Brock leads Eagles to Senior Classic final with 47

by | Nov 10, 2022 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

One … Zeke Brock shoots the first of three free throws with 4.5 seconds left.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cape Fear Christian Academy’s hopes in its Senior Classic boys semifinal with South Wake went to the free throw line with junior Zeke Brock with 4.5 seconds left on Wednesday night.

The Eagles were down, 86-84, after trailing most of the way when Brock, the state assists leader as a sophomore with 10.8 per game, was jostled as he went up for a potential go-ahead 3-pointer and baseline official Dale Ham made the call.

Brock sank his first two foul shots cleanly and dropped the third after a timeout by the Sabres for an 87-86 CFCA lead. Brock came up with a diving steal in the backcourt after another timeout but rolled out of bounds with under three seconds to go.

South Wake got a heave up from 40 feet that hit the rim and bounced away at the buzzer.

Brock drained threes, pull-up jumpers and finished drives with both hands to total 47 points, including 35 in the second half. The bigger visitors rotated defenders on him in a physical man-to-man with diminishing effectiveness.

Elijah Ellis added 14 points and Brandon Surles scored 13 as the Eagles advanced to the tournament championship tonight at 8:30 p.m. against Fayetteville Christian, a 65-51 winner over Lee Christian.

The girls final matches South Wake and Fayetteville Christian at 7 p.m.

The CFCA girls meet Lee Christian in the consolation contest at 4 p.m.

The boys consolation sends South Wake against Lee Christian at 5:30 p.m.

Two …
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Three …
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… Celebrate!
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The Eagles were energized by a come-from-behind 87-86 win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

CFCA coach Dwain Ellis takes in the moment.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)


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