Christian Academy hoops off to good start

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By The Staff

The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams traveled to Morehead's Lakeside Christian Academy but suffered their first loss of the season, 78-73. This was Lakeside's first game, but the Falcons played like the experienced team they are. Lakeside has three seniors in their starting lineup.  


The first half saw teams equal in size and talent play good aggressive ball. The half ended with the score at 32-29 in CAL's favor.

As the second quarter was ending senior Michael Kuiper had a "Monster Block” resulting in  the Lakeside shooter going to the floor.

In the second half, the momentum changed as CAL seemed to lose that well-balanced play which served the Rams so well in the past games. There were no big men in the  game during the fourth quarter as  CAL relied heavily on its outside shooting. Fortunately  the guards shots were falling and kept the team in the game. Matthew Robinson had a team-high 27 points. Senior Jared Slaughter found his shooting eye and had 14 points in the second half.

Coach Cory Robinson said, “This was a tough loss. We didn't execute our offense or get back on defense to stop those  run outs. But it gives me an idea on what to work on. CAL has great fans with as many fans showing up as Lakeside had."


CAL routs Danville Christian

Friday night, the Rams charged into Harrodsburg to defeat Danville Christian 67-33.

According to DCA head coach Jeremy Tarter, "This is our first game of the year. We have a young team whose leaders are mostly sophomores and younger."

From the tip-off this inexperience showed when CAL quickly controlled the tempo of the game.

The score was 11-2 when Coach Tarter called his first time out.

The Rams surged behind senior forward Zac Gray's open shots and Jared Slaughter's passing.

CAL head coach Cory Robinson said, "This was another night of well balanced scoring led by Zac Gray with 21 points, Forrest Bowman 13 points and Matthew Robinson 11 points. The last two games we came together and jelled as a team.”

Coach Tarter of DCA agreed "CAL is a well coached team, and will be one of the toughest team we will play this year.”

An attaboy award goes to Aaron Dennis who did a terrific block that had Danville and CAL fans cheering, and to the CAL team another game well done.


CAL rolls past Bourbon County Christian

Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg defeated Bourbon County Christian Academy Lions, 58-21, last Tuesday in the Rams' first game at the Anderson County Early Childhood Center gym.

From the tip-off CAL took control behind strong defense and well balanced scoring. Head coach Cory Robinson was able to play aggressive ball by relying on his bench to keep up the intensity when resting the starters.

The CAL offense was so well balanced that 11 of the 13 boys who played got into the scoring column. The team was led by Zac Craft, Logan Lynn and Matthew Robinson with eight points each.

Several of the boys came off the bench to contribute in noticeable ways. Forrest Bowman seemed to always be in the right place for rebounds and deflections. Michael Kuiper played good solid defense that contributed to Bourbon County turnovers and Craft contributed a much needed scoring boost in a second quarter slump.

Bourbon County had to rely heavily on their guards Justin and Stanton Smith to create any points for their team when CAL defense shut down Bourbon County's outside shooting.

The Smith brothers took to driving inside for opportunities to score. This caused trouble for CAL's defense giving Bourbon County 16 of their total 31 points at the free throw line.


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