Hargrave hosted Positive Day School in the Annual Scharlie Dillon classic on Friday. The Scharlie Dillon classic is an annual fundraising event in honor of Scharlie Dillon, a young girl who was born with a rare condition that effected her ability to eat normally amongst other issues. Scharlie has been a huge supporter of our program, and her will to live and passion for life has inspired every team that has had the chance to meet her. Scharlie was named an honorary team captain, and all proceeds from the game go directly towards Scharlie’s medical bills and treatment.
After presenting Scharlie with an autographed team ball, the game tipped off. Hargrave utilized a bruising approach to dominate the contest, recording a season-high 14 blocks and hauling in 25 offensive rebounds en route to a 131-95 victory.
Iran Bennett flirted with a triple-double by scoring 12 points, hauling in 8 rebounds and swatting away a career-high 8 shots. Naji Marshall once again paced the tigers in scoring while also recording a double-double, pouring in 28 points and bringing down 12 rebounds. Braxton Beverly continued his torrid pace with another double-double as well, scoring 23 points to go along with his 10 assists. The Tigers also got big performances from Justin Brown (15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocks), Clayton Hughes (19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists), Sarju Patel (11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals) and Jordan McKenzie (5 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals).
The win is Hargrave’s 36th against just one defeat, and extends their home winning streak to 73 games. Next up for the Tigers is a road tilt against Lynchburg College in Lynchburg this Sunday at 2:00. The Tigers will return to the friendly confines of Walter Davis Gymnasium next Friday for the First Piedmont Cop. Invitational, with a tip-off time of 8:00.