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Posted On: 12/24/17 8:23 PM
Lumberton vs Fairmont is not only a rivalry game but it also has been the Robeson County Shootout championship game for the last two years. Lumberton got off to a quick start going up 16-6 early in the quarter but Fairmont would cut the lead and never look back , winning the game by a final margin of 18 points.
Fairmont HS Senior Guard Corry Addison: Corry does a good job of finding ways to get into the paint and not settling for the outside shot. He has a nice floater that he uses to score when he is attacking the paint, as well as a solid midrange game. Finished the game with 18 points, Named Tournament MVP.
Lumberton HS Sophomore Guard Jordan McNeill: In the first half he struggled to score the ball but was still very active on the glass, which showed in his final rebound stats as he finished with 11 boards. In the 2nd half he got more of his offense going scoring 15 of his 19 points, Jordan has a chance to be special.
Lumberton HS Senior Guard Stephon Lloyd: Step had been averaging over 25 points per game in this tournament, in this game he struggled to score as much but still a great job of facilitating the offense.
Fairmont HS Senior Guard Derrick Arnette: If there was a player of the game award, Derrick would have taken it home easily. He was instant offense for the Golden Tornadoes and scored the ball in just about every way possible. Schools that are looking for a solid guard that can play both ends of the floor, should check him out, he finished with 26 points.
Fairmont HS Senior Forward/Center Nalijha Pittman: The big man was a huge part of the team’s success against Lumberton HS. He fills up the paint well on the defensive end and was a rebounding machine, where he was most productive was early in the game in pick and roll situations.
Fairmont HS Senior Guard Brent McDonald: Brent was solid throughout and was another guard that stepped up big time for Fairmont. He can score the ball at a nice rate and gets after it defensively to force shots and turnovers.
Lumberton HS Junior Forward Kwashek Breeden: He didn’t have his best overall day but he started off the 1st quarter well and showed some potential of how good he can be. At 6’5 with nice length and athletic ability, he is a player to keep an eye on.
Lumberton HS Junior Forward Jaylan Brice: He was a huge part of the Pirates offense in the first half as he scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half. Although he is clearly a football player, he can play some hoops as well and was big time for Lumberton.