East Hall 76, Seton Hall Prep 73 White Station 45, St. John's College 42 Riverdale 74, Goose Creek 72 (OT) West Ashley 71, Porter Gaud 502005 Checklist
Frank Davis, G, East Hall: With 3 seconds remaining Davis made the catch and calmly drilled his 4th 3-pointer of the night just as the horn sounded.
The victory gave East Hall – the hardest playing team we've seen all – an improbable championship and kept its record unbeaten. Davis finished with 28 points but don't let numbers deceive you. East Hall might have two Division I players so it's not like they are loaded but they do play team ball in a big way. Outstanding team performance. Davis took home the MVP trophy.
Brandon Costner, PF, Seton Hall Prep: With 23 points on 6-for-11 shooting to go with 9 boards, it's fair to say Costner did all he could. It was simply East Hall's night. Toss in 5 blocks and there was little more Costner could do to help his team. He was named the tournaments most outstanding player.
J.P. Prince, PG, White Station: In a slow-paced consolation game, Prince scored 18 to lead his team to the 3rd place finish. The big stat in this one was Prince's 4-for-9 from behind the arc. Though he shot just 5-for-15 from the field he did convert on two free throws late in the game that proved critical. Prince looked more comfortable with the ball in his hands as he played more point in this game than in past contests.
Gani Lawal, PF, Riverdale: Nobody in the stands knew it, but Lawal got sick with a stomach virus and it was bothering him right up to game time. 19 points and 12 rebounds later, he helped his team eek out a win after Goose Creek rallied in the second half. Lawal was a block shy of the triple-double with 9 rejections. The future is bright.
Chris Wright, PG, St. John's College: The sophomore passed the basketball extremely well tonight as he was the set up man with 6 assists. It wasn't a typical night for him from the field either.
Vlad Moldoveanu, SF, St. John's College: The Romanian import is a skilled shooter on the perimeter. Old America East fans might remember a wing named Peca Arsic. Vlad envokes memories of the former Blue Hen standout. He only 4-of-12 shots but at 6-foot-8 they all looked like they were going in.
Gani Lawal has a tendency to lean into drivers. It's correctable and you he can block the same amount of shots and decrease his fouls with a little work on that part of his game. He's a natural shot blocker. … Everybody, especially the young kids, have something to work on and one of the areas Chris Wright likely will concentrate on is turnovers. …
Alex Wujciak, a junior with a bright football future, scored 19 points as he put himself in great scoring position for Seton Hall Prep. … A testament to how hard East Hall plays: they generated 15 steals and 18 of their 29 baskets were assisted. …