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Kinston v. Farmville Central Game Recap

Easily the primetime game of the Kinston MLK Classic, Kinston versus Farmville Central was already guaranteed to be a bloodbath. These squads enter this contest as two of the best programs in North Carolina. They both have depth, star-power, and quality coaching but that “it” factor is what makes them so tough. The stage was set, the gym was packed, and all players were healthy and ready to...

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Pender v. Leesville Road Game Recap

There were a lot of intriguing individual matchups at the Kinston MLK Classic, but few more exciting than Jajuan Carr against Carter Whitt within the Pender v. Leesville Road battle. The expectations were high, but these two certainly delivered. It was neck-and-neck for a majority of the game, as these were two of the most evenly-matched squads in attendance at the event. Carr ran Pender like a...

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Greenfield v. The Burlington School Game Recap

Arguably no game at Kinston MLK Classic provided better storylines than Greenfield and The Burlington School. These two are in the same classification within the NCISAA and could potentially meet later this season in the state playoffs, which only added more fuel for both sides. Despite some early season struggles, The Burlington School has discovered some newfound confidence and it’s directly...

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Mt. Tabor impressive in Piedmont Triad 3A Showdown

Mt. Tabor 74 Ben L. Smith 55 Piedmont Triad 3A Showdown Phenom Hoops travelled to Winston-Salem to cover the marquee matchup between perennial NCHSAA Piedmont Triad Conference heavyweights, Ben L. Smith and Mt. Tabor. Smith came into the contest with a 13-2 record losing to NCHSAA 4A power Millbrook and NCISAA 4A power Greensboro Day. On the other hand, Mt. Tabor came into the contest with a...

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North Mecklenburg “Statement Win”

North Mecklenburg “Statement Win” North Mecklenburg 95 Vance 55 In a game that was sold out around 5:00pm, no one expected the total dominance of North Mecklenburg in their early season IMECK conference road win at Vance. For North Mecklenburg, it was just one of the nights where almost everything went well. For Vance, it was also one of those nights, but on the other side of the perspective....

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Carmel Christian v. Wesleyan Christian

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled to High Point, North Carolina as the Trojans of Wesleyan Christian prepared to host the Carmel Christian Cougars. These are currently two of the better private school teams in the state and, with Ben Burnham and Justin Taylor out for Carmel, this contest had all the makings of an absolute battle. Both squads are hunting for their chance to vie for a state...

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Smith v. Southwest Guilford

On Friday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Ben L. Smith in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina as the Golden Eagles prepared to host the Cowboys of Southwest Guilford. Smith had already asserted themselves as one of the best teams in the triad and within the state while Southwest dealt with and battled some tough adversity in the early season, so this certainly made for an intriguing matchup. The...

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Davidson Day Handles Carmel Christian 65-53

Davidson Day defeated Carmel Christian last night by the score of 65-53 and it was an exciting matchup. The two teams were neck and neck throughout the first half with an excellent back and forth battle between the two NCISAA powers. Bryce Alfino came up big with some outside shooting in the first half and Myles Hunter did a little bit of everything for Carmel Christian as the teams headed into...

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Final Thoughts and Takeaways from Carmel Christian vs. Davidson day

Phenom Hoops was on deck Thursday night for an intense and highly-anticipated matchup between Carmel Christian and Davidson Day; it didn’t disappoint. Davidson Day took home the impressive 65-53 win on the road but here are just a few takeaways from the game.

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Riller Takes Over Down the Stretch, on the Road, to Outlast Elon

It was a close, hard-fought conference game, until the end. Then the pro prospect, Grant Riller, the conference-leading scorer, took over. Riller finished with 30 points on the night, after going 11-11 from the free-throw line, including 4 down the stretch that sealed the victory.

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Grimsley v. Eastern Guilford

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina for what would ultimately be an absolute battle between Grimsley and Eastern Guilford. Both of these squads are capable of beating any opponent on any given night, making it clear that neither team was going to back down. Grimsley has hung their hat on the abilities and senior leadership of Ahmil Flowers (HPU signee)...

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Huss in impressive win

Huss in impressive win  Phenom Hoops travelled to Hickory, North Carolina to cover the matchup between Gastonia Huss and Hickory High School. Huss came into the contest with a 11-1 record while Hickory sported a 10-2 record. After a competitive first quarter, it was all Huss as they utilized a balanced attack and secured an impressive 84-51 win.  The storyline for the game was twofold....

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Wesleyan Christian v. United Faith Christian

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina as the Trojans prepared to host the Falcons of United Faith Christian Academy. On paper, these two teams have similar amounts of talent and should be on a fairly even playing field with one another. Both squads have prospects of varying ages and positions that college coaches should be recruiting....

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North Mecklenburg captures conference road win

North Mecklenburg 67 Hough 56 Phenom Hoops travelled to Cornelius, North Carolina to cover the I Meck 4A matchup between North Mecklenburg and Hough. North Mecklenburg entered the contest with a 12-1 record with their lone loss coming to nationally ranked Mountain Brook of Alabama. Hough came into the contest with a 11-2 record, which is the best start in school history.  Hough came out hot...

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Player Standouts at Hoop Cities Invitational

6’3 ’22 Julius Reese (Glenn) It’s easy to see the nonstop leadership of Reese, as he epitomizes consistency with this Glenn squad. He’s comfortable at working with the ball in his hands or as an off-ball cutter, making him their most reliable and useful option on the offensive end of the floor. Reese is a willing passer and rebounder that knows how to outwork the opposition with his motor on...

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Montverde Maintains Top Tier Status

The stage was set at the John Wall Holiday Invitational for another potentially competitive contest between a local squad in Millbrook and a national powerhouse in Montverde. However, this battle opened up and Montverde immediately took control of the pace and scoreboard. Everyone who logged minutes finished with points but Cade Cunningham, Caleb Houstan, and Moses Moody really shined the...

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Farmville Central Shocks The Patrick School?

Few people expected the John Wall Holiday Invitational to unfold with such an unbelievably competitive streak between “local” North Carolina teams and the national powerhouses. Farmville Central has built a reputation with their ability to not only compete but also beat any type of team in the country. They play their style and at their own pace. On the other side, The Patrick School has an...

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