Conway Christian defeated Abundant Life, 57-49, in girls basketball action lat week at Sherwood.
Conway Christian (4-6, 0-1) erased a 2 point halftime deficit with an 8-0 run in the third period, then held on for the win.
"I thought our freshmen really stepped up tonight and provided a spark for our team," said coach Jeremy Carson. "Mary-Morgan Ellis (24 points) really attacked the basket and finished well for us. Lyndi Dather (14 points) was huge for us on the offensive boards."
Sarah Nekonchuk added 13 points, including seven in the first period. "Sarah really carried us early, and then iced the game late with some clutch free throws," Carson said.
For Abundant Life, Lauren McClendon led the way with 27 points.
The Lady Eagles return to conference action on Jan. 4 when they host the Hector Lady Wildcats.
In junior high play, the Lady Eagles (3-5) defeated the Lady Owls, 46-12. The Lady Eagles used pressure defense en route to a 24-4 halftime lead. The Lady Eagles were led by Carly Lawrence with 12 points. Adrianna Ferrand added eight points, while Laila Sulieman, Meagan Pennington and Rhaegen Linn chipped in six points apiece. "This was a much needed win for this young team. They have been working awfully hard in practice on polishing their fundamentals, and it showed tonight. I was really proud of the defensive effort we showed tonight," Carson said. The Jr. Lady Eagles will play