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.