By Rick O’Brien
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Leaning heavily on 6-foot-9 forward Rakeem Christmas, who produced a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds, Academy of the New Church turned back Imhotep Charter, 62-54, Saturday in the 11th annual Philly.Com/Rally Classic at Archbishop Carroll High.
The Lions (8-4 overall, 2-1 Friends Schools League) took command with a 12-1 run at the end of the second quarter.
Senior combination guard Warren Gillis contributed 12 points (seven in the fourth quarter), six assists, five rebounds and five steals. Sophomore swingman Savon Goodman chipped in 11 points and five rebounds.
The Panthers (11-2; 9-0 Public League) were paced by junior guard Ameen Tanksley’s 18 points. Junior guard Terrell Johnson hit four three-pointers en route to 15 points.
Imhotep junior point guard David Appolon missed the contest because of a family funeral.
Imhotep Charter 7 11 12 24-54
Academy of the New Church 11 17 18 16-62
IC: Terrell Johnson 15, Ameen Tanksley 18, Erik Copes 6, Tyhiem Perrin 2, Jahlil Williams 3, Earl Brown 5, Quantrell Kemp 3, Brandon Alston 2.
ANC: Jonathan Riles 4, Warren Gillis 12, Malcolm Gilbert 9, Rakeeem Christmas 21, Savon Goodman 11, Marcus Gilbert 5.
Contact staff writer Rick O’Brien at 610-313-8019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.