To end the night and the event, Northwood Temple and Burlington School battled it out on the court. Northwood Temple was missing a key player in Jaquante Harris but the Burlington School seemed to have too much balance and size on the court. The Burlington School came out strong to claim a double-digit lead at the end of the first and continued their attack until halftime.
Halftime: Burlington School 35 – Northwood Temple 22
The Burlington School continued to increase their lead in the third quarter and never looked back. They were able to control the boards on both the offensive and defensive end (11 offensive boards), as well as create extra opportunities and defending the paint.
It was a balanced attack and depth that helped the Burlington School, as they had 10 players play 13 or more minutes. Kuluel Mading made a tremendous impact on both ends of the floor, while nine other players scored in the win. They shot 50 percent from the floor in both quarters with much of their scoring coming in transition and around the rim in the second half.
Northwood Temple had Reggie Raynor and Jay Hickman both finishing with 18 points, but struggled finding the bottom of the net tonight (shot 38 percent from the floor).
Final: The Burlington School 76 – Northwood Temple 50
Burlington School: Kuluel Mading 18pts, 7rebs/ Ji’Lil Michael 14pts/ Ryan Roberts 10pts
Northwood Temple: Reggie Raynor 18pts, 11rebs/ Jay Hickman 18pts