Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the patriotic piedmont. The Great One is here to give his report on Day 1 of the Phenom Team Camp Session 1 being held at Queens University. There is plenty of individual talent here but remember, this is a TEAM camp and team results matter. Here is a review of the games that The Sadster took in…..

In the first game, Mallard Creek took out Highland Tech 68-29. Kalib Baker led The Creek with 13 and Cameron Haberstroh added 7. Baker is the team leader who will have to play well for the Mavs to have a playoff shot this winter. Kobe Christian led Tech with 10.

The 2nd game featured Charlotte Catholic defeating Rock hill area new school Catawba Ridge 48-29.  Jack Dortch scored 11 and Colin Thomas had 9 for the Cougars. Josh Hampton led The Ridge with 11.Catholic is always impressive as they hit the offensive glass, always play selfless, and defensively tend to be like ants at a picnic.

The next game had Southern Durham getting a 55-51 decision over Charlotte Butler. Ricky Council IV led Southern with 18 and Ahmad Hamilton chipped in 15. Butler was led by Ty Black who tallied 19 and 6’11 Patrick Wessler added 17 to the cause.

Game 4 was a feature game which pitted Chapmanville, WV against Moravian Prep ending in a 70-50 win for Moravian. Javarzion Belton led Moravian with 18 points and 9 rebounds with Josh Hall throwing in 12 of his own points. Obinna Killen led Chapmanville with 19 and Andrew Shull added 18 in the losing effort.

Game 5 saw Winston Salem Christian defeat Langtree Charter 67-55. Aaron Potter led Winston-Salem with 21 and Josh Miller paced Langtree with 19.

The final game of the day on Court 2 was a rematch of the NC 1A state championship featuring Henderson Collegiate against Bishop McGuinness. Henderson would somewhat get revenge in a 57-32 route of the Villains. Kalib Matthews and Javonte Waverly each scored 20 for the winners. The Villains we’re led by Jake Ledbetter who tallied 8 points. State title game hero Andrew Budzinski was held to 6 points.

There you have it folks! The Great One will report on Day 2 of the Phenom Team Camp on Sunday and will wrap up his coverage of the camp by giving his Day 3 report on Monday.

SAD SAM – HS HOOPS GENIUS