A performance for the ages.
For the second time in a two week span two of K-Town's top squads met on the hardwood. Bearden squeaked by Fulton the first time in overtime, this game would have more at stake with the championship of the Super 16 the prize for the winner.
Bearden behind a superb effort from junior big Demonte Simpson (Bearden) strolled past Fulton 70-62 and captured the hardware for the home team.
Simpson had the biggest game of his young career at the best time dropping 33 points and snaring 22 rebounds on his way to MVP honors.
It seemed as though every Fulton rally was counteracted by a tough Simpson bucket on a nice dish from an unselfish teammates or a crafty offensive board and putback.
The Bulldogs got 14 markers from all-tournament selection Gabriel Campbell (Bearden) and 12 from all-tourney member Blake Jenkins (Bearden). The Bulldog glue Nathan "Stat-Man" Parker (Bearden) lived up to his moniker despite only scoring 5 points he grabbed 9 boards, dished 2 assists and had two timely blocked shots.
Fulton got 15 from sophomore Jalen Steele (Fulton) and all-tourney selection Will Bryant (Fulton). Junior James Gallman (Fulton) finished with 11 and garnered all-tournament hardware as well.