Championship Saturday was a blast. Lets see how all the action went down.
Austin Kirby (Hendersonville) led a group of five in double digits with 27 as Vanderbilt closed the season on a high note with a 114-74 win over Syracuse on Championship Day at the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League.
Eric Thompson (White's Creek) concluded an outstanding Fall League with 24, Sawyer Taylor (Station Camp) finished with 22, Chantz Hillsman (Cane Ridge) added 15 and Isaiah Bowers (White's Creek) added 14.
Donovan Henry (MLK) dropped 22 for Syracuse followed in the scorebook by Omar Lyons (Siegel) with 16, Kevin Rimmer (Ezell-Harding) with 15 and Case Bouldin (Ravenwood) with 11.
North Carolina 96
K.J. Lesure (Centennial) canned a pair of foul shots after bringing Florida back from a double digit deficit and slid past North Carolina 97-96 in one of the best game in the Nashville Fall League ever.
Lesure scored 26 and was instrumental in bringing his squad back from their late deficit. Lesure and Mike Parker (Maplewood) set the tone with their passing as well. Calvin Bak (Alabama) was the benefactor of those generous dimes as the senior notched a game high 36 points. Parker finished with 10 in the win.
Austin Fisher (Clarksville Academy) had his best game of league with 25 points in the narrow loss. Cannon Campbell (Rossview) added 17.
Trey Phifer (Big Sandy) and Deonte Alley (Blackman) scored 24 and 21 respectively as Clemson prevailed in a high scoring affair 106-92 in the 3rd place contest of the Nashville Fall League.
Six players finished with double digits including DeMarco Jackson (Lead Academy) with 17, Bryce Williams (Blackman) with 16, Donovan Sims (Blackman) with 15 and Matt Dial (CPA) with 11.
Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) and Clay Washburn (CPA) finished with 17 each for Kentucky. Ross Cummings (Creek Wood) added 16, Ruot Monyyong (White's Creek) pitched in with 13 and Donovan Boatright (Clarksville Academy) finished with 10.
Kyree Elder (Cane Ridge) and Evan Heskje (McGavock) finished with 23 each as Duke took the 2nd place crown with a hard fought 99-82 win over Auburn. Malcolm Walker (Independence) played another outstanding game with 20 points and double digit caroms. A.J. Maynie (CPA) played his best game of the Fall League season scoring 19 markers in the win.
Caleb Hollander (Home School) secured the league scoring crown with his 25 point effort. DeQuan Summers (Hillwood) finished with 24, James Coe (Jackson County) added 15 and Drew Scott (CPA) finished with 11.
Trent Gibson (Blackman) led all scorers with 23 and Jarrell Reeves (Blackman) secured MVP honors as Tennessee took the Nashville Fall League crown 70-63 in a tough hard nosed win over Virginia.
A battle back and forth, Kenny Cooper (FRA) kept Virginia in the game with timely scores and creative dishes to the likes of Tyler Faulkenberry (Mt. Juliet) who finished with a team high 20. Cooper would finish with 18.
Evan Ragsdale (CPA) added 16 in the win for Tennessee. Nick Murphy (FRA) had 11 for Virginia.
Huge thanks to all the players, parents, CPA, sponsors and workers who helped make this the best version of the Fall League we have had to date.
Top Scoring Efforts (Championship Week)
Calvin Bak (Alabama) 36pts
Austin Kirby (Hendersonville) 27pts
K.J. Lesure (Centennial) 26pts
Austin Fisher (Clarksville Academy) 25pts
Caleb Hollander (Home School) 25pts
Trey Phifer (Big Sandy) 24pts
DeQuan Summers (Hillwood) 24pts
Eric Thompson (White's Creek) 24pts
Kyree Elder (Cane Ridge) 23pts
Trent Gibson (Blackman) 23pts
Evan Heskje (McGavock) 23pts