Colonial Heights completes sweep to win Broncos Christmas Tournament

Published 12:25 pm Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Colonial Heights Colonials after taking an 84-34 win over the Windsor Dukes on Tuesday night went on to defeat the Franklin Broncos 83-55 on Wednesday.

The annual tournament, held at the Peggy Wilkins Gym at Franklin High School, initially had four teams slated to play the tournament, but one team backed out at the last minute. During the awarding of the first place trophy to the Colonials, Franklin High School head coach Robbie Cutchins thanked the Colonials for their commitment to the tournament. He also awarded the MVP award to the Colonials’ Deion Storer.

During the first quarter the Broncos ran with the 3A Colonials and traded baskets. At the end of the quarter the Colonials were up 22-19. The Broncos’ Fred Lassiter had a hot hand during the first quarter for the Broncos as he dropped in four 3-point baskets.

Early in the second quarter the Broncos tied the score at 22 all, but the Colonials pumped up the scoring quickly to push their lead to 29-22 and from that point they held the lead for the remainder of the game. By the end of the half they were up 46-26.

In comments after the game, Robbie Cutchins stated, “Our kids fought extremely hard against a very good basketball team that are well coached and a talented team. They will be very dangerous in the 3A level. I am just very proud at the way our kids fought.”

Fred Lassiter was the only Broncos in double figures with 17 points.

For the Colonials, they had players in double figures. They were led by Deion Storer with 31 points Brandon Smith with 13 points and Lorenzo Minter with 12 points.