Lady Eagles stun Suffolk Christian Academy

Published 8:53 am Tuesday, January 16, 2024

By ANDRE ALFRED

Sports Correspondent

ASKEWVILLE – The Lady Eagles of Bethel Assembly Christian Academy posted their second conference victory of the new year at home on Friday, Jan. 12 against the Suffolk Christian Academy Knights. Though the game was filled with a multitude of turnovers and missed shots, the Lady Eagles dominated the Knights, 54-32.

Olivia Bazemore scores on a face break for Bethel Assembly Christian Academy during their 54-32 win at home on Jan. 12 vs. Suffolk Christian Academy. A.A. Imaging / Andre Alfred

The first half went by rather quickly. The fouls were minimum, but the turnovers and missed shots allowed for the clock to continue to run.

The first quarter ended with the Lady Eagles up by a measly three points, 10-7.

But the second quarter was a totally different as Bethel picked up the pace on offense and defense which allowed them to go into halftime in the lead, 25-9.

In the third quarter, the Knights showed some tenacity which aided them to collect a reasonable number of baskets. Even though the Knights outscored Bethel, 13-10, in the third quarter, the Eagles maintained possession of the lead, 38-22.

Suffolk Academy went on a short six-point sprint in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately that run didn’t pay the bills as Bethel continued to make consistent deposits into the rim.

In the latter half of the fourth quarter, the Eagles turned up the defense as they came up with several steals which converter into baskets. Suffolk tried to fight back but was no match for the speed and quick hands of the Lady Eagles.

BACA sent Suffolk Christian Academy back across the state line toting 54-32 loss.

The Lady Eagles secured first place in the Mid-Atlantic Christian Conference with a 3-0 record, with Suffolk Christian Academy in second place sporting a 2-1 record.

That 3-0 record in the conference was aided by a 63-10 win by the Lady Eagles over New Life Academy on Jan. 5.