Ta’Tyannah Thompson scored 15 points and Olivia Titherington added 14 points as Lincoln Pak Academy used a 12-0 run early in the fourth quarter to run away from Fort Pierce Central 50-36 in the title game of the Greyhound Holiday Classic on Tuesday.
Each team easily won their semifinal Monday with the host Greyhounds beating Somerset College Prep 56-33 and the Cobras rolling Fort Pierce Westwood 62-14.
Lincoln Park led throughout the first half comfortably but Fort Pierce Central closed to within four down 25-21 before Thompson scored on back-to-back layups in the final 45 seconds to give the Greyhounds (8-3) a 29-21 halftime lead.
A low-scoring third quarter thanks to strong team defense from the Cobras (4-7) kept the game close going into the fourth quarter down six and an early 3-pointer from Chaunciona Davis made it 35-32.
Thompson set up a lay-up from Nicole Williams and Titherington knocked in a critical 3-pointer to get the 12-0 run started and Lincoln Park never looked back.
Thompson was named tournament MVP for the Greyhounds and Titherington was an All-Tournament Team selection.
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Davis led the Cobras with a game-high 16 points and Harmoni Randolph added 11 points and both were All-Tournament Team selections for Fort Pierce Central.
Pine’s Castaldi signs with ETSU
Pine School senior golfer Brianna Castaldi will continue her career at East Tennessee State celebrating signing her letter of intent on Monday.
The 2021 TCPalm Girls Golfer of the Year finished a standout high school career with two 18-hole tournament victories for the Knights in 2022.
In her high school career, Castaldi finished in the top 20 at the 1A state tournament three times with a best finish coming in 2019 tying for fifth.