Dem Warrior Boyz...DISTRICT CHAMPS
By: David Dennis Sr.
Harvest Prep 71, Columbus Academy 67
Soul Hines made four three-pointers in the final nine minutes to guide top-seeded Harvest Prep over fourth-seeded Columbus Academy. The Warriors won their fourth Division III district title in six years.
“They found a way to persevere,” Harvest Prep coach David Dennis said.
Hines had 21 points. CJ Anthony added 14 points and four rebounds, and Brandon Beavers had nine points and five steals.
The Warriors and Vikings traded baskets throughout the first half, with Harvest Prep taking a 36-31 lead into the break.
Harvest Prep went on an early 8-0 run to start the second half before Academy’s Carter Warstler dragged the Vikings back into the game with 14 points — including four buckets from three-point range — in the third quarter.
But Hines found his shot in the fourth, and his third three-pointer of the quarter with 2:25 left gave the Warriors the lead for good.
Warstler finished with 20 points. Dalyn DeCree had 12 points, and Hayden Compton and Dorrian Moultrie each added 11