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Patriots Anthony Allen landing a 3-pointer. (Ron Morris)
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Anthony Allen, Independence Patriots 

The Patriots talented shooting guard Anthony Allen had a solid week of outstanding performances at the East Lincoln Winter Jam Tournament over the holidays. He led the team to the tournament title with a dominating win over local favorite East Lincoln.

In his final two games played in the tournament the senior scored 25 and 34 points to lead the Patriots to victory. Allen had an exceptionally great game shooting the ball in the East Lincoln Winter Jam Finals. He shot 8-9 from the 2-point field goal range, and 6-8 from the 3-point range to accumulate 34 points in the title game. He also added 7 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 deflections while being named the MVP of the tournament.

In the Hough win, he scored 25 points shooting 5-8 from the 3-point range, had 3 deflections 2 rebounds and added an assist. Anthony was selected the “Player of the Game” by Coach Preston Davis in both consecutive basketball games for his on the court leadership and overall performance.

During the season to date, Allen in 12 games played has averaged 18.1 points per game, 2.7 assists, 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals while shooting an average of 59% from the floor for the Patriots who are now 8-4 on the season.

The Mint Hill Times Sports Editor and Sports Writers want to congratulate Anthony Allen for his accomplishment.

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