Posted On: 02/13/21 7:15 PM

Northpoint Christian defeated Jackson Christian, 62-46, in the first round of the Division II-A Boys West Region Tournament.

The Trojans will face No. 2 seed Evangelical Christian School in the second round.

Here are three observations from Northpoint's win over the Eagles.

Wright made contributions without scoring.

Senior big man Mitchell Wright had 15 points in the Trojans' win but his offensive production wasn't the only way he affected the outcome of the game. Wright deflected shots at the rim, rebounded and made two great passes to JB Chapman and Christian Gilliland in the second half.

The 6-foot-7 big man demanded attention early on as he was the biggest player on the floor. Jackson Christian didn't have a post player to match, so Wright had great position on the block for most of the game and didn't have any issues finishing at the rim.

Because of Wright, the Trojans were able to win the rebounding battle, 36-16.

Gilliland excels in transition

The freshman comb guard led Northpoint with 25 points, went a perfect 7 for 7 from the free throw line and made each point look easy. Whenever isolation plays were called for Gilliland, he took his defender off

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