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Crusaders Pick Up Two Wins

Crusaders Pick Up Two Wins Crusaders Pick Up Two Wins

The Robert Toombs Christian Academy girls played one game last week as they fell in a close one to Alleluia Community on Saturday. The boys picked up two wins over Memorial Day on Tuesday and then against First Presbyterian Christian Academy on Friday.

Girls vs. Alleluia

The Lady Crusaders played their first game since January 25, and they played a good game, but came up just short. RTCA fell to the Augusta school 38-34.

Boys vs. Memorial

Memorial took the early lead with a three pointer, but a three by Justin Walker and then a basket from Tyler Bugs put RTCA on top 5-3. Memorial took the lead back 7-5 with just over four minutes to play in the first. They led 13-5 with 2:57 left in the first. By the end of the first RTCA was down 17-9 to Memorial.

Early in the second Clayton Meadows hit a three-pointer, and then MK McBride added a three from the corner as RTCA closed the lead to 21-15 with 6:10 in the half. McBride closed it to 21-18, and then Walker made it 23-20 with just over five minutes to go in the first half.

RTCA took the lead on a fast-break basket by Jashaun Powell, 24-23. Meadows added another three, and it was 29-25 after a basket in the paint by Buggs. Memorial cme back and took the lead, 31-29 with just over one minute to go in the half. RTCA was not able to get anything else to fall before the buzzer, and that was the score at the end of the first half.

In the third RTCA went on a run and took the lead. They were up 55-47, and led 57-47 at the end of the third pe- continued from page

riod. In the fourth Memorial closed the lead to 57-51, and halfway through the final period it was 67-62 with RTCA holding onto their lead. With 2:06 left Walker and Powell had pushed the lead back to 71-62, and then a three by McBride made it 74-64.

RTCA held on and took the win, 76-64. The Crusaders were led by Mc-Bride with 22 points, Buggs and Powell each added 16, and Walker scored 11 in the win.

Boys vs. FPCA

RTCA jumped out to a big 23-10 lead over FPCA and never had any problems against the Highlanders. At the end of the first period the score was 24-12. In the second McBride and Powell hit shots as RTCA led 30-15 and were up 40-24 with 2:04 left in the first half. At the end of the first half the score was 53-24.

RTCA led 61-33 with 3:05 left in the third period and pushed that to 73-33 by the end of the third. RTCA went on to win the game 84-43.

McBride led RTCA with 21 points, Walker added 18, Buggs posted 12 and Powell scored 12 in the win.

RTCA will wrap up the regular season this Friday at Twiggs Academy at 6:00 p.m. The Lady Crusaders are 4-11 on the year while the boys are now 17-2.

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