HAECO Boys Championship:Greensboro Day School 81, Northwest Guilford 60:Final Day Summary/All-Tournament Team

Northwest Guilford vs Greensboro Day School
12/29/15 7:15 p.m. at Greensboro, NC – Special Events Center
At Greensboro, NC – Special Events Center

Tre Turner 7-17 2-2 20; Jalen Spicer 5-12 1-6 11; Jaylen Gore 4-7 0-0 10;
Thomas Hennigan 5-9 0-0 10; David Funderburg 3-8 0-0 6; Jacob Davis 0-2 1-2
1; Reggie Davis 0-2 1-2 1; Jared Braiman 0-0 1-2 1; Kyle Sullivan 0-1 0-0 0;
Michael Barker 0-1 0-0 0; Dez Woods 0-0 0-0 0; Matt Rakes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals
24-59 6-14 60.

Jaquar Moorman 8-12 3-4 19; Travon Mayo 7-10 2-7 16; Jordan Perkins 5-13 0-0
12; Will Dillard 5-7 2-4 12; Solomon Smith 6-8 0-0 12; John Newman 3-4 0-0
6; Pearce Landry 1-3 0-0 3; Tristan Perry 0-0 1-2 1; Mac Stark 0-0 0-0 0;
Will Hemphill 0-0 0-0 0; Matthew Hudson 0-0 0-0 0; Alex Michael 0-2 0-0 0;
Jerome Thompson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-59 8-17 81.

Northwest Guilford............   13   15   15   17  -   60
Greensboro Day School.........   23   16   15   27  -   81

3-point goals–Northwest Guilford 6-18 (Tre Turner 4-9; Jaylen Gore 2-3;
Reggie Davis 0-1; Kyle Sullivan 0-1; Michael Barker 0-1; Jalen Spicer 0-3),
Greensboro Day School 3-5 (Jordan Perkins 2-3; Pearce Landry 1-2). Fouled
out–Northwest Guilford-None, Greensboro Day School-None.
Rebounds–Northwest Guilford 29 (Reggie Davis 6), Greensboro Day School 40
(Jaquar Moorman 14). Assists–Northwest Guilford 12 (Jalen Spicer 6),
Greensboro Day School 17 (Travon Mayo 5). Total fouls–Northwest Guilford
18, Greensboro Day School 18. Technical fouls–Northwest Guilford-None,
Greensboro Day School-None.
2015 HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank – Championship Game

Photos by Andy Gore – click on any picture for larger image or to see a Slide Show.
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–Greensboro Day School used a balanced attack and timely shooting in order to record a convincing 81-60 victory over Northwest Guilford in the Championship Game of the Haeco Invitational Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum. GDS jumped out to an early 23-13 lead by the end of the 1st quarter and controlled the game for the majority of the evening. Northwest was able to cut into the GDS lead during the 3rd quarter, but was unable to get any closer than 7 points at any point during 2nd half. GDS kept the Vikings at bay and thwarted any hopes of a comeback with great effort in the rebounding department.
— Tre Turner led Northwest with 20 points and 4 steals while Jalen Spicer chipped in with 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 steals. Thomas Hennigan chipped in with 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals while Jaylen Gore finished with 10 points and 4 assists for the Vikings.
–JP Moorman led GDS with 19 points and 14 rebounds while Travon Mayo added 12 points for the Bengals.

                    1st  2nd  3rd  4th 
NORTHWEST GUILFORD  13   15   15   17
GDS                 18   18   23   14

NORTHWEST GUILFORD 8-2; 0-0: Tre Turner 20; Jalen Spicer 11; Thomas Hennigan 10; Jaylen Gore 10; David Funderburg 6; Reggie Davis 1; Jared Braiman 1; Jacob Davis 1

GDS 17-3; 0-0: JP Moorman 19; Travon Mayo 16; Will Dillard 12; Jordan Perkins 12; Solomon Smith 12; John Newman 6; Pierce Landry 3; Tristan Perry 1

Submitted by: Northwest Coaching Staff

All-Tournament Team:
Josh Hopkins, Dudley
Tre Turner, Northwest Guilford
Thomas Hennigan, Northwest Guilford
Jordan Perkins, Greensboro Day
John Newman, Greensboro Day

MVP-Jaquar Moorman, Greensboro Day

2015 HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank
Dec. 29 Schedule
#8 Grimsley 53, #6 Ragsdale 41 (Women’s Seventh-Place Game)
#7 Page 51, #8 Smith 49 (Men’s Seventh-Place Game)

