'Toppers lose close title game

By Ivan Sanders
STAR CORRESPONDENT

  
The Ballard Bruins raced out to an early 9-1 lead and then held off a talented Science Hill team to take their first Arby's crown.
   Science Hill was gunning for their fourth title, but it was not meant to be as Ballard used an equally balanced inside-outside attack to frustrate the 'Toppers.
   Tournament MVP David Bryant would score 20 to pace the Bruins followed by Sean Booker with 11.
   Rob Love had another good outing for Science Hill, as he would tally 17 for the contest. Nick Bradley added 16 and Anton McKinney contributed 11 from his post position.

Fifth Place
  
Urspring, Germany....................48
   Chapel Hill, NC..........................56
  
Urspring, Germany would vault out to an early 23-12 first quarter advantage before Chapel Hill would hog-tie the international team in the second period.
   The Germans were held to only two points in the quarter, while the Wildcats would score 13 to knot the score at half 25-25. The second half of play belonged to the North Carolians, as they would take home the trophy by outscoring Urspring 31-23 in the half.
   Rob Edwards paced the Wildcats with 14, and teammate Matt Everette would add 11. Crowd favorite Julius van de Laar paced Urspring with 17, with Vincent Polakovic knocking down 12.

   Sixth Place
  
Spartanburg, SC............................59
   Dorsey, CA....................................66
  
Spartanburg would take a 33-28 lead to the locker room at the intermission, only to see the Dons come storming back after the break to take the sixth place hardware back to California.
   Dorsey was led in scoring by Donald Wilson with 16, while the high-flying Gary Hamilton would contribute with 13.
   Point-guard Donald Stevenson would show the way for the Vikings of Spartanburg with a game-high 23 points. Blake Genoble would add 14, with Western Kentucky signee Jamaal Brown adding 11.