Cleveland Christian hit the hardwood Thursday night against Copper Basin in both varsity girls and boys action. The hometown Cougars started the evening with a win against the Lady Crusaders 58-32.
"The ladies played from behind most of the evening against a good Basin team. I'm proud of the girls’ hard work tonight," coach Larry Davis said after the game.
Acacia Thompson led the Crusaders with 18 points, six steals, four rebounds and a blocked shot. Carrie Claypoole dropped in six points and three steals; Emily Sexton had five points, and Jennifer Corbitt had three points.
In the second game of the evening, the Cougars took the early lead and never looked back, winning 86-35. Xavier Jordan scored his first double-double of season with 17 points and 20 rebounds. Matthew Chambless, Briar Lowe and Bo Martin each had four points and Matthew Mathis had three points.
Davis said after the game, "We've got a short bench this year. It's tough on the boys against a team that can sub in regularly, but I'm proud they didn't give up. They all played hard till the final buzzer.”
Both Crusader varsity teams return to Southern Christian Athletic Association play against Maryville Christian Tuesday at home, beginning at 6 and 7 p.m. respectively, following the middle school games against Learning Tree at 4 and 5 p.m.