Prep Basketball: Lady Lions win Craze Sports Invitational Holiday Tournament title

Posted at 3:12 PM on Jan 1, 2018

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The Statesville Christian varsity girls basketball team won three games en route to the Craze Sports Invitational Holiday Tournament championship.

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The Statesville Christian Lady Lions traveled down to Harding University High School in Charlotte to participate in the Craze Sports Invitational Holiday Tournament. Playing against NCHSAA 4A and NCISAA 2A opponents during the three-day tournament, the Lady Lions left absolutely no doubt as to who was the strongest varsity high school women's basketball team in attendance.

On Saturday, the Lady Lions defeated the Gaston Day Lady Spartans 54-45 to win the tournament and impove to 15-0 on the season

Junior Jordan Ellis paced the Lady Lions with 17 points and six rebounds. Junior Mallory Sherrill recordeda double-double by netting 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

Aasia McNeill added 11 points, and Amy Holchin and Anna Blue Bentley scored six points each for Statesville Christian.

SEMIFINAL GAME

Statesville Christian 55, Harding University High School 42: Junior Mallory Sherrill scored 15 points and snagged nine rebounds to lead the Lady Lions to a win over the Lady Rams on Thursday.

Jordan Ellis contributed 10 points, Anna Blue Bentley and Brenna Rae Bentley each had nine, and Jordan Peters netted six for Statesville Christian. Amy Holchin added four points and Meeka Snider scored two.

FIRST-ROUND GAME

Statesville Christian 60, Gaston Day School 44: Junior Mallory Sherrill turned in an epic performance, scoring 26 points and grabbing 20 rebounds, as the Lady Lions rolled in the tournament opener on Wednesday.

Junior Jordan Ellis contributed 11 points and snagged 13 rebounds for Statesville Christian, while Aasia McNeill also added 11 points. Jordan Peters netted eight points, and Amy Holchin and Anna Blue Bentley contributed two points each.

NEXT UP

The Lady Lions travel to Triad Math and Science Academy in Greensboro on Tuesday for 5:30 p.m. tip-off.

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