HAECO Invitational Boy’s Basketball Final – Greensboro Day 73, Smith 49 (Championship Game)

Smith vs Greensboro Day
12/28/17 7:45 p.m. at Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum SEC
At Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum SEC

GREENSBORO DAY 73
SMITH 49

SMITH (11-3): Isaiah Bigelow 4-10 1-2 11; Terence Burris 3-3 0-0 8; Jacob Crutchfield 2-9 1-2 6; Camren Hayes 1-7 3-4 5; Jaylan Gainey 2-2 1-3 5; Silas Mason 2-2 1-2 5; Malik Puryear 0-3 4-4 4; Jaylin Gamble 1-5 1-2 3; Jakobi Gaddy 1-1 0-0 2; Nick Witherspoon 0-0 0-0 0; Jordan Williams 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 16-43 12-21 49.

GREENSBORO DAY (17-2): John Newman 6-12 11-12 24; Tripp Greene 5-5 0-0 14; Noah Dunn 2-3 7-8 11; Will Dillard 3-8 0-1 6; Mike Fowler 1-6 3-4 5; Austin Inge 1-2 3-4 5; Nicholas Evtimov 2-3 0-0 4; Alex Michael 0-3 2-2 2; Carson McCorkle 1-1 0-0 2; Steven Key 0-0 0-0 0; Whit Trevey 0-0 0-1 0; Banks Handy 0-2 0-0 0; Desmond Cardwell 0-0 0-0 0; Cason Pierce 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-45 26-32 73.

Smith.........................    9   13    4   23  -   49
Greensboro Day................   15   19   19   20  -   73

3-point goals–Smith 5-18 (Terence Burris 2-2; Isaiah Bigelow 2-7; Jacob Crutchfield 1-5; Malik Puryear 0-3; Camren Hayes 0-1), Greensboro Day 5-11 (Tripp Greene 4-4; John Newman 1-3; Will Dillard 0-1; Mike Fowler 0-1; Nicholas Evtimov 0-1; Noah Dunn 0-1).
Fouled out–Smith-None, Greensboro Day-None.
Rebounds–Smith 28 (Isaiah Bigelow 7), Greensboro Day 28 (Will Dillard 10).
Assists–Smith 11 (Isaiah Bigelow 3), Greensboro Day 10 (Nicholas Evtimov 2; John Newman 2; Will Dillard 2).
Total fouls–Smith 21, Greensboro Day 19.
Technical fouls–Smith-TEAM, Greensboro Day-None.

42nd Annual HAECO Invitational – Championship Game
2017 HAECO Invitational All-Tournament Team (Men)

Isaiah Bigelow, Smith
Jacob Crutchfield, Smith
Andy Pack, Northern Guilford
Will Dillard, Greensboro Day School
Tripp Greene, Greensboro Day School
John Newman, Greensboro Day School (MVP)

5 comments

  1. The talent gap between the public schools and gds boys is wider than its ever been – with no end in sight.
    Something has to change – this tournament has become too predictable.
    Short of opening the tournament to other schools- which I don’t think the sports council wants to do, I’m not sure what the answer is.

  2. But wait a minute all I heard from people in Greensboro was how Smith was going to run away with the title. Not only from Smith fans but People in the crowd and someone from the media said the GDS team was lacking depth and inside presence. Now GDS proved again that talent is not always the answer

  3. Hold on a second why would any one not predict the GDS team to win its 6th or 7th in row.

    1. They enter the game with the best coaching staff in Guilford County and maybe even the state of NC

    2. They play with in a system, Defense is part of the system. Newman and Graves are great players but ask college coaches there better on defensive end then they are offensively.

    3. Every January my friend calls me invites me to GDS to see Wesleyan and GDS and I leave saying the same thing. How does GDS do it.

    4. Freddy has beaten all the Dudley teams all the Wesleyan teams and anybody in Guilford County. He is a teacher a master mind with basketball knowledge all around him.

    5. If I had a kid who could play I would be headed to Lawndale Drive. That’s for sure.

    6. As for changing the tourney simply get better dethrone the champ.

  4. As a GDS fan, I agree with clinic Freddy surrounds himself with great basketball minds. Look at the history of Newman and Dillard. They have had to play some,of top players in basketball over the last 5 years. Not only play but guard man to man. Pretty elite players I would saay6. Here a few

    1. Ben Simmons (76ers in Dicks Natl Champ)
    2. Deangelo Russell (Nets Holiday Tourney)
    3. Jalek Felton (UNC Chick Fila)
    4. Theo Pinson (UNC Wesleyan)
    5. Harry Giles (Kings Wesleyan)
    6. Trevon Duvall (Duke Dicks Natl Champ)
    7. Devon Dotson (Kansas providence day)
    8. Shai Alexander (Kentucky, Hamilton Heights)
    9. Zion Williamson on Feb 8th ESPN 2
    10. All the top guards on AAU circuit as both played for
    CP3.

    That’s a pretty good resume for them too. Ga Southern got a steal, and Clemson should be in trouble for armed robbery bc they came into NC and stole a NC player.

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