Harvest Prep was overly dominant in their win over MSL-Cardinal rival Wellington on Saturday night.
However, that was not the case early on in the game.
Wellington came out fearless and were leading 16-14 at the end of the first quarter. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there as Harvest Prep implemented a full court press that Wellington simply did not have the ball handlers to matchup against and Harvest Prep led 42-22 at halftime. After a plethora of turnovers forced by Prep’s sensational backcourt duo of junior CJ Anthony and senior Brandon Beavers, it did not get much prettier from there as Harvest Prep powered their way to an easy victory, 81-52.
Prep was led by Anthony along with a career night from senior big man Elijah Glenn, who feasted in a huge matchup against Wellington’s junior forward Elijah Meredith. The big man Glenn's 20 point- performance featured a strong showing down low finishing at the rim, expanding his range out to the 3-point line, a no look pass out of the high post to an open cutter, and a euro step through the teeth of a Wellington defense which showcased fantastic agility for a player of his size.
Wellington’s Meredith held his own as well on the offensive end, retaliating with 16 points. Scoring efficiently at the rim and flashing the ability to put the ball on the floor, even initiating the Wellington offense in the fourth quarter.
The Jaguars also received solid performances from sophomore guard Marcus Stewart, who knocked down several tough jumpers scoring 12 points. Also in double figures was senior guard and four-year starter Dallas Patrick, who chipped in 10, playing with tremendous balance and pace off the dribble thriving on mid range jumpers.