In their return to the court to start 2019, the Lady Falcons saw a balanced attack lead them to a 65-32 victory over Burlington Christian School. The win moves the Falcons to 11-1, 3-0 on the season.
The Falcons were led by 13 points from both senior Ralayah McRae and sophomore Kayla Jenkins. Joining them in double-digits was sophomore Beka Carr who scored her season-high 10 points in a dominant performance in the paint. Junior Hadiya Balser added 12 points and help lead a high scoring second quarter for the Falcons as they pushed ahead for a 34-12 halftime score.
Beka Carr dodges the block for a shot.
The scoring column was rounded out by freshmen Caelan McHarney’s 6 points, freshmen Aaliyah Balser’s 7 points, and junior Rachel Patton’s 4 points.
“Tonight was a great team win. We shared the ball well and got contributions from numerous players. Beka Carr was outstanding for us tonight—it’s not a surprise, as we’ve seen this in practice daily. It was great seeing her shine in the game as well,” shared Coach Brase.
The Falcons return to the Hannah Center gym to face Trinity of Durham/ Chapel Hill on Tuesday, January 8. The game will tip at 5 p.m.
O’Neal School’s boy’s basketball team also played Friday night with a different outcome.
The Falcons battled to the very end on Friday night versus a very good Burlington Christian Academy team. The guys fought from the very beginning and held a 1-point lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Falcons went in at halftime down 7 and the scores stayed at a 7 point gap for most of the game. The team had a few possessions in the 4th quarter to cut it to 2 or 3 points but just could not get over the hump.
The Falcons were led by freshman Patrick Reaves 19 points, freshman Zach Wade had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Jalen Lindsey and senior Bennett Moore also had double figures in points with 13 and 11 respectively.
Patrick Reaves goes for the basket.
The Falcons have three games this week hosting the #1 team in the conference, Trinity of Durham and Chapel Hill on Tuesday night. The team then hits the road to play American Hebrew and Davidson Day on Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday’s game will follow the Girls Varsity game at 6:30 p.m.
Jalen Lindsey gets the ball down the court to score.
Feature photo: Ralayah McRae goes for a lay-up under careful watch by Beka Carr.