John Marshall (Va.) used a third-quarter spurt to defeat host River Bluff, , on Wednesday in an American Bracket consolation game.
John Marshall will play Carmel Christian (NC) in the consolation bracket championship game at 12:30 p.m. River Bluff plays Keenan (SC) at 10:50 a.m.
Dennis Parker Jr. had 19 points and Kashawn Cordes Jr. added 13 for John Marshall. The Justices were held without a point for the first four minutes but still led 8-3 after the first quarter.
JM’s lead grew to 23-15 in the third quarter before River Bluff went on a 10-2 run to tie it at 25-25 on Preston Hearn’s jumper. But the Justices answered with a 14-2 run over the final 5:42 of the third quarter to lead 39-27.
John Marshall shot 59.1 percent from the field in the second half.
Hearn led the Gators with 14 points.