The Magnolia Panthers defeated the Parkview Patriots 67-58 Wednesday night to win the Creed Bracket in the 2021 King Cotton Holiday Classic.
The game was a back and forth battle between each team as the Panthers pulled away late on the shoulders of Arkansas Razorback signee Derrian Ford who led the way with a double – putting up 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Denevion Tell recorded 12 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist followed by Devonta Walker with 10 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and a blocked shot along with Marcus Snider, Jr with 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Jaylen Miller led Parkview with 17 points and a rebound, followed by Addison Shelton with 13 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal, along with Nathaniel Cooley with 10 points, 7 assists, 1 rebound, and 1 steal.
Both teams shot 28% from behind the arch, while Magnolia shot 64% from the charity strip and 46% from the floor compared to Parkview’s 33% from the charity stripe and 43% from the floor.
Razorback signee Derrian Ford was named MVP of the 2021 King Cotton Holiday Classic Creed Bracket following the victory.