MYRTLE BEACH, SC – In a captivating showdown at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Winston Salem Christian School from North Carolina clinched a commanding 79-64 victory over The Wilson Academy from Georgia in the Beach Ball Classic. With this win, Winston Salem Christian improves their record to 13-4, while The Wilson Academy stands at 10-3.
The game was a dynamic display of skill and teamwork, with Winston Salem Christian taking the lead early in the game. Lewis Walker was a standout player for Winston Salem Christian, scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Chol Machot also contributed significantly with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Jordan Lowery’s 12 points and 6 assists were crucial in setting up the team’s offense.
For The Wilson Academy, Caleb Cameron led the scoring with 18 points, complemented by Isiah Cameron’s 13 points and Terryon Stebbins’ 19 points. Despite their efforts, the team struggled to overcome the deficit created by Winston Salem’s strong performance.
Winston Salem Christian’s offensive strategy paid off, especially in the third quarter, where they dominated with an 82% field goal percentage. Their defense was equally impressive, limiting The Wilson Academy’s scoring opportunities.
The Wilson Academy showed resilience in the fourth quarter, scoring 25 points compared to Winston Salem Christian’s 22, but it was not enough to close the gap. Stebbins’ three-pointers in the final quarter were a highlight for The Wilson Academy, but Winston Salem Christian maintained their lead.
Overall, Winston Salem Christian’s balanced offense and solid defense were the keys to their victory. Their ability to convert turnovers into points and capitalize on second-chance opportunities played a significant role in their win.
This victory sets a promising tone for Winston Salem Christian as they advance in the tournament, showcasing their skills, teamwork, and competitive spirit. The Wilson Academy, despite the loss, displayed resilience and talent, promising more exciting basketball in their upcoming games.