#OTRHoopsReport: Marshall County Hoop Fest Saturday Morning Recap – December 6, 2014
Class of 2016 point guard CJ Walker of Arsenal Tech showed why he is a Purdue commit at the Marshall County Hoop Fest. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike
The Marshall County Hoop Fest is one of the best stops for high school fans and college coaches to check out the nation’s top prospects. Here is a recap of Saturday morning’s games.
Saturday Morning Recap:
8:30 am Arsenal Tech (IN) 68 White Station (TN) 63
A close game for much of the contest, Arsenal Tech pulled away in the later minutes of this game with big buckets by senior Donte Gladney. The 6-foot-2 wing put up a team high 21 points and added 8 rebounds in the win. Purdue commit, junior guard CJ Walker added 16. Senior guard Eric Meeks was solid with 15 points and 9 rebounds. White Station guard Nych Smith was tough to guard as he poured in a game high 25 points. Junior 6-6 forward Marcus Mitchell pulled down a game high 19 rebounds while also scoring 13 on the interior.
11:30 am Owensboro (KY) 65 vs. Marshall Co. (KY) 56
Owensboro could not put away the host team here today. The Marshalls proved to be a pesky group that hung around and made it a two possession game heading into the last two minutes. Owensboro sophomore Jacoby Harris led with 18 points and was named the game’s MVP. 4-star forward Aric Holman chipped in 11 points and 10 rebounds while Auburn Head Coach Bruce Pearl looked on. Marshall County was led by seniors Collin Travis and Mason Wooten who scored 18 and 16 and grabbed 9 and 10 rebounds respectively.
1:00 pm Hopkinsville (KY) 73 vs. Lausanne (TN) 63
After trailing by as much as 25 points early in the second half, Lausanne battled back to cut the deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter. Hopkinsville would hang on to win behind 26 points from junior guard Kourtney Ware, who would also be named MVP on the match-up. They would also receive 16 points from senior forward Jaqualis Matlock. Lausanne was led in scoring by sophomore guard Camren Taylor who pumped in 17 while knocking down 8 of 10 from the free throw line.
2:30 pm McCracken County (KY) 46 vs. Lincoln County (KY) 63
Lincoln stretched a double digit lead out into the second half with a balanced effort on both ends of the floor. They were led by wing forward Jacob Conway who scored 19 points with a 11 of 14 effort from the free throw line. Point guard Timmy Taylor was named game MVP for Lincoln County. The smooth point guard created plays off of the dribble that made life easier for his teammates. Caleb Stonecipher led McCracken County with 12 points.