By William

BURRTON – Surviving a huge fourth quarter rally by Berean Academy, the Little River boys basketball team accomplished two things on Saturday, they stayed unbeaten at 12-0 and they won the Burrton Invitational.

The Redskins held a two-point, 10-8 lead at the end of the first quarter before pushing it to a four-point, 27-23 advantage heading into the halftime break.

After Little River took a nine-point, 36-27 lead at the end of the third quarter, Berean Academy put 12 points on the board in the final eight minutes while holding the Redskins to just five, but the Redskins survived and earned the scored a final two-point, 41-39 victory.

Jayden Garrison led the Redskins with 18 points while Trey Rolfs hit for nine and Braxton Lafferty scored eight. Rylan Konen topped Little River on the boards with six rebounds while both Lafferty and Graham Stephens each pulled down five.

The Redskins took most of the Tournament awards as Jayden Garrison was named MVP, Graham Stephens was named the Most Inspirational Player and Garrison, Lafferty and Rolfs were named to the Burrton Invitational All-Tournament Team.

The Redskins will now have 10 days off before returning to the competitive hardwood on Tuesday, February 2 when they will play host to Solomon.

LITTLE RIVER vs. Berean Academy

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

REDSKINS      10       17       9          5          41

Berean           8          15       4          12       39

TEAM STATS:           REDSKINS      Berean Academy   

FGM-FGA                  15-35             15-44

3PTM-3PTA              4-15               8-22

FTM-FTA                   7-11               1-3

Assists                        6                      1

Rebounds                 22                   20

Turnovers                 12                   10

Steals                         3                      0

Blocked Shots          2                      0

Personal Fouls         7                      16


Jayden Garrison = 18 points with 3 3-pointers, 3 rebounds.

Trey Rolfs = 9 points with 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 blocked shot.

Braxton Lafferty = 8 points with 5 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal.

Dalton Mantz = 3 points with 1 3-pointer.

Rylan Konen = 2 points with 2 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal.

Graham Stephens = 1 point with 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal.

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