Greenies Fight Past Concord Academy in Charlotte Hoops Challenge


CHARLOTTE - Save the post-Thanksgiving rustiness for some other basketball team. 

Christ School put four players in double figures Saturday and overcame a three-point halftime deficit to take a resounding 71-54 win over Concord Academy in the Charlotte Hoops Challenge.

Keenan Wilkins ’24 led the way with 25 points, followed by Lleyton Thomas-Johnson ’24 with 18, USC Upstate recruit Jamari Briggs ’24 with 11, and Mikey Wilkins ’25 with 10. Jamari (10 rebounds, nine assists) was one assist shy of a triple-double, while Lleyton (eight) and Mikey (seven) combined for 15 rebounds.

The Greenies (5-1) were behind 32-29 at the half to a Concord team that beat Carmel Christian by 23 points earlier this week and only lost by six to the top-ranked team in NCISAA basketball, The Burlington School. Saturday's game was played on a neutral floor at Harding University High in Charlotte. 

Christ School outscored the Eagles (4-3), 22-12, in the third quarter and 20-10 in the fourth. The team was 14-for-14 from the foul line, with eight of those free throws from Keenan, and also got seven points from Madden Collins ’25. 

The next game for the Greenies is Thursday night at Spartanburg Day (S.C.).