Norl Nails Foul Shot as Florida Takes TPH Nashville Fall League Title


Championship Saturday went off without a hitch as Florida took the title with a thrilling win over Clemson. Hold on as we run through the action on the final day of the Fall League.




Tennessee 102

Wake Forest 86


Jacob McCullough (Hendersonville) and Braxton Bonds (CPA) combined for 65 points as Tennessee garnered their first win of the season with a 102-86 trouncing of Wake Forest.

McCullough, who finished with 35, scored most of his points in the second half while Bonds, who ended with 30, spread his production evenly in both halves.

Davis Anderton (Harpeth) closed out his four year fall league career with 13 points while James McPherson (Brentwood) finished with 11 but was the driving force in majority of the buckets from McCullough and Bonds.

Wake Forest was led by Marco Steele (Hillwood) and Thomas Bautista (Brentwood) with 20 points each. Jack Bautista (Brentwood) added 18 and Will Jennings (Nashville Overton) closed with 11.




Kentucky 110

Duke 60


Terry Holt (East Nashville) led a bevy of double digit scorers with 28 as Kentucky dismantled Duke in the fourth place game at the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League.

Jeremiah Oatsvall (Brentwood Academy) was sensational once again as the rising freshman dropped 23 points in the win.

Dayvonnta Buckley (Beech) finished with 18 while Tim Smith (Ezell-Harding) added 15 for the victors who also garnered 10 each from Kevin Rimmer (Ezell-Harding) and Phillip Johnson (Hendersonville).

Ross Plunkett (Creek Wood) and Jalen Hunter (Goodpasture) led Duke with 16 followed closely by Andrew Golden (Columbia Academy) with 12 and Jake Allsmiller (CPA) with 10.




North Carolina 83

LSU 81


Clay Washburn (CPA) and Nick Young (Greenbrier) notched 16 apiece as North Carolina held off LSU 83-81.

Ross Cummings (Creek Wood) saved his best for last scoring all 14 of his points in the all important second half.

Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) concluded a fine fall league campaign scoring 22 points for LSU.

Jalen Ross (McGavock) added 17 while T.J. Steward (Oakland) finished with 16 in the tough loss.




Vanderbilt 92

Georgia Tech 90


Torry McGhee (East Nashville) scored on an offensive put back as Vanderbilt prevailed in a spectacular back and forth affair 92-90 over a determined Georgia Tech squad.

McGhee who finished with 20 along with Caleb Hollander (Home School) led Vanderbilt in the score book.

Clay Hertel (DCA) finished a fine fall league scoring 17 while Christian Lynn (Goodpasture) did what he does best "get buckets". The rising senior finished with 15.

Grant Teichmann (Brentwood) and Dominique Washington (East Nashville) led Georgia Tech with 20 points each.

Brandon Cody (Hillsboro) added 19 in the narrow loss.




Florida 66

Clemson 65


Daniel Norl (Kenwood) nailed one of two fouls shots in the waning seconds as Florida edged Clemson 66-65 to capture the championship at the 2013 Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League.

A back and forth affair was one of the most highly contested games in the five year history of the fall league. Both teams were determined to win and the highly physical nature of the game proved that point.

Clemson led 42-37 at the half behind the sharp shooting of Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County).

Late in the second half sporting a four points lead Florida seemed to have quelled the surge before Donovan Henry (Creek Wood) drained a deep three cutting the Florida lead to 62-61.

Jimario Rivers (Kenwood) nailed one of two from the charity stripe to increase the lead to 63-61 before Josh Brewer (Beech) snatched a "grown man" offensive rebound and knotted the score at 63.

Norl converted two at the foul line when Brewer sprang into action again grabbing an errand foul shot and converting to tie things up at 65 before Norl converted at the other end to bring home the 'ship.

Norl led Florida in scoring with 17 followed by Rivers with 13.

Sean Douthard (Cane Ridge) added 11 points in the win while Taylor Vanderbilt (Smyrna) added 10.

Saunders led all scorers with 26 in the game. The rising senior has been a stalwart at the fall league for four years.

Devin Pitts (Antioch) played a wonderful floor game and finished with 12 points in the narrow loss.

Brewer added 10 and played his best in the toughest part of the game.




Top Scorers (Championship Saturday)


Jacob McCullough (Hendersonville) 35pts

Braxton Bonds (CPA) 30pts

Terry Holt (East Nashville) 28pts

Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County) 26pts

Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) 22pts

Jeremiah Oatsvall (Brentwood Academy) 22pts

Thomas Bautista (Brentwood) 20pts

Caleb Hollander (Home School) 20pts

Torry McGhee (East Nashville) 20pts

Marco Steele (Hillwood) 20pts

Grant Teichmann (Brentwood) 20pts

Dominique Washington (East Nashville) 20pts



Scoring Leaders and All-League teams including MVP will be posted on Thursday.