Posted On: 01/17/21 7:45 PM
Collierville bounced back from its eight-point loss to MHEA Friday night with a 60-47 win at home over St. Benedict. The Dragons are now 14-4.
Collierville had balance offensively, with three players hitting the double-digit mark.
I was on hand Saturday night for the Dragons’ victory.
Here are the best players from the matchup.
Jordan JenkinsJordanJenkins6'2" | SGWebb School-Bell Buckle | 2021StateTN, Collierville: The senior guard helped his team build a 33-16 halftime lead. Collierville went on a 9-2 run to end the second quarter and Jenkins made back-to-back 3s during the surge. He was one of few shifty guards on the floor and didn’t have a problem getting into the paint. Jenkins made his presence known on the defensive end, as he tipped passes and dove for loose balls.
He was very aggressive in the win. Jenkins led the Dragons with 24 points.
Davon BarnesDavonBarnes6'5" | SFCollierville | 2021StateTN, Collierville: The senior wing made his shots look easy. His upper body strength and physicality was too much for the Eagles. Barnes didn’t have to settle for a lot of jump shots since he didn’t have a difficult time getting shots in the paint.
Barnes finished with 17 points.
Alec Tipton, Collierville: Tipton’s offense came when St. Benedict was starting to make shots. Bobby WestbrooksBobbyWestbrooks6'2" | CGSt. Benedict | 2021StateTN’ runner had the Eagles down 46-37, the first time St. Benedict was down single digits since the score was 24-15 midway through the second quarter.
Tipton made a 3 from the left wing then made another one from the corner when the Eagles’ Adam Barbieri’s 3-point play made it a single-digit game, again. He shot both 3s with confidence. Tipton had enough air on both releases.
Tipton finished the game with 11 points.
Here are the rest of the top performers from this week.
Austin Abernathy, Fayette Academy: Abernathy led the Vikings with 19 points in their 53-51 win over Trinity Christian. Luke Moore had 15, and Caleb Smith added 13.
Josh Ward, FACS: Ward led the Crusaders with 16 points in their 44-41 win over Evangelical Christian School.
Kameron JonesKameronJones6'4" | PGECS | 2021State#177NationTN, ECS: Jones had 20 points against FACS. Junior guard Mason Shropshire had 13.
Matthew SchneiderMatthewSchneider6'5" | CGSiegel | 2021StateTN, Siegel: Schneider had 22 points in the Stars’ 79-64 win over Stewart’s Creek. Jaylan WetzelJaylanWetzel6'1" | SGSiegel | 2021StateTN had 19. Zion SwaderZionSwader6'0" | PGSiegel | 2021StateTN added 17, and Martise Jackson provided 14.
Swader reached 1,000 points this week.
Cedquavious HunterCedquaviousHunter5'11" | PGUniversity School of Jackson | 2022StateTN, USJ: Hunter had 18 points in his team’s 66-48 loss to Fayette Academy. Davis SalleeDavisSallee6'5" | SFUSJ | 2021StateTN added 14.
JaSteven WalkerJaStevenWalker6'10" | PFFayette Ware | 2022StateTN, Fayette Ware: Walker led the Wildcats with 20 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks in their 76-46 win over Millington. Tay Williams had 10 points, eight rebounds, and two steals. Harmonta Griggs added 13 points, six assists and two steals.
Justin MorganJustinMorgan6'6" | SGMemphis Nighthawks | 2022StateTN, MHEA: Morgan led all scorers with 24 in the 65-57 win over Collierville.
Alex AndersonAlexAnderson6'7" | SFTipton-Rosemark Academy | 2021State#192NationTN, Tipton–Rosemark Academy: Anderson led the Rebels with 27 points in a 69-61 win over Sacred Heart. Tyler ByrdTylerByrd6'2" | SFTipton-Rosemark Academy | 2022StateTN had 16, and Eli Ramsey added 15.
Daniel EgbuniweDanielEgbuniwe6'6" | SFFACS | 2022StateTN, FACS: Egbuniwe led the Crusaders with 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in a 51-37 win over Jackson Christian. TJ Thomas had 11. Josh Mason finished with 10.
