Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 2, 2014

MCA topples Ballard 72-60

PRINCETON — The Mercer Christian Academy Cavaliers improved to 18-2 on the season with a 72-60 win over Ballard Christian, Thursday evening at the MCA gymnasium.

Daniel Boothe led the Cavaliers with 20, Caleb Janning added 19 and J.J Easter tallied 17. Blake Bowles led Ballard with 17 and Zach Ward added 12.

The Cavaliers had 23 steals in the game with Boothe picking up 10. Xander Bailey had five assists.

MCA will host alumni games this weekend before heading back to action next Tuesday, hosting Montcalm.

At MCA

BALLARD CHRISTIAN (n/a)

Zach Ward 12, Prunesti 7, Hedrick 9, Mullins 4, Painter 1, G. Bowles 7, Blake Bowles 17 Butler 3.

MERCER CHRISTIAN (18-2)

Daniel Boothe 20, J.J. Easter 17, Caleb Janning 19, Shrewsberry 5, Scott 7, Shrewsbury 3, Bailey 1.

Ballard Christian.........................13  12  15  20  —  60

Mercer Christian.........................17  20  18  17  —  72

3-point goals: BC 4 (B. Bowles 3, Hedrick); MCA 5 (Easter 4, Scott)

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