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BGA boys stun Friendship with early press
Dec 08, 2012 12:00 am
From staff reports
FRANKLIN — Battle Ground Academy's boys rattled Friendship Christian with a press and the Commanders had to play catch-up the rest of the way in a 74-44 setback Thursday night in a boys-only outing.
BGA bolted to a 17-2 first-quarter lead and the Wildcats won every quarter as Friendship fell to 1-2.
"We just did not handle their press at the outset," Friendship assistant coach Jason Miller said. "We settled down and started to press them back.
"But we're not in shape to run with a good team like that just yet."
Brian Dangerfield, BGA's 6-foot-5 post, notched 19 points while guard Gavin Shellnut nailed three 3-pointers on his way to 16.
Anthony Williams did all of his scoring from beyond the arc, five threes in all, as he and backcourt partner Zac Anderson finished with 15 points apiece for Friendship. Allen Heaston had six points, Andrew Wood four, A.J. Long a three and Hayden White a free throw.
Friendship will play host to Lancaster Christian tonight at the Bay Family Sportsplex with the girls tipping off at 6 p.m.
"They're similar to BGA," Miller said of the Knights. "We wanted to play tough teams to get ready for the season."
McClain girls slide past Clarksville Christian
GLADEVILLE — McClain Christian's girls skated across the Gladeville Community Center's tile floor to a 42-16 win over Clarksville Christian on Thursday night.
The Lady Bulldogs' regular home floor, Immanuel Baptist Church, is unavailable due to renovations, leaving MCA scrambling to find sites for home games.
Two Lady Bulldogs turned ankles on the floor which became slicker as it got colder, McClain coach Darrin Reynolds said. But both returned to action as MCA improved to 2-3.
McClain led 11-4 following the first quarter and 25-6 at halftime.
Guards Shelby Maxwell and Sydney Rice each racked up 14 points for McClain while sisters Madeline and Victoria Walker scored six apiece and Haley McCanless two.
The Lady Bulldogs won't play again until a Dec. 18 trip to Zion Christian in Columbia. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.