2012 HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational Live Blog

NCSU recruit Barber leads Hampton to 70-59 win over Broughton

Posted December 29, 2012

FINAL Hampton 70 Broughton 59: The Hampton, VA Crabbers leave the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational in 3rd place of the Summit Hospitality after an impressive victory over host school, Broughton.

The Crabbers were led by 5-star NCSU recruit Anthony "Cat" Barber's 25 output. The Capitals were no match for Barber who showed of all parts of his game, whether it be dribble penetration or the long-range shot.

Senior guard Devonte Graham led Broughton with 19 points, 13 of which came in the 2nd half.

END 3Q Hampton 51 Broughton 37: Cat Barber is putting on a show in front of his future home town, as he has put up 20 points on the host, Broughton Capitals after 3. Broughton closed to within 3 points early in the 3rd quarter but the Crabbers have been the far superior team to this point.

HALFTIME Hampton 30 Broughton 26: NC State commit Anthony "Cat" Barber is showing why he is one of the best point guards in the country as he has 12 points in the first half against the Capitals. Barber has been doing most of his damage from behind the 3 point arc draining three 3s in the first half.

Hampton led by as many as 10 in the 2nd quarter, but a 8-0 run by Broughton helped pull the Capitals back into the game.

Broughton is being led in scoring by James Hemphill with 6 points. Cameron Gottfried, Mark Gottfried's son has 5 points for the Capitals.

END 1Q Broughton 13 Hampton 13: After 1 quarter of play the Captials and Crabbers are all knotted up at 13. Neither team has hard larger than a 3 point lead in this one. NC State recruit Cat Barber has 5 points early in this one, as he is playing in front of NCSU HC Mark Gottfried, whose son plays for Broughton.

Pregame: The host school Broughton High School Capitals will entertain the Hampton, VA Crabbers in the 3rd place game of the Summit Hospitality Bracket of the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational. Both team are coming off losses and hope to finish the tournament at a record of 2-1.

Broughton found themselves down 31-19 against the St Joseph Falcons, but were never quite able to get over the hump, dropping a 58-50 decision. Devonte Graham and James Hemphill did all they could do for the Capitals, each scoring in double figures but it was not enough. Prized recruit Karl Towns Jr, scored 17 for the Falcons.

Hampton struggled mightily in their 46-34 loss to Desoto, TX. The Crabbers scored in single digits in 3 of the 4 quarters played, including a terrible 3 in the 3rd quarter. NC State signee, Anthony “Cat” Barber scored 19 for the Crabbers, but didn’t receive much help from anyone else.


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