JV champions pull it out and pull away in MCC final

by | Feb 11, 2024 | Articles, Cape Fear Christian Academy

Pictured above is the CFCA JV boys basketball team after winning the MCC Tournament. Kneeling from left are Braxton Watt, Fisher Stancil, Eli Shwaikeh, Greyson Avent, Eli Burns, Steven Hicks and Taylor Smith. Standing are Chris Crume, Justin Chestnut, Lathan Wilborn, Elijah Ellis, Conner Parrish, Cade Godwin, Coach Bill Parrish and assistant Paul Cullen.

Cape Fear Christian Academy’s junior varsity boys basketball team defeated host Crossroads Christian of Henderson, 41-21, on Friday in the championship game of the Mid-Carolina Conference tournament.

The Eagles went unbeaten against MCC competition in JV play for the second straight season.

“It’s tough to beat a team three times,” said CFCA coach Bill Parrish. “The game was not as easy as the final score reflects.”

The Eagles led, 7-2, after the first quarter and were on top, 15-11, at halftime. CFCA held a 22-17 advantage going into the fourth quarter.

“I knew we had to do something different, so I called a timeout early in the fourth quarter,” Parrish said. “I told our guys to back up and hold the ball on offense. … My hope was this would pull the Colt defenders out and open up the offense for us. This would prove to be the turning point for us as we were able to finally get some flow to our offense.”

Elijah Ellis had 12 points in the win. Fisher Stancil was the only Eagle to score in each quarter and had 11 points. Justin Chestnut had six points and Conner Parrish added five points.

Braxton Watt hit a 3-pointer in the closing stages, only the second connection from beyond the arc by CFCA for the game. Eli Burns and Taylor Smith scored two points apiece.



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