Johnson City Press: Wayne wins Arby's in a blowout

Wayne wins Arby's in a blowout

Jeff Birchfield • Dec 31, 2015 at 9:50 PM

BRISTOL -- Party on, Wayne.

Wayne, Ohio, shot at a torrid pace to easily defeat Tift County, Georgia, in Thursday’s championship game of the 33rd annual Arby’s Classic basketball tournament.

The Warriors hit 28 of 43 (65.1 percent) from the field, including 9 of 16 (56.3 percent) from 3-point range, to beat the Blue Devils 72-47 at Viking Hall.

Rodrick Caldwell, a 5-foot-10 senior guard, led the way with 17 points on 7 of 10 shooting.

Trey Landers, a 6-foot-5 senior, went 6 for 7 and scored 16 points, while L’Christian Smith tallied 13 in the winning effort.

Down 13-12 at the end of one quarter, Wayne outscored Tift County 41-13 over the next two periods.

Tyrie Jackson paced the Blue Deivls with 12 points and Fred Lloyd added 11 points and nine rebounds.


Oak Ridge 91

Taylor County, Ky. 73

The Wildcats bounced back from losing to David Crockett in the second round to earn the fifth-place trophy with the win over the Cardinals.

Led by Anthony Gibson with 22 points, Oak Ridge pulled away by outscoring Taylor County by 14 in the final quarter.

Tee Higgins finished with 20 points and eight rebounds. Javien Johnson with 17 points, EJ Bush with 13 and Tajion Jones with 12 also reached double figures for the Wildcats.

Most of Taylor County’s scoring came from David Sloan with 31 points and Quentin Goodin with 30 points.


Father Henry Carr, Canada 77

Mentor, Ohio 61

Shae Brown had 19 points as the Toronto, Canada team outscored the Cardinals 24-8 in the final quarter.

Shamar Brown had a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Crusaders, while Mychal Paulo also finished with 15 points. Carlo Dubra was the fourth Father Henry player in double figutes with 12 points.

Mentor also had four players reach double digits lead by Jack Korsok with 17 points.

Tadas Tataruns ended with 15 points and nine rebounds, while other double-digit scorers were Caden Kryz with 13 points and Allen Sims with 10 points.


Tennessee High 58

Tabernacle, Bahamas 48

Garrett Crandell posted a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the homestanding Vikings over the Falcons in Thursday’s opening game.

Crandell went 10-for-10 at the free-throw line and the Vikings as a team made 16 of 17 foul shots.

Michael Mays and Garrett Huffman had 12 points each for Tennessee High, which enjoyed a plus-10 rebounding advantage.

Janeko Russell was the leading scorer for Tabernacle with 19 points.

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