Cannon and Freedom Christian kicked off Game 2 in the Arena. Cannon was coming off a solid performance the week before in Rock Hill and seemed to continue that early on, knocking down shots and finding a rhythm early on in the first quarter to secure a 19-10 lead after one.
Cannon continued to hold their double-digit lead throughout the second quarter but Freedom Christian really captured some eyes with their play, finishing at the rim, and getting out in transition. But Cannon was just too strong and used a balanced attack to hold a 39-25 halftime lead.
Cannon just continued to execute, led by the play of Boyd, Nix, and Moss, as there was just too much firepower in the end, eventually taking home the 89-59 victory on Day 1.
Final: Cannon 89 – Freedom Christian 59
Karon Boyd 28 points
DJ Nix 20 points
Jarvis Moss 18 points
Deng Atak 12 points
Jalen Higgins 14 points
Jacob Dar: 10 points
2021 6’5 Jarvis Moss (Cannon): Moss has really expanded his game and is coming to a more complete guard on the floor. But what he does best is pull-up off the dribble and knock down shots with his quick release. But Moss also picks his spots and gets to the lanes with his athleticism and continues to show that he can initiate the offense.
2022 6’5 Karon Boyd (Cannon): Boyd is one that you can literally place in multiple situations and he can bring positive energy to the court. He can play and defend multiple positions on the floor, brings a lot of energy, and finishes strong at the rim. Love how he battles down low for his 6’5 size and did it on multiple occasions on Day 1.
2022 6’2 Deng Atak (Freedom Christian): With a new group on the floor, Atak captured some eyes with his handles and vision on the floor, finding teammates well in transition but also creating space with the dribble. He is one that excels more with the ball and can help open things up on offense with the ball in his hands.
2022 6’4 Jacob Dar (Freedom Christian): Dar is a 6’4 prospect that has a long wingspan, big hands, and a little bounce to the table. He looks to be one that is still developing his game but I do like how he was able to rise up and finish strong at the rim but also score in other ways. Dar uses his length to his advantage well on both ends.