The Harrells Christian Academy basketball teams split wins with visiting Fayetteville Christian Friday night, with the boys pulling out a close 39-33 victory while the girls were tripped up in a 50-26 loss.
The varsity boys game was a nail-biter from the beginning with the score knotted after the first half at 10 and again at the break, this time at 18 apiece.
Harrells edged ahead by 1 point in the third period and added to their lead in the final frame to post the 39-33 victory.
John Wesley Hairr led scoring for the Cruaders with 9 points. Zack Carlton added 8 points; Chris Cannady, 5; Graham DiPinto,5; Kelly Nelms, 5; Channing Kelly, 2; Patrick Walker, 3; and Hayden Parks, 1.
Senior Josh Driskill, playing in his last home game, scored 1 point and pulled down some rebounds to help the Crusaders get the win.
The victory moves the Crusader record to 5-14 overall and 2-7 in conference play.
The Lady Crusaders didn’t fair as well as the boys, with Fayetteville Christian handing the home team a sound 5—26 thumping.
It was all Fayetteville from the start, with the visitors posting a 13-7 first quarter lead and extending the deficit to 16 by the half, at 26-10.
The Lady Crusaders put forth great effort in the game, trying to dig their way out of the first quarter hole, but they couldn’t overcome the early Fayetteville lead.
After the third period, Harrells trailed 39-26, and while they finished strong, Fayetteville still had command.
Regan Murphy, Haylee Parks, Bucky Everette and Choloe Campbell had 6 points each to lead the Lady Crusader effort. Christian Campbell scored 2.