WCCS goes 1-1 in tournament action

Warren County Christian School battled to a split in their 1-day Christmas Tournament on Tuesday, dropping a 43-41 overtime heartbreaker to Latrobe Christian Academy, followed by a convincing 78-21 win over Bible Baptist Christian of Mercer.

Tommy Jones and Josiah Poindexter did all of the scoring for WCCS in Game 1 with 24 and 17 points respectively.

“It was a hard-fought battle,” said WCCS coach Tom Jones. “They (Latrobe) had a couple of talented players. We were missing one of our starters (illness) and that made an impact on our game. It took us a little bit to adjust, but everybody played really hard. We just came out on the short end.”

The Lions rallied in the second game, using a balanced effort against Bible Baptist Christian.

Poindexter led three players in double figures with 17 points, while Josh Jones had 16 and Grady Wiles-Shaw 12.

“We adjusted a lot better after we had the afternoon to talk,” coach Jones said. “Grady Wiles-Shaw and Josh Jones played their best games of the season. They did a great job. We told them they had to step up and start being assertive and they all did.”

The Lions return to action Thursday, hosting Forest Area.

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Game One

WCCS (41)

Poindexter 7-2-4-17, T. Jones 10-4-8-24, Wiles-Shaw 0-0-0-0, J. Jones 0-0-0-0, Brenner 0-0-0-0, Weidner 0-0-0-0, Kerr 0-0-0-0, Totals 17-6-12-41

LATROBE (43)

Robinson 6-0-2-12, Louvre 9-4-5-25, Engwire 1-0-1-2, Sera 1-0-0-2, Wilkins 1-0-0-2, Totals 18-4-8-43

By Quarters

WCCS      6   10   10  13   2 – 41

Latrobe    8    7    14  10   4 – 43

Three-point FGs: WCCS (1) – Poindexter; Latrobe (3) – Louvre 3

Consolation Game

WCCS (78)

Poindexter 8-0-1-17, T. Jones 4-0-0-8, Wiles-Shaw 6-0-0-12, J. Jones 8-0-0-16, Brenner 5-0-0-10, Weidner 3-0-0-6, Kerr 4-1-2-9, Totals 38-1-4-78

BIBLE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN (21)

Ferguson 2-0-0-4, M. Bryan 5-2-6-16, J. Bryant 0-1-2-1, Totals 7-3-8-21

By Quarters

WCCS    28   13   25   12 -78

BBC        7      3      4      7 – 21

Three-point FGs: WCCS (1) – Poindexter; BBC (4) – M. Bryan 4

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