Phenom Hoops checked out a very interesting matchup that was actually a rematch from a game just a few weeks ago when Lake Norman took home a narrow 46-40 victory. Now, Lake Norman hit the road to Mount Tabor in what was another fascinating game. Both teams struggled offensively overall in the first quarter, with Mt. Tabor taking a 9-5 lead led by 2025 Shamarius Peterkin for Mt. Tabor. Lake Norman started to get their offense going but Peterkin continued to thrive, as Mt. Tabor held a 27-25 halftime lead. In the second half, 2024 Santana Lynch started to really turn it on and help lead the offense for Lake Norman, as Lake Norman was able to outscore Mt. Tabor 20-12, especially with 2025 Josh Yates hitting a big three to give his team a 6-point lead. Lake Norman continued to thrive and get to the line, as they were eventually able to create enough space and secure an impressive 62-49 road victory.

Final: Lake Norman 62 Mt. Tabor 49

Stats:
LN: Santana Lynch 19pts, 14rebs/ Josh Yates 14pts/ Tre McKinnon 14pts
Tabor: Shamarius Peterkin 20pts/ Jadon Blair 10pts/ Amare Robinson 9pts

Standouts:

2024 Santana Lynch (Lake Norman): The senior guard continues to have a strong season and he led his team in a big way on Tuesday night. Lynch continues to thrive in his ability to create and get downhill, consistently getting paint touches and being incredibly active on the boards. He also helped change the game defensively in the second half. Lynch has clearly elevated his game, continues to operate smoothly, and does a great job in filling up the stat sheet.

2025 Shamarius Peterkin (Mt. Tabor): Peterkin continues to be the leader for this group and continues to show that he is one that can be a collegiate player. Peterkin uses his 63 long frame extremely well, displaying tremendous explosiveness and athleticism, finishing at the rim and attacking downhill. But he also knocked down shots from mid-range and flew around the court to make plays. He deserves more attention.

2025 Josh Yates (Lake Norman): Yates had a good game offensively, creating and finishing some tough shots and also hitting some big shots in key situations in this game.  Yates finished with 14 points to help lead his team, going 5-for- 9 from the floor.