|Eagles suffer first loss, 64-47|
Monday, December 24, 2012
LYNCHBURG -- Paced by a 29-10 third-quarter blitz, Liberty Christian Academy (LCA) dealt Franklin County's boys' varsity basketball team its first loss of the season, 64-47, in a non-district contest Thursday.
LCA's scoring spree in the third quarter enabled the Bulldogs to turn a five-point, 27-22, halftime lead into a 24-point, 56-32, advantage heading into the final stanza.
FCHS (7-1) won the fourth quarter 15-8.
The Bulldogs led 12-10 after the first quarter and outscored the Eagles 15-12 in the second period to produce their five-point edge at intermission.
LCA converted 23 field goals, seven of which were 3-pointers, and was 11 of 15 from the free-throw line.
Jordan Tillas led the Bulldogs with a game-best 20 points, while B.J. Farrow netted 13 and Zach Clinton tallied 12.
Also scoring were Andrew Pollard with six point, Joshua Majors and A.J. Richerson each with five and Jared Jauch with three.
Tillas and Clinton each swished two 3-point field goals, while Majors, Jauch and Richerson each hit one.
FCHS made 20 field goals, four of which were 3-pointers, and was 3 of 5 (60 percent) from the free-throw line.
Sophomore Bradley Parcell scored a career-best 11 points to pace the Eagles. He hit three of his team's four 3-pointers.
Parcell was FCHS's lone double-figure scorer.
Ray Witcher finished with nine points and Ethan Adams and Josh Blankenship each tallied eight.
Also scoring were Max Harper with six, Hakeem Alderman with three (one 3-pointer) and Adonis Edwards with two.