Dec 28, 2012
Two players committed to Triangle-area colleges will meet face-to-face Friday night at the HighSchoolOT Holiday Invitational.
On Thursday, guard Anthony "Cat" Barber" scored 6 of his 26 points Thursday in overtime to lead the Hampton (Va.) Crabbers over Cuthbertson, 61-59, in front of a crowd clad in North Carolina State University red. Matt Jones, of DeSoto, Texas, and soon to be a Duke University Blue Devil, had 17 points and 4 assists in leading his team past Kinston, 57-50.
The duo will meet in the 7:20 p.m. game at Broughton High School's Holliday Gymnasium.
In the nightcap, at 9 p.m. perennial Raleigh power Word of God meets J.F. Webb, whose roster features future University of North Carolina power forward Isaiah Hicks. The Crusaders' Josh Newkirk is committed to the University of Pittsburgh, setting up another match of future ACC players.
Tickets to the boys games are $12 for spectators over the age of 10 and are available only at Broughton until the gym is at capacity.
HighSchoolOT.com will have running, live blogs of each game, video and photo highlights and a full-day recap on Hoops Headquarters at the end of the night.