Posted On: 11/15/18 5:36 AM

The matchup between Cape Fear Christian vs New Life Christian was more of a defensive battle than anything else. With a score at the end of 1 in single digits and a final score of 50-40 in favor of CFCA, there wasn’t necessarily a ton of offense but there were a few prospects that stood out.

CFCA Senior Guard EJ Bethea: Finished with 23 points on the night, got into the paint and drew a good amount of fouls, remained aggressive. Has a smooth shooting stroke, long wingspan and does a nice job of getting to the spots that he wants on the court.

CFCA Senior Wing Marcus Owens: Had a solid showing, the 6’5 forward was productive rebounding the ball and knocking down shots from outside. He is a player that plays within the team setting but does a nice job of making the most out of the opportunities that he gets.

CFCA Senior Guard Lucas Capalbo: He gave defenders fits all game long with his quickness and ball handling skills. He’s a crafty guard that has a few moves in his arsenal that keeps defenders guessing, one of his more impressive attributes was his ability to pass the ball. He set up teammates well and is the type of PG that is going to look to get everybody else going before finding his own offense.

NLCA Junior Guard Phil Martin Jr.: He was the leading scorer for New Life with 13 points, 11 of those coming in the first half of the game. Shooting is one of his best attributes and it was on full display as he went 3 for 5 from three point land.  He’s getting more comfortable at New Life so as time goes on, we only expect him to have even more success.

NCLA Junior Guard Dahaun Jones: He provided a much needed spark off the bench for the squad, coming in and giving them valuable minuets. His shot from midrange is efficient and he gets after it on the defensive end of the court, he made some plays late in the game that helped New Life make a run.

NLCA Junior Guard Reggie Walton: Walton had a very quiet first half but made improvements with his play in the 2nd half. He was more aggressive on both ends of the floor which led to forced turnovers and some trips to the free throw line for him. He finished with 10 points on the night, with 8 of his points coming in the 2nd half.