Magnolia defeats Parkview to win the King Cotton Holiday Classic Creed Bracket Championship

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.

Razorback signee Derrian Ford is awarded the MVP award by King Cotton Holiday Classic Tournament Director Sam Glover.