Find My Team >>

Log in to High School OT with one click using your favorite social network:
OR
Log in using your High School OT account:



Wrong email/password combination.

Forgot password?

Register with High School OT using your favorite social network:
OR
Register for a High School OT account using our web form.
Log In
Register

Nick Stevens

Big performances on opening day set stage for huge day two at HSOT Invite

Published: 2013-12-26 23:59:00
Updated: 2013-12-27 10:59:34


Dec 27, 2013

Wheeling Wildcats v Garner Trojans - December 26, 2013

Elijah Staley (14) with the dunk. Wheeler Wildcats from Georgia beat North Carolina's Garner Trojans 86 to 60 on the first day of the HSOT holiday invitational tournament. (Photo by: Suzie Wolf/WRAL contributor)

If the opening day of play is a precursor to what the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational will bring this week, we are in for a buckle-your-seat-belt style tournament.

Devin Booker (Moss Point) and Seventh Woods (Hammond School) both posted 42-point performances on Thursday, and both players did so in losing efforts. Moss Point was defeated by Apex 64-59, while Hammond School fell to Trinity Christian 79-65.

Booker and Woods are both tied for seventh all-time for most points scored in a single game at the Holiday Invitational. They're tied with Olujimi Mann (Santa Ana, Calif., Valley) who scored 42 points against Lassiter (Marietta, Ga.) in 1994. The record of 54 is held by Mitchell (SD) player Michael Miller. Miller set the record against East Chapel Hill in 1997.

The two high major players (Booker is committed to Kentucky) reached the 42-point mark in different ways. Booker was 17-of-17 from the free throw line, while Woods hit seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, nearly pulling his team back into the game after trailing by over 20 points.

There were other big performances in day one though.

University of North Carolina recruit Justin Jackson (Homeschool Christian Youth Association) ranks in the top three of three different statistical categories after the first day. Jackson scored 36 points, pulled in 14 rebounds and posted two blocked shots.

HCYA downed defending Holiday Invitational champions Word of God in the opening round of the tournament, 73-55.

Four other players managed to score 20 points or better on the opening day of the tournament. Elijah Staley (Wheeler) had 26 points, and his teammate Jaylen Brown (Wheeler) posted 23 points in a 86-60 win over Garner.

Dennis Smith, Jr. (Trinity Christian) and Justin Tankelewicz (Middle Creek) scored 22 points each. Tankelewicz connected on seven 3-pointers, one shy of the all-time record for most in a game.

The first three games of the day were nail-biters, decided by a combined 10 points. It even included an overtime thriller between Broughton (the defending 4-A state runner-up in North Carolina) and Kinston (the defending 2-A state champion in North Carolina). Kinston came away with the 49-46 win to advance to the semifinals and end a two-game losing streak.

Day two will feature some big time action:

Cary Academy

10:00 AM - Hillside vs. Cary
11:30 AM - Dudley vs. Riverside
1:00 PM - Broughton vs. West Forsyth
2:30 PM - Chapel Hill vs. West Craven

Broughton

10:00 AM - Moss Point (MS) vs. Clayton (Shavlik Randolph Consolation)
11:30 AM - Middle Creek vs. Sanderson (Summit Consolation)
1:00 PM - Word of God vs. Hammond School (SC) (Summit Consolation)
2:30 PM - Broughton vs. Garner (Shavlik Randolph Consolation)
4:00 PM - Kinston vs. Wheeler (GA) (Shavlik Randolph Semifinal)
5:30 PM - Wilbraham & Monson (MA) vs. Carlisle (VA) (Summit Semifinal)
7:00 PM - Apex vs. Lake Highland Prep (FL) (Shavlik Randolph Semifinal)
8:30 PM - HCYA (TX) vs. Trinity Christian (Summit Semifinal)

 

Back to Nick Stevens
COMMENTS

0 Comments



This blog post is closed for comments.

