Dorsey knocks THS out of tourney

STAR Staff

   In early morning action at the Arby's classic the Dorsey High Dons defeated the Vikings of Tennessee High on their home court by the score of 75-54 to knock them out of the tournament.
   Dorsey High exploded for 30 points in the second quarter to take a 42-31 halftime lead behind the outstanding play of Gary Hamilton who netted 16 points in the contest.
   For the Vikings Derek Linkous led the way with 13 points while Drew Porter totaled 10 for the night.

   In game two of the day the Spartanburg Vikings sent the Panthers of Brainerd High packing for home as they beat them by the final of 61-48 to advance and play Dorsey High.
   Spartanburg cruised through the game as Jammal Brown tallied 14 points and 14 rebounds while teammates Donald Stevenson (12 pts) and Quincy Halliday (11 pts) also added stellar performances.
   The Vikings were almost perfect from the free throw line shooting 87 percent (14-16) as Stevenson made all four of his attempts to close out the game.
   Chapel Hill.....60
   Council, Va......53

   After a disappointing loss to Dobyns-Bennett Friday, the East Chapel Hill Wildcats bounced back Saturday with a 60-53 win over the Cobras of Council to keep from elimination out of the tournament.
   The Cobras led the contest 31-19 at the half, but a stubborn Chapel Hill squad regrouped and put together one of the best comebacks in the tourney to defeat Council in overtime.
   Warren Roberson was tops as he totaled 15 points and seven rebounds to lead the Wildcats while Brad Nuckles netted 26 for council along with 13 rebounds.

   Urspring will move on to face East Chapel Hill on Monday as they routed the Mustangs of Memorial 63-49 as Vincent Polakovic led Urpsring with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
   Urspring led 38-14 at one point and never looked back as Memorial's run in the tourney was short lived.
   For the Mustangs Jonathan Gaines led all scores with 22 while hauling in eight rebounds.
   Ballard High...........79

   In the first game of the winners bracket semi-finals the Ballard High Bruins showed how fundamental basketball was played as they defeated the Indians of Dobyns-Bennett 79-60 to advance to the championship game against Science Hill on Monday.
   The Bruins held off a Dobyns-Bennett comeback to go on and score 27 points in the fourth quarter behind the play of Andy Ahrens who scored 17 points including three from beyond the three point line.
   For the Indians Henry Williams netted 24 points while teammate Azmar Blye added 23 while each hauled in six rebounds a piece.