Game Recap: Charlotte Christian vs. Ardrey Kell

Charlotte Christian 73 – Ardrey Kell 60

Game Recap
Both teams made small runs to start the first quarter, going back and forth.  Seth Bennett for Charlotte Christian came out ready to play, getting his team out early, hitting three’s and attacking the basket.  Ardrey Kell struggled in the second quarter, allowing Charlotte Christian to get out to a double-digit halftime lead, 33-22.  It stayed at that double-digit lead for much of the second half, with Charlotte Christian answering each time Ardrey Kell tried to make a run and get back into the game.  In the end, the three ball, transition offense, and some strong second-half defense helped Charlotte Christian secure the win.

Player Recaps

Charlotte Christian
2019 6’3 Seth Bennett:

Bennett, who came in leading the team in scoring, was simply outstanding and couldn’t be stopped. Whether it was hitting the outside jumper, using his frame to get to the rim, or making plays on the defensive end, Bennett played well and was the difference maker in this matchup.  He finished knocking down seven 3-pointers, displaying his ability to always be ready in the catch-and-shoot position, and he doesn’t force much on the floor.  He also showcased his ability to get on the boards and share the ball. Stats: 29 points

 

 

2019 6’1 JC Tharrington (Appalachian State commit):

Tharrington plays with a high IQ on the floor and a great understanding of how to run an offense.  His ability to handle the ball, low to the floor and under control, is tremendous.  He also has great vision on the floor, head always up and looking for his teammates or finding ways to score.  In addition, you can almost count it automatically when he lets it fly from three. Stats: 10 points

 

 

2019 6’2 Efosa U-Edosomwan:

He is more of a physical, downhill type guard.  He attacks the paint but also isn’t afraid to step up and defend either, as he played hard on both ends. Stats: 18 points

 

 

2019 6’5 Paul Hudson (Dartmouth commit):

Hudson faced early foul trouble but in the second half, he was tremendous on the defensive end.  There isn’t to many 6’5 players that play with his type of wingspan (7’4) but it showed, altering shots left and right and playing bigger than listed. He has to continue to get stronger on the offensive end of the floor but man, what a difference maker on defense and on the boards.

 

 

Ardrey Kell
2020 6’3 Luke Stankavage:

Stankavage had his moments but the defense was certainly pegged on slowing him down scoring wise.  He had chances to score, finding holes, coming off screens, or getting to the open spot for him to get his jumper off.  It was tough but he finished with 13 points.

 

2019 6’1 Kam Flynn: Flynn is such a competitor on the floor.  He is a guard that does his damage down in the paint, something that many might not expect.  He was tough, finished with unique moves around the paint and didn’t play like a 6’1 guard.  Loved his competitive nature on the floor.