MVP Davis And CTK Cruise To Glaxo Title

RALEIGH, NC -- Coming off a shooting performance the night before in which he missed all nine of his three point attempts, Larry Davis knew he'd have to make an adjustment.

Coming off a shooting performance the night before in which he missed all nine of his three point attempts, Larry Davis knew he'd have to make an adjustment.

That adjustment was getting to the free throw line as Davis scored ten of his 14 points at the foul line Thursday night helping his Christ The King Royals cruise past the Kinston Vikings 55-37 to win the Eight team bracket of the Glaxo Invitational.

Davis and Robert Hampton provided the majority of the Christ The King's offense in the first half, combining for 18 of the Royal's 23 points.

The Vikings struggled to penetrate the Royals' 2-3 zone. Quinton Coples was their leading scorer with 11 points on 5-10 shooting.

"I was nervous at first," Davis said. "I didn't want to have an off shooting night because I wanted the fans to know I can put the ball in the basket. But at the same time, I wanted to get my teammates involved and help the team win."

Davis Named MVP
Davis provided a scoring punch for the Royals throughout the tournament, but it was his complete game that had Coach Bob Oliva raving after the game.

"Larry doesn't need to score a point to have a good game," Coach Bob Oliva said. "He's unselfish and does the little things to help the team win. I can't say enough about him."

This was Christ the King's first appearance in the Glaxo Invitational since 1998 and the school's first tournament title.

Davis was named Most Valuable Player, as he averaged 15.6 points and 7.6 rebounds during the Glaxo.

St. John's point guard Chris Wright took home the hardware as the tournament's Most Outstanding player, as NC State's top '07 target averaged 24.3 points.

8-Team Boys Tournament
Most Valuable Player:
Larry Davis (Christ The King)
Most Outstanding Player: Chris Wright (St. Johns)

All-Tournament
Donovan Ingram (Kinston)
Quinton Coples (Kinston)
Erving Walker (Christ The King)
Robert Hampton (Christ The King)
Tyree Graham (So. Durham)
Franck Ndongo (Montverde)
Brock Young (Broughton)
Reginald Williams (North Meck)
Miguel Starkey (Kinston)


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