Holiday Invitational

Cuthbertson completes another comeback, downs Holly Springs

Posted December 29, 2012

Just call the Cavaliers of Waxhaw Cuthbertson the "Comeback Kids."

For the third straight game in the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational, the 2A Cavaliers rallied in the second half, this time to defeat 4A Holly Springs, 67-54, in the fifth-place game of the Summit Hospitality bracket of the HSOT.

Update: Game 1 Cuthbertson 67, Holly Springs 54 Game 1 Update: Cuthbertson vs. Holly Springs

In the Summit quarterfinals, Cuthbertson (11-1) overcame a 20-point deficit to force Hampton, Va., to overtime before losing. In the consolation semifinals, the Cavaliers shut out Kinston in the fourth quarter to win by three points.

And in Saturday's fifth-place game, the Cavs trailed by six points at halftime before outscoring the Golden Hawks 43-24 in the second half.

"There was an eight-minute stretch there in the second half where I thought our defense really changed the game," Cavaliers coach Mike Helms said. "We got a lot of steals and the big thing was, we held (Holly Springs) to one shot."

Cuthbertson point guard Shelton Mitchell scored 18 points to lead the Cavaliers; he finished with 67 points in HSOT. Isiah Cureton added 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Luciius McMillon had 10 for the Cavaliers.

Holly Springs was led by 14 points from Anthony Doyle, 12 from Deejay Flippin and 10 from Craig McDaniel.

Cuthbertson v. Holly Springs Holiday Invitational Boys: Cuthbertson 67, Holly Springs 54 (Summit bracket)

"I want to congratulate Cuthbertson; they're a great team," Holly Springs coach Thurman Jordan said. "They're the type of team we'll face that'll make us better later in the season."

Final: Cuthbertson 67, Holly Springs 54
Cuthbertson 12 12 21 22 -- 67
Holly Springs 15 15 12 12 -- 54

Cuthbertson: Shelton Mitchell 18, Isiah Cureton 16, Luciius McMillon 10, Jorden Hamrick 8, Justin Austin 8, Emmitt Afam 5, Zach Chitwood 2.

Holly Springs: Anthony Doyle 14, Deejay Flippin 12, Craig McDaniel 10, Donyell Lowe 8, Markese Evans 6, Justin Wright 2, Stevie Harris 2.

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