Dec 31, 2010
Word of God junior Torian Graham (#4) with a backwards slam dunk. Word of God rolls over Brandon, MS 74 to 42 at Broughton High school during the 2010 GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational Thursday night December 30, 2010 (Photo by: Jack Tarr)
It wasn’t where Raleigh Word of God coach Quentin Jackson wanted his team to finish – but he likes where they’re headed.
The Holy Rams (7-1) rolled over Georgetown University signee Tyler Adams and Brandon, Miss., 74-42, in the fifth-place game of the Summit Hospitality Group portion of the GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational on Thursday. Although his team won the consolation championship of the Summit, Jackson said their eye was on a bigger prize.
“Each day we got better,” Jackson said. “We can build from this. … The guys are starting to understand what we’re trying to do; they’re playing together. … I’m excited about where we’re going.”
Torian Graham was spectacular for the Holy Rams, scoring 26 points on 10 of 20 shooting from the field, including 4 of 7 from behind the 3-point arc. He was aided by a 17-point performance from T.J. Warren, while Joseph Uchebo pulled down 12 rebounds for WOG.
Brandon got 11 points each from Adams and Trey Brown. Adams added nine boards and finished the Glaxo averaging 18.3 points and 12 rebounds per game in the tourney.
“We were glad to get out here and get some national exposure and get a win on a national stage,” Brandon coach Frederick Barnes said.
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