CFCA boys bounce back in Beach Ball for decisive wins

by | Dec 30, 2020 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Cinque Lemon, shown Saturday, had 22 points on Wednesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/W.A. Myatt)

The schedule for the 40th annual Beach Ball Classic helped the Cape Fear Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team in a 75-48 win over Myrtle Beach on Tuesday morning.

CFCA followed that up with a 90-69 win over Carolina Forest on Wednesday afternoon.

The Eagles (13-5) will play Cannon School of Concord (14-4) on Thursday (December 31) at 3:30 p.m. for the consolation championship at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The game is scheduled to be shown on the Stadium Channel (197 on local Spectrum cable).

On Tuesday, the Eagles had not played since a 70-57 loss to Gray Collegiate on Saturday night while the Seahawks had a quick turnaround from a 109-63 defeat from Milton (Ga.) in the final game Monday night.

CFCA took advantage of the situation for a 21-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and the Eagles remained in control for a 38-15 halftime lead.

CFCA coach Steve Mims Jr. went to his bench extensively in the third period as the Eagles led 53-34 going into the last eight minutes.

Myrtle Beach slipped to 3-6.

CFCA got 15 points and four assists in 17 minutes from Cinque Lemon on Tuesday. Tristin Harkins scored 13 points and Caden Bell added 11.

Lemon had 22 points Wednesday on 10 of 13 field goal shooting. Bell had 14 points and five assists. Jabare Perry finished with 12 points and 15 rebonds. Tristen Harkins had 10 points and four steals.

Bell tied the score at 33 with a 3-pointer with 3:32 left in the first half to start a decisive 12-0 run for CFCA. A layup by Amari Pearson put the Eagles ahead to stay. He added a free throw for a 3-point play and a 36-33 lead with 3:13 to go in the half.

Kyle Watkins and Mark Walker had 13 points each for Carolina Forest (6-3).

CFCA made 39 of 67 from the floor for 58.2 percent and hit six of 11 (54.5 percent) from behind the arc on Wednesday.

Jabare Perry had 15 rebounds for CFCA on Wednesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/W.A. Myatt)


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