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Adidas Christmas Tournament at West Bladen Dec. 26-28

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BLADENBORO – West Bladen has announced the field for their 8th annual Adidas Christmas Tournament that the Knights will host on December 26-28. Other schools participating are Whiteville, Pinecrest, Scotland, Dillon Christian, West Brunswick, North Brunswick and Pamlico.

“We are again happy to be hosting the event,” said West Bladen Coach Travis Pait. “The teams joining us this year are really good and this continues to be one of the premiere tournaments in the state. The level of competition will certainly help prepare all the participants for conference play.”

Pait continued, “The number of college players in this tournament is staggering. Fans will have the chance to see some next level players before they get to the next level.”

The defending tournament champion, Pinecrest (6-1), returns to defend their title. 2018 Adidas Christmas Tournament Most Valuable Player Bradlee Haskell leads the Patriot attack. Haskell, a 6-2 junior guard, is being recruited by several Division I schools.

West Brunswick (4-2) is led by 6-8 senior Jadyn Parker who has already signed to play next year at Division I North Florida. Parker is a double-double machine averaging 18 points and 13 points per game.

West Bladen (4-2) senior guard Tyre Boykin who averages over 24 points per game has signed with University Missouri – Kansas City, a Division I school. His 6-9 teammate, Xayvon Davis, has garnered interest from several junior colleges.

Whiteville (3-1) is led by junior guard Wendell Smith who is on the radar of several colleges and 6-1 senior quarterback Ty Moss who is being recruited for football.

Senior guard Garrett McRae poured in 34 points for Scotland (2-4) in a win over Purnell Swett. Inside the Scots have 6-5 senior Trey Graham and 6-4 seniors Zyrek Watkins and Eddie Walker.

Unbeaten Dillon Christian (4-0) is led by sophmore guard Ethan Brewington (20 points per game), 6-3 junior Weston Glassgow (17 points, 9 rebounds) and 6-5 senior Josh Durant (13 points, 9 rebounds).

Junior Michael Pool racks up 11 points and 7 rebounds per game for Pamlico County (2-2). Junior Jahmere Miller tallies 9 ppg and senior Lamonti Lewis contributes 9 points, 5 assists and 6 rebounds per game.

Class 3-A North Brunswick features 6-3 senior Devontae Beatty who averages 10 points and 5 rebounds per game.

Admission is $6 for everyone with no passes out. Concessions will be available. The schedule follows:

Thursday, Dec. 26
2 p.m. Whiteville vs. Pamlico County
4 p.m. Pinecrest vs. North Brunswick
6 p.m. West Brunswick vs. Dillon Christian
8 p.m. West Bladen vs. Scotland

Friday, Dec. 27
2 p.m. Whiteville/Pamlico Loser vs. Pinecrest/North Brunswick Loser
4 p.m. Dillon Christian/West Brunswick Loser vs. West Bladen/Scotland Loser
6 p.m. Whiteville/Pamlico Winner vs. Pinecrest/North Brunswick Winner
8 p.m. Dillon Christian/West Brunswick Winner vs. West Bladen/Scotland Winner

Saturday, Dec. 28
2 p.m. 7th place game
4 p.m. 5th place game
6 p.m. 3rd place game
8 p.m. Championship Game