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Aspire defeats Our Saviour Lutheran to advance to Championship game

By Jordan Kendall, 03/10/18, 8:00PM MST


Aspire Academy (KY) 81 vs. Our Savior Lutheran (NY) 63

In our final semi-final game, Our Saviour Lutheran took on Aspire Academy and looked to advance to the championship game.

Junior wing De'Sean Allen-Eikens got going from the tip for Aspire Academy as his quick start helped his team to an early lead. With it being their second game of the day, Our Saviour Lutheran's high-energy defense looked a bit off, as the guys from New York could never get their legs under them. At the half, Aspire Academy led 38-33 behind 17 first half points from Allen-Eikens.

Aspire Academy looked to build on their halftime lead and executed that to perfection in the second half. With just over 11 minutes left in the game, Allen-Eikens drained his second three-pointer to put his team up by 12. By the 5:36 mark, Aspire Academy had grew their lead to 20 points after senior point guard Caleb Fields found junior center Charles Bassey up top for a huge alley-oop. Our Saviour Lutheran was never able to turn it around and went on to drop the game 81-63.

Allen-Eikends led Aspire Acaademy with 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists, while Bassey added 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. Senior guard Jared Rhoden led Our Savior Lutheran with 22 points and 3 assists, while sophomore point guard Posh Alexander chipped in 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.