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Arby's Classic: CPA bounces back, thumps Oak Ridge in third-place game

December 31st, 2013 6:50 pm by Staff Report

Arby's Classic: CPA bounces back, thumps Oak Ridge in third-place game

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Christ Presbyterian Academy's Lions roared out of the halftime break, outscoring Oak Ridge 22-2 in the third quarter, and went on to a 67-40 win over the Wildcats in the third-place game of the 31st annual Arby's Classic at Viking Hall.

CPA held a nine-point lead, 35-26, after two periods before turning the game into a runaway. Led by Braxton Blackwell, five Lions players hit double figures in scoring. Blackwell had 14 points, Jake Allmiller 13, Ben Dreher 12, Braxton Bonds 11 and Thomas Richard 10.

Blackwell, who went 8-for-10 from the free throw line, completed a double-double by adding 14 rebounds. Bonds padded his stat sheet with eight assists, four steals and three rebounds.

No Oak Ridge player reach double digits in scoring. Isaac Merian, Ted Mitchell and Seth Davis had seven points each.

Nashville-based CPA had won 39 straight games before falling to Milton, Ga., 77-62 on Monday in the Arby's semifinals.

Fifth place
Hamilton 82, Peachtree Ridge 43

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Memphis' Hamilton took command early and never gave it up in beating Peachtree Ridge, Ga., in the fifth-place game.

The Wildcats led 20-10 after one quarter and 37-20 at halftime.

Keelon Lawson and Terrance Baker scored 16 points apiece to lead Hamilton. Lawson added four assists and a team-best 12 rebounds. Baker had nine boards and blocked two shots. Romero Hill came up with 11 points and five rebounds for the Wilcats, who outrebounded the Lions 42-22.

Hamilton was 32-for-61 shooting from the field.

Amir Warnock had 13 points and seven boards for Peachtree Ridge, which hit just 13 of its 51 shots (25 percent) from the field.

Sixth place
United Faith Christian 54, Tabernacle Baptist 27

BRISTOL, Tenn. — After a quiet first half for both teams, United Faith Christian broke loose with 35 points over the final two quarters to defeat Tabernacle Baptist in the sixth-place game of the \Arby's Classic.

Ty Gadsen finished with a team-best 16 points for United Faith of the Bahamas, and teammate Nehemiah Mabson closed the tournament with a double-double: 13 points and 14 rebounds.

United Faith led 19-10 at halftime.

Despite a difficult shooting day, Robert Joseph matched Gadsen with a game-high 16 points for North Carolina's Tabernacle. Joseph shot 6-for-21 from the field, including 0-for-9 from 3-point range. The Falcons shot just 23 percent from the field as a team.

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