The storylines had been written for this battle, as Antonio Lowe matched against his former program; Winston Salem Christian vs. Moravian Prep, two teams loaded with talent all over the floor.
Moravian Prep came strong with their intensity on both ends, getting on the board first but Winston-Salem Christian was able to answer right back as it looked to be a back-and-forth game early on. And that is what it was for the first half, as these teams traded blows and played physical. Cedric Patterson led the charge early on for Moravian Prep, with BJ Freeman and company adding on. For Winston Salem Christian, Jordan Wildy continued his tremendous play early on, with others really attacking and finishing at the rim. These two teams were knotted up at 29 at halftime.
Winston Salem Christian came out strong early in the second half, creating a small cushion but Moravian Prep had an answer and then more. They continued to pick up the pressure, push the tempo, and got out in transition and finished strong at the rim. Moravian never let up in their attack, creating turnovers and attacking, eventually pushing their lead to double-digits in the fourth and never looking back.
Final: Moravian Prep 67 – Winston Salem Christian 52
Cedric Patterson 18 points
BJ Freeman 16 points
Camian Shell 10 points
Anthony Sellars 10 points
Jordan Wildy 10 points
Christian Cornish 9 points
Jarius Northam 7 points
Brandon White 7 points
2021 Jordan Wildy (WS Christian): Wildy looked strong once again with his ability to score inside and out, using his length to his advantage, stretching the defense, and getting on the boards. His versatility and impact on both ends are certainly noticeable.
2021 Cedric Patterson (Moravian Prep): A quick guard that really started off the game well and continued to play strong throughout, Patterson scored out in transition well with his quickness but also showing his range on his shot.
2021 Jarius Northam (WS Christian): Coming off the bench, Northam stepped up big as a playmaker and scorer for his team. He scored the ball attacking in transition or knocking down a shot or two, but also brought good energy on both ends of the floor.
2021 BJ Freeman (Moravian Prep): Freeman was tough all game long, as Freeman continues to add to his game. He pushed the ball, created off the dribble, and finished at the rim with some shiftiness and craft. Freeman continues to expand his game, adding levels in how he can score the ball.
2022 Anthony Sellars (Moravian Prep): Sellars came in known for his bounce and he showed it time after time, excelling in the open floor, and rising up for multiple thunderous dunks. He really can change the game with his high-flying plays and change the momentum.