By Mark Carroll - Blog Coordinator
Team Stackhouse clashed with Body of Christ in the second match-up of the evening, as both teams sought to defend their undefeated records.
Team Stackhouse Chris Lightner got the crowd roaring immediately with a highlight slam to begin the game. Former Texas Longhorn and Enloe High School star P.J. Tucker knocked down a pair of free throws and his teammate Madison Jones dropped in a lay up as their team took a quick 6-0 lead.
Rhode Island star Akeem Richmond followed a Johnny Thomas miss for Body of Christ's first score of the game, but Team Stackhouse continued to rack up points of its own. Tucker continued to take advantage of second chance buckets as Team Stackhouse took a 16-10 lead into the second period of play.
Team Stackhouse came out storming in the second quarter, getting inside baskets right away. Tucker continued to put on a show, increasing the advantage to 25-10 on a reverse lay-up and rejecting Thomas' shot attempt just seconds later. Body of Christ's Adarius Pegues hit a jumper from the baseline for two of his team's 10 points, but his team trailed by 31-16 at the half after a dunk by Tucker with 6.8 seconds left.
Freshman phenoms Harrison Barnes and Reggie Bullock showed up at halftime along with North Carolina teammates John Henson and Justin Watts. Watts suited up for Team Stackhouse as his fellow Tar Heels gave their support from the stands. Watts gave his team a boost coming off the bench, spinning into the lane and putting in a lay-up and stretching the deficit to 16.
In the fourth quarter, Watts picked up where he left off, earning second chance points, scoring on a fast break lay-in and showing off his jumper as he swished in a mid-range shot. Watts had 10 points on the night.
Body of Christ fell victim of a major scoring drought, unable to hit a shot in the first five minutes. Thomas got a hot hand toward the end of the game, however. The Body of Christ forward hit four trey balls in the final five minutes for 12 of his 21 points, but it was not enough for a comeback, as Team Stackhouse came away with the win in convincing fashion, 59-45.