CPA Continues To Stay On Top in District Play
With the playoff season rapidly approaching, the boys and girls varsity basketball teams from Christ Presbyterian Academy find themselves just where the want to be - in first place in District 12-AA.
The boys improved their district mark to 8-0 with a tightly contested 67-64 victory against Marshall County. The win, paired with a 63-38 victory against Page earlier in the week, improves the Lions overall record to 15-4.
It was a tail of two halves against Marshall County. CPA looked very good in the first half, scoring 24 points in the first quarter, and 20 more in the second.
On defense, the Lions held Marshall to 15 points in the first, and only nine points in the second to take a commanding 44-24 lead heading to the locker room at halftime.
But anyone who has watched these rivals the last few years knows that Marshall wasn’t about to roll over, and they didn’t in this game.
They came out in the third quarter and outscored CPA 19-12 to cut the lead to 56-43 and have a shot in the final period.
Marshall continued their fine play on both ends of the floor in the fourth, having their best period offensively, scoring 21 points while holding CPA to just 11 points to come within three. But the Lions fine play early was enough to earn the win 67-64.
Clay Washburn led the Lions with 17 points, while Michael Mayernick scored 13, Drew Scott 12 and McNeil Stout 11 for CPA.
The Lady Lions suffered loses to Ensworth and Page before hosting Marshall County this week. They found themselves in another tough game, and turned to Savannah LeGate to turn things around for them.
LeGate was up to the task. She was a beast on the boards all night, and had a terrific night offensively to lead the Lady Lions.
She poured in a game-high 29 points and helped CPA control things on both ends of the court when the game was on the line in the fourth quarter.
Libby Long added 10 big points for CPA, while Carrington Washburn and Avery Zapp each scored seven points.
This Friday, CPA will face off with district rival Giles County. The Lady Lions are currently tied with Giles atop District 12-AA with matching 7-1 records.