The next battle in the LaRosa's Holiday Hardwood Classic featured the Elder Panthers of the GCL taking on the Anderson Raptors of the ECC.
The game was played relatively evenly for three quarters, but an 18-2 Elder run in the second quarter was the difference in the game as the Panthers earned a 56-39 victory. Anderson chipped away ever so slightly in the second half, but the Raptors were never truly able to make a big run of their own to get back in the game.
Elder's leading scorer was Cam Williams with 21 points, who earned the LaRosa's Player of the Game award. Senior Drew Murphy added 10 points, while Ryan Brass was close to a double-double, notching eight points and 12 rebounds.
Anderson's leading scorer was Andrew Patterson with 11 points.