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Beach Ball Classic roundup: Cedar Hill takes third in roller-coaster affair

In a game that featured 13 lead changes and a pair of ties, Cedar Hill (Texas) edged Scott County (Ky.) 47-46 on Thursday to earn third place at the 29th annual Bach Ball Classic.

The Longhorns (15-3) took the lead for good with 5:31 to play on a Tanner Milson 3-pointer, and upped the gap to 46-42 on Thomas Gipson's two free throws with 2:05 on the clock, but the Cardinals kept fighting.

Austin Flannery responded on the ensuing posession with a long 3-pointer that cut the lead to 46-45 at the 1:46 mark and the Cardinals stayed within a possesion the rest of the way. Cedar Hill's Oliver Wells missed a pair of free throws late, giving Scott County the chance for a win, but Isaiah Ivey missed on a layup attempt and Ge-Lawn Guyn's attempted 3-pointer at the buzzer was wide left.

CEDAR HILL (15-3): Milson, Tanner 6-16 3-4 19; Gipson, Thomas 3-3 6-8 12; Johnson, Billy 3-6 0-0 6; Jackson, Driphus 1-2 1-2 4; Wilson, Anthony 1-2 1-2 3; King, Zeldric 1-1 0-0 2; Wells, Oliver 0-6 1-4 1; Fugett, Kendrick 0-0 0-0 0; Young, Jerran 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 15-36 12-21 47.

SCOTT COUNTY (7-4): Jackson, Chad 8-18 4-6 21; Guyn, Ge-Lawn 3-15 3-3 9; Euton, Dakotah 4-8 0-0 9; Flannery, Austin 1-4 0-0 3; Shotwell, Tanner 0-2 2-2 2; Ivey, Isaiah 1-4 0-0 2; Harris, Josh 0-0 0-0 0; Schu, Will 0-1 0-0 0; Manning, Tamron 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-53 9-11 46.

Halftime: Cedar Hill 19-15. 3-Point Goals: Cedar Hill 5-15 (Milson, Tanner 4-10; Jackson, Driphus 1-2; Johnson, Billy 0-2; Wells, Oliver 0-1), Scott County 3-15 (Flannery, Austin 1-4; Euton, Dakotah 1-3; Jackson, Chad 1-2; Ivey, Isaiah 0-1; Shotwell, Tanner 0-1; Guyn, Ge-Lawn 0-4). Fouled Out: Cedar Hill -None, Scott County -Manning, Tamron; Euton, Dakotah. Rebounds: Cedar Hill 27 (Gipson, Thomas 6), Scott County 37 (Jackson, Chad 13). Assists: Cedar Hill 8 (Wells, Oliver 3), Scott County 5 (Guyn, Ge-Lawn 2). Total Fouls: Cedar Hill 16, Scott County 21. Technical Fouls: Cedar Hill None, Scott County None.

Wheeler (Ga.) 75, Alexander Hamilton (Wis.) 65 | Memphis-bound Jelan Kendrick took control inside, driving for seven second-half layups en route to a game-high 25 points to pace Wheeler in the fifth-place game.

"His first step is so deceiving," said Alexander Hamilton coach Tom Diener of Kendrick. "He hurt us because he was able to get around our defenders and when he gets to the basket he finishes.''

ALEXANDER HAMILTON (5-2): Harris, Darnell 9-15 2-4 22; Cook, Elgin 6-7 3-7 15; Crowder, Kiwane 3-8 2-2 9; Parks, Jalonie 3-6 1-3 7; Lee, Chuck 3-6 1-2 7; Prater, Dequan 1-2 0-0 3; Belcher, Itavian 0-4 2-2 2; Zagorac, Goran 0-0 0-0 0; Brown, Triton 0-0 0-0 0; Abdullah, Nathyas 0-0 0-0 0; Bray, Giovanni 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-48 11-20 65.

WHEELER (10-3): Kendrick, Jelan 11-20 2-5 25; Frye, Derrick 4-5 1-1 9; Cochran, Karl 3-5 1-2 8; Taylor, Phil 2-9 3-4 8; Simmons, K.K. 3-5 0-0 8; Jerome, Joey 3-4 0-0 7; Reeves, Tevin 1-1 4-4 6; Mitchell, Charles 2-3 0-0 4; Arnold, Alex 0-0 0-0 0; Evans, Derrick 0-0 0-0 0; Glover, Sam 0-0 0-0 0; Pearson, Chevelan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-52 11-16 75.

