South Central falls to Ranney in Holiday Invitational Championship, 63-58

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RALEIGH, N.C. ( - Ranney School had a big fourth quarter in its win over South Central, downing the Falcons, 63-58.

The Panthers outscored South Central 22-15 in the final quarter to capture the championship in the TJ Warren bracket at the John Wall Holiday Invitational.

The two star players for Ranney had a night, Bryan Antoine had 24 points and 7 rebounds and Scottie Lewis had 23 points.

Despite their impressive stats, they were outdone on the score sheet by South Central's Day'Ron Sharpe.

UNC head coach Roy Williams was in the building to see Sharpe, a UNC commit, play. Had 24 points and 20 rebounds in the Falcon loss.

Ranney head coach Taj Holden was very complimentary of South Cental and Sharpe after the win.

"Heck of a game played by South Central, any time a guy goes out there and gets 24 and 20, you think that you're probably going to win that game," Holden said. "But we battled through down the stretch, we hit our free throws and came away with a victory in an unbelievable tournament."

South Central had an early lead in the title game, the Falcons led 13-10 at the end of the first half. They had their biggest lead of the game in that quarter, an eight point margin with 2:36 remaining.

The Falcons led 29-28 at halftime.

Ranney only turned the ball over eight times all game, something that Holden credited to the team's conditioning.

"The conditioning has been great, I have been very satisfied with that. I think it was the first time all year that we have had less than 10 turnovers, so I'm very pleased with that, they are a tough defensive team."

Lewis said that it wasn't his day offensively, despite scoring 23 points.

"I took the shots that I thought I should have been taking, some of them weren't very good shots to be honest with you," Lewis said. "I hit some tough ones and hit some down the stretch and I did some other things outside of just scoring. It wasn't my day offensively, but defensively, directing everyone, being a leader, the on-court coach, I think those carry my game as well."

Lewis finished 5 of 15 from the floor and 11 of 12 from the free throw line.

Antoine finished the tournament tied with Phil Ford for 11th in all-time scoring.

Late free throws and a 22-point fourth quarter helped solidify the Ranney School win.