Myrtle Beach, SC, December 27, 2023 – Lexington High School’s basketball team delivered an impressive performance against Norcross High School at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, securing a 71-59 victory. This win in the 2023 Beach Ball Classic propels Lexington to a 10-1 season record, while Norcross stands at 6-6.
The game started with Lexington taking an early lead, thanks to a series of successful shots including three-pointers by Jaxon Prunty and Cameron Scott. Lexington’s defense was equally formidable, limiting Norcross to just 6 points in the first quarter. The first half ended with Lexington leading 36-23, a gap that Norcross struggled to close throughout the game.
Cameron Scott led Lexington with 24 points, showcasing his scoring prowess with a mix of layups and three-pointers. Jaxon Prunty supported the team with 21 points, contributing significantly to Lexington’s offense. Kaleb Evans also made notable contributions, scoring 11 points and providing key assists.
For Norcross, Toby Ojukwu and Alex Pace led the scoring with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Travell Anderson also made a significant impact with 10 points and a remarkable 11 rebounds, showcasing his skills in the paint.
Lexington’s strong shooting was evident, with a 44.2% field goal percentage compared to Norcross’s 37%. Lexington also had the edge in three-point shooting, making 25% of their attempts compared to Norcross’s 30.8%. Free throws were a strong point for Lexington, with an 83.3% success rate.
Points off turnovers were a decisive factor, with Lexington scoring 21 points from Norcross’s turnovers. Lexington also led in fast break points, scoring 8 compared to Norcross’s 4. The game’s pace was controlled by Lexington for the majority, with Norcross failing to establish a consistent offensive rhythm.
The game’s final quarter saw Norcross attempting a comeback, but Lexington maintained their lead, finishing strong with a 12-point lead. The game concluded with Lexington reinforcing their status as a strong contender in the high school basketball scene.
Officials Jeremy Wilson, Jake Rosiek, and Brock Needens managed the game effectively, ensuring fair play throughout the contest. The Beach Ball Classic continues to be a showcase for young talent, with teams like Lexington and Norcross demonstrating the high level of skill in high school basketball.
[Game Statistics Source: Official Box Score]