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It was a normal high school boys basketball game and a normal high school boys basketball holiday tournament matchup between Bartlett Yancey and Vance until entering the final minute. 

Things took a turn with 1:09 left to play in the Thanksgiving Classic Championship game as a major fight that started in the stands moved into the foyer of the gym, cancelling the game with Vance (2-0) leading BY 61-56, giving the Vipers the shortened victory. 

BY (2-2) earned its championship appearance after a 57-53 victory over host Person County Friday night. Person recorded the first five points of the contest and led most of the way until BY guard Omari Pinnix knocked down a 3-pointer from the corner to give the Bucs a 52-51 lead with 1:30 left to play. 

Pinnix’s trey with 50 seconds remaining made it a 55-51 game and BY overcame a late technical call to hold for the close victory. 

Ricky Lipscomb led the Bucs with 14 points.