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Holiday Invitational

Holiday Invitational Top Stories

Holiday Invitational Top Stories
Dennis Smith to lead Trinity into Holiday Invitational again
In the 2013-14 season, Trinity Christian played in the Holiday Invitational for the first time, making it to the championship game.
Dec 18, 2014
Ravenscroft returns to Holiday Invitational
Ravenscroft is no stranger to the Holiday Invitational and with the success that can come with it.
Dec 18, 2014
Kinston features top player in Brandon Ingram
Brandon Ingram is one of the most sought after recruits in the nation and he hopes to lead Kinston to a Holiday Invitational title.
Dec 17, 2014
Young Leesville Road team hopes to make run in Holiday Invitational
Leesville Road's boys' basketball team may be the youngest team in the Holiday Invitational field this season, but they have a lot of talent in the younger classes.
Dec 17, 2014
High-scoring Millbrook coming to Holiday Invitational
Millbrook High School's boys' basketball program has established itself as one of the most consistent in the Triangle area.
Dec 16, 2014
Garner enters Holiday Invitational for 20th time
Behind 26-year coach Eddie Gray, the Garner Trojans are making their 20th all-time appearance in the Holiday Invitational and second in a row.
Dec 16, 2014
Defending state champs Apex to play in Holiday Invitational
The Cougars defeated Lake Norman 62-59 to win the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A state championship.
Dec 16, 2014
Utah's Brighton features star shooting guard
Brighton High School of Salt Lake City, Utah will lean heavily on 6-foot-5 star shooting guard Brock Miller as they make their first trip to the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 16, 2014
Broughton brings BC recruit Robinson to Holiday Invitational
This year will mark the 26th time the Broughton Capitals have played in the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 14, 2014
Shannon, Watson to lead Knightdale in Holiday Invitational
The Knightdale Knights, coached by Anthony Byrd, come to the Holiday Invitational for the fifth time in their history.
Dec 14, 2014
Brackets released for Holiday Invitational
Match-ups are set for the 2014 Holiday Invitational, and the tournament should feature a number of headline games.
Dec 6, 2014
Holiday Invitational field features three top five players from Class of 2016
The top two players from the Class of 2016, according to, will be in Raleigh in December to play in the Holiday Invitational.
Oct 30, 2014
ACC recruits make up Holiday Invitational girls field
There are a number of ACC recruits and prospects in this year's Holiday Invitational girls tournament, which is made up of eight teams from North Carolina.
Oct 2, 2014
Tournament director Bill Sewell expects exciting Holiday Invitational Holiday Invitational tournament director Bill Sewell says the field for the 2014 event is loaded and he expects some exciting match-ups.
Oct 2, 2014 Holiday Invitational field announced
The 24-team field for the 2014 Holiday Invitational was announced Thursday night.
Oct 2, 2014
Dennis Smith invited to USA Basketball training camp
Fayetteville basketball product Dennis Smith, Jr., has been added to the USA Basketball Developmental National Team Roster.
Jul 15, 2014
Stevens: Three Holiday Invitational alums taken in NBA Draft
Nik Stauskas, Noah Vonleh and T.J. Warren were all selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday. All three played in the Holiday Invitational.
Jun 27, 2014
Fans see glimpse of future at Holiday Invitational
Last month, local basketball fans and coaches got a preview of future North Carolina players Justin Jackson and Joel Berry, Kentucky recruit Devin Booker, and several others who could play their college hoops in the Triangle.
Jan 11, 2014
Berry, Lake Highland top Kinston for Shavlik Randolph bracket title
Future Tar Heel point guard Joel Berry led the Orlando (FL) Lake Highland Prep Highlanders to the Shavlik Randolph Bracket title, defeating Kinston 74-65 in the final game.
Dec 29, 2013
Maker leads Carlisle to Summit Bracket title over Trinity
Thon Maker scored 34 points, earning MVP honors as Carlisle (VA) won the Summit Hospitality Bracket of the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 28, 2013
Motivated Wheeler stuns Apex, 75-42
Wheeler (Ga.) led from the opening, and outscored Apex each quarter, to win its final game of the Invitational Saturday 75-42.
Dec 28, 2013
Chapel Hill claims Mix 101.5 title with 60-55 OT win
Three Chapel Hill players scored in double figures Saturday afternoon to help the Lady Tigers down West Forsyth 60-55 in overtime to capture the championship of the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket in the 2013 Holiday Invitational.
