Wake Forest takes 5th at Myrtle Beach invite
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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Freshman Jaylen Hoard had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Brandon Childress added 12 points with five assists and Wake Forest held off Valparaiso 69-63 on Sunday in the fifth-place game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
Childress' 4-point play with 5:12 left started a 9-2 run and freshman Sharone Wright Jr. capped it with a 3-pointer for a 65-56 lead. Childress made two free throws with 24 seconds left to cap the scoring. Valpo missed a 3-pointer and after Wake Forest missed the front end of a one-and-one, the Crusaders were off on two 3-point attempts.
Freshman Isaiah Mucius chipped in with 13 points and Wright also scored 12 points for Wake Forest (3-1). Hoard has finished in double-figure scoring in all four games this season. The Demon Deacons led 33-30 at the break, with their freshmen scoring 25.
Derrik Smits led Valparaiso (2-2) with 23 points, on 9-of-16 shooting, and seven rebounds.
Updated November 18, 2018