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Posted On: 02/11/17 9:58 AM
In a tie-breaker playoff for the right to be called Region II champions, Greenville High School and Wren High School battled it out Friday night at Carolina High School. A three-point game at halftime turned into a 73-50 win for Wren High School.
MVP: Trey McGowens- After blowing up this summer, McGowens has received 8 scholarship offers from Division One schools. He scored 23 points on a barrage of shooting, attacking and dunking of the basketball. He has a good size at the 1 or 2 spot at 6-foot-2. He is ranked as the #7 recruit in the SC 2018 class.
Offensive MVP: Jeremiah Neubia– The senior showed a nice overall game and complimented McGowens on the perimeter scoring 21 points for The Hurricanes as they claimed the region championship.
Defensive MVP: Jeremiah Neubia– The two-sport athlete also plays football at wide reciever and is a defensive pest on the basketball court. Came up with a lot of rebounds and steals during the game.
Best Passer: Trey McGowens– The junior guard shows great court-vision and ability to make the tough pass. Makes the game look easier with his court awareness. Will be a good college-level guard.
Best Sophomore: Dorian Williams– The Greenville High School sophomore was impressive scoring 11 of his 13 points in the first half. He is a stong guard, with a good handle and a nice stroke. He will be one to watch for Mike Anderson’s Red Raider squad. Williams is ranked #40 in PrepHoopsSC 2019 rankings.
Best Post Presence: John Kanaan- The senior for Wren HS was impressive with his athletic ability at 6-foot-6. He has a nice drop-down dunk in the first half that got the crowd going. He also showed some range on his shot, knocking one down from behind the arc.
Best College Prospect: Trey McGowens- Playing with SC Raptors Elite over the summer will surely help, but McGowens is on his way to be one of the best prospects out of the area in a few years. He has the attitude that you don’t see a lot, kind of has a little dog in him. One thing that coach’s at the next level alwyas ask me about.
Key to the Game: A 20-9 advantage in the 3rd quarter for Wren High School. A barrage of three-pointers capped by a four-point play and a huge dunk from McGowens put the game out of reach for Greenville HS.
What’s Next: The first round of the SCHSL 4-A state playoffs start next for both teams. Lose and you go home.
Quote of the Night: “We lost our composure, we’ll bounce back.”- Greenville HS head coach Mike Anderson.