Dec 28, 2013
HCYA edges Wilbraham & Monson, 75-70
Fortunately for the Warriors of HCYA, their first half trumped W&M's second half and HCYA escaped with a 75-70 victory.
Dec 28, 2013
Broughton downs Clayton, 67-61
In a fifth place game that involved two Triangle teams, Broughton and Clayton went back and forth for much of the game before the Caps pulled out the 67-61 win.
Dec 28, 2013
UNC signee helps West Craven down Broughton, 64-57
Three players finished in double figures for West Craven Saturday afternoon to help the Lady Eagles down Broughton 64-57 in the third place game of the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket in the 2013 Holiday Invitational.
Dec 28, 2013
Stevens breaks rebounding mark, Cary downs Dudley for 5th
Thanks in part to a record-setting afternoon by senior center Azura Stevens, the Cary Imps downed Greensboro Dudley 42-35 Saturday afternoon to secure fifth place in the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket in the 2013 Holiday Invitational.
Dec 28, 2013
Word of God blows out Sanderson in fifth-place game
The Word of God Holy Rams sprinted past Sanderson in the in a one-sided contest to take fifth place in the Summit Hospitality bracket.
Dec 28, 2013
Riverside battles past Hillside in 7th place game
In a fierce battle of PAC-6 foes, Durham Riverside staged a fourth quarter rally and scored with 9 seconds left to down Durham Hillside 52-51 in the 7th place game of the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket in the 2013 Holiday Invitational.
Dec 28, 2013
Garner tops Moss Point, defends scoring record
Often times seventh place games don't have much on the line, that wasn't the case on Saturday morning when Garner played Moss Point (MS) in the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 28, 2013
3-point records fall in Middle Creek victory
Apex Middle Creek broke tournament records for 3-pointers in a single game (13) and 3-pointers in a tournament (29) on its way to a 78-48 rout of Columbia (SC) Hammond School in the seventh-place game of the Summit Hospitality bracket.
Dec 28, 2013
Stevens: Records may fall on championship day of the Holiday Invitational
Day two of the Holiday Invitational featured big time individual performances and great team efforts, and it sets up a potentially record-breaking championship day on Saturday.
Dec 28, 2013
Mayo: Trinity Christian representing an entire city in HSOT Invite finale
The Crusaders are the first Fayetteville team to win a game in the history of the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 28, 2013
Trinity Christian rallies to beat HCYA, advance to title game
The Fayetteville Trinity Christian Crusaders will play in the championship of the Summit Hospitality bracket.
Dec 28, 2013
Lake Highland holds off Apex in overtime, 73-68
T.J. Evans hit a 3-pointer with six seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 65-65.
Dec 28, 2013
Carlisle moves past Wilbraham & Monson and into final game
The Martinsville, Va. Carlisle Chiefs never trailed after the first quarter and outmatched the Titans on both ends to run away with the 59-47 victory.
Dec 27, 2013
Kinston rallies past Wheeler in dramatic fashion
Kinston's Andrew Lopez only finished with nine points in Friday's Shavlik Randolph Foundation semifinal with Wheeler, Ga., However, it was his final four points in the 47-45 victory that sent the Vikings to its eighth championship appearance in the program's 21 trips to the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 27, 2013
Broughton holds on to defeat Garner
Broughton weathered a Garner comeback in the fourth quarter to advance to the fifth place game, 79-69.
Dec 27, 2013
Chapel Hill races out to early lead, beats West Craven 76-52
The Chapel Hill Lady Tigers used balanced scoring and a torrid defensive start Friday afternoon to down West Craven 76-52 and advance to the title game of the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket in their first Holiday Invitational appearance.
Dec 27, 2013
West Forsyth dominates inside, downs Broughton 70-56
Thanks to a dominant effort on the glass and some well-timed outside shooting, West Forsyth downed Broughton 70-56 Friday afternoon to advance to the title game of the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket in the 2013 Holiday Invitational.
Dec 27, 2013
Word of God returns to form with win over Hammond
The Holy Rams - who won the HSOT a year ago - shook off a tough loss in Thursday's first round by rallying to a win against Columbia (SC) Hammond School, 77-60, in the Summit Hospitality consolation bracket Friday afternoon.
Dec 27, 2013
Dudley outlasts Riverside in defensive battle, 27-26
A day after scoring better than 50 points in a loss to Broughton, Greensboro Dudley mustered only 27 Friday in a one-point win over Durham Riverside in consolation play of the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket in the 2013 HighSchoolOTcom Holiday Invitational.
