Local stars shine at Holy Cross Men's Open
KAUKAUNA (WLUK) -- A star-studded high school roster and a former Green Bay standout dazzled to open the second week of the 50th annual Holy Cross Men's Open at Carl Giordana Gym in Kaukauna.
Overtime Sports, a team featuring Kaukauna's Jordan McCabe (Mr. Basketball), Oshkosh North's Tyrese Haliburtion (Gatorade Player of the Year), teammate Quincy Anderson, Steven's Point's Drew Blair and Xavier's Hunter Plamann hung with the best in the Midwest Saturday, finishing 2-0 in competition.
The loaded lineup, which includes former all-conference Phoenix guard Khalil Small, defeated The McMahon Group 102-95 and Hurley Insurance 101-84 to move to the final day of the prestigious tournament.
McCabe. a West Virginia recruit, scored 24 and 23 points respectively, in the pair of victories.
For a team full of former high school rivals, the opportunity to play together was one this squad did not want to pass up on.
You see how many people come out and enjoy watching really good basketball," McCabe said. "I was just lucky enough to have a good team around me with Tyrese and Kahlil and the list goes on with guys that are really good basketball players. We have fun as you can see. That's how we always play, it's just normally against each other. It was cool."
"It was awesome just getting to spend time with these guys before we leave for school," Iowa State commit Haliburton said. "We've spent our life playing against each other and now it's kind of finally together. It was just really fun."
Overtime Sports will meet DPMs in the semifinal contest, with the winner to play either German Street Gang or Team Pilotfish for the championship at 7:15 p.m.