Game Report on Bishop McGuinness-Murphy Boys Basketball: John Campbell, Nicholas Graves, Alex Waterfield and Cal Barrett help Villains vanish Bulldogs

NCHSAA State Tournament Sweet Sixteen
Final:Bishop McGuinness 65, Murphy 52
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School – Kernersville, NC

Bishop:      13    16   18   18 - 65
Murphy:       3    16   13   20 - 52

The Bishop McGuinness Villains hosted the Murphy Bulldogs in a NCHSAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Tuesday night. The Villains set the tone with a strong defensive effort to hold the Bulldogs to 3 1st quarter points. Murphy fought back with a flurry of 3-pointers but Bishop remained steady and built on their lead in the 3rd quarter to seal the victory. The Villains were led by senior John Campbell who had 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Juniors Nicholas Graves and Alex Waterfield added 10 points and 2 rebounds (Graves also had 4 assists). Senior Cal Barrett contributed with 9 points and 2 rebounds.

Bishop will travel to the #2 seeded Corvian Community in Charlotte on Friday night in an Elite Eight showdown.

Bishop – John Campbell 24, Nicholas Graves 10, Alex Waterfield 10, Cal Barrett 9, Aiden Martin 4, Patrick Graves 4, Miller Aho 4, Cayden Long 2

Murphy -Xander Wachacha 11, Ryan Payne 11, Cale Harger 8, Will Joyner 6, Zach Skogen 5, Dominick Rummler 4, Hunter Carson 4, Tyler Payne 2

Bishop: 27-3 (18-0)
Murphy: 18-10 (9-5)

Courtesy of Michael Herschel IV with Bishop Boys Basketball