Andrew Harrison leads Travis over Madison Central at Hoopfest



By Tom Hurley | @TomHurleyKernel

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BENTON, Ky. – UK commits Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison secured victory at hoopfest for their Travis, Texas high school Saturday with a 64-57 win over in-state Maidson Central.

For the second night in a row, the stands at Marshall County high school were decked by fans wearing the blue and white of UK.

Just as in Friday’s game against Louisville Ballard, the twins recieved a loud roar from Cats fans when announced during the pre-game ceremonies.

Unlike the previous evening however, it was not quite the same double-team effort during the first half as Aaron Harrison found himself on the bench early with three fouls.

Andrew Harrison took charge of the game in his brother’s absence, bringing the ball up the court before driving the lane where he would either cut to the rim or dish to an open team mate.

Madison Central kept up with their higher ranked opponent, with Dominique Hawkins leading the way with a game high 29 points, along with six rebounds in a losing effort. Only two of his teammates joined him in scoring double figures.

After the halftime break Aaron Harrison returned to the floor and picked up where he left off with his physical play, however he went one from four from the field as part of a three point, four rebound game.

John Burnett and Juwan Williams stepped up in Aaron Harrison’s absence, contributing for 15 and 10 points respectivly.

They would  miss out on the game MVP award however, which went to to Andrew Harrison.

Receiving a standing ovation as he made his way to the Travis bench after his fifth foul, Andrew Harrison was selected for the award after playing hard and strong all night, earning himself a double-double in the process.

Andrew Harrison ended the game with 25 points, 12 rebounds five assists.

UK recruit Andrew Wiggins plays in the final game of Hoopfest at 10 p.m. EST Saturday. His Huntington Prep (W.Va.) play Tennessee outfit Briarcrest Christian.