Myrtle Beach, SC, December 28, 2023 – In an exhilarating match-up at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, The Wilson Academy from Georgia clinched a decisive 55-37 victory over Canada’s Uchenna Academy in the 2023 Beach Ball Classic Prep Bracket. This win elevates Wilson Academy’s record to 11-4, while Uchenna Academy now stands at 17-10.
From the onset, Wilson Academy established a commanding presence, ending the first half with a 33-16 lead. Their robust offensive strategies were matched by a solid defense, limiting Uchenna Academy’s scoring opportunities. The game concluded with Wilson Academy maintaining their dominance, securing an 18-point victory.
Isiah Cameron of Wilson Academy led the scoring with an impressive 19 points, including three 3-pointers. Terryon Stebbins contributed significantly with 15 points and 7 rebounds, showcasing his all-around prowess on the court. Jeremiah Ruffin also made notable contributions, scoring 10 points and dominating the boards with 9 rebounds.
For Uchenna Academy, Cameron Ramirez was the top scorer with 13 points, trying to rally his team with his scoring and defensive efforts. James Kelly supported the team with 8 points and 7 rebounds, but their efforts were not enough to counter Wilson Academy’s momentum.
Wilson Academy’s shooting was key to their victory, with a 42.6% field goal percentage compared to Uchenna Academy’s 33.3%. Wilson Academy also had the upper hand in three-point shooting and showed better efficiency in capitalizing on turnovers, scoring 21 points off Uchenna Academy’s 19 turnovers.
Points in the paint were crucial for Wilson Academy, scoring 32 compared to Uchenna Academy’s 22. Despite a close rebounding battle, Wilson Academy made more out of their second-chance opportunities.
Officials Joe Razzano, Brock Needens, and Mike Hirschman managed the game, ensuring fair play and maintaining the flow of the match. The Beach Ball Classic continues to showcase the high caliber of high school basketball, with teams like Wilson Academy and Uchenna Academy demonstrating the competitive spirit of the sport.
[Game Statistics Source: Official Box Score]