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Vikings host basketball jamboree

Posted on June 15, 2022

Updated on June 19, 2022

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C.J. Bacon, left, tracks down the loose ball for the Vikings.

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C.J. Bacon, left, tracks down the loose ball for the Vikings.

Khawan Bobbitt, right, grabs a rebound away from the Wake Forest player during the jamboree on Saturday, June 11.

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Khawan Bobbitt, right, grabs a rebound away from the Wake Forest player during the jamboree on Saturday, June 11.

Khawan Bobbott, center, with the easy layup between two Wake Forest defenders.

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Khawan Bobbott, center, with the easy layup between two Wake Forest defenders.

Mason Brown with the easy basket for the Vikings.

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Mason Brown with the easy basket for the Vikings.

Tre Taylor, left, gets tangled up with the Millbrook player, who pulls Taylor out of bounds. No foul was called on the play.

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Tre Taylor, left, gets tangled up with the Millbrook player, who pulls Taylor out of bounds. No foul was called on the play.

Aidan Gass, left, takes a shot in the second half of the game against Wake Forest on Saturday.

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Aidan Gass, left, takes a shot in the second half of the game against Wake Forest on Saturday.

Aidan Gass, right, reacts for being bumped on the drive to the basket.

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Aidan Gass, right, reacts for being bumped on the drive to the basket.

CJ Bacon drives down the heart of the Millbrook defense and passes the ball to Mason Brown for the finish.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

CJ Bacon drives down the heart of the Millbrook defense and passes the ball to Mason Brown for the finish.

Traevon White with the quick first step in the contest against Wake Forest.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Traevon White with the quick first step in the contest against Wake Forest.

Pierce Pettit drives to the basket for the Vikings.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Pierce Pettit drives to the basket for the Vikings.

C.J. Bacon, left, tracks down the loose ball for the Vikings.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

C.J. Bacon, left, tracks down the loose ball for the Vikings.

Khawan Bobbitt, right, grabs a rebound away from the Wake Forest player during the jamboree on Saturday, June 11.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Khawan Bobbitt, right, grabs a rebound away from the Wake Forest player during the jamboree on Saturday, June 11.

Khawan Bobbitt, right, grabs a rebound away from the Wake Forest player during the jamboree on Saturday, June 11.
Khawan Bobbott, center, with the easy layup between two Wake Forest defenders.
Mason Brown with the easy basket for the Vikings.
Tre Taylor, left, gets tangled up with the Millbrook player, who pulls Taylor out of bounds. No foul was called on the play.
Aidan Gass, left, takes a shot in the second half of the game against Wake Forest on Saturday.
Aidan Gass, right, reacts for being bumped on the drive to the basket.
CJ Bacon drives down the heart of the Millbrook defense and passes the ball to Mason Brown for the finish.
Traevon White with the quick first step in the contest against Wake Forest.
Pierce Pettit drives to the basket for the Vikings.
C.J. Bacon, left, tracks down the loose ball for the Vikings.

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CREEDMOOR —  The sounds of squeaking shoes, basketballs bouncing and thunder dunks returned to the South Granville gym as the Vikings hosted a three-day jamboree beginning June 10.
Although no official rosters were available and no score books kept, the teams battled as if playing for a championship.
The first jamboree of the season featured teams from all around the area — Franklinton, Eastern Alamance, Millbrook, Wake Forest, Southern and Northern Durham, Camden County, Person and Grace Christian.
“We have seen some really good basketball,” said Jake Wohlfeil, South Granville’s coach. “There have been some exciting games so far. Grace Christian has a very good team, Millbrook is strong and Wake Forest is a top level program as well.”
The jamborees are a way for younger players to get experience and seasoned players hone their skills before the regular season begins.
Wohlfeil said he had some younger players that were vying for a possible position on the varsity team. “It’s good to see so many kids interested in getting better from one season to the next,” he said.
South Granville played Wake Forest in the early scrimmage on Saturday. Unofficially, Wake Forest won 49-44.
South Granville got an early boost from Aidan Gass and Tre Taylor scoring on the baseline. Pierce Pettit and Khawan Bobbitt dropped in a pair of buckets to keep the score close in the opening half of the game.
Traevon White converted an old fashioned 3-point play to trim Wake Forest’s lead to three points at 16-13.
Wake went on a seven-point run to lead 23-13 before Gass would respond with a pair from the free-throw line. 
Bobbitt made a driving layup just before the halftime buzzer. 
Wake Forest had a 26-17 lead at intermission and quickly increased that to 33-19 early in the second half.
Bobbitt and Oliver Roberts went to work trimming the lead to nine at 38-29.
Mason Brown’s shot cut the lead to seven at 38-31. 
Gass and Roberts kept South Granville in the contest with back-to-back baskets. White’s basket pulled the Vikings to within five points at 44=39.
Roberts would make two consecutive 3-pointers, but it was not enough to claim the win over Wake Forest. 
South Granville 45 Millbrook 60
The Vikings turned right around and played a talented Millbrook team in the second game on Saturday morning.
South Granville opened with Roberts knocking down a 3-pointer and Brown finishing on the inside. White banked home a driving shot for the Vikings.
Bobbitt connected from the free throw line to keep the game close.
Roberts and Gass dropped in shots from the top of the key, but Millbrook had a 23-16 lead at the half. 
South Granville went to Brown on the inside to start the second half. Roberts found his range with back-to-back shots to pull the Vikings to within 10 points at 33-23.
Brown took a dish from C.J. Bacon and scored for the Vikings. 
Bobbitt converted two driving layups and Brown made a free throw to trim the Millbrook lead to 15 at 48-33.
Pettit finally got a basket to fall, Bobbitt made a running one-hander and Brown kissed the ball off the glass to trim the lead to 11 with time running off the clock.
Roberts made the final shot for South Granville as Millbrook claimed the 60-45 win.

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