Around The Nation: Dec. 2

AROUND THE NATION – Not everyone's season has tipped but for many the balls been bouncing for a few weeks. One guy off to a good start is unsigned Senior Terrance Jones who dumped 36 in his opener.'s top-ranked senior, Harrison Barnes, is 1-0. Defending state champion Ames ripped Urbandale 78-42 Monday night. Barnes scored 31 points. When asked if he had given people what they came to see, Barnes told the Ames Tribune that he thought so, but there's more. "If not, they can get another showing Friday in Ames." Northern Iowa signee Doug McDermott had 15.

Yes, you're reading this score correctly. Pinecrest defeated Benjamin School 59-12 to open its title defense. Brandon Knight,'s No. 2 player, scored 25 points, including 4 3-pointers as his opponent's strategy of holding the ball backfired in a big way.

Terrence Jones and the Jefferson Democrats opened their season this week. The unsigned senior led his team to a 91-69 win over Lincoln. Jones pumped in 36 points, 32 of which came after picking up his third foul.

Wake Forest recruit J.T. Terrell is getting used to the rims in Charlotte after transferring from Burlington Cummings for his senior year. Terrell dropped in 32 points in West Charlotte's 76-51 win over Independence.

LSU signee Matt Derenbecker scored 22 points as his Country Day team squeaked one out against St. John's 61-59 to remain unbeaten.

USC recruit Bryce Jones scored 25 points in his varsity debut for Woodland Hills Taft as it defeated Carson 84-37. Jones had to sit out last season due to transfer rules. DeAndre Daniels chipped in with 17 and 11 rebounds.

Duke recruit Tyler Thornton got out of the gates quickly as his Gonzaga College team took down St. Stephens 97-46. Thornton finished with 20 and five assists.

St. Joe's signee Langston Galloway scored 24 points to lead Christian Life to a 58-48 victory over Belaire.

Baylor signee Perry Jones and Duncanville fell to Mesquite 58-50. Jones scored 17 and Luke Mergerson had 19.

AAU teammates squared off head-to-head and Vickburg junior Mychal Ammons' 21 points was enough to push his team past Forest Hill and Andre Stringer who scored a game-high 26.

Melrose ripped Kirby 75-35 behind 20 points from Top 10 recruit Adonis Thomas. Melrose is 7-0 on the season.

Branden Dawson had a one of those big double-double games with mid teens rebounds and high 20's but Lew Wallace lost 59-56 to Carver. UCLA had an assistant in attendance.

Bernard Sullivan and North Mecklenburg are off to a fast start. The junior power forward scored 26 points and had 9 rebounds in North Meck's 59-55 win over Providence.

QEA junior Quincy Miller scored 15 points as his team smoked Victory Christian 79-46. Anthony Estes led Victory with 13. QEA's Stargell Love scored 13 and Juvonte Reddic had 14. Kentucky was in attendance watching Miller. Marshall was there to see Aaron Bowen and Stargell Love.

North Carolina recruit P.J. Hairston dropped in 35 points as Dudley defated Reagan 74-63 Tuesday night. Hairston shot 14-for-24 from the floor and had 12 rebounds. Navy signee Brennan Wyatt has 8 assists.

High Point Westchester routed First Assembly 91-74 behind 32 points from Deuce Bello and 22 from Ike Nwanu. First Assembly was led by transfer seven-footer David Wishon who scored 20.

Bob Jones junior guard Levi Randolph helped secure a 57-49 win over Hoover. Randolph converted all 10 of his free throws en route to 21 points. Auburn's Jeff Lebo attended the game.

Anthony Stitt's first game of the year featured a 29-point scoring outburst but Butler fell to Vance 57-46. Vance junior Marquis Rankin had 8 and 6 assists. Sophomore Braxton Ogbueze left in the third quarter with a possible concussion. Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell attended the game as did assistants from Charlotte, East Carolina and UNC-Wilmington.

Cherryville junior wing Terry Whisnant pumped in a game-high 35 points as his team slipped past N. Gaston 88-78 in his team's opening game.

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