CFCA middle school boys capture thriller in triple OT

by | Jan 26, 2024 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Parker McLamb looks to score in the post for Cape Fear Christian’s middle school boys.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cape Fear Christian Academy’s middle school boys basketball team topped visiting Crossroads Christian of Henderson, 51-47, in triple overtime on Thursday as the Eagles recognized eighth-graders before the boys game and presented the middle school homecoming court afterward.

“Like I texted my parents, I’m extra proud of the boys,” said CFCA coach Alex Godwin. ” … They left everything on the court.”

Gunner Dorman hit a free throw in the third extra period that put the Eagles ahead to stay and the hosts added to the margin despite not having some top players who had fouled out.

The Eagles improved to 8-2 overall and 7-1 in the Mid-Carolina Conference.

Eli Shwaikeh had 23 points before being called for his fifth foul. Tyson Stephens scored 11. Colin McLeod had eight points. Dorman finished with seven points and Parker McLamb added two.

CFCA was edged, 21-20, in the girls game as some potential winning shots didn’t fall in the closing seconds.

Lily Stanly led the scoring with eight points. Carolina Wynns had four points. Bijou Hester and Grace Bruha scored three each. Mary Andemichael added two points.

“I hope we can get everybody healthy,” said Eagles girls coach Falon Kessler after CFCA (7-3, 6-2 MCC) lost its second straight game with a depleted lineup.

Eli Shwaikeh scored 23 points for CFCA before fouling out.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Eli Shwaikeh shoots a 3-pointer on Thursday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Tyson Stephens drives for the Eagles against Crossroads.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Taking the ball to the basket for CFCA is Gunner Dorman.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

CFCA eighth-grade players and cheerleaders were recognized with parents.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Bijou Hester looks to pass for the CFCA middle school girls.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Lily Stanley goes up for a shot in Thursday’s game with Crossroads.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Mary Andemichael takes aim on a shot on Thursday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Grace Bruha shoots in the low post for the CFCA middle school girls.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)


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