Josh Phillips (PJPII) drained two foul shots with .05 on the game clock as Team Nashville slid past The ‘Ville to capture the inaugural Eddie Ford Spring Classic in Louisville 54-53.
Corn Elder (Ensworth) led the scoring with 14 points and newcomer Asa Duval (Brentwood) added 11 in the championship game victory.
Team Nashville finished 5-0 on the weekend and got balanced scoring from all over the court.
Darius Thompson (Blackman) was big scoring 15 in the semi-final contest while versatile Matt Pond (Centennial) also netted a 15 point contest among his double digit scoring exploits.
Elder averaged double digits and was the lead dog on the defensive side of the ball holding nationally ranked point guard Darryl Hicks to 5 points in the championship game win.
Jamonte Graham (Father Ryan) had a very nice weekend leading Team Nashville with a tournament high 18 points in one contest, his consistency was a blessing as he spelled Elder at the point and scored well enough top get minutes at both guard spots.
Jamonte Davis (Hillsboro) is still working his way back from the injury that cost him his junior season. The lanky 6'7 wing was strong in transition finishing several breaks with thunderous slams. Once his wind catches up he could be devastating.
In the 16 and under division, Team Nashville lost in the quarter-finals of the Silver bracket. Charles Macon-Sutton (LaVergne) was sighted for his outstanding play. Also lauded for their efforts were William Alexander (Maplewood), Grant Teichman (Brentwood), Marquis Johns (LaVergne) and Jordan Darden (Cheatham County).
Kyle Oliver (Oakland) was a man scoring 25 markers in consecutive games as the Team Nashville 15 and under squad won the bronze division title. William Frazier (Pearl Cohn) was mentioned for his consistent effort throughout the weekend and Leon Howard (Nashville Overton) was credited with playing several outstanding games at the lead guard spot.