Dec 28, 2013
Sanderson beats Middle Creek in consolation game
Sanderson defeated Middle Creek earlier this season 80-69, and on Friday afternoon in the Holiday Invitational, the Spartans got their second win of the year over the Mustangs, 67-64.
Dec 27, 2013
Duke signee's dominant effort leads Cary past Hillside, 61-58
Cary got 36 points and 27 rebounds from Duke signee Azura Stevens Friday morning to down Hillside 61-58 in consolation play of the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket.
Dec 27, 2013
Clark's performance boosts Clayton over Moss Point
The Cincinnati recruit scored 35 points to help the Comets advance in the Shavlik Randolph consolation bracket.
Dec 27, 2013
Big performances on opening day set stage for huge day two at HSOT Invite
If the opening day of play is a precursor to what the Holiday Invitational will bring this week, we are in for a buckle-your-seat-belt style tournament.
Dec 27, 2013
Mayo: Wheeler a team to watch for in HSOT Invite's second day
The Wildcats traveled from Marietta, GA and pounded the Garner Trojans in the first round of the tournament.
Dec 27, 2013
Nick Stevens & Bryan Hanks break down the first day of the Holiday Invitational's Nick Stevens and the Kinston Free Press' Bryan Hanks discuss an action-packed first day of the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 27, 2013
Jackson, HCYA bowl over Word of God
North Carolina recruit Justin Jackson scored 36 points to help the Houston, TX Homeschool Christian Youth Association advance.
Dec 27, 2013
Lake Highland runs away from Clayton, 73-45
Lake Highland advances to the semifinals and will play Apex at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Dec 26, 2013
Trinity Christian downs Seventh Woods, Hammond
The Crusaders survived seven fourth-quarter three-pointers from sophomore guard Seventh Woods to advance in the Summit Hospitality bracket.
Dec 26, 2013
Carlisle defeats Sanderson in first round of Holiday Invitational
Thon Maker made sure his Carlisle, Va. Chiefs had a successful debut in the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 26, 2013
West Forsyth coasts to 44-32 win over Riverside
West Forsyth pulled away early and used a dominant post presence Thursday to coast to a 44-32 win over Durham Riverside in the final game of the day in the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket of the 2013 Holiday Invitational.
Dec 26, 2013
Wheeler hammers Garner in Holiday Invitational opener
After a shaky start to the game, Wheeler jumped out to a big lead in the second half en route to an 86-60 win over Garner.
Dec 26, 2013
West Craven hangs on for 55-49 win over Cary
Despite a sluggish start and the difficult task of defending a 6-foot-5 Duke signee, West Craven survived on Thursday to earn a 55-49 win over Cary in the third game of the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket in the 2013 Holiday Invitational.
Dec 26, 2013
Kinston battles past Broughton in overtime, 49-46
ESPN 5-star junior guard Brandon Ingram scored a team-high 15 points - including all three of his team's points in the overtime.
Dec 26, 2013
Apex knocks off Moss Point, 64-59
Despite a 42-point performance by Kentucky recruit Devin Booker, Apex opened the Holiday Invitational with a 64-59 win over Moss Point (MS).
Dec 26, 2013
Broughton girls hang on, earn 59-52 win over Dudley
After building a big lead in the first quarter, the Broughton Lady Capitals held on Thursday afternoon for a 59-52 win over the Greensboro Dudley Panthers in the second game of the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket of the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 26, 2013
Chapel Hill downs Hillside 57-40 in HSOT Invite
The Chapel Hill Lady Tigers used balanced scoring and a late-first half run Thursday to down Durham Hillside 57-40 in the opening game of the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket of the 2013 Holiday Invitational.
Dec 26, 2013
Wilbraham & Monson survives Middle Creek comeback, 67-65
The Titans were led by 19 points from Curtis Cobb and 18 points from UNLV-recruit and starting center Goodluck Okonoboh.
Dec 26, 2013
Stevens: Big match-ups headline opening day of Holiday Invitational
12 games headline the opening day of the Holiday Invitational. Teams feature players who have committed to ACC schools and other Division-I colleges.
Dec 26, 2013
LIVE: Holiday Invitational scoreboard
Get the latest final scores from games across central and eastern North Carolina. Check back often for updates.
Nov 14, 2014
Hanks: A historical perspective of the Holiday Invitational
Welcome to the 42nd annual Holiday Invitational, recognized throughout the United States as one of the nation's premier prep basketball tournaments.
Dec 25, 2013
UNC recruit Berry leads Florida high school to Holiday Invitational
Lake Highland Prep is coached by Jason Vallery, and the team's performance on the court is boosted by talented point guard Joel Berry, a UNC recruit.
