Concord Academy vs. The Burlington School… It was certainly a game that had the attention of many and our scouts, as these two dueled it out on the court. Both teams were strong and getting adjusted to the action, but it was more of the three-point shot that really started to fall for both teams.
The Burlington School was able to create some havoc on defense, helping create a little separation by halftime, led by Jamarii Thomas’ 15 first-half points.
Starting the second half, Concord tried to start chipping away at the lead but The Burlington School seemed to have an answer each time to hold their double-digit lead throughout the third quarter.
From then on, it was all Burlington School, as they finished with seven players in the box score, pushing the tempo and getting out in transition, and it was simply too much in the end for Concord Academy, who fought to the end.
Final: The Burlington School 75 – Concord Academy 62
Jamarii Thomas 23 points
Ryan Roberts 14 points
Kuluel Mading 10 points
Trae Benham 20 points
Logan Threatt 12 points
Kelvin Perry 12 points
2021 Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School): I’m not sure what else coaches need to see from this point guard but he continues to show it all. Athleticism, leadership, energy, assertiveness in getting to the basket, vision, and looked tremendous out in the open court.
2021 Kuluel Mading (The Burlington School): Mading started out slow but came on in the second half. What you have to like about him now is that he has continued to expand his game and how he can operate, putting it on the floor, getting on the glass, and rising over defenders.
2021 Trae Benham (Concord Academy): Benham is an absolute killer on the floor, showing such confidence and pure shooting ability from the perimeter, playing with a strong frame, and really getting after it on both ends. Such a competitor on the court.
2021 Kelvin Perry (Concord Academy): A name that some may have not heard of yet, Perry stepped up for his team, knocking down multiple three’s and showing that he can be a threat from outside. He finished the night with four 3-pointers.