The Wilson Christian Academy boys basketball team, in its home opener Tuesday evening, posted its second win is as many outings by a 54-45 margin against Cary Academy.
With Simon Quinn blistering the nets for 30 points, the Chargers of coach Mitch Hayes built upon a 26-21 halftime lead.
Quinn was complemented by Garrett Jones and Brayden Jones with five points each.
The Chargers (2-0) welcome Grace Christian of Sanford on Friday.
Lucas-less Knights lose to Ravens
With high-scoring Drew Lucas on the bench with an ankle injury, his Greenfield School boys basketball team suffered a 51-35 home loss to Ravenscroft on Tuesday.
The Knights, now 1-2, got 15 points from seventh grader Addison Wall while Noah Wright added 11 points and eight rebounds.
“I’m so proud of Addison,” said Greenfield head coach Rod Edwards. “He gave us all he had on both ends of the court tonight. Noah also played really hard after Drew went down and tried to get us over the hump. Ravenscroft played really well in the second half and once they took the lead, they never looked back.”
Noah Diggs’ 16 points led the Ravens.
Greenfield (1-2) will host Cape Fear Christian on Monday, Nov. 21.
Cyclones lose opener to DASH
Community Christian came up just short, 23-21, in its girls basketball opener Tuesday, losing to DASH at the Peace Church gym.
Autumn Bradshaw scored 13 points to lead the Cyclones while Mary Abigail Lewin contributed 10 rebounds, nine steals and two points.
“I was very proud of our girls as our team is comprised of one ninth grader, five eighth graders and five seventh graders, and DASH is composed of varsity, JV, and middle school girls playing on their team,” said CCS head coach Carl Bradshaw. “The girls fought hard and they played until the final buzzer ,which is what the coaching staff asked out of the girls. We learned a lot tonight and we look forward to moving forward with our season.”
Community Christian will visit Jacksonville Christian on Monday at 4 p.m. to start Mid-Atlantic Christian Athletic Association play.