CCA boys, girls win

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 7, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

Ask Central Christian Academy coach Carl Rawls what makes a successful team, and he’ll tell you it’s all about the defense.

CCA’s boys team played stellar defense Thursday night, holding the boys of Marion Schools to 12 points, while scoring 57 of their own.

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Leading scorer was Akeem Gantt with 19 points and nine rebounds. Bryant Rawls, a sophomore, scored 12, and Latrell Carter rounded out the double-digit scoring with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Thomas Curtis also earned high-scoring nods for CCa with nine points and six rebounds.

CCA and looks forward to the tournament beginning tonight at Wilcox Academy.

In girls action, Central Christian Academy pounded the boards Thursday night and gave a sound thumping to Marion Schools, 56-18.

Erica Caldwell lead the way for CCA with 14 points, eight rebounds and 4 steals. She was followed by Kara Rawls, a seventh-grader starting varsity, with 13 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Chelsea Perry wound up with 11 points and four rebounds and Janeika Williams scored six but had 10 rebounds.

Coach Darrell Walker said he is very proud of his players. “They worked very hard and showed good courage,” he said.