The Orangeburg Prep varsity boys basketball team got double-digit scoring from five players to take an 80-58 win against Clarendon Hall on Saturday in the championship game of the Orangeburg Prep Holiday Tournament.
Will Shaw had a double-double performance of 25 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Indians (8-4 record). Ian Scott added 18 points. Also making double-double contributions was Benjamin Davis with 11 points and 12 assists, and Bill Metts with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Metts also added 3 blocked shots and 3 steals, while Camron Ellis added 11 points.
"We knew they were limited on their bench numbers-wise, so we just kept attacking in the paint and challenging them at the rim, knowing we would come out on top at the end," Orangeburg Prep head coach Michael Nelson said. "We didn't settle for jump shots and we finished at the rim.
"Will Shaw, as a sophomore, really stepped up and had a great game for us. We've been challenging him for a month and a half to have that breakout game. Bill Metts helped us lock down the glass and Ian Scott got us some big baskets. Five guys in double digits was huge. Benjamin Davis kind of ran the show for us all tournament long. That's two sophomore who really played well for us. Clarendon Hall is a young team too, with lots of talent."
The Saints (7-2 record) got a game-high 28 points from Zyan Gilmore, along with 11 points from Tyrese Mitchum and 8 points from Kylic Horton.
A steal and lay-in from Gilmore at the buzzer put the Saints up 22-21 at the end of an active first quarter of play. He scored 15 of his points in the opening period.
But the Saints managed just 12 points in the second quarter, while the Indians posted 13 points for a 34-34 tie at the half.
The home team came out rolling on offense in the third quarter, outscoring the Saints 21-11 in the period. Shaw posted 8 points in the third, while Ellis added 5 to pace the Indians.
OPS saved the best for last, outscoring Clarendon Hall 25-13 in the fourth quarter, led by 9 points from Scott and 7 points from Davis.
OPS made 14 of 21 free throws to help seal the win, while the Saints managed just 11 of 22 shots from the charity stripe.
"We had some good competition here in this tournament and we got the wins we wanted to get," Nelson said. "That's a good way to get in the swing of things heading into region play. We've got Pelion and First Baptist next week, and those are probably two of our toughest opponents of the season."
OPS plays next on Wednesday at Pelion at 7:30 p.m.
Clarendon Hall returns to action on Tuesday at Dorchester Academy.
OPS Holiday Tournament boys all-tournament team:
MVP - Benjamin Davis - OPS
Bill Metts - OPS
Will Shaw - OPS
Zyon Gilmore - Clarendon Hall
Kylic Horton - Clarendon Hall
Lance Brownlee - Dorchester Academy
VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Dorchester Academy 54
Orangeburg Prep 51
Tournament MVP Elizabeth Huff had a double-double performance of 16 points and 22 rebounds, along with 5 blocked shots, to lead Dorchester Academy to a 3-point win against the host Lady Indians in Saturday's championship game of the Orangeburg Prep Holiday Tournament.
Lydia Hofstetter added 10 points and 6 rebounds for DA (5-4 record), while Savanna Shelton added 8 points and 16 rebounds.
Alyson Hay led OPS (7-5 record) with 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Marlee Robinson added 12 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. JoJo Wolfe added 4 points and 9 rebounds, while Bailey Livingston added 1 point and 9 rebounds.
OPS plays next on Wednesday at Pelion at 6 p.m.
OPS Holiday Tournament girls all-tournament team:
MVP - Elizabeth Huff - Dorchester Academy
Rebecca Haigler - Calhoun Academy
Mallory McIntosh - Clarendon Hall
Marlee Robinson - OPS
Alyson Hay - OPS
Lydia Hofstetter - Dorchester Academy
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Orangeburg Prep 46
Dorchester Academy 14
The JV Indians topped the JV Raiders on Saturday to win the Orangeburg Prep Holiday Tournament JV boys title game.
Brison Ardis led the way with 11 points, while Peyton Inabinet added 7 points and A.J. Tolbert added 6 points.
Other scorers for OPS included the following: Dylan Wilson 4, Stokes Kirby 4, Cory Collins 2, Elliott Fogle 2, Nick Shafer 2, Jacob Union 2, Noah Thoma 2, Kenneth Fogle 2, David Jones 2.
OPS will play next on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Pelion.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Orangeburg Prep 43
Calhoun Academy 16
The JV Lady Indians topped the JV Lady Cavaliers on Saturday to win the Orangeburg Prep Holiday Tournament JV girls title game.
Leading OPS was tournament MVP Cate Fogle with a game-high 14 points and 6 steals.
Also an all tournament selection, Campbell Delaney had 11 points and 9 steals.
Orangeburg Prep will play at Pelion on Wednesday at 4 p.m.