Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity basketball teams sustained competitive losses in the first round of the Sandhills Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday night.
The sixth-seeded CFCA boys were topped 64-62 in double overtime at Fayetteville Christian, the No. 3 seed.
The CFCA boys trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter and 25-17 at halftime. The Eagles closed the gap to 37-32 by the conclusion of the third quarter. The score was tied at 51 at the end of regulation and the teams were even at 60 after the first extra period.
The Warriors got a steal for the deciding basket when the Eagles were playing for the last shot in the second overtime.
Ramiro Arrillaga paced CFCA with 16 points on seven of 14 field goal shooting. Riley Adams made four of eight from the floor and had 13 points. Lucas Capalbo had nine points. E.J. Bethea scored eight. Marcus Owens tallied seven, Dillon Butler contributed six points and Greg Moneymaker added three.
The CFCA girls (8-12) were playing at home after winning a coin flip for the No. 4 seeding. Northwood Temple jumped out to a 16-4 lead. The hosts rallied within two points in the second half before NTA advanced with a 48-37 win.
Kristen Bass scored 18 points to lead the CFCA girls. Leah Brannon had eight points. Anslee McLamb totaled seven points. Meredith Taylor had four points and Aubree Bass netted one point.
The CFCA varsity teams will find out their seedings and matchups for the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association playoffs on Sunday.