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Rams take a pair of close ones

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Strong free throwing defeats Danville Christian

By The Staff

The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team held on for a 54-51 win over host Danville Christian on Nov. 26.

After an even first quarter the Rams barely managed to pull away with a three-point halftime lead but then saw that lead reduced to only one by the end of the third period. Danville Christian turned up the full court pressure in the fourth quarter, but the Ram upperclassmen stayed poised down the stretch, moving the ball up the floor while the over-anxious Warriors gave the Rams several free throw opportunities. Despite the Rams' previous foul-shot woes they managed to seal the victory with 76 percent free throw shooting for the night to hold on.

On Dec. 5, the Rams traveled just up the road to play The Frankfort Christian Academy Lions. The Thanksgiving break appeared to linger slightly longer than it should have as the Rams found themselves down by seven at the end of the first period. Unable to generate much offense of their own, the Rams depended on a Frankfort Christian scoring lull and their defensive tenacity to make a slight second quarter comeback. At the end of the half, the Rams found themselves down by only four points.

Coming out of the half time break the Lions made a quick surge and held the Rams scoreless to extend the halftime lead.

However, a Rams time out, where the mostly silent crowd could hear CAL coach Cory Robinson demand more spirited play from his players, seemed to spark some response as the Rams came out holding the Lions scoreless for the rest of the period.

That spirit carried over into the final period as the Rams chipped away at their deficit and finally claimed the lead after sophomore Caleb Hatton was fouled on a three-point attempt. Hatton made two of the three shots from the foul line giving the Rams a lead they would not relinquish as they managed to hold on in a very low-scoring 39-37 victory.