The Talent: Victory Christian vs Edison


Posted On: 02/10/18 4:44 PM

Victory Christian jumped out to an early lead in their matchup with Edison and never looked back. The Conquerors led by 10 after one and second quarter was fairly even as Victory Christian took the 12-point lead into the half. Victory Christian ran away with the game in the second half as they stretched the lead upwards of 20 points. The final score had Victory Christian with a dominant 25-point victory over Edison 68-43.

RJ Wakley 2018 Victory Christian Wing

Wakley was the star for Victory Christian. The offense often ran through him as the Conquerors found him on as many occasions as they could. Victory ran their offense inside to out and found Wakley breaking to the basket on several different occasions. Edison had no answer for Wakley as he had his way weaving in and out of the action to score at the bucket. When Hunter Holmes was not in the game for the Conquerors, Wakley stepped into the Forward roll and did not miss a beat.

Hunter Holmes 2018 Victory Christian Forward

Holmes played his role to perfection for the Conquerors. He was the tallest player on the court at 6’7 and it was noticeable. He was grabbing rebounds over players and through traffic. Holmes caused problems on the defensive end as he blocked a number of shots and affected even more with his length. On the offensive end, he used his height to his advantage and picked out passes to give his teammates open shots.

Caleb Calhoon 2018 Victory Christian Guard

Calhoon returned from injury early in the year for Victory Christian, but was not suited out for this game. Calhoon was in street clothes on the bench but still was the first player up cheering his teammates on and hyping them up. Calhoon just signed a letter of intent to play football at Northeastern State University.

Tyler Hicks 2018 Victory Christian Guard

Hicks picked up some of the production that was lost from Calhoon being absent. On multiple occasions he drove and finished at the rim with a tough shot. Hicks also found himself open on multiple occasions and shot the ball at a high percentage to supplement the Victory Christian scoring. Hicks was not a player that looked like he would have a big impact on the game, but he proved otherwise.

Quentin Asberry 2020 Edison Guard

Asberry was the bright spot on a disappointing day for the Eagles. He was creating his own shot and knocking it down. He would create space and knock down the shot as the Eagles struggled offensive. He was good from all three levels as the Conquerors guarded him well. Edison’s future looks bright with Asberry and Loddie Combs are just sophomores. Edison is a team you do not want to meet in the postseason, as they are a team that could pull off a couple upsets. They struggle to put full games together, but when they do it is hard to beat them.