 4, Meadows 14, Taylor 3.

GRACE CHRISTIAN 12 11 11 3 -- 37: Cicenas 15, Salyers 11, Wagoner 6, Spears 1, Seaman 4.

Boys

LINCOLN 64, TOLSIA 37: The Cougars raced to a 31-12 lead and rolled over the Rebels in the FCA Hoops Classic.

Hunter Hamrick led Lincoln with 13 points. Kaleb Sturgill paced the Rebels with 11.

TOLSIA 8 4 16 9 -- 37: Sturgell 5 3-3 15, Stroud 2 0-1 4, Adkins 2 0-0 4, Roberts 3 2-2 8, Cantrell 1 0- 2, Salmons 0 0-2 0. Totals 15 5-8 37.

LINCOLN 15 16 14 19 -- 64: Moran 4 3-4 11, DeBerry 4 4-7 12, Kellar 1 0-0 2, Fazalare 5 1-2 11, J.Spadafore 1 0-0 2, Benson 1 1-2 3, F.Spadafore 2 3-4 8, Hamrick 5 0-0 13, Carpenter 1 0-1 2. Totals 25 12-20 64.

BRIDGEPORT 86, MINGO CENTRAL 51: Ryan Sprouse scored 20 for the Indians in an FCA Hoops Classic victory in the Charleston Civic Center. Alex Lee scored 17 for Mingo Central.

MINGO CENTRAL 11 11 8 21 -- 51: Hammond 1 0-0 3, May 4 2-5 10, C.Hatfield 1 2-2 4, Hatcher 1 0-0 2, Lee 7 3-4 17, D.Hatfield 1 0-0 2, Wilson 2 0-0 4, Endicott 1 0-0 2, Joplin 0 0-1 0, Dillon 3 1-1 7. Totals 21 8-13 51.

BRIDGEPORT 22 23 24 17 -- 86: Kummer 3 1-2 8, Bonamico 1 2-2 4, Robey 7 1-1 16, Wilfong 6 1-1 13, Sprouse 9 2-2 20, Haddix 3 0-0 6, Smith 5 0-0 12, Holmes 1 0-0 2, Harris 1 0-0 2, Purcell 1 0-0 3. Totals 37 7-8 86

JOHNSON CENTRAL 63, THOMAS NELSON 35: Marshall Thundering Herd recruit Shane Hall had 31 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots for the Eagles (4-2) in a Friday game of the King of the Bluegrass tournament in Fairdale, Ky.

Kyle Gullett added 12 points.

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