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Posted On: 11/18/18 8:32 PM
This matchup took on a different look as both teams had a player or two missing for various reasons. New Life lost two starters early in the week due to injury and Raleigh Homeschool had a player gone due to a family trip. With that being said, there was plenty of talent on the court and the game was competitive early on, however as the game went on, New Life took the lead and would go on to win 70-40.
Players Of the Game
NLCA 2020 Guard Phil Martin Jr: Phil started off the game hot, knocking down four trey balls in the first half alone. He would continue to keep his hot shooting going throughout the night with a final total of 6 treys and 22 points. His natural position is at SG but we were impressed with how well he played when he slid over and played some minutes at the PG spot.
Raleigh Homeschool 2019 Guard Cameron McLeod: Was hands down the most productive player for his squad scoring wise. He is crafty with his ballhandling skills and knocks down shots at a pretty high level, he had 5 treys on the night but also showed some ability to get inside the paint.
NLCA 2020 Wing Reggie Raynor: After a 3 point performance early in the week we were curious to see how he would bounce back and he performed at a very high level. He would finish with 20 points on the night and showed why he has the interest of college coaches. He is a strong player with good athletic ability, we would describe him as a streaky shooter at this point but continued time and reps could change that.
More Standout Players
NLCA 2020 Guard Dahaun Jones: He started in the place of injured Guard Reggie Walton and he did a tremendous job. He applied pressure on the defensive end of the floor, forcing turnovers and helping his team get out into transition. On offense he was solid, he pushed the tempo, got the ball up to teammates and was automatic from midrange. He finished with 13 points on the night, had a few assist and provided a much needed spark for his team for their final game of the week.
Raleigh Homeschool 2019 Forward Michael Hill: At 6’6 with the ability to step out and make shots, he’s a player that we feel has the potential to play on the next level. Playing with more physicality when he is playing inside the paint is the next step we would like to see from him.
Raleigh Homeschool 2020 Guard Mitchell Mcgrath: Was the 2nd leading scorer for his team, he did a great job of moving without the ball and coming off screens to score. He finished with 12 points on the night with 7 of those coming in the 3rd quarter.