CFCA advances in NCISAA Tournament

by | Feb 19, 2021 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Cinque Lemon scores in first-half action for the Eagles.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity boys basketball team opened play in the NCISAA 1-A basketball tournament on Thursday night with a 101-23 win over visiting Christ Covenant of Winterville.

Tristin Harkins led the Eagles (23-7) with 29 points, including nine 3-pointers, all in the first half. He hit seven shots from beyond the arc in the second quarter.

CFCA coach Steve Mims Jr. did not play his starters in the second half after building a 71-6 lead. The clock ran continuously for the last 16 minutes. The hosts held the ball for the last two minutes.

The Eagles are the top seed in the East bracket and will be at home to take on the winner of a matchup between Kerr-Vance and Crossroads Christian in the third round.

Kaleb Siler had 10 points for CFCA, which had a third-round bye. Scoring nine each were Cinque Lemon, Tyler Henderson, Caden Bell and Deshawn Woods. Amari Pearson had eight points and Zeke Brock had seven. Truman Claytor tallied five points. Adding two points each were Jabare Perry, Jake Gronowski and Braedon Sargent.

Nate Furlough led the visitors with 12 points.

Tristin Harkins had nine 3-pointers in the first half.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Deshawn Woods had nine points in the second half.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Dupree)

Jabare Perry finishes at the offensive end with a dunk.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Dupree)

Amari Pearson goes up for a slam on Thursday night for CFCA.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Caden Bell was 3-for-3 at the line in a 101-23 win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Dupree)

Truman Claytor scores in a second-round win for the Eagles.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Kaleb Siler had 10 points in a reserve role for the Eagles.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Zeke Brock drives and scores for Cape Fear Christian.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The Cape Fear Christian cheerleaders were active in their suport.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)


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