Career best for Peters
Bermudian Caelin Peters hit a career high after scoring 37 points in Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonials’ defeat to Malvern Preparatory School in the John Salmons Play by Play Classic showcase game on Saturday at the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Pennsylvania.
Peters came out fast scoring ten points in the first quarter, and helping his Colonials to open an early 12-point lead against Malvern.
Deuce Turner, a strong and speedy guard, responded heating up in the second quarter to finish the half with 15 points, leading Malvern to a 43-40 lead.
In the second half, after trading baskets, Malvern opened a ten-point, which they carried going into the fourth period. With less than two minutes on the clock, Peters hit three, three-pointers, a layup, and two free throws to bring the Colonials within three at 86-89 with just seconds remaining in the game.
After Turner made one of two free throws, the game ended without Plymouth Whitemarsh getting up a final shot.
It was a high scoring, fast paced game, which Malvern won 90-86.
Malvern’s Turner scored a game high 41 points, including several three-point shots and shifty drives to the basket.
Peters’s 37 points marked the first time in his varsity career that he has eclipsed the 30-point mark.
Peters has proven himself to be a solid performer but with injuries plaguing the Colonials, he has been called upon to pick things up in the scoring department, where he averages 15 point per game this season.
At the conclusion of the game, Peters was named MVP for the losing side.
This was the second MVP honour bestowed upon Peters this season as part of the Play by Play Classics showcase games. The first was at the Pete and Jameer Nelson showcase game against Bonner Pendergast, a team that featured Isaiah Wong., who has committed to the University of Miami.