Court 4 continued the action on Saturday, as Mount Zion and Anderson Christian duked it out in Rock Hill. It was a good battle between these two teams. Santiago Nieto played really well for Mount Zion, knocking down shots from the perimeter and helping his team in a big way to get the halftime lead at 27-24. In the second half though, Anderson Christian started to really take over and it was led by their two guys in Xavier Thornton and Bray Greer, who combined for 31 second-half points. They just continued to attack the paint rim, score easy buckets, and turned it up on the defensive end as well. Mount Zion didn’t have an answer to slow them down, but Nieto and Solomon Butler played strong. In the end, Anderson Christian took home the 76-54 victory.
Bray Greer 19 points
Xavier Thornton 19 points
Myles Ulmer 10 points
Mount Zion Christian:
Santiago Nieto 22 points
Solomon Butler 11 points
2021 6’5 Bray Greer (Anderson Christian): It isn’t about how you start but about how you finished and Greer did that very well, scoring all 19 of his points in the second half. He was absolutely relentless in using his strong body and forcing his way into the paint and scoring. His dribble penetration and ability to finish were absolutely tough.
2021 6’3 Xavier Thornton (Anderson Christian): Thornton was part of the strong duo for Anderson, being another guard to attack off the dribble and get to the rim to finish. His ability to dictate the game and be assertive helped him get to the line but also pull up from three at times as well.
2022 6’1 Santiago Nieto (Mount Zion Christian): Nieto certainly did everything he could for his team, as he is a shifty guard that has a nice pull-up game. Did a really go job in dribbling to his spots and pulling up off the dribble, knocking down five 3-pointers and scoring 22 points for his team.