HCA boys get big win; girls’ rally falls short

By Melony Henderson - Sports Writer

The Harrells Christian Academy Crusaders traveled to Raleigh on Tuesday night to take on St. David’s on the hardwood, seeking their second win of the season. The Crusaders would get the job done on the boards, which was crucial in order to get the win. Ty Scarborough and Jalen Miller poured in 11 and 10 points respectively to lead Harrells to take a 2-0 record.

Derek Bryant led the Crusaders with nine rebounds, four on the offensive glass and five on the defensive glass. Scarborough also had eight boards and Shaquor Newkirk added six.

Scarborough also passed out seven assists.

The Crusader boys will attempt to remain perfect on the season on Friday, when they will face Fayetteville Christian at Harrells Store. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

The Harrells girls rallied in their game, but came up short.

After trailing by 10 points at the end of the third quarter, the Lady Crusaders rallied in the fourth quarter to take a one-point lead before St. David’s would regain the lead to go up by four. The feisty Crusaders would score a bucket to trim the lead to two and had a chance to tie it, but couldn’t get the final ball to go in, losing 27-25.

According to Coach Wayne Canady the game was a defensive battle.

“We struggled to score and had some untimely turnovers,” said Canady. “St. David’s pulled down some key offensive rebounds and were able to put (them) in.”

Canady said the effort was there, but his team’s shooting has to improve.

“I think we played hard and never quit,” noted Canady. “We shot 23 percent from the free throw line and scored only 25 points. We’re not going to win games shooting the ball like we did tonight.”

Sierra Votaw led the way for Harrells while Sydney Norris added seven points.

The Lady Crusaders’ record now stands at 1-1 overall. They will play host to Freedom Christian on Friday at 6 p.m.

By Melony Henderson

Sports Writer