Amaning, Colonels are clutch.


Byline: Kevin O'Malley WORCESTER - The South High Colonels captured their third straight Inter-High Holiday Tournament title, defeating crosstown rival North, 67-62, last night. It was the second time South has defeated North in the past three finals and the third time the two teams have met in the tourney final in the last four years. "That was our goal," South head coach Pat Williams said. "This is the fourth straight year we've been in the championship game and our third straight championship." South guard Marvin Amaning was named the tournament MVP after scoring six of his 13 points in the final four minutes to lead the Colonels to a come-from-behind win. "It means a lot to me. Last year I worked hard and was named an all-star," said Amaning. "People think that we are not good, but South High is in the building." South trailed, 44-40, midway through the second, following a 12-3 run by the Polar Bears. North guard Marcel Prince led the run, scoring eight of his team-high 19 points. Not to be denied, South rallied back, going on a 12-3 run of its own to take a 52-47 lead with six minutes to play. Junior guard Dominique Bryan and forward Anthony Rial each had four points during the run while North focused on Amaning. Amaning still managed to contribute to the run, grabbing the rebound of a missed Bryan free throw and putting it back up and in. After North's Muka Sunday and Salem Kuakamensah scored to make it a one-point game, 52-51, Amaning took over his team's offense, scoring the Colonels' next six points to hold off the Polar Bears' charge. "My team needed me and that's what captains...

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