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The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg honored two seniors on Senior Night, held Feb.1.
Nikki Bowman, who plays volleyball and softball, and Nathan Pitzer, who plays basketball and soccer, were honored.
Unfortunately for the Rams, both the volleyball and basketball teams suffered close losses.
Senior night started with a varsity volleyball game between the Lady Rams and the Tabernacle Christian Academy Torches. The first game didn’t go well for the Lady Rams, as the Torches, with several service aces, won 25 – 9.
In the second game, the tables turned and CAL had the aces. Nancy Lee Holt served first and recorded 15 points before losing the serve. Shaylyn Burton closed the game with the last eight points, leading CAL to a 25 – 2 win in the second game.
The deciding game was much closer, with both teams playing hard. The Torches jumped to a 13 – 2 lead early, but the Lady Rams didn’t break under the pressure. This game had several long rallies, with both teams making great saves and remarkable digs.
CAL’s Brett Elliott, with eight points on serve, brought the Lady Rams within six points (20-14) before losing serve.
Tabernacle quickly sent the serve back to CAL and Holt, who held serve for five points, pulling CAL within 22-19.
The next several points went back and forth, but the Torches finally won, 25 – 23.
After the ceremony for the two seniors, the night continued with a varsity basketball game between the same schools.
The Torches led for the entire first quarter. CAL’s first point came late in the first quarter when Zach Gray made a free throw. Mathew Robinson added a bucket and Zach Gray made a 3-point basket to complete the scoring for CAL in the first quarter.
CAL’s defense kept the Rams in the game, limiting TCA to 11 points. After an emotional dressing down by Coach Cory Robinson during the break, the Rams came back to lead 22 – 20 at halftime.
The Torches took the lead back in the third quarter, ending the period 32 – 31.
In the fourth, the Rams gave a valiant attempt to win the game. With seven missed free throws and both Matthew Robinson and Forrest Bowman fouling out in the final minutes, CAL just couldn’t put it all together and lost 51 – 48.
Zach Gray led the scoring for CAL with 16 points. Matthew Robinson had 15 points.