Word of God and Moravian Prep kicked off Game 2 of the afternoon and it had the people excited to watch.  Word of God came out strong led by the shooting of Po’Boigh King, helping his team create an early double-digit first quarter lead.  BJ Freeman though kept Moravian Prep in the hunt and they started to knock down shots and play their game in the second quarter, getting it under double-digits midway through the quarter.

It was a lot of trading baskets in the second quarter after that, as Word of God took the 39-30 halftime lead.

The third quarter, both teams really competed at a high level and Moravian Prep was able to chip away at the lead, getting it within a two-possession game.  But Word of God, led by their defense and transition play, made a late run in the third to get it back to double-digits, 52-42.

Again, Moravian Prep came out strong to cut the lead back down to a two-possession game a couple of minutes in the game.  Unfortunately, the three ball didn’t fall late in the fourth quarter for Moravian or it could have been a different game.  In the end, Word of God was too much in the end, securing the win in Rock Hill.

Final: Word of God 72 – Moravian Prep 66

Word of God:
Po’Boigh King 18 points
Jai SMith 16 points
Saiquone Harris 14 points

Moravian Prep:
BJ Freeman 29 point
Eli Ellis 14 points
Jackson Holt 11 points


2022 Po’Boigh King (Word of God): Could be in the discussion as one of the top shooters in his class of 2022 and he showed it early, as King’s ability to pull it no matter where he is and you have to think it is going in every time he releases it.  You simply can’t leave this man’s side with his perimeter shooting, always ready to pull the trigger and never second-guessing.  Showed it numerous times in this one.

2021 BJ Freeman (Moravian Prep): Freeman just looks like someone that is ready to prove himself on a big stage and that is what he did.  He continues to grab the attention with his ability to operate on several levels, knockdown shots, create off the dribble, use his body to take contact, and simply play with something to prove.  He was tremendous scoring the ball in this game.

2022 Jai Smith (Word of God): It is the same story with Smith but it is a book that you simply love to read.  The energy level that he plays with, all over the court, is tremendous.  He only knows how to go one way and that is full-throttle, giving it his all. Smith was all over the boards on both ends and just works hard in the paint offensively. It is tough to slow him down for the entire game.

2025 Eli Ellis (Moravian Prep): The youngest prospect on the court but he stepped up for his team.  Ellis shows that he can continue to be that knockdown shooter from deep but also be a shifty, crafty ballhandler that can create for himself or for others.  Really liked his blend of scoring, attacking off the dribble, and getting others involved in this game.