|Faith Christian defeats CHA in Knights' opener|
Friday, December 7, 2012
ROANOKE -- Faith Christian School of Roanoke turned a five-point, first quarter lead into a 19-point halftime cushion and cruised after intermission for a 68-46 Virginia Association of Christian Athletics (VACA) Southwest District boys' varsity basketball win over Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) in the Knights' season opener Tuesday.
The contest marked the debut of Jeff Carter as CHA's head coach and was the Knights' first varsity boys' basketball game in nearly three years.
Faith Christian led 15-10 after the first quarter and outscored CHA (0-1 in the VACA Southwest, 0-1 overall) 22-8 in the second stanza to push the spread to 19 points, 37-18, at halftime.
The Knights did score the first six points of the second stanza to gain a one-point, 16-15 edge.
The Warriors won the third quarter, 13-11, and took the fourth period 18-17.
Isaac Elliott netted a game-best 18 points for Faith Christian (2-1) and Connor Clifton tallied 11 points.
Seven other players contributed points to the victory.
The Warriors made three 3-point field goals.
Joseph Kennan paced CHA with 15 points; he swished five 3-point field goals, and Kenny Toomey tallied 10 and grabbed nine rebounds.
Also scoring for the Knights were Story Woolson with six points, Jeremiah Stocker and Cameron Ross each with five, Garrison Jamison and Hunter Stark each with two and Timmy Moyer with one.