RALEIGH – Camden, N.J., jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back in its 67-48 rout of Cary Panther Creek in the semifinals of the Coby White bracket of the John Wall Holiday Invitational Tuesday night.
Panther Creek was able to stay within striking distance for most of the first half, but Camden had a few high-flying throw-downs to get the crowd into the game, while senior Aaron Bradshaw was going to work in the paint. That helped Camden earn a 32-20 halftime lead.
The second half was much like the first half, as the talent was just too much for Panther Creek. The Panthers were able to use their size and athleticism again and again to increase their lead and eventually put this game away midway through fourth quarter.
Credit though to Panther Creek, as they continued to play hard until the final buzzer, but there was just too much talent. Camden ended up earning a solid Day 1 victory.
Camden was led by Bradshaw’s 22 points and 13 rebounds while D.J. Wagner added 14 points.
Panther Creek was paced by Amari Richardson’s 14 points.