Championship Sunday was off the charts and it was even better with these two teams matching up. They certainly are familiar with each other, they know the players, and neither team wanted to come away with a loss in this one.
Both teams started out strong, as WS Christian scored the ball effectively early to take an early lead but Moravian Prep battled right back, as the outside shots started to fall and they picked it up on the defensive end. It helped them earn a halftime lead and a lead that they would maintain throughout the second half. Moravian’s impact on both sides really propelled them, led by their leaders in BJ Freeman and Raekwon Horton. Ultimately, it was Moravian Prep that took home the championship title, securing a 60-46 win over Winston-Salem Christian
- The difference that 2021 Raekwon Horton has made for Moravian Prep continues to be seen on the big stage. Horton does a tremendous job in stepping up when it counts and he simply produces, much as he did in this one. With his skill set and frame, Horton can be a mismatch on the court; whether it is using his size and body to bully down low or step out and knock down perimeter shots, he plays with a smooth but aggressive game that continues to shine in a big way.
- 2022 Juansee Gorosito is a name to start getting more familiar with. Love his play and impact on the game for his team. He is tough and doesn’t back down, playing his game and role. He is a 6’1 guard that has a smooth, confident shot, that he is able to create for himself. He showed his range, knocking down four 3-pointers in this game, but is also a crafty finisher, and leader on the defensive end. Really like his game and doesn’t force much on the court.
- It was great to see 2022 Rasean McMiller back on the floor. I personally haven’t been able to see him on the floor this season, as he faced early injuries but the Chicago prospect really played well, stepping up when his team needed. Loved his intensity on the defensive end, applying pressure and bringing great energy. He also attacked and used his body well, embracing contact and finishing strong around the rim.
- 2022 6’4 Quante Berry continues to give us a glimpse of why many schools are targeting him. His blend of scoring in an array of ways is impressive, knocking down shots from the perimeter but also continuing to penetrate and score effectively.