CFCA MS girls win MCC Tournament, JV boys advance to league final

by | Feb 7, 2024 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

The CFCA girls won the MCC middle school girls tournament Tuesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The Cape Fear Christian Academy middle school girls basketball team topped visiting Cresset Christian of Durham, 32-29, on Tuesday for the Mid-Carolina Conference tournament championship.

Crossroads of Henderson rallied past host CFCA for a 48-45 win in the MCC middle school boys final.

The Eagles took a 61-19 win over New Garden Friends in the MCC junior varsity boys semifinals at CFCA.

Middle school girls

The Eagle girls got 11 points from Mary Andemichael in rallying past the regular season champions.

Ella Wilborn scored eight points. Carolina Wynns had seven points. Kinsley Godwin had three points and Isabella Autry tallied two.

“This has been such a great season with these girls,” said Eagles coach Falon Kessler. “They have grown so much fundamentally in the game of basketball. This team of girls have worked hard this season and it paid off tonight.

“I am so proud of them for bringing home the conference tournament championship.”

Middle school boys

CFCA took a 51-47 win over Crossroads in triple overtime in their previous meeting and the Eagles weren’t able to beat the Colts for a third time.

“Crossroads is a good and tough opponent,” said CFCA coach Alex Godwin. “The guys played with everything they had until the final buzzer. There were some bad calls both ways, but we should have capitalized on other situations.

“I am proud of all my players and what they have accomplished this season. They have all grown since the first day of practice.”

CFCA won the MCC regular season championship with a 5-1 record.

Eli Shwaikeh led the Eagles on Tuesday with 20 points. Parker McLamb scored 12. Tyson Stephens had eight points. Collin McLeod scored three and Gunner Dorman added two.

Junior varsity boys

CFCA improved to 10-3 overall and remained unbeaten against MCC opponents after winning the regular season title with a 6-0 record.

“We implemented a few things for tournament play,” said Eagles coach Bill Parrish. “The players executed our game plan flawlessly.”

CFCA led 10-5 after seven minutes but took control by outscoring the visitors, 27-3, in the second quarter. New Garden was scoreless in the third quarter, The final quarter was played with a running clock.

Cade Godwin had three 3-pointers and led the scoring for the Eagles with 11 points. Conner Parrish and Justin Chestnut each had nine points with a dominant effort on the boards.

Scoring seven points each were Elijah Ellis and Fisher Stancil. Eli Burns and Greyson Avent added five points each. Scoring three apiece were Taylor Smioth and Eli Shwaikeh. Chris Crume had two points.

CFCA plays on Friday at 4 p.m. at Crossroads for the MCC tournament championship. The Eagles will meet the winner of Thursday’s matchup between Lee Christian and Crossroads.

Carolina Wynns shoots a free throw late in the game,
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Ella Wilborn shoots a three in the girls championship game.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Bijou Hester pursues the ball in Tuesday’s game with Cresset.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Mary Andemichael led the CFCA girls with 11 points.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The CFCA boys won the MCC regular season championship.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Parker McLamb scores for the middle school boys on Tuesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Eli Shwaikeh had 20 points for the CFCA middle school boys.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Tyson Stephens surveys the floor in the first half of the MS final.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Gunner Dorman looks to create on offense for the Eagles.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Collin McLeod takes aim on a free throw on Tuesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Fisher Stancil drives for the CFCA junior varsity.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Elijah Ellis sets to shoot for the CFCA junior varsity.
‘(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The Cape Fear Christian JV cheerleaders provide support.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Justin Chestnut scores in a 61-19 JV victory.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Trey Smith shoots a 3-pointer for CFCA on Tuesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Conner Parrish goes to the basket in the MCC JV semifinals.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cade Godwin shoots from the corner as CFCA advanced to the MCC title game.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)


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