NCS Eagles Win Key District Games
By Stetson Marlin
The Nashville Christian Eagles men’s basketball team captured a big District 10-A win in a 57-51 game against the McEwen Warriors on Tuesday night.
It was a back and forth match-up the entire night, with many lead changes throughout the game. The first quarter was played close as McEwen maintained an 11-10 lead.
Nashville Christian was on fire during the second quarter as they scored 19 points, while holding McEwen to 13 points. Nashville Christian held a 29-24 lead going into halftime.
The third quarter was much like the first quarter. It was a low scoring and Nashville Christian was only able to score nine points, but were able to hold McEwen to 11 points. Nashville Christian had a 38-35 at the end of the quarter.
The fourth was much different than the third quarter with the teams combining to score 35 points.
Nashville Christian maintained the lead throughout the quarter but had to hold off on McEwen’s late push. McEwen just wouldn’t go away.
McEwen made a late push, but Nashville Christian forced a few turnovers late in the game to secure the game and win 57-51.
Nashville Christian had a tough task in guarding Ethan Soule, as he put up 26 points during the game. Jonathan Lutz added 12 points for the McEwen Warriors.
Andrew Sullivan was the leading scorer for the Nashville Christian Eagles as he scored 16 points during the night. Jacob Ogle added 12 points for the Eagles.
Brant Lawless ended up with nine points. Ben Feldman added seven points. Slater Howard scored six points, while Chandler White added five points for the Eagles
In Lady Eagles action this week, NCS used a big fourth quarter to come from behind and beat Clarksville Academy 41-34 on Thursday.
Senior Sonja Shelton once again led the way for the Lady Eagles, scoring a game-high 18 points.
The first half saw some terrific defensive play from both teams as neither side was able to get much going, NCS took a small 18-16 advantage at the half.
After Clarksville held NCS in check in the third to go up 25-23, the Lady Eagles poured it on in the fourth, out scoring Clarksville 18-9 to earn the win.
Karmen Drake and Tassy Lyles each scored nine points for NCS