#5 Greensboro Dav 50, #7 Smith 34 (Women’s Fifth-Place Game)
#6 Grimsley 47, #5 Ragsdale 42 (Men’s Fifth-Place Game)

#4 Dudley 56, #4 Northern Guilford 47 (Women’s Third-Place Game)
#3 Dudley 58, #4 Northern Guilford 48 (Men’s Third-Place Game)

#1 Northwest Guilford 47, #2 Page 32 (Women’s Championship)

#1 Greensboro Day 81, #2 Northwest Guilford 60 (Men’s Championship)


  1. Northwest should have had a different game plan. That game should have been more competitive. I think everyone thought northwest had a good chance. Will Dillard and Jp were the best players on the court tonight. Northwest has another shot next year returning everyone..but so does Gds.

  2. @fan, NW loses Jalen Gore who is a very big part of their team. I would like to say congratulations to the all tournament team which are all underclassmen! Which just means next year’s tournament should be even better.

  3. NW simply got out coached and out played by GDS. NW normally wins by trapping full court and taking other teams out of what they want to do. Most teams by half or mid 3rd quarter will fold against NW. However in this tournament Dudley & GDS were too fast for NW. Other than Tre, who on the NW can hit from 18+. NW needs more shooters to win games against better than average teams. Spicer and Jore both need to develop a better jump shot or teams will just continue to focus on Turner. I thought NW was a championship level team at the beginning of the year but it’s clear that without Tre getting 30 pts they are not ready for big time basketball. NW will finish 2nd to SW for the 100th time, get to the playoffs and loss in the 2nd or 3rd round but never get to the final 4 or elite 8 rounds.

  4. New Rule for 2016 Haeco: GDS has to play 1st and 3rd quarters with only 4 players.
    While obviously still a quality team, this does not appear to be one of the stronger GDS teams compared to recent years, but yet they still walk away with the championship fairly easily.
    I thought for sure this would the year that someone knocked them off.
    Congrats to all on a good tourney.

  5. I think we can all agree on one thing, that was a very good three-day tournament…Not just the games, the outcomes and all of that, but the job the Sports Council did in the way they run the show….A quality operation/tournament….

  6. On a side note……

    How about the Swarm?

    Do you like the name of the NBA D-League team or do you like the Greensboro Buzz better???

    Buying the Swarm?

  7. I don’t think NW was ready for that game and without Hennigan in the game they were missing some defense that they needed badly! Give lots of credit to the guys at GDS and the coaches however one thing that everyone should remember is that they are a private school. All of those guys are recruited to play ball there and are allowed to reclass themselves. No county schools are allowed to do that so in my eyes they should win every year. A great tournament this year – no matter what.

  8. GDS was clearly the better team last night. They were well prepared and handled the NW pressure. They are a bit more athletic, too, and killed NW on the boards. NW has good talent, but some kids are not playing to their capability. There is room for improvement, which they will need in order to compete on the big stage.

  9. I like the sound of Greensboro Buzz better. That just flows better than the “Swarm”…..just my 2 cents.

  10. Maybe they were pulling a Steve Harvey on us and instead of saying Greensboro Swarm, they meant to say “Greensboro Buzz”…

    Just kidding there and they have some very good people involved with Fred Whitfield and Seth Bennett on board…

    The only thing about the Buzz is, it kind of has that bang bang release when you say, “Greensboro Buzz”….Sort of like the ring you used to get saying Greensboro Bats, back in the day…

    Greensboro Grasshoppers have done well and in the end it all comes down to marketing and how you promote your product…

    Would make for a real wild promotion though if they brought Steve Harvey to town for a day and had him be the keynote speaker for a special media luncheon and Steve would say, “you know back at the HAECO, when we said “Swarm”, well we meant to say, “Greensboro Buzz”….

    Steve Harvey could get rich for a third or fourth time in life traveling around the country doing that…

    It is almost always about promotion and product awareness and we can all use more of that…

    I just added my $2.00 worth and may have dropped in too much, but a good topic for a rainy day….

  11. Not involved with any of the schools that participate in the haeco so this is from an outside observer:
    First, the comment above about reclassing players is totally legit. Except this concept is really only an advantage when the reclassed player is a senior and normally wouldn’t still be in high school had he not reclassed. Meaning, a reclassed junior is not really an advantage because they would still normally be a senior and still playing high school ball. With that said, it doesn’t appear that there were any significant contributors from gds seniors to this years victory. Reclassing has played a role in prior years but doesn’t look like it this year. Does anyone know who on their roster has reclassed that would be giving gds a built in advantage for next years tourney??

