Carrington Leads Bishop Loughlin Past Norcross

Khadeen Carrington tallied a game-high 27 points to lead Bishop Loughlin (NY) to a 50-46 victory over Norcross (GA) in the opening round of the 2013 Beach Ball Classic.

Bishop Loughlin (4-1) never trailed in the contest and built leads as large as 14 points in the second half before having to hold off the Blue Devils (7-4).  Trailing 42-28 with 5:56 to play, Norcross went on a 15-4 run to close the gap to just three points at 46-43 with just 1:45 to play.  During the run, William Gibbons hit a pair of 3-pointers and A.J. Bush capped the run with another trey.

Carrington ended the run with an old-fashioned three-point play with 55 seconds remaining.  Kahleen Pinkett copied that effort with a layup and free throw of his own just seven seconds later to pull Bishop Loughlin back to within three point at 49-46.  Norcross failed to score in the closing seconds to fall into the consolation bracket.

Norcross was paced by Pinkett’s 13 points.

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