MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.- There weren't too many fireworks at the Beach Ball Classic on Tuesday, but the game of the day was a two-point affair between Scott Co. and Wheeler where Ge-Lawn Guyn led Scott Co. to a big win.
Scott Co. (Ky.) 64, Wheeler (Ga.) 62- Quarterfinals
Ge-Lawn Guyn (2010, Scott Co.)
17 points, 6-13 from the field, 1-3 from the arc, 4-5 from the line, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 3 turnovers, 0 blocks, 1 steal in 27 minutes
Guyn used his athleticism and slashing ability to lead Scott Co. in scoring from his shooting guard position.
Phil Taylor (2010, Wheeler, Florida International commitment)
27 points, 10-23 from the field, 3-9 from the arc, 4-4 from the line, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 turnover, 0 blocks, 2 steals in 28 minutes
Taylor didn't shoot an outstanding percentage, but with Kendrick struggling, Taylor was the primary offensive threat for Wheeler. Unfortunately for Wheeler his final attempt at the buzzer was tipped and came up short.
Jelan Kendrick (2010, Wheeler, Memphis commitment)
16 points, 4-16 from the field, 0-4 from the arc, 8-13 from the line, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 turnovers, 0 blocks, 1 steal in 32 minutes
Kendrick couldn't find the range with his jump shot, but he did get to the line 13 times with his aggressive drives to the basket. Down the stretch he had a couple pivotal turnovers from playing loose with the basketball.
Cedar Hill (Texas) 64, Alexander Hamilton (Wisc.) 51- Quarterfinals
Billy Johnson (2011, Cedar Hill)
27 points, 11-14 from the field, 5-6 from the arc, 0-0 from the line, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, 0 blocks, 1 steal in 32 minutes
Johnson was the player of the game for Cedar Hill. Whenever Cedar Hill needed a bucket to quiet a Cedar Hill run, Johnson came through. The 6-foot-1 shooting guard played his role as a sniper to a tee, hitting all but one of his three-pointers and also doing damage inside the arc.
Darnell Harris (2011, Alexander Hamilton)
13 points, 5-12 from the field, 3-10 from the arc, 0-0 from the line, 5 rebounds, 0 assists, 1 turnover, 1 block, 0 steals in 23 minutes
A high-jumping, face-up four man, Harris relied almost exclusively on his long-range shooting. More missed than went in, and he never put any pressure on the defense by taking the ball to the basket.
Elgin Cook (2011, Alexander Hamilton, Iowa State commitment)
7 points, 2-6 from the field, 1-2 from the arc, 2-6 from the line, 2 rebounds, 0 assists, 3 turnovers, 2 blocks, 1 steal in 32 minutes
An athletic small forward, Cook was active defensively, but struggled to get into the game offensively and on the boards.
Bishop Gorman (Nev.) 84, Nichols (N.Y.) 44- Quarterfinals
John Loyd (2010, Bishop Gorman)
20 points, 7-11 from the field, 3-4 from the arc, 3-4 from the line, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 turnovers, 0 blocks, 5 steals in 23 minutes
Loyd was the story of the game. He came out knocking down shots, finding teammates and playing ferocious defense. By halftime he had all six of his assists and all five of his steals.
Will Regan (2010, Nichols, Virginia commitment)
9 points, 3-7 from the field, 1-2 from the arc, 2-3 from the line, 6 rebounds, 0 assists, 4 turnovers, 0 blocks, 0steals in 25 minutes
It was tough for Regan to get into any type of flow with his team being so overmatched, but he did have a couple quality finishes with his left hand. With his solid skill level and high basketball IQ, Regan will find a role in Coach Tony Bennett's system at Virginia.
St. Frances (Md.) 74, St. Edward (Ohio) 66- Consolation Bracket
Dante Holmes (2010, St. Frances)
22 points, 7-10 from the field, 1-1 from the arc, 7-9 from the line, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 turnovers, 0 blocks, 1 steal in 31 minutes
Projecting as a mid-major scorer, Holmes was St. Frances leading scorer in what was a very competitive match up. Holmes also did more than score, dishing out four assists.
Zach Price (2011, St. Edward, Louisville commitment)
10 points, 3-3 from the field, 0-0 from the arc, 4-7 from the line, 7 rebounds, 0 assists, 2 turnovers, 1 block, 0 steals in 17 minutes
Price displayed a little diversity to his offensive game with a nice spin move in the post and also a right-hand finish. Louisville fans are justified to be excited about the potential of the long and athletic Price.
Matt Stainbrook (2010, St. Edward)
19 points, 8-11 from the field, 0-0 from the arc, 3-4 from the line, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, 0 blocks, 0 steals in 19 minutes
A large, 6-foot-7 post player, Stainbrook has good hands and a soft touch. He put his skills to use, leading St. Edward in scoring. Limited mobility and a lack of athleticism are an issue, but Stainbrook can help a low to mid-major team who plays a deliberate style.
Daniel (S.C.) 77, Bishop O'Connell (Va.) 61- Consolation Bracket
DeAndre Hopkins (2010, Daniel, Clemson football commitment)
6 points, 2-5 from the field, 0-2 from the arc, 2-2 from the line, 2 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 turnovers, 1 block, 1 steal in 21 minutes
A high-level football prospect, Hopkins isn't too shabby as a basketball prospect. He used his athleticism on the defensive end to control Kendall Marshall and dished out a game-high nine assists on the other end.
Antonio Cannon (2011, Daniel)
21 points, 7-10 from the field, 1-3 from the arc, 6-6 from the line, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, 0 blocks, 1 steal in 29 minutes
A good-looking junior prospect, Cannon shot the ball with confidence and was a physical, stabilizing factor on the court for Daniel.
Kendall Marshall (2010, Bishop O'Connell, North Carolina commitment)
11 points, 4-15 shooting, 1-2 from the arc, 2-4 from the line, 4 assists, 3 turnovers, 0 blocks, 1 steal in 31 minutes
Simply put, Hopkins' athleticism gave him trouble. Marshall could never get himself or his team into a rhythm.
Mount St. Joseph (Md.) 83, Socastee (S.C.) 41- Consolation Bracket
Eric Atkins (2010, Mount St. Joseph, Notre Dame commitment)
15 points, 6-9 from the field, 2-2 from the arc, 1-1 from the line, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, 0 blocks, 4 steals in 17 minutes
In limited minutes in a blowout game, Atkins played his trademark efficient game. He will be a shot-making, solid combo guard at the next level.