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Elijah Jackson, Garrison Kisner lead University High to a win at Jam Fest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — University High survived foul trouble, turnovers and an early deficit to knock off Salem Baptist (N.C) 73-56 on Monday at the Big Shots Winter Jam Fest.

After falling behind 8-0 to begin the game, UHS (3-3) began to bomb away from 3-point range.

The Hawks finished 12 of 19 (63%) from behind the arc, with Elija Jackson leading the way with 17 points.

“We were down early and had a bunch of bad turnovers,” UHS head coach Joe Schmidle said. “We had kids battle through foul trouble, but this was a big win for us. It means a lot to come down here and get a win against a prep school team. I was very excited.”

UHS forward Garrison Kisner finished with a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Diego Reyes added 15 points.

Grant Cavalier also had 13 to round out the Hawks’ scoring. UHS finished with a 29-16 edge in rebounds.

UHS plays undefeated St. Francis (Ga.) on Tuesday in the second game of the three-game showcase.

Winston-Salem Christian 49, Morgantown 47

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Caden Fitzbiggons scored 15 points to lead Winston-Salem Christian to a victory against Morgantown High in the Big Shots Winter Jam Fest.

The Mohigans (5-1), ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA in West Virginia, trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half, before taking a 47-45 lead with 30 seconds remaining.

Winston-Salem Christian came back to tie the game and then won it with a drive to the basket with five seconds left.

Alec Poland had 12 points to lead the Mohigans and Sha-Ron Young added 11.

MHS plays York (S.C.) Prep on Tuesday. York Prep is the No. 1-ranked team in South Carolina.