RCA Warriors win over Crusaders in both contests


Warriors win over Cleveland Crusaders in both contests.

Rhea County Academy Basketball teams hosted Cleveland Christian School at Ft Bluff, Friday Night, January 10, 2014. The boys and girls teams were both able to post wins for Rhea County Academy.

Lady Warriors vs Lady Crusaders

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In the first game the Lady Warriors won by forfeit when the opposing coach took his team off the court when all but three girls had fouled out with 3:36 left in the game. At the time, the visiting Cleveland Christian team was ahead in the score by a 35-25 score. The Lady Warriors had battled Cleveland in this game and trailed 11-5 at the end of the first quarter. Cleveland pushed the margin up to 19-10 at the halftime buzzer.

In the third quarter the Lady Warriors battled back to trail 28-22. In the first 2:24 seconds of the fourth quarter the Cleveland team had pushed their lead out to 35-25 when the opposing coach took the forfeit.

Coach Tim Hostetler indicated this was an unusual occurrence but he was proud of the way the girls had played tonight. They had been beaten badly by this team earlier in the year.

This was win number four against seven losses for the young Lady Warriors, who continue to improve as the season goes on.

Scoring for Rhea County Academy: Sarah Simmons 12, Lexi Snyder 11, and Madison Rickets 2.

RCA Warriors vs Cleveland Christian Crusaders

In the Boys contest the Warriors held a 14-9 lead at the end of the first quarter in large part due to the 12 point quarter registered by Matt Truax. In the second quarter the Warriors managed to increase the lead up to 29-15. In the third quarter Rhea County Academy continued to increase the lead and were up 41-22 at the end of three quarters. In the fourth quarter Rhea County Academy finished with strong, scoring 18 points to come away with an impressive 59-34 win.

When my posts get going down low this is a good team.
Coach Hostetler - Rhea County Academy

Coach Hostetler said, “When my posts get going down low this is a good team.” The coach indicated this game puts the Warriors in a good position in the Southern Section of the SCAA with a 6-0 conference record and a 9-4 overall record.

Scoring for Rhea County Academy: Matt Truax 15, Dylan Gibbs 14, Jonathan Hostetler 8, Joe Hobbs 7, Nathan Hudson 4, Taylor Sommers 4, and Sam Jones 4.

RCA Game Photos

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