By Gabe Whisnant
Published in Sports on December 5, 2005 2:02 PM
Faith Christian's Josh Brannan scored 27 points in two games to help boost the Conquerors to the championship of the Faith Christian Tip-Off Tournament.
Brannan was named MVP in the tourney as the Conquerors (6-0) defeated Tabernacle-Monroe 62-41 on Friday, before topping Bethel Christian-Kinston 59-50 on Saturday in the championship.
Against Bethel, Aaron Sladick led Faith with 22 points, while Brannan added 13 points and 10 rebounds. T.J. Sasser added 10 points for Faith, which shot 23-26 as a team from the free-throw line.
On Friday, Sasser led the way with 17 points and 12 assists as Brannan contributed 14 points and Jonathan McNeese, who was named to the all-tournament team, added eight points.
The Conquerors return to action on Dec. 13 at Mount Calvary in Hookerton.
Bethel 12 6 16 16 -- 50
Faith Christian 10 16 14 20 -- 59
Josh Gates 21, Marcus Pitt 6, Josh Davis 9, Aaron Wells 2, David Hale 2, Aaron Wade 3, Derek Pitts 2, Tyler Potter 4, Kyle Houston 1.
Aaron Sladick 22, Josh Brannan 13, T.J. Sasser 10, Jonathan McNeese 6, Taylor Stocks 6, John Spencer 3.
Tabernacle 3 10 14 14 -- 41
Faith Christian 10 18 14 20 -- 62
Nick Alexander 14, Gary Cofty 7, Davie Clemmer 3, Jerry Rushing 2, Andrew Blackwelder 8, Josh McCoy 4, Tyler Cofty 3.
T.J. Sasser 17, 12a, Austen Webber 2, Jonathan McNeese 8, Josh Brannan 14, Aaron Sladick 9, John Spencer 3, Taylor Stocks 5, Jeremy Sandlin 2, Jack Noyes 2.
Faith in championship
Faith Christian's Elizabeth Clarke scored 12 points as the Conquerors suffered a 43-33 loss to Bethel Christian-Kinston on Saturday in the championship of the Faith Christian Tip-Off Tournament at home.
Natalie Thibeaux added eight points and eight rebounds for the Conquerors (3-2), while teammate Lindsey Godwin posted nine points.
Bethel's Courtney Spence, who was named the tournament MVP, tallied a team-high nine points as Brittany Jones scored 10.
Clarke and Thibeaux were named to the all-tournament team for Faith, which travels to Mount Calvary in Hookerton on Tuesday.
Bethel 4 14 14 11 -- 43
Faith 4 12 8 9 -- 33
Courtney Spence 12, Brittany Jones 10, Emily Jordan 9, Ashley Huggins 5, Courtney Harrell 4, Amanda Humphrey 3.
Elizabeth Clarke 12, Lindsey Godwin 9, Natalie Thibeaux 8, Alyssa Hill 3, Amy Hill 1.
Jonathan Hill led three Eastern Wayne players in double figures with 17 points as the Warriors improved to 3-2 with a 82-60 win at home over South Central.
Darian Cahill added 16 points for Eastern Wayne, while teammate Dwight Ulmer chipped in 14.
The Warriors return to action on Tuesday at home against archrival Goldsboro.
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