Posted On: 11/26/18 10:59 AM

The Coaches vs Cancer Shootout held at UNC-Asheville at their state of the art Kimmel Arena was another great event over Thanksgiving weekend put on by Enka Head Coach Brian Carver. There were some talented teams and players on hand to participate in the event and the tournament helped raise a lot of money for cancer research. 

First Flight HS vs Millbrook HS 

This one set the NCHSAA state record for three-pointers made in a game with 34. Millbrook also scored the second-most points in schools history with 110. Millbrook took the win with a 110-77 final.  First Flight got six from Dylan Blake who was named the MVP for First Flight with 28 points, Joseph Davidson knocked down four long distance shots and ended with 14 points, Reese Jones counted for 24 points while knocking down 8 three-pointers. 

Millbrook was led by senior guard Phillip Burwell with 15 points, Nolan Dorsey with 14 and Jai’ McRae with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Burwell also tallied 7 assists, and pulled down 5 rebounds. 

North Buncombe vs West Brunswick 

A new name for the area is Malachi Hammond, a senior guard for North Buncombe HS is a player. He will probably be a Division Two player with his size but he is the definition of playing hard and having a little swagger to the game. Flashy passer, very athletic, can finish above the rim, quick and can shoot it. Hammond finished with 15 points and 7 assists. 

North Buncombe won the contest handily with Ren Dyer accounting for 19 points, the athletic do-it-all guard at the next level scored in a variety of ways and was knocking down some long shots that has added to his repertoire. He pulled down 10 rebounds by my account and Jack Ritchie and JT Laws both chipped in 11 points on the night. 

West Brunswick has a 2020 forward that should be garnering some attention soon. 6’9 Jadyn Parker shows the skill set and athletic ability to be a player recruited at a high level.