In the second game of the day, we had a big time match up between two top ten teams in the state: Northside Christian and Moravian Prep National. Moravian Prep is led by senior guard BJ Freeman, who is one of the most highly rated unsigned seniors in North Carolina.
In the first quarter, Moravian Prep through the first punch. Their three-quarter court pressure forced turnovers. We saw Jackson Holt (Moravian Prep) lead the way, knocking down multiple three-pointers. Moravian Prep got off to a hot start leading 18-8, but Northside Christian made a run late to close the deficit to 24-18, fueled by 6 points from Glynn Hubbard III.
Glynn Hubbard III continued to make his presence felt in the second quarter. Northside Christian continued to cut into the Moravian Prep lead. After a Noel Tesfa three-pointer, Northside Christian tied up the game at 31-31 with 2:11 remaining in the quarter. Northside Christian took their first lead of the game at 33-31 after a Glynn Hubbard drive and finish with about a minute remaining.
Moravin Prep started the third quarter with a quick 6-0 run of their own to regain the lead at 37-33 as Eli Ellis and BJ Freeman knocked down back-to-back three-pointers. But Northside Christian didn’t quit. They continued to answer. Northside took the lead and led 48-46 going into the fourth.
The fourth quarter started, and everyone had the feeling this would go down to the wire. Jahseem Felton ripped the ball near half court and took it to the other end for the layup to extend the lead to 57-50 with 4:00 remaining. Northside Christian eventually took the lead by 10 points, but Moravian Prep wasn’t done. They answered. It was a two-point game at 64-62 with 1:00 in favor of Northside Christian.
Northside Christian – 71
Moravian Prep National – 64
Northside Christian Leading Scorers
Glynn Hubbard III – 27 points
Jahseem Felton – 11 points
Wesley Tubbs III – 10 points
Moravian Prep National Leading Scorers
BJ Freeman – 22 points
Eli Ellis – 10 points
Cedric Patterson – 10 points
Glynn Hubbard III 2021 (Northside Christian)
Glynn Hubbard led the way for Northside during their late first quarter and second quarter comeback, finishing with 16 first half points. He was getting to the basket, where he is exceptional finishing with either hand. He knocked down multiple midrange pull-up jumpers. In the second half, he continued his stellar play. He made a living getting into the paint and finishing at the rim. He finished the game with a game-high 27 points.
BJ Freeman 2021 (Moravian Prep)
BJ Freeman is one of the top unsigned seniors in the state. He immediately made his presence felt on the court with his ability to get downhill where he is tough to contain. He is really strong and able to finish through contact. In addition, he continues to showcase his ability as a playmaker. He draws so much attention and does a good job of finding his teammates. He led Moravian with 22 points.
Wesley Tubbs III 2023 (Northside Christian)
Wesley Tubbs plays with such an incredibly high motor. He defends and rebounds really well, where he is able to utilize his length. Offensively, he has a great skill set to go along with his length and versatility. He excels creating off the bounce and finishing at the basket. He sees the floor and makes plays for others. In the third quarter, he also knocked down a midrange pull-up in transition to tie the game up. Tubbs finished with 10 points.
Jahseem Felton 2024 (Northside Christian)
Jahseem Felton made his presence felt for his new team, especially in the fourth quarter. It started when he ripped the ball handler near half court and took it to the other end for the layup to extend the lead to 57-50 with 4:00 remaining. This was a big turning point for Northside Christian. As a point guard, one has to love the way impacts the game on both sides of the ball. He is extremely unselfish and does a really good job of finding teammates. He finished with 11 points.
Eli Ellis 2025 (Moravian Prep)
Eli Ellis was great in the second half. This young man doesn’t back down from anyone and loves the big moment. When Moravian needed a basket, Eli Ellis responded by either knocking down the three-point shot or getting to the basket to draw fouls. He has a great IQ and makes the right play for his team. He will find the open player and make the extra pass. Ellis finished with 10 points.