Day three started with the seventh place game between Hoggard and the Annapolis Area Christian School. Both teams were looking for their first win of the tourney Wednesday night. Hoggard's Drew Combs feeds Darius Plummer inside for two of his 11 points on the night. Annapolis led by 4 points late in the fourth quarter as they looked to head back to Maryland with a win, but Hoggard responded late and the Vikings went on a 7-0 scoring run to end the game with a 55-52 victory. Annapolis head coach Doug Scheidt talked about coming to Wilmington and playing in the tournament. “Great tournament. Real good level of competition. I felt like it was similar to what we face up in Maryland. We play in a real good league. It was fun for the guys to come down to North Carolina. We respect the Leon Brogden tournament. The guys who run it do a great job. All around it was a great experience.” The second game of the day was a battle for fifth place between Pender and Laney. Pender started strong getting the big jam from Kenyan Pittman. Laney was paced by #22 Wayne Heidleberg who dropped in 17 points on the night, but it was too much for Pender as the Patriots won, 63-50, their third win over Laney this season. Pender forward, Addison Spruill led all scorers with 23 points. “We did have a pretty good tournament. I wish we could have won that first game so we could have played in the championship game.” In the battle for third place, Ashley and New Hanover took to the court. Travis Keys open inside for the dunk. He scored 10 points on the night, but off the inbounds play, Detwon Rodgers shows off his hops with the emphatic jam, he led the cats with 19 points. Ashley was led by Xavier James, who tallied 15 points on the night as the Eagles kept the game tight. New Hanover would not be outdone however, as they went on for the 52-42 win, claiming third place as they look ahead to conference play. “The kids brought a lot of energy,” said New Hanover head coach, Kirk Angel. “They got better defensively every single day in the tournament. We got to carry it over. Conference starts Tuesday night. We go to New Bern and we'll have Ashley back at our place on Friday night, so it was good to finish for the win going into conference.” The championship game of the tournament was between Fayetteville’s Westover Wolverines and the North Mecklenburg Vikings. Both out-of-town squads were impressive with North Mecklenburg winning 60-49 and claiming the tournament championship. Bernard Sullivan, #44 for North Mecklenburg was sensational, scoring 36 points. The Vikings were the pre-tournament favorite and they took care of business while they were here, especially tournament MVP Bernard Sullivan. “It's great; there are a lot of good players in this tournament. We won the tournament and it feels really good to be named MVP,” Sullivan said. All-Tournament Team Christian Russell - Westover Detwon Rogers - New Hanover Cole Daley - New Hanover Addison Spruill - Pender Bernard Sullivan - North Mecklenburg - MVP - 36 points in title game The Leon Brogden Holiday Tournament is over and WWAY is proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of the 16th annual tournament, which moved to Trask Coliseum this year. For complete Day 3 coverage, please visit: 2009 Leon Brogden Holiday Basketball Tournament
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