Beach Ball Recap, Day 2: Cardinals, Mustangs roll

There will be no surprise Beach Ball Classic champion from Utah this year. Scott County (KY) made sure of that Thursday night with a 57-44 victory over Orem (UT) at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Last year Lone Peak (UT) surprised the Beach Ball field with a run to the championship. But the Tigers (4-2) no match for the Cardinals (9-2), who built a 12-point halftime lead and were never seriously challenged the rest of the way.

In fact, Orem never closed within double digits of Scott County, which advances to the quarterfinals of the championship bracket. The Cardinals will face St. Rita (IL) at 7 p.m. Friday, while the Tigers will take on CPA earlier Friday in a noon consolation bracket contest.

Scott County got a game-high 25 points from Trent Gilbert and Quinn Richardson added 15 for the Cardinals. Orem was led by Dalton Nixon’s double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds.

* St. Rita (IL) 78, Christ Presbyterian (TN) 64: The Mustangs (8-2) handed the Lions (11-1) their first loss of the season in impressive fashion, leading from opening tip to final horn in the championship bracket game.

St. Rita’s Dominique Matthews and Scott Kingsley put on a show, combining for 50 points, 13 of 22 shooting from the field and 18-22 shooting from the free throw line. Matthews just missed out on a double-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and teammate Victor Law did with 14 points and 10 boards.

CPA’s Braxton Bonds had a team-high 17 and Jalen Lindsey and Jake Allsmiller tallied 16 apiece. Lindsey added 10 boards to make it a double-double for the Lions.

* East Rutherford (NC) 49, St. James 44: The Sharks got a true taste of the talent-rich tournament with a 49-44 loss to East Rutherford (NC).

After falling to Bishop O’Connell in Wednesday’s opening round, the Sharks (6-4) fell into the consolation bracket but still hand their hands full against the Cavaliers (12-2).

After the Sharks tied the game at 33-all on a pair of free throws by Nehemiah the Cavs ran off seven unanswered points open to build a 40-33 edge advantage with 6 minutes remaining.

St. James made a late run to erase the deficit three, 46-43, with 44 seconds remaining on a 3-pointer by Nehemiah Stafford, who scored a game-high 19 points. But the Cavs put the game away at the free throw line and dropped the Sharks deeper into the losers’ bracket. They will meet the loser of the Socastee-Spring Valley game at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

* Spring Valley 60, Socastee 37: The Braves (4-5) couldn’t keep pace with the Vikings in the consolation bracket of the Beach Ball Classic on Thursday.

Spring Valley (8-5) placed three players in double-digit scoring – Perry Dozier Jr. with 15, Dominique Taylor’s 13 and Kenneth Legette’s 11. Socastee was led by Dante Moore’s team-high 12 points while Will Caswell just missed a double-double with 12 rebounds and nine points.

The Braves face rival St. James at 10:30 a.m. in the losers’ bracket. Spring Valley advanced to face East Rutherford (NC).

Photo by Digital Magic Photography

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