Friday evening turned out to be a special one for the Cleveland Central High School boys basketball program at the Margaret Wade Gymnasium.
Senior center and Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen selection Kamarion Williams made his verbal commitment to play basketball at Murray State University, a Division I program in the Ohio Valley Conference.
After Williams made his commitment, the Wolves defeated Horn Lake 58-31.
“It was a night filled with excitement to include recognition of seniors and Kamarion Williams’ choice of continuing his basketball career at Murray State,” Wolves head boys basketball coach Bernard Berryhill said. “As for the game, we were in control from the start and played well enough that several players were able to contribute.”
Williams scored 16 points with six rebounds and two blocks to lead CCHS, followed by Quintiyus Causey with 12 points, Peyton Taylor with seven points, five assists and two rebounds, Leroy Cotton III with nine points, three rebounds and two assists and Demarrion Jackson with six points, six rebounds and two assists.
CCHS will now travel to Lexington to play in the Region 3-5A Basketball Tournament. The Wolves (No. 2 seed) will play Holmes Country Central (No. 3 seed) in the first round at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The Lady Wolves (No. 3 seed) will play Canton (No. 2 seed) in the first round of the girls tournament Thursday at 4 p.m. in Lexington.