New Hampton Invitational - Event Recap
At a talent-laden event which featured players committed to high-major schools such as Miami, Kansas, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, West Virginia, NC State, BC and Maryland, Brewster Academy played dominant basketball throughout the weekend to run away with the Championship at the New Hampton Invitational. Here's a game-by-game look at how the action went down in an gymnasium which was absolutely packed throughout the weekend.
Friday, February 15th
Brewster 85 Massanutten Military Academy 66 - After a tight first half, the Bobcats went on a tear in the 2nd to run away from one of the nation's top prep squads and win by a final of 85-66. A balanced scoring attack guided Brewster in this one as Elijah Macon led with 15 points, Chris McCullough, Ron Patterson, and Kyle Washington all registered 14, Martez Harrision scored 13 and Jared Terrell added 10.
New Hampton 77 Tilton School 73 - The hosts led for the majority of an intense contest before Tilton reeled off a late rally to tie the game at 73 with under two minutes to play on a long-range pull-up three-pointer by Wayne Selden on the hard transition push. However, on the ensuing possession, Noah Vonleh maneuvered from the post to thrown down a big one-hand dunk to put the Huskies back on top for good. Selden was the game's high-scorer with 24 while Tilton also got 18 points from Chester Victor, an efficient 13 from Terance Mann, and strong-floor game from point guard Jonathan Joseph. New Hampton's leading scorer came in the form of Anthony Pate, who had 19, while Vonleh and Travis Jorgenson each had 11, Tory Miller had 10, and Dustin Triano scored 9.
Saturday, February 16th
3rd Place Game
Massanutten Military 125 Tilton School 94 - Massa beats Tilton - In a ball-game which, from the start, was a high-scoring-up and down affair, the Massa Machine was too much as it ran away from a fatigued Tilton Rams club which was playing less than 16 hours after their grueling down-to-the-wire duel with New Hampton in the semis. Kansas-bound floor general Frank Mason scored 16 points and orchestrated the fast-break attack to lead Massa while Miami-bound Deandre Burton was the high-scorer with 26. For Tilton, Selden poured in 26, Victor had 21, Joseph scored 12, and Terance Mann finished with 10.
Brewster Academy 83 New Hampton 42 - After having dropped the first two contests between the two teams earlier in the season, Brewster came into the Final out-for-blood and simply dominated the ball-game from jump-street to win by a lopsided final score with another well-rounded attack. McCullough led the scoring with 19, Patterson had 17, Harrison had 15, Washington and Terrell each scored 11, and Macon got into double-figures with 10.
Notes: Elijah Macon was immense in the paint all weekend and was named the 2013 New Hampton Invitational MVP...The Brewster team we saw this weekend was the best prep squad I've seen all season, had me comparing and contrasting the current front-line (Macon, Washington, McCullough) with last year's juggernaut of Sampson, McGary, Reynolds, and Warren. They will be very tough to beat the rest of the season if they continue to play at this level.