The Harrells Christian Academy Crusaders owned the court Friday night when they took on the Cape Fear Academy Hurricanes. In Harrells annual Pink Out game to support cancer awareness in which the players adorned all pink attire, they came out with a big win, 66-35.
Harrells came out with a lot of momentum in the first quarter putting up 20 points. Crusader, CJ Kirchoff scored half of those points for his team giving them a big advantage over the Hurricanes who only managed to score 6 points during the quarter, for a score of 20-6.
The Crusaders kept up the intensity in the second quarter, scoring 16 more points. However, the Hurricanes were able to find the basket more than in the first quarter but it still wasn’t enough to narrow in on HCA. At the end of the half the Crusaders had more than double the points as Cape Fear, 36-15.
The third quarter only saw the Crusaders widening the gap for the lead even more between them and the Hurricanes. Quate McKinzie scored 9 out of the 19 points scored in the third. At the end of the third quarter the Crusaders had a nice lead leaving the Hurricanes 34 points behind, 57-23.
HCA slowed the shooting momentum during the fourth quarter while still doing a good job defensively in preventing Cape Fear from finding the net. This allowed the Crusaders to achieve a nice win against the Hurricanes, 66-35.
Crusader head coach, Clayton Hall, was unavailable at press time.
CJ Kirchoff led the team with 21 points and the most 3 pointers at 5. Kirchoff was followed by Quate McKinzie’s 17, and Marcus Scarborough’s 14. Corey Pruitt also contributed 5 points.
The Harrells Christian Academy team will travel to play against Fayetteville Academy Tuesday.
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