The action continued in Rock Hill as Cannon and Gaston Christian was next on the schedule. Gaston Christian came out ready to play and grabbed the early lead, as they did a tremendous job in getting and scoring around the basket but also limiting Cannon to one shot. Cannon did struggle with their offensive game, as shots just didn’t fall but also give credit to Gaston for making them play their game early. It helped Gaston Christian get out to a big double-digit lead in the second quarter, as many as 16. Cannon chipped that down to seven at halftime, as Gaston Christian led 30-23. The second half began and Gaston continued to find ways to score but Cannon stepped up their energy on both ends and started to find more success in scoring the ball; it ultimately helped them retake the lead by the start of the fourth quarter. Back and forth we went in the fourth, as Gaston had a chance to seal it but it was DJ Nix who came up big with the buzzer-beating three to send it into overtime. The offense continued to shine, as it was the Jarvis Moss, Will Kelly, DJ Nix show in this one. Moss received a late foul and hit two free throws late, and Gaston Christian had one last chance but just missed, as Cannon got the 76-74 victory.
Jarvis Moss 41 points
DJ Nix 24 points
Will Kelly 32 points
Brenton Elliott 15 points
Greg Brockington 14 points
2022 Will Kelly (Gaston Christian): Kelly is a well-rounded prospect on the court who can play in multiple settings. Whether it is initiating the offense, playing off the ball to knock down shots, or to be aggressive in transition, Kelly did a little bit of everything and really stepped up as a leader
2022 Karon Boyd (Cannon): Boyd is one that you simply want on your team, as he comes to work every time on the court. Love his energy and a relentless motor, doing the dirty work on the boards, creating extra opportunities for his team, and playing with a physical mindset around the rim. Really helps his team in many ways.
2021 Jarvis Moss (Cannon): For someone that didn’t score in the first half, Jarvis Moss was on a mission from then on and he scored all over the court. Whether it was at the rim, pull-up, or getting to the rim, he went off in helping his team get the overtime win. Just continues to show how he has that killer mentality and has developed his overall game offensively.