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Christian Academy knocked off 8-6 Trinity Lutheran 56-49 behind Nic Reed’s 20 points on Friday.
“We didn’t play well,” Warrior coach Steve Kerberg said. “Trinity is a very good team. It’s still a good win.”
Christian Academy got down early and trailed 10-9 going into the second quarter. After a four-point swing in the second, the Warriors took a 28-25 lead into recess.
“We didn’t give a good effort on defense, but we’ve had a rough week with all the snow,” said Kerberg. “We needed to knock some of the rust off, but at least we played hard.”
Christian Academy was all over the boards, out-rebounding Trinity 31-19.
Shelby Rose grabbed nine rebounds and Connor Chalfant pulled down six.
Once the Warriors took the lead they never let up. Winning the final two quarters, Christian Academy held on to a 56-49 victory.
Reed was the game’s top scorer with his 20 points. James Martin scored 10 and Aaron Eldridge had nine and hit the only Warrior 3-pointer. Along with his nine rebounds, Rose scored eight points, Chalfant finished with five points to add to his six boards.
Christian Academy (11-4) will play tonight at Eastern.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 56, TRINITY LUTHERAN 49
Trinity Lutheran 10 15 11 13—49
Christian Academy 9 19 12 16—56
Trinity Lutheran scoring: Craig Stuckwisch 11, Luke Stuckwisch 7, Toby VanLiew 11, Daniel Horton 10, Jacob Christopher 8, Jacob Schult 2.
Christian Academy scoring: James Martin 10, Chris Boaz 4, Aaron Eldridge 9, Shelby Rose 8, Nic Reed 20, Connor Chalfant 5.
3-point field goals: Trinity Lutheran 5 (Christopher 2, C. Stuckwisch 2, L. Stuckwisch); Christian Academy 1 (Eldridge).
Free throws: Trinity Lutheran 4-5, Christian Academy 19-25.
Junior varsity: Christian Academy 32-29.
AUSTIN DOWNS CHARLESTOWN
A huge second quarter helped Austin to a 73-50 Mid-Southern Conference win over the Charlestown Pirates on Friday.
With a 17-14 led entering the second, the Eagles went on a 23-7 run to build a 40-21 lead entering the half.
Austin’s Josh Vires led all scorers with 21 points. Former Henryville Hornet Devin Richey added 11.
Jamal Long was the high man for Charlestown with 17.