Zane Lawhon, Midway: Lawhon had 19 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in a 64-60 win over Oakdale.
Trent McNair, Brentwood Academy: McNair had 24 points in the Eagles’ 81-61 win over Lipscomb. Tyler Tanner, Athan Pohlman and Caleb Brooks each had 13. DJ Senter provided 12.
Madison PeasterMadisonPeaster6'2" | PGArlington | 2021StateTN, Arlington: Peaster led the Tigers with 19 points in Friday’s road loss at Bartlett. Phil Dotson IIIPhilDotson III5'11" | SGArlington | 2022StateTN had 18. Javar Daniel added 14.
Braeden MooreBraedenMoore6'8" | PFChrist Presbyterian Academy | 2022StateTN, CPA: Moore had 26 points and 14 rebounds in the Lions’ win over Grace Christian.
Landon Smith, Adamsville: Smith had 29 points in his team’s overtime win over Riverside.
Jaye Nash, Briarcrest: Nash had 15 points and nine assists in a loss at Bartlett. Cooper Haynes added 16.
Reese McMullenReeseMcMullen6'2" | SGChristian Brothers | 2021StateTN, Christian Brothers: McMullen led the Purple Wave with 19 points in their 67-49 win over Briarcrest. Hunter Pratt had 18 points. Chandler JacksonChandlerJackson6'3" | PGChristian Brothers | 2022State#108NationTN provided 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Jackson was honored at Friday’s game for reaching 1,000 points.
Mason MillerMasonMiller6'9" | SFHouston | 2021State#92NationTN, Houston: Miller had 20 points and five rebounds in a 86-72 win over Paul VI. Johnathan Lawson had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Ahmad Nowell added 15 points.
Micah SimpsonMicahSimpson6'0" | PGMorristown East | 2022StateTN, Morristown East: Simpson had 19 points, seven steals, five assists and five rebounds in a 77-38 win over Cocke County. Junior forward Braden llic also had 19 points.
Mitchell Wright, Northpoint Christian: Wright and Christian Gilliland each had 22 points in the Trojans’ 68-38 win over Desoto. Darius Naylor added 12.
Dalton Colbert, Chester County: Colbert had 17 points and five assists in a loss to Lexington.
PJ SmithPJSmith5'11" | PGGoodpasture | 2021StateTN, Goodpasture: Smith had 26 points, three assists and three rebounds in a win over Lipscomb.
Isaiah West, Goodpasture: West had 17 points, six steals, five rebounds and four assists in a win over DCA.
Cade PendletonCadePendleton6'9" | PFEast Hamilton | 2022StateTN, East Hamilton: Pendleton had 28 points and six rebounds in the 86-48 win over Ooltewah. Marcus Long II had 20 points ands seven assists. Jordan Harris provided 18 points.
Senior guard Darwin RandolphDarwinRandolph6'0" | PGEast Hamilton | 2021StateTN reached 1,000 points in his high school basketball career.
Jensen LintonJensenLinton6'5" | SFEagleville | 2021StateTN, Eagleville: Linton had 21 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals in a loss to Cascade.
Kley McGowanKleyMcGowan6'4" | SGCleveland | 2021StateTN, Cleveland: McGowan had 20 points and six rebounds in a win over Walker Valley. Grant HurstGrantHurst6'1" | CGCleveland | 2021StateTN had 15 points and three rebounds. Jasen BrooksJasenBrooks6'0" | PGCleveland | 2023StateTN provided eight points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Alex HyderAlexHyder6'2" | SGCleveland | 2023StateTN, Cleveland: Hyder had 15 points in a one-point loss to Oak Ridge.
BJ Edwards, Knoxville Catholic: Edwards had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a win over Chattanooga Christian.
Terrance Jacobs Jr., Bartlett: The junior point guard had 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two blocks in a win over Arlington. Tadarius Jacobs had 19 points, 11 rebounds, four steals, two assists and two blocks. Kamrin Jones added 15 points. Amarr KnoxAmarrKnox6'3" | PGBartlett | 2022StateTN provided 11 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Riggs AbnerRiggsAbner6'6" | SGGreen Hill | 2021StateTN, Greeneville: The senior wing had 11 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Beech.