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Graham fifth-place: Garner 85, Southern Durham 63

In the Devonte Graham bracket 5th place game, the Southern Durham Spartans took on the Garner Trojans. Both teams beat local schools in the consolation round, with Southern Durham beating Holly Springs and Garner beating Broughton. 2025 Jackson Keith had a strong first quarter, leading his team to a quick 23-15 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter saw Garner start to get hot, with 2025 Ghab Scott turning defense to offense on back-to-back plays with two quick layups. 2023 Tanner Mikulecky also hit multiple threes in the period. Garner used the newfound offense to take the lead back with less than two minutes before halftime. The Trojans took a 43-42 lead into the break. Mikulecky led all scorers at the break with 15 points on four made threes. His teammate, Scott, was right behind him with 12 on a perfect 6/6 shooting from the field. Jackson Keith led the Spartans with 14 and Cam Daniels was right behind him at 11.

In the second half, Garner took control of the third quarter, stretching out a nine point lead a few minutes into the period. Back-to-back Jaelen McKee buckets shrunk the lead to four before a Kingston Beale three kept the Spartans at arm’s length. The lead wavered a bit but ultimately the third quarter ended with Garner up 59-52. The Trojans went on a run to end the game and pushed the lead out to 23 at one point. Garner ended up winning 85-63. The Trojans had four players with 14 or more points and had 19 assists as a team.


Chris Crudup: 20p, 3r, 2a, 2s

Tanner Mikulecky: 17p, 7r, 2a

Camren Reyes: 16p, 2r, 3a

Ghab Scott: 14p, 6r, 2s

Southern Durham

Jackson Keith: 25p, 10r, 2a

Cam Daniels: 15p

Jaelen McKee: 10p, 4r

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