Holly Springs outlasts Person 69-67
Posted December 27, 2012
FINAL Holly Springs 69 Person 67: Holly Springs was able to stave off a furious comeback by Person and advance in the consolation bracket of the Summit Hospitality group with a 69-67 win. Person tied up the game at 54-all early in the 4th quarter, but a 13-5 run by the Hawks was too much for Person to overcome. Person had a chance for the tie when JaShawn King-Barnette was fouled shooting a 3 pointer with no time remaining. King-Barnette made the first free throw, but missed the next one, sealing the win for Holly Springs.
Holly Springs was led in scoring by Anthanee Doyle who finished with 17 points. He was joined in double figures by DeeJay Flippin and Craig McDaniel. UNC-Greensboro commit Tyrone Outlaw Jr finished the game with a tournament-high of 37 points. Sharpshooter Logan Coats finished with 20 points.
END 3Q Holly Springs 52 Person 48: Holly Springs is holding off Person 52-48 after 3 quarters. The 3rd quarter was a game of runs, which saw both teams go on spurts of 6-0 to keep the game nip and tuck heading to the 4th quarter. Tyrone Outlaw Jr continues to lead all scorers pouring in 9 more in the 3rd quarter to give him 26 points for the game. Deejay Flippin is leading Holly Springs with 12 points.
HALFTIME: Holly Springs 36 Person 33: Halfway through this game and we have a tight one going between Holly Springs and Person. Holly Springs found themselves with an 11 point lead early in the 2nd quarter at 29-18 but behind 17 points from Tyrone Outlaw Jr and 11 points from Logan Coats (3-4 from 3 pt range), the Rockets were able to go on a 15-7 run to close out the half.
Deojunique Flippin had 10 points for Holly Springs. Anthanee Doyle chipped in 8 points in the first half for the Hawks.
END 1Q Holly Springs 24 Person 18: Both teams have come out shooting at a very high percentage as Holly Springs clings to a small 6 point lead after 1. Holly Springs was led by Deojunique Flippin's 7 points while Person's "Mr Everything", Tyrone Outlaw Jr, had 9 points.
Pregame: We kick off Day 2 of the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational with a consolation bracket game of the Summit Hospitality bracket featuring Person High School and Holly Springs High School. The winner will move on in the consolation bracket and play at 11AM on Saturday Dec 29.
Person enters the game off a disappointing 73-50 loss to Broughton High School. After a tight 1st quarter, Broughton opened up a 36-24 lead at halftime and never looked back. Person shot a cold 8% from 3 point range in their first game. Person was led by UNC-Greensboro recruit Tyrone Outlaw Jr who scored 15 points.
Holly Springs finds itself in the loser's bracket after being on the short end of coin toss of all things. The Hawks were scheduled to play the St Joeseph Falcons in Day 1 of the Holiday Invitational but after the Falcons had issues getting here due to weather, the game was cancelled and the outcome was decided on a coin toss. Holly Springs is led by senior forward Deojunique Flippin who holds offers from Jacksonville, Mt Olive and Wingate and also by guard Anthanee Doyle who also holds an offer from Jacksonville.