Posted On: 02/16/18 7:41 AM
The NCISAA quarter-finals are being held in WNC this weekend with Christ School hosting High Point Christian Academy and Asheville Christian Academy hosting Fayetteville Academy at home. The winners of these two games will advance to Westchester Country Day near Winston-Salem for the semi-finals and final round.
In the 2:00 PM game at Christ School, The Greenies take on High Point Christian Academy. High Point Christian is led by 6’0 sophomore Landon Sutton, who is averaging 13.4 points per game for HPCA (13-13 overall). Another sophomore Jake Ledbetter is averaging 12 points and 2 rebounds per game for The Cougars.
This will be the second time High Point Christian and Christ School have played this season, with The Greenies taking the first meeting on January 5, 93-70.
Christ School is led by top-20 national recruit Jalen Lecque who is being recruited by nearly every program in the country. The point guard is a high-flying, rim-rattling dunker who is known for his highlight reel dunks. Another junior, Brandon Stone (6’10, C) recently announced his final four college destinations of South Carolina, Penn State, Duquense and Pittsburgh.
Another scoring option for Jeff Depelteau’s squad at Christ School is 2020 F, Justice Ajogbor. The 6’10” Ajogbor has been garnering a lot of college attention over the past few months and had six high-major offers.
Over in Swannanoa, Asheville Christian Academy will host Concord First Assembly. Asheville Christian features 2019 guard Caleb Mills, a smooth, long scoring guard who can get hot from the outside. Mills is ranked as the #13 player in the PrepHoopsNC 2019 class. 2019 guard Raishaun Brown, a 6-foot guard who has an offer from Western Carolina University. Big man Eze Elochuckwu, a 6’10 center for Asheville Christian who transferred in from Florida may be the big factor in this game, as First Assembly has no player taller than 6-foot-8.
Concord First Assembly is led by 6-foot-5 Stephen Edoka at 17.8 points per game. Edoka has an offer from Winthrop University. Next in the scoring for First Assembly is Bailey Benham at 10.3 points per game. Benham is shooter that can consistently knock the shot down from the outside. First Assembly’s big man, Cheick Traore is third in the scoring column at nearly 9 points and 9 rebounds per game. Traore is starting to get on some college radar’s with his size at 6’8 and his ability to rebound and block shots.