Dec 25, 2013
After state championship run, Broughton returns to Holiday Invitational
Raleigh Broughton is coming off one of the best seasons in school history -- the Caps came within an eyelash of a 4A state championship last season but fell in the title game to Charlotte Olympic by three points.
Dec 25, 2013
Word of God looks to defend Holiday Invitational title
Last season, Word of God went 28-3, winning its first Holiday Invitational championship since its inaugural 2007 appearance en route to a state title.
Dec 25, 2013
Sanderson returns to Holiday Invitational for 19th time
The Raleigh Sanderson Spartans bring a bit of history with them on the hardwood as they make their 19th all-time appearance in the Holiday Invitational but their first since 2003.
Dec 25, 2013
Nationally ranked Wheeler in Holiday Invitational field
For the second time in program history -- but the second time in three years --Wheeler High School out of Marietta, Ga., makes an appearance in the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 25, 2013
Wilbraham & Monson brings talent-rich squad to Holiday Invitational
Wilbraham and Monson Academy, a Wilbraham, Mass., prep school making its first trip to the Holiday Invitational, is making it easy for college scouts this season.
Dec 25, 2013
Moss Point features Kentucky recruit Booker
According to, Devin Booker is a five-star recruit, the third-ranked shooting guard in the Class of 2014 and the best player in the state of Mississippi.
Dec 25, 2013
HCYA team features UNC recruit Justin Jackson
Scouts have called Jackson a "threat to go coast to coast" after any defensive rebound.
Dec 25, 2013
Seventh Woods, Hammond to play in Holiday Invitational
When Hammond School makes the 200-mile trek up U.S. 1 from Columbia, S.C., for this year's Holiday Invitational, they'll do so with one of the top sophomores in the country, ESPN's No. 5-ranked point guard, Seventh Woods.
Dec 24, 2013
Trinity Christian hopes to represent Fayetteville in Holiday Invitational
In the first 41 years of the Holiday Invitational, only two schools from Fayetteville had the opportunity to be a part of the event.
Dec 24, 2013
7-foot Maker leads Carlisle to first Holiday Invitational
Led by sophomore sensation Thon Maker (ESPN ranked five-star center), head coach Jason Niblett said his team is prepared for the tough competition the Holiday Invitational is expected to provide.
Dec 24, 2013
Middle Creek brings balance to Holiday Invitational
According to coach David Kushner, this year's Middle Creek squad bares little similarity to his tournament teams of the past.
Dec 21, 2013
Defending state champs Kinston look for Holiday Invitational title
Kinston is making its 21st appearance in the Holiday Invitational and its ninth consecutive trip to the prestigious tourney.
Dec 21, 2013
Three-day tournament packs plenty of hoops
The Raleigh tradition that is the Holiday Invitational will pack 36 games into three days in two gyms between Dec. 26 and 28 this year.
Dec 17, 2013
Kentucky recruit Booker leads Moss Point into Holiday Invitational
According to, Devin Booker is a five-star recruit, the third-ranked shooting guard in the Class of 2014 and the best player in the state of Mississippi.
Dec 25, 2013
Young Garner team looks for experience in Holiday Invitational
The Trojans feature a pair of freshmen along with a trio of sophomores after several years of senior laded teams.
Dec 12, 2013
Clark, Clayton look for first Holiday Invitational title
Clayton High School's boy's basketball team is coming off a very successful season that ended in a loss to Seventy-First High School in the regional round of the 4-A state playoffs.
Dec 11, 2013
Evans, Wells to lead Apex into Holiday Invitational
Over the last two years, Apex High School's boy's basketball team has won 46 basketball games, and a lot of that success can be attributed to two senior guards.
Dec 10, 2013
2013 Holiday Invitational Brackets
See the brackets for each of the tournaments in the Holiday Invitational.
Dec 17, 2013
Eight five-star players make up Holiday Invitational field
Eleven players slated to participate in the 2013 Holiday Invitational are ranked in the top 30 of their respective classes, according to the rankings.
Aug 9, 2013
Stevens: Local talent is deep in Holiday Invitational
It's not a secret the Holiday Invitational brings out some of the best high school basketball talent in the country each year.
Aug 8, 2013
Boys teams selected to Holiday Invitational
This year, the boys field includes 16 teams and it will be divided into two brackets of eight teams.
Aug 8, 2013
Girls teams selected to Holiday Invitational
This year, the girls field includes one eight-team bracket.
Aug 8, 2013