Braxton Blackwell drives for two
Tyger Campbell soars to hoop
Lions Devour Their Competition
The Christ Presbyterian Lions looked impressive last weekend, winning two non-conference games and improving their overall record to 13-0, and 6-0 in conference.
“I’m very proud of our team,” Coach Drew Maddux said.
“With our football team playing so deep into the playoffs, we are missing a lot of our multi-sport players, so these guys really stepped up,” he said.
The Lions devoured the Christian Academy of Knoxville Warriors 77-55 on Friday night.
Braxton Blackwell lead the attack with 29 points. Tyger Campbell added 19 points, while Ryan Harris chipped in 10 points and Micah Davis scored 9 points.
“You look at Braxton’s numbers and the points stick out, but he also had 18 rebounds. He controlled the boards and that was big,” Coach Maddux said.
The Lions were back in the gym on Saturday night, this time facing Columbia Academy.
Different night, but the same results.
This time it was Campbell who led the Lion attack with 27 points in a 72-45 trashing of the Bulldogs.
“Tyger took over, especially in the second half,” Maddux said.
Besides the points, he had 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. He had a total effect on the game.
He’s just a gifted young man with great IQ and total vision. Pretty good for an eighth-grader,” the coach said.
Blackwell added 19 points in the victory, while Michael Mayernick scored 8 points and Davis scored 6 points.
“I really challenged our team,” Maddux said. “ We were missing size and length with the absence of some of our guys, but our goal was to out-rebound Columbia by 10 boards and we did,” Maddux said.
Braxton finished with 11 rebounds to help control the boards.
“We have an extremely unselfish group of guys,” the coach said.
“Our young men really moved the ball around, passing up a good shot to give it to a teammate who had a great shot,” he said.
“We had 22 assists on 26 made field goals,” Maddux added. “Now that’s a really fun stat for a coa