CFCA teams advance in state playoffs

From staff reports
Posted 2/18/22

Cape Fear Christian Academy basketball opened the postseason with wins, setting up quarterfinal matchups this weekend.

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CFCA teams advance in state playoffs


ERWIN — Cape Fear Christian Academy took care of visiting Lee Christian, 92-48, at home Thursday during a second-round matchup of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) 1A boys basketball playoffs.

No. 6 seed CFCA (15-11) advances to Saturday's regional quarterfinal at third-seeded Grace Christian School. 

Deshawn Woods' game-high 27 points paced four Eagles players in double figures, riding a hot start to go up 70-30 at halftime.

David Okropiridze added 17 points, while Zeke Brock continued his role as primary distributor, finishing with a double-double– 16 assists to go with 12 points.

The Eagles' defense held the visitors to just 18 points over the final two quarters. 

This weekend's winner advances to the semifinal round Tuesday, Feb. 22, playing either Victory Christian Center School or United Faith Christian Academy. 

Ray, Ennis lead Lady Eagles to victory 

CFCA girls basketball also prevailed during its postseason opener Thursday, earning a 55-47 victory over North Hills Christian at home.

The seventh-seeded Lady Eagles (12-9) move on to the 1A quarterfinals Saturday in a road matchup with No. 2 Victory Christian Center School.  

CFCA had two players stuff the stat sheet, finishing with dominating double-doubles. 

Cailee Ray ended with a game-high 22 points to go with 12 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Meanwhile, sophomore center Perri Caroline Ennis added 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds.

Saturday's winner advances to the semifinals Tuesday to play either Terra Ceia Christian School or Greenfield School. 


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