Completed, Dec 23, 2016
When it comes to chicken, ask any hoops fan on the road, Chick-Fil-A is a must-have meal. But chicken isn't the only focus for Chick-Fil-A this week when one of the country's most elite holiday tournament hits Columbia, SC. The Chick-Fil-A Classic begins this Tuesday with highlighting teams and players including 2018 No. 2 Zion Williamson and Spartanburg Day, #1 La Lumiere (IN), #24 Wheeler High School (GA), and more.
No. 1 La Lumiere School Celebrates Chick-fil-A Championship With Style
Dec 24, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The water was refreshing. So was the celebration. The No. 1 team in the nation is all about staying loose and having fun, and it is shown both on the court and off the court.
On Friday night at the Chick-fil-A Classic, top-ranked La Lumiere School (IN) cruised to a comfortable 77-58 win over local squad W.J. Keenan (SC) to win the National Division championship and remain undefeated heading into the holiday break.
Jaren Jackson, Jr. dropped 20 points and nine rebounds, Brian Bowen and Jordan Poole each added 18, and Tyler Campbell chipped in 11 points with dished out seven assists for the Lakers.
Tariq Simmons had a game-high 22 for Keenan.
In the American Division, No. 23 Wheeler (GA) took care of John Carroll (MD), 64-53, behind Darius Perry’s 15 points.
NATIONAL DIVISION ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Most Valuable Player: Brian Bowen (La Lumiere School)
Most Outstanding Player: Zion Williamson (Spartanburg Day)
Jalek Felton (Gray Collegiate)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Hamilton Heights Christian)
Jaren Jackson, Jr. (La Lumiere)
James Reese (A.C. Flora)
Tariq Simmons (Keenan)
AMERICAN DIVISION ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Most Valuable Player: EJ Montgomery (Wheeler)
Most Outstanding Player: Darius Perry (Wheeler)
Devon Dotson (Providence Day)
Jarius Hamilton (Cannon School)
Montez Mathis (John Carroll)
Aaron Nesmith (Porter Gaud)
Jordan Tucker (Wheeler)