By JACK LeGWIN
Harry Giles went for 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead Wesleyan Christian (N.C.) to a 78-75 win over Orangeville Prep (Ontario) in the championship game of the HSOT Invitational in Raleigh, N.C.
The 6-foot-10 Giles was named Tournament MVP. Kwe Parker had 20 for Wesleyan Christian, which trailed 46-33 at the break.
“We were never going to lose this tournament in our own state,” Giles told USA Today. “That wasn’t gonna happen.”
Thon Maker, who will decide soon whether to reclass to 2015 from 2016, had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Orangeville Prep and took home Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors. His teammate Jamal Murray, who may also move in to 2015, added 19 points and missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied the gae.