The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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November 28, 2012

Carolina Christian girls win title at CSD Tipoff Tournament; boys take second place


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 —

Boys win over Gray Stone, lose  narrowly to CSD

The Carolina Christian School boys’ basketball team took second place at the inaugural Thanksgiving event, topping Gray Stone on Friday then losing a hotly contested game Saturday to the host Spartans.

Comm. School of Davidson 66

Carolina Christian 62

Carolina Christian erased a double-digit halftime deficit and battled into the fourth quarter with the Com-munity School of Davidson.

However, free throws allowed the host Spartans to pull ahead in the final seconds for the win.

CSD shot 11-of-17 from the foul line in the final period as Isaac Gittleman hit 7-of-8 in the final period to seal the win for the Spartans, hitting three free throws in the final 15 seconds.

Trailing 40-27 in the third, the Lions opened with a 7-0 run, cutting the lead to six points.

Justin Sellers scored six of his team-high 25 points in the first minute of the fourth to give the Lions a lead. CCS led by as much as seven midway through the fourth before the Spartans’ Carson Talbert tied it in the final minute and hit a free throw with 17.7 seconds for the lead.

“I’m proud how we fought tonight; you gotta play with heart,” Carolina Christian head coach Marcus Dilligard said.

CCS    13    14    17    18    62

CSD    20    20    7    19    66

CCS – Justin Sellers 25, Troy George 11, William Player 11, Carr 6, Ji. Martin 3, Jo. Martin 4, Moore 2.

CSD – Isaac Gittleman 25, Carson Talbert 18, Michael Daily 16, Chaffman 2, Siebert 2, McAfee 5, Kayes 1.

Carolina Christian 65

Gray Stone Day 61

The Lions opened the Thanksgiving tournament with a four-point win over Gray Stone despite 26 points from the Knights’ Ray Kowalski.

CCS led by seven in the third quarter before Gray Stone battled back to tie the game in the fourth quarter.

Jimmy Martin knocked down four free throws in the final minute to give the Lions the win.

CCS    10    21    14    20    65

GS    9    18    18    16    61

CCS – Troy George 12, Justin Sellers 11, Jimmy Martin 11, Joshua Martin 11, Luke Moore 10, Player 6, Carr 4.

GS – Ray Kowalski 26, Sam HillJennings 15, Alex Wang 11, Singleton 4, Huckabee 2, Ryder 2, Latimer 1.

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