Lions drop pair to Twin Tiers

The Warren County Christian basketball teams traveled to the Calvary Baptist Tournament on Friday, with both dropping games to Twin Tiers Academy (Elmira, NY) – the girls 53-39 and the boys 58-38.

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Despite 17 points from Rachel Brenner, a 20-4 spurt in the second quarter lifted Twin Tiers.

The Lady Lions were playing with just five players, and fatigue played a role.

“The girls played really hard, but we got fatigued and lost our composure a little bit in that second quarter,” said WCCS coach Tom Jones.

Kiara Baker also had a strong game for WCCS with 14 points.

“Rachel Brenner and Kiara Baker did an outstanding job on the boards,” Jones said. “And Rebekah Erdman had another great defensive game.”

The Lady Lions will play Slippery Rock in the consolation game today.

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WCCS (39)

Brenner 8-1-5-17, Erdman 0-0-2-0, Phelps 1-0-0-2, Baker 6-2-3-14, Krouse 3-0-0-6,

Twin Tiers (53)

Clark 1-1-2-3, Mashter 7-1-2-15, Proper 3-0-0-6, White 5-0-0-10, Easton 4-2-2-10, Raven 1-0-0-2, Shaw 1-1-2-3, M. White 2-0-0-4

WCCS 10 4 8 17 – 39

Twin Tiers 8 20 14 11 – 53

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The Lions got off to a slow start against a talented Twin Tiers squad, falling behing 27-10 at the half.

Jared Younger had 13 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, while Ethan Kerr had 11 points and eight boards.

“They’re a good team,” Jones said. “In the first half we lacked focus, had too many turnovers and missed multiple shots we normally make.”

They did, however, come out and play a much better second half.

Stephen Brenner and Josh Jones both had five points and three rebounds. Ryan Weidner also had five points.

“Brenner played the best game he’s played all season,” Jones said. “He didn’t score a lot, but played great defense. Ethan Kerr and Jared Younger both had strong games.”

The Lions also play Slippery Rock in their consolation game today.

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WCCS (38)

Jones 2-1-2-5, Younger 4-3-4-13, Brenner 2-0-6-4, Kerr 4-2-2-11, Weidner 2-0-0-5


Smith 8-0-2-16, Pace 6-1-2-15, Kelsey 0-1-2-1, Nordstrom 3-0-0-6, Dupree 5-0-0-10, Thomas 2-0-0-4, Clark 2-0-0-4, Burley 1-0-0-2, Stearns 0-0-2-0

By Quarters

WCCS 4 6 14 14 -38

Twin Tiers 12 15 20 11 – 58