ATLANTA, GA – Chris Allen could do no wrong on Saturday night in the final game of the Jump Ball Jam Classic as he helped his Meadowcreek team claim a big 90-83 win over Whitefield Academy at Georgia Tech.
Allen, a Michigan State signee, scored a flawless 42 points in the victory and was nearly automatic from the foul line, converting 20 of 24 shots from the charity stripe.
If it was a matter of getting into the lane, Allen did it for buckets. If it was a matter of getting to the foul line, he got it done. Ball handling? He put on a clinic. There wasn’t a thing he could not do offensively against a very good and scrappy defensive team.
Allen had help from Navy bound big man Mark Veazy in the first half as the 6-foot-10 post put up 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in his time on the floor.
Whitefield Academy, the No. 2 team in the state’s Class A division by Georgia Hoops, fought hard and had major contributions from it’s starters. Cameron Baskerville was outstanding down low, playing much bigger than his 6-foot-6 frame. The sophomore scored 19 points and grabbed 14 man-sized rebounds.
Seniors Kelvin McConnell and Junard Hartley both scored 18 points while sophomore guard Brandon Reed poured in 17 points, most coming in the second half.