Buckhorn High School will get an outstanding basketball player within a few years.
He’s Caleb Holt. Remember that name.
Holt had his third triple-double of the season to lead the Redstone 14-and-under team past Liberty 56-13 on Thursday at the Moon Complex, the former Grissom High building in south Huntsville. The 6-foot point guard is ranked fourth among 12-year-olds in Alabama.
He had 42 points, 22 rebounds and 10 steals for Redstone (10-2). He also made two assists.
“He’s just being Caleb. That’s all he’s doing. He’s just being Caleb,” Redstone coach Marcus Tolbert said. “Humble. He loves the game. And he’s got a hunger to win.”
With the score tied 12-all after one quarter, Holt opened the second with his first of two 3-pointers. He scored 20 of Redstone’s 22 points in the quarter while Liberty scored one. The scoreboard just showed 0-0 and the time remaining in each quarter from then on.
“Just came out and played hard,” Holt said. Asked about the key to his improved outside shooting, he said, “Getting in the gym and working on the 3s.”
Alex Williams had six points and five rebounds. Kolton Wood added six assists, five rebounds and four steals.
“As a collective group, we played good defense,” Tolbert said. “Best defense all year. I’d rather we start improving now right before the playoffs.”
The single-elimination tournament for the seven 14U Huntsville recreation teams is expected to start this week at the Moon Complex.
Alex Pencola scored six points for Liberty (6-5). Hoke Smith had five rebounds and two steals.
“We started the game pretty well,” Liberty coach Josh Colbert said. “Had some turnovers, bad shots. Number 5 (Holt) is a heck of a ballplayer.”