Seniors Evan Lawrence and Ethan Craig combined for 40 points Monday night as the Christian Heritage Academy men’s varsity basketball team routed Temple Christian, 70-41, in a Virginia Association contest of Christian Athletics (VACA) at home.
Lawrence had 12 points in the first half and 10 after intermission to finish with 22 points while Craig scored 16 of his 18 points in the first 16 minutes of play.
CHA totaled 18 points in the first quarter, 14 in the second, 19 in the third and 19 in the fourth.
The Knights (5-3, 3-1 in the Southwest District of VACA) led by 11 points, 32-21, at halftime and extended their lead to 15 points, 51-36, going into the final quarter , a period they would win 19-5.
Temple Christian (6-9) competed with seven players, all of whom saw action.
CHA, led by head coach Tim Wilson, scored 31 field goals, including four 3-pointers, and were 4 of 7 from the free throw line.
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Logan Renick also scored for the Knights with eight points, Matthew Craighead and Brodey Oakes each with six, Malachi Hoyle with five, Kaleb Young with three and Nick Arrington with two.
Renick swept two 3-pointers, while Hoyle and Young each hit one.
CHA’s win is their second in a row.
The Knights travel to Blacksburg for a game against Dayspring Christian Academy on Thursday. Tipping is at 6 p.m.
Ospreys fall in title match rematch
MONETA — Paced by their play in the second stanza on Saturday, Westover Christian Academy in Danville defeated Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA), 69-69, in a South District boys’ varsity basketball contest. is of the Virginia Association of Christian Athletics (VACA) hosted by the Ospreys.
The contest was the first meeting between the two rivals since last year’s state championship game – won by the Ospreys, 40-36, at the Bulldogs’ home court.
Westover (9-4) is the second two-time VACA State runner-up.
The Bulldogs trailed by three points, 13-10, after the first quarter, but managed to erase that deficit by capturing the second stanza, 28-12.
Led by 13 points, 38-25, at intermission, the SMLCA (6-5, 2-2 in the district) tried to rally.
The Ospreys won the third period, 16-12, to cut the deficit by four points, 50-41, and took the final quarter, 21-19.
SMLCA’s loss eclipsed a 35-point performance from junior Kendrick Davis.
Don Sandige also scored in double figures with 11 points and Cash Gaudio with 10.
Two other players accounted for six points.
The next SMLCA game is Thursday at Temple Christian.
The Ospreys and Bulldogs meet for a second time Friday in Danville.
TRICK : SMLCA defeated Westover in Saturday’s junior varsity contest, 36-29, while the Bulldogs won the women’s varsity game, 43-31.
The knights double the king’s count in triumph
ROANOKE — Christian Heritage Academy doubled King’s Christian Academy goals on Thursday and beat the Lions, 70-35, in a Virginia Association of Christian Southwest District boys’ college basketball game Athletics (VACA).
CHA is 4-3 overall, 2-1 in district play.
With this win, the Knights end a two-game losing streak.
Low Knights SWVa. Homeschooling in college game
The Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) middle school boys’ basketball team stayed on course for an undefeated season on Saturday with a 52-33 on-court triumph over Southwest Virginia Home School.
The Knights (10-0, 5-0 in the Virginia Association of Christian Athletics (VACA) Southwest District) took a 16-10 lead after the first quarter and won the second stanza 13-6 to push the gap to 13 points, 29 -16, at intermission.
CHA won the third period 12-11 to make the count 41-27, and the Knights secured the win by winning the final set, 11-6.
Josiah Bishop and Jude Shelor each had 11 points for the Conquerors (8-6).
Luke Mason led the Knights with a game-best 17 points, while Chase Arrington had 13 and Jayden Martin had 11.
Hayden Craig also scored with six points, Hunter Manning with four, Brooks Cassidy with two and Thomas Hudson with one.
CHA returns to action Thursday against Dayspring Christian Academy.
Tipping in Blacksburg is at 5 p.m.