Kincaid was one of seven in-state Class AAA standouts sprinkled onto the two rosters for the game, and the mixing of Division I types and prep school stars with state standouts made for both interesting and awkward moments.
Dereck Weiford of Greenbrier East canned three 3-pointers for Crossroads, a nine-point total that was matched by Shady Spring's Chase Connor for Little General.
Woodrow Wilson point guard Andrew Johnson, however, seemed to be at the crux of a lot of those moments as he donated seven points and eight assists for Little General with seven turnovers.
Johnson found himself guarding Huntington Prep guard Travon Landry, a Tennessee recruit, one on one and the ultra-quick Landry blew by him for a layup. Another time, the 6-foot Johnson got an offensive rebound under the basket but had it rudely swatted out of bounds by another Huntington Prep star, 6-foot-10 Dominic Woodson.
Johnson, however, got his revenge when he drew a charging call on the 260-pound Woodson, though it appeared to knock the wind out of him. Later, he prevented Woodson from tearing into a slam dunk with a hard foul.
"I wanted to come in here and just show everybody I can play basketball,'' Johnson said.
"I felt like they was trying to punk me a little bit by talking trash to me and stuff and calling me a little girl. And I wasn't having that. I was like, 'I ain't no little girl and I'm gonna let you know that.' I just felt like I had to come out and play my hardest even if they was killing me and I couldn't play defense at all. I just wanted to come out and play my hardest.''
Johnson, a quarterback who plans to play football at Hargrave Military Academy, took three charges in the game and also managed to get a key rebound late in OT by calling timeout as he fell out of bounds under the basket.
"Nobody's talking to me for basketball,'' Johnson said, "but I love to play basketball. I just love this sport. I love the up-and-down pace. There's something about basketball that I've always loved.''
The game, which attracted a somewhat disappointing crowd estimated at 2,400, featured just four slam dunks - two by each team. Each side missed a couple, with Macon trying a spectacular off-the-backboard slam on a breakaway, but came up empty.
Williams made only 11 of 26 shots, but seemed to have a polished offensive game. On one possession against man-to-man defense in the first half, he got the rebound, brought the ball up the floor and backed down his defender all the way from halfcourt, scoring on a nice spin move.
Little General led 44-41 at halftime when Kincaid floated in a 3 at the buzzer. His coach at SC, Vic Herbert, served as coach for Little General.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.