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Castle Leads Storm At East Wilkes Tournament PDF Print
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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 09:36

The Watauga Storm sixth-grade boy's basketball team won two of three tournament games this past weekend at East Wilkes High School in Ronda, N.C.


The Storm behind the play of Anderson Castle and Jordan Gainey built huge lead early on and defeated the Carolina Elite, 53-42. Castle led the Storm with 15 points. Gainey finished with 13 points and Daylon Banks had 10 points.



But the Storm was upended by Pilot Press, 58-44 in its second-round game. Pilot Press has won three in a row against the Storm, which includes a recent 31 point victory in Wilkesboro. The Storm played much better this time around before falling short at the end. Castle led the Storm with a game-high 21 points; Jackson Miller who had 7 points.



The Storm closed things out by blasting the Yadkin Valley Cyclones, 70-58. The Storm led by double digits for the better part of the game. But the Cyclones managed to stay in contention, but never seriously threatened the lead. Castle led the Storm with a career high 24 points. Gainey had 14 points, Banks and Miller who each scored eight points apiece.



The Storm received valuable contributions from all its players who saw playing time in the tournament. Jaiden Bond scored 10 points in the entire tournament, Jake Sears scored 2 points in the tournament, Austin Idol had several rebounds, Mitchell Greene scored 2 points in the tournament, Bryce Satterfield scored 10 points in the tournament, Jake Watson scored 2 points in the tournament, Alex Darner scored 2 points in the tournament and Andrew Freeman added 11 points for the tournament. The Storm is now 5-4 on the season and next plays in the New Year’s Classic in Hillsville, VA on January 4.





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