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Posted On: 03/11/18 11:49 AM
Today’s installment of “Five Good Guys” features some stellar performers during state tournament competition:
Kyle Younge 5’9″ Jennings: The fearless 2018 guard scored a career-high 44 points in a 77-74 overtime victory over Parkway Central in the Class 4 state quarterfinals. Young was magnificent throughout the game and even better during the overtime period despite playing on an injured ankle during the extra session. He is one of the most fearless competitors in the state and he displayed it in leading the Warriors to their first Final Four appearance since 2000.
Dre Sorrells 5’10” Grandview: The talented junior guard scored a team-high 31 points to lead Grandview past Logan-Rogersville 81-46 in the Class 4 state quarterfinals. One of the top perimeter shooters in the class, Sorrells got his team going early with five 3-pointers in the first half to stake Grandview to a big early advantage.
Jericole Hellems 6’7″ Chaminade: The 2018 North Carolina State recruit scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Red Devils past Hazelwood Central 79-72 in a hotly contested and emotional Class 5 state quarterfinal game at Lindenwood University. Hellems scored in the post and had a game-changing four-point play with less than 3 minutes play with his team down 67-62.
Damien Daniels 5’8″ Hogan Prep: The 2018 guard finished his career in style with a team-high 18 points to lead Hogan Prep to a 63-58 victory over Charleston in the Class 5 state championship game in Springfield. The speedy Daniels led a quick and hard and hard working bunch from Hogan Prep back to the promised land. He had 20 points and nine steals in the Rams’ victory over Northwest Academy in the state quarterfinals.
Trent McBride 6’6″ Eminence: The talented 2019 post player scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Redwings 79-72 victory Walnut Grove in the Class 1 state championship game. In a game full of excellent perimeter players on both teams, it was McBride’s dominance in the low post which made the difference, which has been the case throughout the season.