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Posted On: 12/22/17 7:54 PM
New Life Christian got a big time win over Cape fear Christian on Tuesday night at the NC I-95 Showcase. Although it was a team effort, the Monarchs were led by Sophomores Reggie Walton & Reggie Raynor who put together impressive performances. Both are in their first year at the NLCA program and made the decision of attending New Life to help take the program to the next level which is a different route than many youngsters would take so you have to respect it. We got a chance to talk to both of these young men after their win over Cape fear Christian about the game and expectations for the remainder of the season.
Q: This is the 2nd game you guys have played in this event, how has the experience been so far?
Raynor: The competition has been very good and I’m enjoying it.
Walton: Yes, It’s been a really good experience to play against other talented players to see where you’re at.
Q: You guys just got a big time win, especially for a program like New Life that hadn’t been on the radar for many people. What was the mindset going into this game?
Raynor: The mindset coming in was just to play good defense, don’t give up anything and just to come together and play as a team.
Walton: Just to give it all you got, beat the guys that didn’t want to schedule you because they didn’t know your program and they feel you at the end of the game.
Q: What do you feel you bring to your team now and possibly on the next level?
Raynor: I feel like I bring a leadership role and that I want to win every game so I feel like I bring a winning mindset.
Walton: Definitely a leadership role, a lot of energy and a lot of defensive.
Q: What’s a player that you compare your game to or that you try to take things from their game and add them to yours that’s in college or the NBA?
Raynor: College I like Colin Sexton, the energy he brings on the court, the way he plays and everything else.
College I would have to say Jordan Walker and in the pros I would say Kemba Walker, small guards that can attack and lead a team.
Q: Goals for the season?
Raynor: My goals for the season is just to find myself as a player and shock a lot of people.
Walton: My goals for the season are definitely to win the states and nationals as well as making a name for myself and the New Life Christian Academy program.