Imhotep (5-1, Philadelphia, PA) built a double-digit lead less than six minutes into the game and never looked back with a 73-34 victory over Christ the King (4-3, New York, NY) to advance to the quarterfinal round.
Imhotep scored the first basket of the game but found itself down 3-2 on a 3-point field goal by Christ the King’s Tyson Walker. Imhotep responded with a 6-0 run and went on to stretch the lead to as many as 26 points in the opening half. The 39-point cushion at the end of the game was the largest lead for Imhotep.
University of South Carolina signee David Beatty led four Imhotep players in double figures with 16 points. Fatayn Wesley added 15 points off of the bench for Imhotep while Daron Russell and Bernard Lightsey added 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Christ the King was paced by Jose Alvarado’s 21 points.