Day 2 kicked off with United Faith back in action after an exciting Day 1 victory against Carmel Christian. They were going up against Gaston Christian, a team that has really challenged themselves early on, as this was a great way to start the day. United Faith came out strong from the outside, led by once again 2024 DJ Boyce from behind the arc. His shooting early on helped UFCA earn an 18-11 advantage at the end of the first quarter. UFCA was able to continue to attack with their guard play, eventually extending its lead to double digits by the end of halftime, leading 34-20. 2024 Gabriel Mabor and 2027 Brayden Milner led the way for Gaston.
In the third quarter, Gaston Christian was able to knock down shots from behind the arc from 2024 Joe Rhyne, but shots didn’t continue to fall and United Faith stayed in attack mode, continuing to bring a balanced attack led by 2025 Dylan Deluca. They expanded their lead to 51-35 at the end of the third quarter, but Gaton Christian started to turn up the heat in the fourth quarter. Shots started to fall, their defense picked up and they quickly turned it into a one-possession game with three minutes to go. But UFCA was able to answer right back, creating late turnovers and turning it into offense, to eventually seal the win.
Final: United Faith 64 – Gaston Christian 54
UFCA: DJ Boyce 15pts/ Dylan Deluca 15pts, 5rebs/ JD Bowden 12pts, 4rebs, 7asts
Gaston: Makoi Mabor 10pts, 14rebs/ Joe Rhyne 12pts/ Cam Newman 12pts, 4rebs