First sweep for CCS hoop teams

Not only did both Concord Christian School varsity basketball teams pick up the first sweep of a common opponent this season — but they did so with strong finishes Friday night, Dec. 6, at CCS.

CCS boys roll to victory

Improving to 2-5 with a 76-58 victory versus Apostolic Christian Academy of Maryville, Mike Wilkins’ boys team had four reach double figures in points scored: senior forward Bryce Baxter led the way with a team-high 23, followed by freshman wing Noah Gilder who scored 14. Harry Pennyover, sophomore post, added 12 while sophomore wing Matthew Alford tossed in 10.

“Tonight we played beter in our transition game. We kind of sped the game up a little bit,” Wilkins said. “... We’re still struggling a little bit in our half-court sets moving the ball, but we’re improving. And as our three-point shooting percentage rises, we’re going to be better.”

Girls crack the win column

Scott Graham’s Lady Lions fought off an ACA rally attempt to win its first game of the season, 39-28.

“We’ve got a lot to work on, but we moved the ball well on offense and played aggressive defense,” Graham said. “It was a pretty balanced effort.”

Senior Madi Mee led the CCS girls in scoring with 13 points. Senior Ashley Penland and sophomore Kylie Phillips each contributed 11.