Cape Fear Christian Academy split varsity basketball contests against visiting Lee Christian on Tuesday night. Cape Fear Christian won the boys game and Lee won the girls game.
It was a full team effort as all 14 active members of Cape Fear Christian’s roster got involved in a 95-27 rout over Lee Christian in the boys game.
“It was definitely great to see everybody play well together,” said CFCA boys coach Steve Mims, Jr. “For the most part we’ve got to be functioning on all cylinders. You never know what could happen, so it’s always next man up. Everybody has to understand their importance in our growth and progression.”
Four players scored in double digits for the Eagles (6-0). Cinque Lemon led all scorers with 23 points, Truman Claytor had 16 points. Jabare Perry and Amari Pearson had 12 points apiece.
Caden Bell and Jakson Cullen had seven points apiece. Zeke Brock had five points. Darris Simmons had four points. Deshawn Woods had three points. Tyler Henderson, Paul Tako and Silla Tako had two points apiece.
Sophomore Quez Rochelle had 11 points to pace the Falcons (0-1).
The tone was set early for the Eagles, as on the first possession of the game, CFCA missed the initial shot, but Bell fought for an offensive rebound and got the ball to Claytor, who drew a foul and sank both free throws, starting the Eagles on an 18-0 run to open the game.
“Caden is our 50/50 guy,” Mims said. “He gets his hands on every ball on a loose ball or rebound. He’s a tough kid and we expect that out of him. And we’re trying to get Truman back and rolling, so it was good to see him out there being successful.”
Cape Fear Christian dominated all four quarters, outscoring Lee 28-8 in the first quarter, 29-7 in the second, 29-8 in the third and 9-4 in the fourth.
Cape Fear Christian could not get anything going consistently in a 55-29 loss to Lee Christian in the girls game.
“A very slow start tonight and our defense wasn’t the same defense we played this weekend,” said CFCA girls coach Bobby Lamb. “We got out of our game as far as our offense. We did not run our offense and that cost us a lot of turnovers and a whole lot of forced shots.”
Junior Gracie Byrd had nine points and freshman Ella John Dupree had seven points to lead the Eagles (3-2).
Perri Caroline Ennis and Laney Trainer had four points apiece. Meredith Taylor and Leah Brannon had two points apiece. Reyna Johnson had one point.
Freshman Kelcye McSwain had 14 points and sophomore Emma Dubuc and senior Emma Lodge had 11 points apiece to lead the Falcons (1-1).
Lee went on a 13-4 run through the first quarter and led the rest of the way. Both teams scored 10 points in the second quarter and Lee outscored Cape Fear Christian 17-4 in the third quarter and 15-11 in the fourth.
Cape Fear Christian’s boys are at home against Word of God Christian Academy on Wednesday. The girls return to action Monday when both teams host South Wake.
“Word of God is a really talented team,” Mims said. “We’re going to get to see who we are tomorrow. I’m happy. I’m excited. I want to see what my kids can do. That’s why we have the schedule that we do have. I’m just hoping that they come tomorrow ready to compete.”