LEWES, Del. -- Listed below is a summary of Thursday's games from the 2001 Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament at Cape Henlopen H.S.
Game 11: Mayor's Cup Consolation
Cape Henlopen (DE) 45 Brandywine (DE) 42
The host Vikings rebounded with a 45-42 victory on Thursday in a consolation game of the Mayor's Cup. Mike Wright led Cape Henlopen with 16 points and 14 rebounds. For the second straight day, Na'shon Ellerbe led the way for Brandywine with 16 points.
Game 12: Tommy Jacobs Memorial
Tabor Academy (MA) 78 Stroud (OK) 57
Although this was initally billed as a battle of big men Torin Francis and Kevin Bookout, it was Tabor guard Khaliq Gant who stole the spotlight. Gant connected on six of nine three pointers on the way to 20 points, while Francis added 18 points and eight rebounds for the winners. Bookout collected 18 points and 13 rebounds in defeat to lead Stroud.
Game 13: Tip-Off Classic Semi
Dublin Coffman (OH) 66 Salem (VA) 59
Game 14: Tip-Off Classic Semi
Charlestown (MA) 68 Sanford School (DE) 67
Charlestown capped an improbable comeback with a 18-4 game ending run to steal a 68-67 victory away from the Sanford School on Thursday afternoon at the Slam Dunk to the Beach. Trailing 61-50 with just over four minutes to play, the Townies made their move. Impressive sophomore forward Darryl Hodge was a key catalyst in the run, scoring many of his 17 points late in the contest. Physical 6-4 forward Alray Taylor actually led C-town with 25 points, and four free throws from Townies' guard Antonio Chatman broke a 61-61 deadlock. Top junior big man Will Sheridan led Sanford with 20 points and 15 rebounds.
Game 15: Tommy Jacobs Memorial
The Bullis School (MD) 77 Archbishop Carroll (PA) 57
Bullis' team speed was just too much for an overmatched Carroll squad, and the Bulldogs cruised to a 77-57 victory on Thursday afternoon. Once again it was swingman Wade Dunston who paced Bullis with 28 points and 10 rebounds. He had ample help from backcourt mate Sean Tracy, who added 17 points in the easy win. Carroll quickster Kashif Payne topped the Patriots with 14 points but shot just three of 16 from the floor.
Game 16: Tommy Jacobs Memorial
Oxon Hill (MD) 65 Cave Spring (VA) 63
In one of the best games of the day, Duke signee J.J. Redick nearly brought the house down in Cave Spring's heart-wrenching 65-63 loss to Oxon Hill. Redick's three point attempt from just over halfcourt rimmed out as Oxon Hill survived a 29 point, seven assist performance from the ACC bound guard.
After falling behind by three at the half, Oxon Hill stormed out of the second half gate on a 15-4 run to take a 47-39 lead with 3:15 to play in the third quarter. Cave Spring steadily chipped away at the lead, and got as close as 61-60 on a three pointer by Redick with a minute left in the contest. The Clipper survived some dicey free throw shooting in the final minute and breathed a sigh of relief when Redick's shot rimmed out. After a cold first half, Chris Williams rebounded to score 15 points for Oxon Hill, while junior swingman teammate Rashad Nixon led the Clippers with 19 points.
Game 17: Slam Dunk to the Beach Nat'l Bracket
All Hallows (NY) 77 Redondo Union (CA) 57
Excellent guard play and senior leadership were the hallmarks of All Hallows' thorough 77-57 dismantling of Redondo Union on Thursday night in the first game of the Slam Dunk to the Beach national bracket. All Hallows jumped out to an 11-0 lead out of the gate and never looked back. Four All Hallows players hit double figures in the bi-coastal battle, with Marvin McCullough (15 points) and Bobby Santiago (14 points) leading the way. Forward Wendell White topped Redondo Union with 14 points in defeat.
Game 18: Slam Dunk to the Beach Nat'l Bracket
Germantown Academy (PA) 55 Memphis East (TN) 40
Germantown Academy used a late 11-0 surge to dispatch of Memphis East H.S., 55-40 on Thursday night in the national bracket of the Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament. Leading 42-37, Florida bound Matt Walsh capped the run with a three point play with 2:50 to play that extended the Patriots' edge to 53-37. In an often ugly game, Germantown shot 47 percent from the floor as opposed to just 27 percent for East, and went to the line 21 more times than their southern counterparts. Walsh led all scorers with 23 points, and was particularly deadly from the charity stripe, canning 11 of his 12 attempts from there. The rest of the Patriots shot just six of 18 from the line. Walsh had help from another pair of Division I bound teammates -- Duke recruit/walk-on Lee Melchionni (11 points) and Vanderbilt signee Ted Skuchas (10 points). Guard Brian Latham led East with nine points in defeat.
Game 19: Slam Dunk to the Beach Nat'l Bracket
Cedar Hill (TX) 78 Archbishop Carroll (DC) 69
Guard play was the difference in this contest, as Michigan bound Daniel Horton pumped in 28 points. The Cedar Hill's guard also collected 19 assists in an easy 78-69 victory over Archbishop Carroll of Washington, D.C. Don't let the final score fool you, as the Horns from Cedar Hill led by as many as 25 points in the second half before Carroll used a late fourth quarter surge to make the final score more respectable. Cedar Hill led 46-30 at the half, and 60-35 midway through the third quarter. The Horns shot a blistering 53 percent from the floor, as their guards were able to consistently feed forwards Kelvin Williams (16 points) and Cedric Brooks (13 points) for easy opportunities in transition and in the low post. Guards Robert McKiver and Alfred Walsh scored 19 points apiece for the Lions, but Carroll turned the ball over way too much in the contest to have a chance to win.
Game 20: Slam Dunk to the Beach Nat'l Bracket
Rainier Beach (WA) 60 Inglewood (CA) 57
In what was a case of saving the best for last, Rainier Beach of Seattle, Wash., outlasted Southern California power Inglewood H.S., 60-57, to advance to Friday's semis of the Slam Dunk to the Beach National Bracket. The Vikings wrested control of the contest with a third quarter surge that turned an eight point deficit into a seven point lead. Trailing 36-28 early in the third quarter following a deep three pointer from Inglewood's DeAngelo Collins, Rainier Beach slapped together a frantic 20-5 run that was powered by ultra athletic point guard Nate Robinson. Robinson hit a pair of midrange jumpers off the dribble and a three pointer to cap the incredible run that gave the Vikings a 48-41 lead with 7:22 to play in the fourth quarter. Inglewood clawed back, cutting the deficit to as little as a point, but they could never get over the hump and reclaim the lead. Inglewood had a golden opportunity to cut the lead to a point with 15.9 seconds to play when Anthony Perry fouled Rayshawn Reed while he was shooting a three pointer. Reed hit two of three free throws, but Lodrick Stewart was able to outmuscle two Inglewood players for a rebound on the miss (which came on the third attempt). Stewart was promptly fouled and hit one of two free throws to make it 60-57, and Inglewood's Chris Holloway missed a three at the buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime. Robinson, who denied that he is headed to Southern California on a football scholarship, led all scorers with 26 points. Roderick Stewart added 23 points for the Vikings. Collins started off like gangbusters in the first half and finished with 23 points for the Sentinels. Reed added 14 points in defeat.