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Rams open season

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Rams open season

By John Herndon

The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team got on the winning track Saturday when the Rams whipped the Georgetown Home School group 65-40 on the academy's home floor. The Christian Academy defense limited Georgetown to 12 second half points after struggling through the first half.

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“We handled them easily last season so it was a struggle to keep our players focused for this game,” Christian Academy coach Cory Robinson said.

Dillon Harper led Christian Academy with 18 points while Matthew Robinson scored 11 and Jason Smith tallied 10.

Friday night, the Rams dropped a 67-63 decision at Lakeside Christian, located in Morehead. Lakeside canned a pair of 3-pointers late in the game to seal the win.

“We lost the game but battled to the end,” Cory Robinson said. “We are proud of the way our kids never gave up.”

Christian Academy had gotten in early foul trouble with two starters going to the bench but Harper led the Ram attack as CAL stayed within striking distance. Down by nine at the half, Christian Academy rallied to take the lead on a 3-pointer from Robinson, but Lakeside recovered for the win. Harper led Christian Academy with 24 points while Robinson collected 19.

Last Tuesday, the Rams literally came up short against Clays Mill Baptist. Jason Smith held job holding Clays Mill's 6-foot-11 center to six points and a handful of rebounds, but Clays Mill scored a 49-36 win over Christian Academy in the season opener.

“We had a great first half, taking control and staying with our game play,” Cory Robinson said. “We came out in the second half and lost focus of our game plan. We lost momentum and couldn't get it back.”

The Rams lost focus in the second half, allowing Clays Mill to pull away with the win. Harper was the Rams' only double-digit scorer with 13 points.

In junior varsity action Friday, Christian Academy defeated Lakeside 34-26. Christian Academy started slow but started to put things together in the second quarter. The Rams rode a balanced offense and strong defense to the victory.