Cape Fear Christian Academy hosted O’Neal School of Southern Pines as the Eagles began their middle school basketball seasons on Monday.
The Falcons took the girls game, 39-17, and topped CFCA, 38-29, in the boys game.
Eli Shwaikeh had 16 points to lead the Eagles in the boys game. Tyson Stephens scored seven points despite missing a portion of the second half with an injury. Gunner Dorman had four points and Parker McLamb added two.
The visitors used their size advantage for offensive rebounds.
“What killed us was second-chance points,” said Eagles coach Alex Godwin. “We are going to fix that.”
Ella Wilborn led the CFCA girls with eight points. Finley Phillips and Mary Andemichael each had four points. Carolina Wynns scored one point.
“We learned a lot in our first game and have a list of things to work on to improve our game,” said Eagles girls coach Falon Kessler. “I’m confident our girls will grow and improve their skills this season.”
The Eagles continue middle school nonconference play at St. John Paul II of Southern Pines on December 1.