Posted On: 01/10/17 9:12 PM
Calvary Christian controlled the tempo and went to Tampa Prep to pick up a 70-62 win in a Class 4A-District 4 game on Tuesday night.
Eddie Williams and Austin Meloche each had 15 points for Calvary Christian (14-4) while Amari Goulbourne led all scorers with 23 points for Tampa Prep (13-2).
MVP: Eddie Williams (Calvary Christian)
Senior Eddie Williams scored in all but one quarter as he added a team-best 15 points and four rebounds. Williams is someone who does all the little things and in this game, he didn’t do anything wrong instead put the Warriors in good situations.
Best offensive performance: Amari Goulbourne (Tampa Prep)
This was the best Amari Goulbourne played this season. The senior guard had 10 points at the half and went on to really shine down the stretch. The Terrapins were never able to cut the deficit close in the fourth quarter, but Goulbourne never gave up as he continued to make tough shots.
Best defensive performance: Paxton Wilson (Calvary Christian)
Paxton Wilson protected the perimeter all night along with is Warriors unit as Tampa Prep didn’t connect on a single 3-pointer. Wilson is solid on both sides of the ball as a high-end shooter and a crafty defender.
Best attacker: Jaren Phillips (Tampa Prep)
Jaren Phillips is one of my favorite 2019 prospects to watch. He is a big kid who winds up playing down low more often than not despite really being a guard. He’s tough and is getting better with each game. Phillips scored 12 points in this one.
Best intangibles: Danny Neugebauer (Calvary Christian)
Playing alongside a very sound group, senior forward Danny Neugebauer has a high basketball IQ. He scored 11 points and was well aware on each and every possession for Calvary Christian
Best under-the-radar performance: Trey Sibert (Tampa Prep)
Trey Sibert may have fouled out early in the fourth quarter, but the junior forward gave Tampa Prep plenty of help. He scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists.
Best catch and shoot guy: Paxton Wilson (Calvary Christian)
Paxton Wilson is a Rider commit for a reason. Although he had only three points at the break, he came back in the final 16 minutes to play tough basketball. Wilson connected on back-to-back 3’s to open the fourth quarter and finish with 13 points.
Best underclassmen: Isaac Ward (Tampa Prep)
Only a freshman, Isaac Ward is the primary ball handler for Tampa Prep outside of Amari Goulbourne. Ward finished with four points and two assists in this one. Playing on a relatively youthful Terrapins bunch, Ward is getting more comfortable.
Best energy: Charles Scriven (Tampa Prep)
Charles Scriven tends to give Tampa Prep hard minutes every time he steps on the floor. The senior starter had four points, three rebounds and an assist. He showed poise all night long despite the tough Calvary Christian defense.
Best athlete: Juice Thompson (Calvary Christian)
Juice Thompson not only has the best name on his team, he also can flat out play basketball. Thompson scored eight points, and recorded two rebounds, an assist and a block in this game. He hit clutch shots and handled the ball well late.