Warren County Christian boys, girls notch victories

The Warren County Christian School girls basketball team rolled to a convincing 59-29 win over CCSI on Monday behind Emma Marino’s 21 points and another 20 from Rachel Brenner.

The Lady Lions opened the game with a 19-9 first quarter and solidified their lead by outscoring CCSI 24-12 in the third. Marino also had two assists and two rebounds while Brenner filled out her stat sheet with three assists and six boards.

Desirae Kerr added 12 points, five assists and three rebounds, McKenna Phelps had three rebounds, and Kiara Baker added two assists and a pair of rebounds.

Kiersten Lashbrook finished with 15 points for CCSI.

“The girls were really aggressive on ball pressure and forced a lot of turnovers,” said WCCS coach Robert Marrone. “On offense, they were seeing the floor really well.”

With the win, WCCS moves to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in the New Penn Christian Conference. The Lady Lions host Erie Bethel on Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. start.

CCSI (29): C. Hemlock 8, Newhardt 2, Lashbrook 15, Steiger 3.

WCCS (59): E. Marino 21, Kerr 12, Brenner 20, Phelps 2, A. Marino 4.

CCSI   2   9   12   6 — 29

WCCS   19   7   24   9 — 59

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Boys

WCCS 29, CCSI 23

On the boys side, Warren County Christian outlasted CCSI in a defensive struggle, 29-23.

Tommy Jones led the way with 13 points and Josh Jones chipped in nine to the winning effort.

“It was a really strong game,” said WCCS coach Tom Jones. “They ran into some foul trouble and we just did a really good job shutting down their scorers as best we could. We needed to improve a little on our help D, but played good on the ball. Josh Jones played really a strong game and became a scorer for us.”

Josiah Poindexter added four points and Danny Jones rounded out the scoring with three.

WCCS hosts Erie Bethel following the girls varsity game Thursday at 6 p.m.

CCSI (23): Lashbrook 1 0-0 2, Thomas 31 0-0 9, Mattocks 2 0-0 6, Gillette 3 0-0 6

WCCS (29): Poindexter 1 1-5 4, T. Jones 5 3-5 13, J. Jones 4 1-2 9, D. Jones 1 0-1 3.

CCSI   11   4   8   0 — 23

WCCS   12   4   13   0 — 29

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