SNELLVILLE — When Robert Carter missed back-to-back dunk attempts in the second quarter, the disappointed crowd at the Big Apple vs. Big Peach Battle let out collective groans.
Those misses were soon forgotten, though. In the third quarter, the Georgia Tech signee delivered what many have come to Shiloh to see.
The 6-foot-9 Carter threw down a monster slam in the third quarter as Shiloh pulled away en route to a 71-59 victory over Bishop Loughlin of Brooklyn on Friday night.
With Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory watching, Carter had a 3-pointer for good measure and finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots as Shiloh, ranked No. 6 in the Class AAAAA coaches poll for Ga.PrepCountry.com improved to 2-0.
The Generals, playing without 7-foot sophomore transfer Trayvon Reid, had four players score in double figures. Kyle Lewis hit a trio of 3-pointers en route to 18 points and Jordan Gaither hit a pair while scoring 11. Bryan Thompson had 10 points, and he and Lewis each had six rebounds.
Shiloh jumped out 12-4, led 15-8 at the quarter break and was up 31-14 in the second quarter. But Bishop Loughlin pulled to within 33-26 at halftime. Gaither scored all of his 11 points in the first half.
Shiloh regained control in the third quarter, outscoring Bishop Loughlin 25-12 to go up 58-38. Lewis had eight points, Carter six and Christopher Keys five of his seven in the quarter.
Bishop Loughlin got withon 60-50 with about five minutes left, but Shiloh pulled away again from there.
The Lions got 22 points from Khadeen Carrington, who was 12-for-13 from the foul line.
Shiloh is off until it begins Region 8-AAAAA play on the road Friday at Berkmar, the defending region champions. The Patriots are ranked No. 8 in the coaches poll.