Blogs
*
More HSOT Today
*
More On The Trail
HighSchoolOT Forums
More HighSchoolOT Forums
  1. HighSchoolOT: Orange shuts out Northern Durham, 18-0 http://t.co/VXhjGrtD8S
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:39 AM
  2. HighSchoolOT: Seventy-First downs Terry Sanford, 20-7 http://t.co/WCsRZXEPmo
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:39 AM
  3. HighSchoolOT: Holly Springs handles Wakefield, 39-14 http://t.co/fgZXzcth9M
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:39 AM
  4. HighSchoolOT: Heritage blanks Rolesville, 39-0 http://t.co/l3E0X2zL26
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:39 AM
  5. HighSchoolOT: Wake Forest downs East Wake, 27-18 http://t.co/ZZLokIWvPv
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:39 AM
  6. HSOTSWAC: HOLLY SPRINGS: Football: Holly Springs vs. Wakefield (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/7w14rP2xZN
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 3:05 AM
  7. HSOTCap8: WAKEFIELD: Football: Holly Springs vs. Wakefield (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/MABen4toXP #HSOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:50 AM
  8. HSOTCap8: HERITAGE: Football: Rolesville vs. Heritage (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/LDeN0Iu1Cm #HSOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:13 AM
  9. HSOTBig8: SOUTHERN: Fialko: Orange vs. Northern Durham, Southern Durham vs. Hillside (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/qWLC283x6M #HSOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:10 AM
  10. HSOTBig8: SOUTHERN: Hinton, Southern Durham rally to beat Hillside in final minute http://t.co/VBTmB43UOr #HSOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:10 AM
  11. HSOTGNRC: EAST WAKE: Football: East Wake vs. Wake Forest (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/oJojBzs2dN
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:49 AM
  12. HSOTGNRC: KNIGHTDALE: Football: Knightdale vs. Millbrook (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/4A0UPfVWEn
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:45 AM
  13. HSOTBig8: CEDAR RIDGE: Cedar Ridge shuts down Southern Vance in 16-0 win http://t.co/idTXFj38lt #HSOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:41 AM
  14. HSOTBig8: ORANGE: Football: Orange vs. Northern Durham (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/mIzw18OVhz #HSOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:28 AM
  15. HSOTPAC6: NORTHERN DURHAM: Orange shuts out Northern Durham, 18-0 http://t.co/zr8XYVA4uU
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:20 AM
  16. HSOTPAC6: NORTHERN DURHAM: Football: Orange vs. Northern Durham (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/dxX0MOxUDd
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:20 AM
  17. HSOTBig8: WEBB: Armstrong: Warren Co. vs. N. Vance, Rocky Mount vs. Webb (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/HDom2WCpkC #HSOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:17 AM
  18. HSOTSWAC: CARY: Cardinal Gibbons gets past Cary, 40-27 http://t.co/6m2Plzgxdj
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:15 AM
  19. HSOTCap8: MILLBROOK: Football: Knightdale vs. Millbrook (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/vpX0eFIkSl #HSOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:14 AM
  20. HSOTGNRC: EAST WAKE: Holliday: East Wake vs. Wake Forest, Holly Springs vs. Wakefield (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/9gpxf6Ou2d
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:11 AM
  21. HSOTMidSouth: SEVENTY-FIRST: Highlights: Terry Sanford vs. Seventy-First (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/rBHOSJGHWA #HSOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:10 AM
  22. HSOTPAC6: HILLSIDE: Hinton, Southern Durham rally to beat Hillside in final minute http://t.co/NhXk9JBQfb
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:08 AM
  23. HSOTSWAC: GREEN HOPE: Highlights: Green Hope vs. Sanderson (Aug. 29, 2014) http://t.co/O96u5lzcxl
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:06 AM
  24. HSOTSWAC: GREEN HOPE: Green Hope overcomes mistakes to edge Sanderson, 14-13 http://t.co/bux1llkHYL
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:06 AM
  25. HSOTMidSouth: JACK BRITT: Scotland fights off Jack Britt, 20-14 http://t.co/AGzwUzdXcu #HSOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:04 AM
  26. HighSchoolOT: RT @Bholvi: @_JagNation Just saw our Jags on @HighSchoolOT! #GOJAGS
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:01 AM
  27. HighSchoolOT: That's how we roll! #clutch RT @willybrown39: THEY GOT JAMES SRI AH AH'S NAME RIGHT ON FOOTBALL FRIDAY!!!!! @JSri_AhAh @HighSchoolOT
      — Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 AM
  28. HighSchoolOT: Football Friday with Tom Suiter is LIVE right NOW on WRAL-TV and http://t.co/ZBTgB9FkcH
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 11:39 PM
  29. HighSchoolOT: RT @VincyDank: @VincyDank: Watching Football Friday, man I miss showing out and catching the replay on wral. @HighSchoolOT #chs
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 11:39 PM
  30. HighSchoolOT: RT @TheMattFletcher: #BDubs Baby!!!!!! #FootballFriday http://t.co/Yrx6BppACV
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 11:38 PM
  31. HighSchoolOT: Not in our area? Watch #FootballFriday LIVE online here: http://t.co/fC4Ohh0baI #HSOT
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 11:38 PM
  32. HighSchoolOT: Tom Suiter, coming at yah! #FootballFriday
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 11:36 PM
  33. HighSchoolOT: #FootballFriday is NEXT on #WRAL! Tune in! http://t.co/GjpBuSKsSy
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 11:33 PM
  34. HighSchoolOT: Are you ready for #FootballFriday?!? It's coming up at 11:35 PM on @WRAL & #HSOT.
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 10:51 PM
  35. HighSchoolOT: RT @ZachMayoHSOT: Things are getting busy at @WRAL as we get ready for Football Friday. WatchTom Suiter at 11:35!
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 10:49 PM
  36. HighSchoolOT: RT @JamesAlverson: Second Half upcoming from NCCU where Southern Durham leads Hillside 9-0 at the HALF. Listen Live on @999TheFan right now!
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 8:59 PM
  37. HighSchoolOT: RT @ZachMayoHSOT: We'll have final scores before too long. Follow ALL area football scores at http://t.co/iqoqpPf1RO http://t.co/VLCISBe1Ph
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 8:50 PM
  38. HighSchoolOT: Follow our LIVE scoreboard at http://t.co/UwUVbJSwj4 or on our FREE iPhone/Android app. Twitter updates at @HSOTScores! #hsotscores
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 8:16 PM
  39. HighSchoolOT: RT @BCHanks: CB Aycock 13, Greene Central 7, 0:01.1 2Q #HSOTScores
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 8:02 PM
  40. HighSchoolOT: RT @JamesAlverson: End 1st Southern Durham 6, Hillside 0, Southern ball at their own 26 #hsotscores
      — Friday, August 29, 2014 7:59 PM