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Barons take two of three in Brunswick Holiday Classic
SoVaNow.com / January 02, 2014The Bluestone Barons participated in the Brunswick High School Holiday Classic tournament this week in Lawrenceville and won two of three games — defeating Central Virginia Home School 74-52 and Cumberland by the score of 52-44.
The Barons lost to a tough Indian River High School team, 74-60 in the opening round of the tournament. Indian River eventually went on to claim the championship, defeating Brunswick, 57-50.
The tournament, which began on Thursday and finished up on Saturday, featured some good and varied competition. Prince Edward, Sussex, Southampton and host Brunswick rounded out the eight-team field.
Bluestone head coach Kelvin Tucker was glad the team won its final two games, though he felt the team should have defeated Indian River. “We came out sluggish and played that way the entire game,” Tucker said after the game.
In Friday’s win versus CVHS, the Barons opened slow and got into some early foul trouble, but by the second quarter the Barons started to find their offense and flat rolled over the Patriots.
Saturday’s finish was closer as the Barons took down the Cumberland Dukes, 52-44. The Barons had their lowest quarter of offensive production in this game, scoring a mere six points in the third quarter.
Thankfully for Barons’ fans, Cumberland also had a horrid quarter, scoring one point less than Bluestone.
The Barons are 6-2 on the season now and scheduled to return to regular season action on January 3 when they take on Central of Lunenburg in a home match.
Indian River (74)
Bluestone’s first game in the tournament was against Indian River High School. The Barons played the Hampton Roads-area team fairly close for half of the game, but low-production second and third quarters allowed the game to get out of the Barons reach.
Bluestone totaled 22 points in the second and third periods; IRHS posted 40 points in the frame.
Reggie Hodges of Indian River paced all scorers with 29 points. One other player scored in double figures, Jawon Jenkins with 14 points.
Bluestone also had two players, Damian Winbush and Dashawn Pamplin, score in double figures, with 15 and 11 points, respectively.
The Barons out rebounded Indian River, 32-28, had five blocked shots and eight steals. Bluestone turned the ball over 21 times and comm itted a total of 26 fouls.
Bluestone had a good quarter out the gate, scoring 10 points in the period. Damian Winbush had two treys and two points at the foul line to finish with eight points.
Indian River scored 12 in the period. Barry Boyer posted four points; four other players scored a basket each.
The Barons were outscored by, seven points in the quarter at 19-12. The Barons’ Darius Baskerville hit a trey and teammate Dashawn Pamplin scored a basket and got a point at the line.
Bluestone missed several free scoring opportunities during the period going five-of-14 at the foul line.
IRHS’ Osaris Chambers had five points to lead his team. Reggie Hodges scored four and three additional players scored three points.
Bluestone went in at halftime down 31-22.
Bluestone scored 10 points in the third quarter, while IRHS poured in 21 points. Winbush led with four points; Keith Patrick popped a trey.
Hodges recorded 13 points in the period — hitting three deuces, gathering four points at the foul line and draining a three-pointer. Jawon Jenkins scored eight in the frame.
Bluestone had a great final period, scoring 28 points. But IRHS was able to put up 22 points and hold on to the victory.
Pamplin and Ovon Bullock had six points each. Antwuan Tucker and Patrick knocked down treys.
Hodges had another big quarter for IRHS scoring 10 of the 22 period-points.
Bluestone: Dashawn Pamplin-11, Ovon Bullock-9, Antwuan Tucker-5, Keith Patrick-6, Darius Baskerville-7, Damian Winbush-15, Najawuan Davis-1, Deion Mosley-5 and Keshawn Hillard-1.
IRHS: Hodges-29, Rodgers-3, Chambers-9, Jenkins-14, Heckstall-9, J. Chambers-2, Jones-2 and Boyer-6.
Bluestone (74), Central Virginia Home School (52)
Bluestone netted its highest offensive output on Saturday, defeating CVHS by 22 points.
The Barons had three players in double figures in the game — Pamplin pumped in 20 points and Winbush and Patrick added 12 and 16 points, respectively.
The Barons opened the game with an eight point first quarter. CVHS also got off to a puttering start, scoring six points in the frame.
Pamplin paced the Barons in the period with four points. Hillard and Bullock had a basket each.
The second quarter was when Bluestone really started to put some points on the board. The team scored 23 points in the period, while they held the Patriots to five points.
Pamplin knocked down eight points in the quarter and Patrick scored six. Baskerville had a trey in the frame.
The Barons kept the pressure on in the third scoring 19 points, but CVHS tighten-up its inside game and was able to post 22 points.
Patrick and Pamplin combined for 11 of Bluestones’ 19 points. Matt Shatter and Patrick Allen had six apiece for the Patriots.
Entering the fourth quarter the Barons led CVHS, 50-33. Both teams again had strong quarters — Bluestone scored 24 points while the Patriots had 19.
Bluestone got some balanced team scoring in this period — posting eight players on the scoreboard. Winbush and Patrick steadied the Barons scoring six and five points, in that order. Mosley poured in four points and four players racked deuces.
The Barons garnered 41 rebounds in the contest, blocked five shots and had six steals. On the flip side, Bluestone had 15 turnovers and 20 fouls.
After a couple of trips up and down the court with both teams missing shots, Bluestone opened up a 4-0 lead with a couple of baskets by Bullock and Pamplin.
CVHS’s Allen exchanged baskets with the Barons’ Damian Winbush and Pamplin to make the score 8-4. The Patriots got a basket to end the quarter and make the score 8-6.
Winbush hit a trey to open the second and followed that with a deuce, after a Pamplin bucket.
Bluestone then went on a 10-3 run, led by Pamplin with six points. Patrick and Davis contributed six points each to end the quarter up by, 20 points at 31-11 going into the half.
The third quarter was full of offense for both teams. Bluestone opened with six straight.
The Patriots went on a 12-2 run to narrow the margin to 39-21. Bluestone responded with a 9-2 run.
Bullock hit a basket, followed by a Baron trey and a couple of buckets by Patrick. Bluestone added five more points to end the quarter, leading 50-33.
The teams exchanged baskets and one from the foul line each starting play. Bluestone hit its stride for a few series and made a 9-4 run — Mosley, Baskerville and Winbush scored during the frame.
Patrick, Pamplin and Winbush added more nine points in the closing minutes of the period. DeAndre Richardson hit two shots from the line for the Barons to end the game.
Bluestone: Pamplin-20, Winbush-12, Patrick-16, Baskerville-5, Davis-4, Mosley-4, Hillard-5, Richardson-2 and Bullock-6.
CVHS: Dixon-6, Johnson-8, Danaher-1, Stewart-3, Thompson-1, Wagner-7, Allen-14, Cameron-2 and Shatter-10.
The Barons finished up their tournament appearance on a positive note, defeating the Cumberland Dukes 52-44.
Bluestone had a 30 point first half, posting 10 points in the first period and 20 points in the second. The Barons took a 30-25 lead into halftime.
The Barons outscored Cumberland, 22-19 in the final period to get the eight-point win.
Bluestone grabbed 52 rebounds in the game, got two blocks and made 11 steals. The Barons had 18 fouls on the night, but only turned the ball over 11 times in the match.
Bluestone: Pamplin-8, Bullock-8, Patrick-10, Baskerville-4, Winbush-12, Davis-6 and Mosley-4.
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