Holiday Invitational

Duke, NC State recruits highlight Day 2 at Holiday Invitational

Posted December 27, 2012

After the flip of a coin put Holly Springs in the consolation bracket at the 2012 Holiday Invitational, the Golden Hawks rebounded with a 69-67 win over Person County Thursday at Broughton High School's Holliday Gymnasium.

The Hawks were slated to meet St. Joseph (N.J.) Wednesday, but when that team got stranded by flight delays, tournament officials and coaches agreed to determine the game by coin toss. St. Joe's advances in the Summit Hospitality bracket to play Broughton on Friday.


Thursday's boys games:



The night games each feature out-of-town talent destined for Division I college teams.

First at 4 p.m., Miller, Va., led by Raleigh native Isaac Copeland, meets High Point Christian. The Cougars have four players who've already made their college commitments, including App State-bound Mike Kobani. 

The 5:40 p.m. game will showcase Matt Jones, a guard committed to the Duke Blue Devils, and the 14-1 DeSoto Eagles – a team ranked #2 in the state of Texas and in the top 10 nationwide.

At 7:20 p.m., Greenfield, the state runners up in 1-A NCISAA in 2011, take on New Hampton, NH, a team led by Noah Vonleh, a senior who has pledged to play for the Indiana Hoosiers.

In the nightcap, 2-A power Cuthbertson meets Hampton, Va., a team defending a state championship with the talents of Anthony "Cat" Barber. Barber is committed to play at North Carolina State University.



Come early, games sell out 


Tickets are $12 for general admission and are good for a full day of games at either venue. 

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  • c.whit Dec 27, 2012

    Let's go Big Cat!