Zeke Brock scored 31 points as Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity boys basketball team took a 66-57 Mid-Carolina Conference win at Crossroads Christian in Henderson on Friday night.
Jakson Cullen added 15 points and Caden Scarborough had 10 points as the Eagles improved to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in league play. CFCA coach Dwain Ellis also cited Cullen’s contributions on the defensive end.
“For the third game in a row, Jakson showed us he can play lockdown defense,” Ellis said. “He held their leading scorer to four field goals. Zeke missed only one shot tonight in leading us offensively.
“Our overall defensive pressure and prowess was something to see. We’re starting to find an identity.”
It was the first loss of the season for the Colts (8-1, 2-1 MCC). Crossroads won the MCC regular season and tournament championships last season.
Crossroads won the varsity girls game, 52-31.
Glenna Mclamb scored 13 for the Lady Eagles (2-4, 1-1 MCC) and Perri Caroline Ennis tallied 12.
Adding two points apiece were Savannah Autry, Ella John Dupree and Madeline Brocious.
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CFCA won its fifth straight to improve to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in league play.
“The main reason we’ve been winning is our defense,” said Eagles coach Bill Parrish.
Conner Parrish had 14 points for CFCA, including 11 in the first half. The Eagles led 29-16 at the half before the Colts trimmed the margin to 37-30 going into the fourth quarter.
Coach Parrish credited Greyson Avent’s defensive play as CFCA was able to pull away in the final period. Elijah Ellis contributed a pair of 3-pointers and a transition layup down the stretch.
Justin Chestnut had 11 points and 10 rebounds with nine points in the second half.
Ellis totaled eight points and six rebounds. Fisher Stancil finished with eight points. Cade Godwin had six points. Eli Shwaikeh added one point.
The JV boys, varsity girls and varsity boys visit Lee Christian for MCC games on Monday starting at 4 p.m.