Halftime: Wheeler 34-31. 3-Point Goals: Alexander Hamilton 4-9 (Harris, Darnell 2-5; Crowder, Kiwane 1-1; Prater, Dequan 1-2; Lee, Chuck 0-1), Wheeler 6-13 (Simmons, K.K. 2-3; Jerome, Joey 1-2; Taylor, Phil 1-4; Kendrick, Jelan 1-1; Cochran, Karl 1-3). Fouled Out: Alexander Hamilton -Lee, Chuck, Wheeler -Jerome, Joey; Frye, Derrick; Mitchell, Charles. Rebounds: Alexander Hamilton 28 (Harris, Darnell 7), Wheeler 28 (Jerome, Joey 7). Assists: Alexander Hamilton 11 (Lee, Chuck 4), Wheeler 9 (Cochran, Karl 3). Total Fouls: Alexander Hamilton 18, Wheeler 21. Technical Fouls: Alexander Hamilton -None, Wheeler -None.

St. Frances (Md.) 68, Mt. St. Joseph 55 (Md.) | St. Frances built a big lead early and held on to win the Consolation Bracket Championship game.

After leading by as many as 22 points (44-22) the Panthers let off the gas and allowed the Gaels to get back within seven points late in the game. Matt Miller's 3-pointer cut the deficit to 57-50 with under three to play, but the Panthers put it away at the free throw line, scoring nine straight from the stripe to build the lead back to double figures and end the comeback threat.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (12-2): Atkins, Eric 6-21 4-8 17; Miller, Matt 4-10 2-2 13; Beaumont, Ryley 3-11 3-4 10; Morton, Brian 5-5 0-0 10; Stephenson, Gavin 1-2 0-0 3; Clinton, Trey 1-7 0-0 2; Lawrence, Phillip 0-1 0-0 0; Windsor, David 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 20-60 9-14 55.

ST. FRANCES (9-4): Sparrow, Wayne 7-10 5-6 20; Williams, Ronald 5-6 3-5 13; Lewis, Greg 5-7 2-3 12; Cassell, Jr., Sam 2-5 6-8 10; Tarver, Eddie 2-3 3-6 7; Holmes, Dante 1-1 2-2 4; Cook, Daquan 1-2 0-1 2. Totals 23-34 21-31 68.

Halftime: St. Frances 29-15. 3-Point Goals: Mount St. Joseph 6-20 (Miller, Matt 3-7; Atkins, Eric 1-4; Beaumont, Ryley 1-4; Stephenson, Gavin 1-2; Windsor, David 0-3), St. Frances 1-3 (Sparrow, Wayne 1-2; Cassell, Jr., Sam 0-1). Fouled Out: Mount St. Joseph -Atkins, Eric; Miller, Matt, St. Frances None. Rebounds: Mount St. Joseph 28 (Beaumont, Ryley 9), St. Frances 31 (Holmes, Dante 8). Assists: Mount St. Joseph 4 (Beaumont, Ryley 2), St. Frances 9 (Williams, Ronald 4). Total Fouls: Mount St. Joseph 21, St. Frances 13. Technical Fouls: Mount St. Joseph -None, St. Frances -None.

St. Edward (Ohio) 34, Bishop O'Connell (Va.) 29 | Bishop O'Connell froze the ball, but St. Edward iced the game.

After watching the Knights hold the ball for much of the first half, the Eagles broke down the stall-ball tactics to take a victory in the consolation-bracket opener.

St. Edward (5-2) used a 10-0 run midway through the second half to take command of a game that featured more standing and waiting than running and shooting.

ST. EDWARD (5-2): Pisco, Kyle 3-7 0-0 9; Stainbrook, Matt 3-3 1-2 8; Hamilton, Myles 1-3 4-4 6; Love, Delbert 2-7 0-0 6; Price, James 1-2 0-0 2; Corcoran, Mike 1-2 0-0 2; Angers, Ryan 0-0 1-4 1. Totals 11-24 6-10 34.

BISHOP O'CONNELL (5-5): Ferguson, Will 4-6 1-2 10; Marshall, Kendall 4-11 0-0 8; Savage, Larry 2-4 2-4 6; Williams, Maurice 1-5 0-0 3; Cabrera, Joe 1-5 0-0 2; Burgess, Jordan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 12-32 3-6 29.

Halftime: Bisop O'Connell 15-14. 3-Point Goals: St. Edward 6-12 (Pisco, Kyle 3-6; Love, Delbert 2-4; Stainbrook, Matt 1-1; Corcoran, Mike 0-1), Bishop O'Connell 2-11 (Ferguson, Will 1-2; Williams, Maurice 1-3; Cabrera, Joe 0-2; Marshall, Kendall 0-4). Fouled Out: St. Edward -None, Bishop O'Connell -None. Rebounds: St. Edward 16 (Price, James 4), Bishop O'Connell 21 (Marshall, Kendall 6). Assists: St. Edward 9 (Angers, Ryan 5), Bishop O'connell 3 (Marshall, Kendall 2). Total Fouls: St. Edward 12, Bishop O'Connell 12. Technical Fouls: St. Edward -None, Bishop O'Connell -None.

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