The North Little Rock Charging Wildcats defeated Beaumont United by the score of 82-72 to win the King Bracket Championship in the King Cotton Holiday Classic Wednesday night at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
The Charging Wildcats joined the Magnolia Panthers in winning their respective brackets to provide an Arkansas sweep of the King Cotton Holiday Classic.
Arkansas Razorback signee Nick Smith paced North Little Rock with 33 points, 3 rebounds, an assist and a steal, followed by Corey Washington with 23 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, and a steal. Oregon signee Kel’el Ware finished the night with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.
Wesley Yates paced Beaumont United with 24 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals followed by Terrance Arceneaux with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 blocks, and 2 steals.
North Little Rock shot 58% from the floor and 22% from behind the arc while also going 65% from the free throw line while Beaumont United shot 51% from the floor, 33% from behind the arc, and 79% from the free throw line.
Razorback signee Nick Smith was named the 2021 King Cotton Holiday Classic MVP following his performance over the three-day period.