Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 2, 2012

Cavaliers sweep MCA Tip-Off tournament title

PRINCETON — Mercer Christian Academy’s first invitational basketball tournament of the decade concluded Saturday with both the boys and girls from MCA winning championships.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Cavaliers (2-0) held Seneca Christian to two first-half points and played several bench players in the remainder of the game, collecting a 38-25 victory.

Jamie Brown had 22 points, seven steals, six rebounds and five assists to lead Mercer Christian.

London Taylor had six points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal for the Lady Cavaliers. Brooke Bradford added four points, six rebounds and a pair of steals.

Leah Billings had four points and three rebounds, and center Sami Goings provided two points, eight rebounds and two steals. The Lady Blazers from Greenbrier County got 14 points from Sarah Burdette.

The Mercer Christian girls will host Greater Beckley Christian School on Dec. 6.

At Mercer Christian Academy

Seneca Trail.........................2    0   10   13  —  25

Mercer Christian...............14   11    7     6  —  38

MCA — Jamie Brown 22, London Taylor 6, Sami Goings 2, Brooke Bradford 4, Leah Billings 4.

STC — Sarah Burdette 14, Alana Denning 5, Beth Boyer 6.

Boys

Mercer Christian 52, App. Christian 35

PRINCETON — Jonathan Easter scored 16 points and Caleb Janning added 14, leading Mercer Christian to the boys championship of the MCA Tip-Off Classic.  

Allen Jones led Appalachian Christian with 14 points.

Mercer Christian (2-0) will visit  Jefferson Christian on Wednesday.

APPALACHIAN CHRISTIAN (35)    

Aaron Terrell 2, Allen Jones 14, Levi Nichols 5, John Silva 7, Jacob Woolridge 7.

MERCER CHRISTIAN (52)

Josiah Janning 2, Jonathan Easter 16, Caleb Janning 14, Kenny Shrewsbury 7, Samuel Stephens 1, Jacob Dove 2, Wesley Hobbs 4, Chandler Scott 2, Luke Moretto 2, Kody Plott 2.

Appalachian Christian..........4  9 15  7  —  35    

Mercer Christian...................15  16  12  9 — 52

3-point goals: AP 2 (Jones 2); MC 3 (C.Janning 2, Easter 1).  

 

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