Columbia Wildcats win Christmas Invitational Tournament

Published 7:52 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Columbia Wildcats and Lady Wildcats basketball teams took top honors in the Creswell Invitational Christmas Basketball Tournament December 27-28, reported coach Michael Cole.

The four teams invited were Bear Grass, Columbia, Creswell, and Mattamuskeet.

The Columbia girls beat Mattamuskeet the first night 70-14. Columbia girls then bettered the Creswell girls 47-26, for the championship.  Maya Hoffman and Jaquoia Johnson were named Co-MVPs for the girls tourney.

Columbia boys beat Bear Grass 50-47. Then, for the championship, Columbia outscored Creswell 45-32. Nassiem Basnight was named MVP for the boys tourney.

Varian Holloway, Marcy Hassell and Michael Cole coach the Wildcats teams.

“We had good support at this tournament as did the other three teams as well,” Cole stated. “The Wildcats are doing well in basketball and are striving to get better everyday. Basketball season is in full swing now, and I would love to see the community come out and support the Middle School Wildcats, JV Wildcats, and High School Wildcats.”

Home games for the Wildcats, which begin at 4:30 p.m., are: January 16, Creswell; January 19, Bear Grass; January 26, Cape Hatteras; and January 30, Ocracoke (Senior night).