The final game of the night on Court 1, fans and viewers were treated to a showdown between Winston-Salem Christian National and New Faith Christian. In the first half, the duo of Brandon White and Quante Berry led the charge for Winston-Salem Christian, with White making a statement in the paint on both ends and Berry attacking off the dribble. But New Faith did a solid job staying within striking distance, mostly due to the scoring power of guard Cynicer Harrison who was knocking down shots on multiple levels. Still at halftime, WS Christian held a 10-point lead.
New Faith Christian started to chip away at the lead throughout the third and into the fourth, eventually taking the lead in the fourth. Leading by as many as five with five minutes or so to go in the game, Winston-Salem Christian started to pick up the tempo and retake the lead, as this one looked like it was going to come down to the end.
It was WS Christian though that made just enough plays in the end to take home the hard-fought win.
Final: Winston Salem Christian National 74 – New Faith Christian 68
Brandon White 23 points
Quante Berry 21 points
Jordan Wildy 10 points
Cynicer Harrison 24 points
Robert Fields Jr 17 points
Korey Marshall 7 points
2022 Brandon White (WS Christian): The young big man continues to impress each time he comes on the floor, as he moves so well on the floor but makes an impact on the court on both ends. Defensively, he makes his mark with his length and timing, rebounding at a high level but also showing great timing in block shots; he is an absolute difference-maker in that alone. Offensively, he continues to show and develop his feel for the game around the paint and how he can operate.
2022 Quante Berry (WS Christian): Berry is at his best when he uses his combinations of size at 6’4, his ability to attack the paint and penetrate (as well as change directions), and finish at the rim. He did that effectively throughout the game and helping lead the charge scoring-wise, while also dishing out some assists as well.
2021 Cynicer Harrison (New Faith): Talk about a tough, smaller guard that was relentless and gave it everything he got. Coming off an impressive showing last week, he continued to show that he can create for himself and has no issue in getting his shot off, which he did using his speed to create space for his pull-up or penetrate.
2021 Robert Fields Jr (New Faith): Fields Jr. should catch your eye with his 6’8 size but also how he can operate. He has a good feel and feels comfortable operating from the perimeter, as he showed that in a big way in the second half to get his team back in the game; really stepped up big from the perimeter but also played well against the size of WS Christian.