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Day 1 of the 2013 Chick-fil-A Classic Holiday Basketball Tournament is in the books.
Five Midlands teams were featured Thursday night. Lower Richland took on Richland Northeast in Game 2, Gray Military Academy took on Believe Academy Preprartory in Game 3 and Spring Valley went head-to-head with Keenan in Game 4.
Classic I tournament bracket:
Keenan 64, Spring Valley 50
The Raiders came away with a 14-point victory Thursday night over Spring Valley and now head to the second round of tournament play.
For Keenan, senior point guard Sam Harmon led the team with 17 points and went 7-for-11 from the floor. Junior forward Javontae Davis recorded 14 points and went 6-for-11 on the night.
Senior point guard Marcus Stroman racked up 13 points for the Raiders.
Spring Valley junior center Ja’Lon Williams led the team with 13 points and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field. Sophomore forward Jordan Bruner recorded eight points for the Vikings.
Keenan will face the winner of the Oak Hill (Virginia) and Wesleyan Christian (North Carolina) game being played Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
Classic II tournament bracket:
Lower Richland 51, Richland Northeast 41
Lower Richland is moving on to the second round of the tournament after their 10-victory over Richland Northeast on Thursday night.
Three Diamond Hornets were in double figures point-wise with senior guard Brandon Stroman and junior guard Jared Richardson each tallying 13 points. Stroman went 6-for-18 from the field, while Richardson was 5-for-11.
Sophomore forward Kelvin Washington recorded 10 points for Lower Richland.
Richland Northeast sophomore guard Nigel Chaney posted nine points and had three steals. Senior forward Brien Washington recorded eight points.
Lower Richland now awaits the winner of Morgan County High (Georgia) and Blanche Ely (Florida), who will play Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Aquinas High 65, Mullins High 55
The team from Georgia’s Aquinas High School came away with a 10-point win Thursday night against Mullins, moving Aquinas to the second round of the tournament.
Aquinas senior guard Ahmed Hill scored 26 points and was 10-for-18 from the floor, while sophomore guard SanAntonio Brinson was 6-for-8 and recorded 16 points.
Mullins senior guard Alex Brown posted 22 points for Mullins.
Aquinas will face the winner of the Luella (Georgia) versus South Pointe game, which will be played at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Gray Military Academy 73, Believe Academy 61
The War Eagles came away with 73-61 victory Thursday night over Rock Hill’s Believe Academy.
Gray Military senior guard Quiron Cooke posted 20 points and went 6-for-13 on the night. Senior point guard Qua Copeland recorded 18 points for the War Eagles.
TaShombe Riley went 8-for-16 from the floor and scored 16 points for Gray Military Academy.
Believe Academy’s Jared Wilson-Frame scored 17 points, while Damontrae Jefferson recorded 13 points.