Bears and Bulldogs 1-3 at Panther Classic

  • Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  • Updated Tuesday, December 24, 2013 12:02 pm

Carvers Bay’s Arkel Williams had 13 points to lead to Bears to a win over Barbourville (Ky.) in the Panther Classic on Saturday. CHRIS SOKOLOSKI/TIMES


Carvers Bay held off Barbourville, Ky., 66-62 to open the Panther Classic at Carolina Forest High School on Saturday.
“Anytime you can beat a team from Kentucky, I'm happy,” said Bears coach Jeff Mezzatesta.
The Bears led by double-digits at halftime but the Tigers battled back to take the lead in third quarter before the Bears rallied for the win.
Arkel Williams and Tyrek Reed combined for 25 points to lead Carvers Bay. Williams had 13 points and three blocks. Reed had 12 points.
Darius Williams had nine points; Chris Carter had seven points; Terry Bromell had seven points; Dary Goss had six points and three rebounds; Josh Canteen had five points; and Eaddy Moore had four points.
“We're [still] missing assignments. Defensively we're standing around,” Mezzatesta said. “I was really proud of them offensively. The press didn't give us trouble, that's a sign of maturity.”
“We came out here to get better,” Carter said.
We're just trying to be a better team,” Arkel Williams said. “We're trying to get better.”
Carvers Bay then lost 50-44 to Lake Wales, Fla., on Sunday.
Arkel Williams had 10 points to lead the Bears.
Darius Williams, Marquiese Goss and Dary Goss had eight points each, and Carter had six.
Carvers Bay was coming off a 55-42 loss to Myrtle Beach on Thursday night.
The Bears were only down by three after three quarters, but were held to two points in the fourth quarter.
Darius Williams and Canteen led the Bears with eight points each. Williams also had five rebounds and two steals.
Reed had seven points and three rebounds; Moore had six points and four rebounds; Carter had five points and two assists; and Drayton had four points.
“We had a really good game,” Mezzatesta said. “We were only down five going into the fourth.”
Carvers Bay will play the kickoff game of the Beach Ball Classic on Thursday at 2 p.m. against Myrtle Beach Christian Academy at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
If the Bears win they'll play Saturday. If they lose they'll play Friday. If they continue to win they'll play Monday and Tuesday.


Georgetown lost two games at the Panther Classic, 77-68 to Forsyth County (N.C.) Day School on Saturday, and 58-34 to Martinsburg, W.Va., on Sunday.
DaeQuan Gibson led the Bulldogs with 12 points, two rebounds and two steals against the Furies.
Stepfon Cuttino had 11 points, five rebounds and two assists; Marquez Drayton had four points and eight rebounds; Michael Billings had four points, four rebounds and four assists; Amalek Nesbit and Sean Maybank had three rebounds each.
“They were a pretty solid team, well disciplined,” said Georgetown coach Alvin “Stitch” Walker. “Sometimes a loss like this can get you better. You can see all the things we can do better. … We try to learn from every game.”
Cuttino had 15 points, four rebounds and two assists to lead Georgetown against the Bulldogs.
Billings had seven points and four rebounds; Maybank had five points and five rebounds; Darrion Graham had three rebounds and two assists; and Drayton, Comega Myers, Zaquan Collins and Kristopher Crosby had three rebounds each.
Georgetown was coming off a 64-59 win over Andrews on Thursday night.
The Bulldogs led 29-20 at halftime, but Andrews used a 25-point third quarter to take a 45-41 lead. A 23-14 advantage in the fourth quarter gave the Bulldogs the victory.
Drayton led Georgetown with 17 points, 12 rebounds and three steals.
Gibson had 12 points, six rebounds and four steals; Cavonte Gamble had eight points and three steals; Cuttino had seven points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals; Billings had six points, three rebounds and four steals; Graham had five points and four rebounds; Collins had five points and three steals; and Maybank had eight rebounds.
Andrews then lost 73-49 to Goose Creek on Friday night.


Waccamaw lost 53-51 to Socastee on Thursday night.
Adonis Williams led the Warriors with 24 points.
Stephon Funnye had 12 points and two rebounds; Jemon Smalls had seven points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals; Jack Dwyer had seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals; Rob Ferraro had seven rebounds and two steals; and Deandre Richardson had two rebounds and two steals.


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