    As for the recruiting comment above: I really don’t think that is a legit complaint. I believe The state organization that gds and other private schools belong to specifically forbid athletic recruiting. If you have some specific information about a rules breaker, there is a form on the website to fill out. I believe one of the Charlotte private schools was recently penalized and banned from playoff competition for breaking this rule not too long ago. Now, just because the school doesn’t recruit athletes doesn’t mean that players, friends, families, etc don’t do it. But similar things happen on the public school side as well. Also, most athletic directors at these private schools will tell you that they don’t need to recruit athletes because they get calls all week long from players and their parents seeking information about joining the school or specific team.
    Just my two cents on a rainy afternoon.

  12. It’s so obvious is ALL about the coaching as both teams have talent. This why for the past 5+ years players have been and will continue to transfer to private schools to opportunity to enhance their skills along with better exposure. New Rule, I believe almost that almost all of GDS Juniors Re-classed as 8th graders?

  13. I thought that the GDS coaches had a very good game plan. As far as Northwest goes, I thought the big kid #21 David Funderburg who transferred in from Page High did a good job last night. He has a chance if he continues to improve. It appears as if both NW & GDS will be good next year. GDS does not have a senior in the rotation and NW will lose a good player in Gore.

  14. Last NW only lost to GDS by 10 pts in the championship. NW returned everyone except one key starter/player. GDS lost 3 starters and only added one new player that plays good minutes but yet GDS won by 20+ this year. This game was a reflection on the coaching staff having their team prepared for the game and making (or not making) the necessary adjustments. NW does not appear to be as flexible with it’s defense or offense. This may be the best team that NW has ever had and they still can’t beat top tier NC teams. The players should also look in the mirror and consider how many shots they missed against Dudley and GDS.

  15. Lee Reavis is a very good coach. As always, NW parents trying to place blame instead of just accepting a loss. It could be a simple as GDS played well that night and NW wasn’t at their best. NW has a very good team. They play an uptempo brand of offense and defense. Just enjoy watching them play and stop throwing everybody under the bus.

  16. I have to disagree a bit with “NW not ready for the big time”. While much of this year’s NW team are the same kids that played a major role last year, there is a bigger difference in this year/last year than many may believe. Out of NW’s top 8 rotation from last year, 2 graduated, and one has been out due to injury (hopefully he’ll return soon). The 2 graduates included their leading scorer, I think, and both kids were extremely effective in the NW pressure schemes. They did add Funderburg, who’s very good, but a much different player than either of the graduates. The injured kid, when he returns, should help improve the outside shooting issue.

    Overall, NW does have a lot of talent, for sure, but it isn’t the same team as that from a year ago. They need to improve to achieve their goals, which are lofty ones. I’m confident they will improve, how much is yet to be seen. My belief is that this is a well coached team, and as the season gets into conference play, they’ll make adjustments.

    Simply put, GDS played well Tues night, outside of the first couple of minutes. They were certainly well prepared. Other than a short period late 1st half/early 2nd half, NW did not play well. Some of that, of course, is attributable to GDS. With GDS’s talent, that added up to a convincing win by them. They deserve congratulations.

    The most important part of both teams’ seasons are ahead of them. It’ll be interesting to see how they play out.

  17. Have to agree with you on Aaron Wiggins from Grimsley…Had one heck of a tournament and he showed up and was ready to go every game and had the numbers to back up his efforts…

    Very good tournament for Wiggins and if his team finishes a spot or two higher, he is on the All-Tournament team…

  18. NW fan.. Just to set the record straight. NW lost 2 good players from the team last year and added the kid from Page. They basically brought the same team back to the tournament. Tre was the 1st or 2nd leading scorer last year and this year. I personally think NW has a better team this year than last because each of the players are physically stronger. However, you should also consider that GDS lost 3 starters that represented their #1, 2 and 3 scorers from last year. They lost their #7 and #8 players off the bench. GDS only added one player that actually gets playing time. This game was won with the difference in the coaches. I think the NW coach is good but the GDS coach is outstanding. The GDS defense is unmatched by any team across this state much less in Greensboro. There are about 3-4 teams across the state with “better” overall players (aka HPCA, WES, and Providence Day) on offense but there is no team with a better basketball identity, culture, ball IQ or defense. You may beat GDS but they will not beat themselves. I am not sure what the identity or culture of NW is or should be but they need to figure that out if they want to be state champions against the better Raleigh or Charlotte teams. I think SW will beat NW by at least 15 pts each game because their guards have a better ball IQ and they share the ball better. If Tre is the only play maker with Spicer every other night, then NW will have a good year but not the finish they desire.

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