Around The Nation: Jan. 27

AROUND THE NATION – Tashawn Mabry and Trae Golden cracked the 2,000 point marker Tuesday night. Mabry nudged Phil Ford over a spot on Rocky Mount's scoring list. Plus, Josh Selby went for a big number and Keith Appling backed up some tough talk.

Slide one seat over, Phil Ford. Tashawn Mabry is the new scoring champ at Rocky Mount High. The senior forward eclipsed Ford's record of 2,093 points. He finished with 31 and Rocky Mount won handily over Northern Nash. Mabry hasn't signed yet and is receiving offers from mid-level schools and interest from high-majors.

On Tuesday night, Tennessee-bound guard Trae Golden joined Mabry in the 2,000 point club. Golden scored 43 points and had nine assists as he celebrated his achievement in style.

Alex Kirk, a Los Alamos senior headed to New Mexico, had a career game this month. Against St. Pius, Kirk went for 44 points and 13 rebounds. It was his career scoring high.

Josh Selby got loose to the tune of 41 points against City High. Lake Clifton won the game by 8. City senior Jordan Latham scored 18 points in the loss.

When 4,500 people come to a high school game, it's a big deal. Providence held on against Arlington Country Day 54-52 in overtime. Patric Young connected on two free throws down the stretch and finished with 14. Stacey Poole had 7 and fouled out. ACD's Justin Jackson had 10 points.

North Side was paced by its star, Casey Prather, against Bolivar. Prather led way with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Joe Jackson got his scoring on Tuesday night. The senior went for 26 points as White Station bested Whitehaven by 13.

Keith Appling talked the talk and then backed it up against Southeastern. After saying "Southeastern will never be ready for the Pershing Doughboys," Appling poured in 35 points for the winners. Juwan Howard didn't play for Pershing so Appling had more on his plate and delivered. Percy Gibson scored 19 points but Appling made all 13 of his free throws. Here's a good read from the Free Press.

Ricky Scott led MacArthur past Duncanville as he scored 26 points. Perry Jones and Julian Washburn had 13 apiece. Duncanville is a modest 17-10 on the season.

J.T. Terrell fired in 36 points as West Charlotte downed North Meck. Carlin Bremner and Bernard Sullivan combined for 25 in the loss.

UConn signee Jeremy Lamb rattled home 20 points as Norcross beat Peachtree Ridge.

Don Bosco was way overmatched against Montrose Christian and lost by 55 points. Terrence Ross had 19 in the lopsided affair.

Alex Dragicevich scored 26 points as the Notre Dame-bound wing led his team past Prospect 68-50. Glenbrook North is 15-3 on the season.

Mercer signee Paul Larsen powered 15-1 Lake Norman with 24 points. Unsigned guard Reggie Price tossed in 18 as they whipped Mallard Creek by 13.

Unsigned senior guard Daryl Traynham scored 25 points to lead Wise past Suitland 76-68.

Reggie Bullock ignored the "Reggie Who?" t-shirts Farmville Central students wore and scored 31 points to go with 11 rebounds in a Kinston win this week.

South Carolina recruit Anthony Gill had a big night against Cannon. Gill rounded up 27 points and led the Knights to a 13-point win. Cannon's Jarell Eddie toppled the – are you sitting down? – 2,500 point mark as he went for 23 points.

Houston Bellaire bested Madison behind 24 points from Tobi Oyedeji. Junior wing Sheldon McClellan tossed in 21 and Texas Tech signee Jamel Outler 14.

Junior Levi Randolph made his presence known what it mattered: in the final quarter. Bob Jones beat Grissom behind 28 points from the guard.

Terry Sanford is one of the top teams in the state of North Carolina and its still undefeated. Point guard Chris Wilson scored 28 as T.S. routed Pine Forest 68-40.

Could this be the wakeup call GW Danville needs to save its season. Virginia Tech recruit C.J. Barksdale helped his team avenge an earlier loss to Patrick Henry by stroking 21 points in the 11-point win. D-I prospects Paul Stone (15 points) and Daniel Clark (6 and 10) aided the cause. Barksdale had 10 blocks and was 11-12 from the line.

With his college coach on hand, Illinois commit Nnana Egwu blocked 9 shots, grabbed 6 boards and scored 2 points. DeLaSalle got the win as Mike Shaw scored 13 and grabbed 9 boards.

With Bo Ryan and Roy Williams looking on, J.P. Tokoto turned in what his high school coach described as his best performance yet. They packed them in for the sophomore's 26-point outing for Menomonee Falls.

Last weekend, Ron Patterson led Broad Ripple to the City Tournament Championship in Indy. His 3-pointer gave the team its first title since 1986. Patterson finished with 14.

Friends Central beat Germantown Academy by 13 on Monday and Amile Jefferson was a man. He had 18 points and 15 rebounds with Temple coach Fran Dunphy looking on. A day later, against Academy of New Church, Jefferson was limited to two points and Savon Goodman pumped in 16 points. Friends Central was a point better than Academy of New Church Tuesday night 51-50. Rakeem Christmas scored 14 in the loss. Devin Coleman led the way with 16 for the victors.

Looking for a sleeper? Montrezl Harrell out of North Edgecombe scored 33 points, grabbed 15 rebound and blocked 14 shots against Gates County. His hometown newspaper – which lists him at 6-foot-6 – said he's averaging a triple-double. We've seen him before and he's an extremely explosive leaper cut from the Donnell Harvey mold.

Remember Dontonio Wingfield? Well, he's got a son and his name is D.J. Wingfield. The freshman fired in 27 points for Cincinnati Country Day which lost by 22 to Lockland.

Terrence Jones said he's delaying his decision to help his teammates receive looks. Oregon, Oklahoma, Kentucky, UCLA and Washington are in the mix. … Oakland's Brown Can Play>was the SF Examiner headline this week. Jabari Brown's transfer back home is deemed legit. …

Senior Brennan Wyatt picked up the slack as P.J. Hairston didn't play for Dudley. The Navy man had 23 points and 7 assists against Smith. … Aaron Craft's team is undefeated and he's averaging 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for Liberty-Benton. …

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