Paul Champions Hold On to Beat Talladega Knights

The #9 Paul Champions overcame a six point halftime deficit to defeat #8 Talladega Knights, 78-74 (BOX SCORE), in Round 1 of the Northeast Regional. Paul Champions will play at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. Paul Champion, who advanced via the Jamboree, were led by Earl Boykins’ 25 points and five assists. Freeman Taylor and Mandell Thomas each posted 13 points and Rashad Bell chipped in with 11 points. They forced Talladega into 15 turnovers, while outscoring the Knights 39-29 in the second half. The Knights were led by Carl Elliott’s 23 points, on 9-12 shooting from the field, including 4-6 from three-point range. Josh Boone had 17 points while Manny Quezada added 16 points.