Dec 26, 2012
Oxford Webb's Isaiah Hicks gave a packed house at the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational a show Tuesday night.
Hicks, a UNC signee, finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds, four blocked shots and three assists to lead the unbeaten Warriors (10-0) to an 88-67 victory against Clinton in the first round of the Shavlik Randolph bracket of the HSOT at Raleigh. The Warriors will face the winner of Tuesday's late Raleigh Word of God-Apex matchup at 9 p.m. on Thursday in the Randolph semifinals.
Hicks was lauded by his coach, Leo Brunelli, for his unselfishness despite all the attention the 6-9 senior is garnering. In fact, there were at least 20 media members on hand just to cover Hicks' debut in the HSOT.
"He's so unselfish and plays team ball," Brunelli said. "Honestly, he's a pleasure to coach and works at his game."
Webb was led by Mitron Terry's 32 points and four assists; Tyrek Beverly added 15 points and four rebounds for the Warriors.
Like Webb, Clinton (7-1) was making its first appearance in the Holiday Invitational, although the Dark Horses head coach, Randy Jordan, was coaching in his fourth HSOT.
"We're honored to be here and it was an exciting day for our guys," Jordan said. "I thought, overall, we played hard and it was an experience for us to be here."
Clinton, which will face the loser of the Word of God-Apex game at 11 a.m. on Thursday, was led by 21 points and 7 rebounds from Shian Bradshaw, 12 points from Ryan Chester and 10 points from Dementio Bryant.
Final score: Webb 88, Clinton 67
Clinton 15 16 18 18 -- 67
Webb 21 23 18 26 -- 88
Clinton: Shian Bradshaw 21, Ryan Chester 12, Dementio Bryant 10, Thaxter Spruill 9, Wil Pearson 4, Greg Smith 4, Osharmine Jones 2, Jalen Banks 1.
Webb: Mitron Terry 32, Isaiah Hicks 24, Tyrek Beverly 15, Bryan Smith 8, Devonte Williams 5, Stefan Cates 2, Tre Wilkerson 2.