CPA Teams Stay Hot Against Nolensville
The boys and girls varsity basketball teams from Christ Presbyterian Academy continued to stay hot this week with victories against Nolensville.
The Lady Lions improved their record to 14-2 with a 62-42 victory.
The boys also stayed hot, improving to 11-4 with a 60-41 win.
The Lions used a balanced attack from its starters to earn the victory.
Clay Washburn led the way with 19 points, but teammates Bryce McCormick and Michael Mayernick were right behind, scoring 15 and 14 points respectively.
Nolensville would play the Lions hard in the first quarter. Both teams held a lead, but CPA ended the quarter leading 14-12.
The Lions seized control of the game in the second quarter, outscoring Nolensville 16-9 to take a 30-21 lead into the locker room.
The Lions went cold in the third period, scoring just 10 points, allowing Nolensville to cut into their lead. CPA took a 40-37 advantage into the final period.
That’s when the Lions defense took over. CPA held Nolensville to just two baskets in the period while exploding for 20 points to turn the game into a rout.
Matt Dial finished with nine points for the Lions while Drew Scott finished with two points, and played an excellent defensive game.
The Lady Lions were consistent throughout their game with Nolensville.
Savannah LeGate was a force inside for the Lady Lions, while Addie Russell-Omer, Libby Long and Carrington Washburn hit shots from outside in their impressive win.
The Lions, who surprised many last year with their run deep into the playoffs, are no longer a young, inexperienced team. They are firing on all cylinders as they prepare for this year’s playoffs.
Nolensville kept the game close in the first quarter, trailing by a single basket 16-14. That’s when the Lady Lions hit the gas.
CPA outscored their opponent 23-4 in the second quarter, taking a commanding 39-18 lead at halftime.
The Lady Lions kept the peddle to the metal in the third, again out-scoring Nolensville, this time 20-14 in the period to put the game out of reach, 59-32 heading into the fourth.
LeGate finished with 24 points to lead the Lady Lions. Russell-Omer scored 12 poiints, while Long finished with eight points and Washburn adding seven points.