Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Pinewood Prep boys’ basketball team opened up the 2012-13 season in an impressive style during the Thanksgiving holidays, winning the CPM Thanksgiving Tournament held at Military Magnet High School.
Pinewood defeated Stratford High School 66-64 in the championship game. The Panthers advanced to the championship after defeating Military Magnet in the semi-finals 57-54 and Coastal Christian 63-33 in the quarterfinals.
Pinewood opened up a 17-point lead late in the third period behind the hot shooting of J.D. Waite, who finished the game with 22 points. Stratford made a big run in the fourth quarter helped in part by Pinewood’s poor free-throw shooting.
Coach Pat Eidson was pleased with the win calling it a gutsy effort all three days.
“Our legs were completely gone at the end and I think that contributed to our poor free-throw shooting,” Eidson said. “We have some really great shooters and we wanted to get to the foul line but we just barely held on for the win.”
Reid Radebaugh was selected as the MVP of the tournament. Radebaugh had a tremendous game against Military Magnet with 23 points and dished out nine assists. Jimmy Thomas was selected to the all-tournament team after scoring 39 points and pulling down 17 rebounds along with seven steals during the tournament.