Late surge lifts Lady Lions to victory against Calvary

MEADVILLE- A fourth quarter surge propelled the Warren County Christian School girls to a 29-23 victory over Calvary Baptist in New Penn Christian Conference play on Tuesday.

The Lady Lions entered the fourth quarter tied with Calvary Baptist at 14, but outscored the Lady Thunder 15-9  in the final period to take control of the game.

“The first half was stagnant, but we were much better in the fourth quarter,” said WCCS coach Robert Marrone. “We got into some foul trouble with (Emma) Marino and (Desirae) Kerr fouling out, but we had an offensive resurgence from Rachel Brenner and McKenna Phelps. Grace Sabella was key to forcing some turnovers that led to stepping up and hitting some huge shots.”

Marino and Phelps led the Lady Lions in scoring with eight points, Brenner followed with six, Kiara Baker added four, and Kerr scored three to round out the WCCS scoring effort.

The Lady Lions will return to action Monday when they face DuBois Christian at home. WCCS will not be traveling to face Erie First Christian on Thursday due to an inclement weather forecast.

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By Quarters

WCCS  4  8  2  15 – 29

CBCA   6  5  3  9  –  23

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BOYS

Calvary Baptist 63, WCCS 50

MEADVILLE — Josiah Poindexter’s 32 points weren’t enough to help Warren County Christian School overcome a strong Calvary Baptist team in Tuesday’s 63-50 road loss.

“They had some bigger guys — 6-3 and 6-4 — and a guard that’s a 1,000-point scorer,” said WCCS coach Tom Jones. “We just struggled to keep up with their offense. I thought we did a lot better in the second half, but we dug ourselves a hole.”

Tommy Jones had 10 points and Josh Jones added six for the Lions (4-2), who host DuBois Christian on Monday.

WCCS: Poindexter 15 1-5 32, T. Jones 4 2-2 10, J. Jones 3 0-1 6, D. Jones 1 0-0 2

CBA: Kapper 41 0-0 11, Blakesley 2 3-6 7, Demante 21 0-0 7, Maggis 3 2-5 8, Ott 32 2-2 14, Hershberger 31 1-2 10, Studeler 0 2-2 2, Hostetler 1 0-0 2, Demante 1 0-0 2.

WCCS     12 13 14 11 — 50

CBA     19 16 11 17 — 63

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