Wallins, Cumberland advance


Staff Report



Courtney Schoonover | Bear Tracks Cumberland guard Jordan Akal headed to the basket for two of his 28 points on Monday in the fifth- and sixth-grade county tournament semifinals. The Redskins advanced with a 43-27 win over Black Mountain and will play Wallins on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the county championship game.


Wallins stormed back from an 11-point deficit after three quarters, outscoring Rosspoint 14-2 in the final period, to edge the Wildcats 34-33 in the semifinals of the fifth- and sixth-grade county tournament on Monday at James A. Cawood Elementary School.

Carl Pacholewski scored nine of his game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the comeback. Luke Cottrell added nine points for the Purple Devils, including five in the opening period as Wallins took a 7-4 lead.

Thomas Jordan, who led Rosspoint with 11 points, hit two 3-pointers in the third quarter as the Wildcats outscored Wallins 13-5 to built a 31-20 lead.

The top-seeded Devils will play preseason favorite Cumberland in the championship game on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Jordan Akal, who missed several games with a broken hand, scored 28 points off the bench in only his second game back from the injury to lead Cumberland to a 43-27 win.

Black Mountain led 6-4 after one quarter, but Akal exploded for all 13 of Cumberland’s points in the second quarter as the Redskins built a 17-11 lead at halftime.

Akal and Kris Cornett each hit 3-pointers and Jonah Swanner added two baskets as the Redskins stretched their advantage to 30-17 by the end of the third quarter.

Wallins will play Black Mountain for third place on Tuesday at 5:30. Cumberland and Wallins will play for the championship at 7 p.m.

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Wallins (34) — Carter Howard 2, Carl Pacholewski 15, Tanner Griffen 4, Josh Sergent 2, Luke Cottrell 9, Daniel Carmical 2.

Rosspoint (33) — Thomas Jordan 11, Tye Howard 6, Noah Brewer 2, Cooper McHargue 6, Conner Blevins 8.

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Cumberland (43) — Jaeden Gist 6, Jonah Swanner 6, Jordan Akal 28, Kris Cornett 3.

Black Mountain (27) — Tristan Cochran 7, Jayden Ward 8, Austin TIndell 7, Brayden Hayes 3, Jonathan Long 2.

Courtney Schoonover | Bear Tracks Cumberland guard Jordan Akal headed to the basket for two of his 28 points on Monday in the fifth- and sixth-grade county tournament semifinals. The Redskins advanced with a 43-27 win over Black Mountain and will play Wallins on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the county championship game.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_CS-Jordan-Akal-.jpgCourtney Schoonover | Bear Tracks Cumberland guard Jordan Akal headed to the basket for two of his 28 points on Monday in the fifth- and sixth-grade county tournament semifinals. The Redskins advanced with a 43-27 win over Black Mountain and will play Wallins on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the county championship game.

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