Madison Prep efficient in 62-43 win over Christ School
WESTWEGO – When you shoot the ball well, exhibit patience, defend well and take care of the basketball, good results are sure to follow.
That was the case for Madison Prep Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic at the Alario Center.
The Chargers broke open a close game in the second quarter and went on to whip Christ School of North Carolina, 62-43.
Madison Prep sank nine 3-pointers, won the battle of the boards and committed just four turnovers in a very efficient performance.
The first quarter had six lead changes before Kevon Shannon nailed the fourth 3-pointer of the quarter for the Chargers against the Christ School 2-3 zone to give Madison Prep a 14-10 lead.
Madison Prep took control in the second quarter, posting runs of 5-0 and 6-0 to take a 34-22 lead by halftime behind 14 points by Marcus Guss.
The Chargers continued their dominance in the third quarter behind 10 points from Jaheim Spencer to increase the lead to 52-32. The Chargers substituted freely in the final quarter.
Guss led Madison Prep (14-3) with 17 points while Spencer had 15 points and nine rebounds. Kojack Thompson topped Christ School (4-8) with 20 points and five rebounds.
Madison Prep advances to the semifinals Friday at 5:30 pm to take on unbeaten Bishop Loughlin, NY, who easily downed Lakewood Ranch, FL 56-31.
Madison Prep 14 20 18
Christ School 10 12 10
Marcus Guss 17, Jaheim Spencer 15, Elijah Tate 7, Kevin Shannon 7, Jalen Williams 5, Jordan Johnson 2, Percy Daniels 2
Kojack Thompson 20, Drew Redmond 8, Brad Halvorsen 4, Gabe Wiznitzer 4, Trey Austin 3 DeAnte Green 3
Madison Prep 32, Christ School 24
Madison Prep 4, Christ School 13
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