Posted On: 01/31/18 12:06 PM
The Cross HS Trojans traveled over to Greeleyville to play the 1st place C.E. Murray HS War Eagles in a big region matchup. The Trojans jumped out to a 9-2 after a BJ Fuller dunk in transition. The Trojans led after the 1st quarter 19-11.
The War Eagles were playing on senior night a bit sluggish. Then the only senior on the roster Korey Scott started to catch fire with back to back baskets to give the War Eagles a 47-40 lead with 2:20 to play. Scott finished the game with 9 points. C.E. Murray would hold onto win 53-45 and remain in 1st place in the Class A- Region.
MVP : Twanye Butler (2019) C.E. Murray (Greeleyville) (pictured on front)
Butler is a RAW talent with tremendous bounce on the floor. Butler finished the evening with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the War Eagles in the victory.
Best Defensive Player : Twanye Butler (2019) C.E. Murray (Greeleyville)
Butler 6’4 is a pain in the butt in the paint at times. Butler has uncanny timing when it comes to jumping off the floor. Butler had 5 unofficial blocks here tonight and just has the ability to alter shots in the flow of a game.
Best Small College Prospect : BJ Fuller (2018) Cross HS
Fuller 6’4 wiry small forward has great length for the Trojans. Fuller was a bit passive to shoot the ball from the perimeter and seemed very unselfish at times too a fault. Fuller finished the game with 13 points in the loss. Fuller came into the game averaging 15.3 ppg and 10.8 rebounds.
Best Underclassmen : Notorius Grant (2021) C.E. Murray HS
Grant very well could of been in the dog house for War Eagles Head Coach Neilson Hilton this evening. Grant a strong point guard saw limited minutes. Sheldon Bradley (2021) 6’5 post player is not with the team currently and wasn’t even in attendance at the game for the War Eagles.
Playoff Race :
The C.E. Murray War Eagles took care of staying in 1st place in the region with the victory. The War Eagles (6-1) have a 1 1/2 game leader over Bethune-Bowman.
Nathan Walker scored just 2 points for Cross HS. Walker (2018) 6’0 will play on the football team next fall at Wofford. Walker FB/LB ran for over 1,417 yards and 17 touchdowns last season for the Trojans. Walker also recorded 94 tackles and 2 interceptions this season.