War Hill Christian Academy (13-1) dominated the Crossroads Christian Academy Knights (0-5) on Thursday night, winning 76-43, led by Ezra Goodwin’s 28 points.
Goodwin led a 28-5 run by the Warriors to start the second half with eight points in a row. Nine of his 28 points came from behind the arc. Goodwin’s quick hands benefited him on the defensive side of the ball as well, leading War Hill with four steals.
Both Nick Henry and Dawson Adams recorded double-doubles for the Warriors in just three quarters of play. Henry scored 18 points and secured 13 rebounds while Adams scored 10 and rebounded the ball 12 times. Isaiah Jefford dished the ball to his teammates well, leading the effort with seven assists.
The game looked like it was going to get ugly fast. War Hill ended the first quarter up 23-5, but Warriors head coach Danny Morris let most of his starters sit out for most of the second quarter and the Knights brought the deficit down to only nine points at halftime.
After the lopsided third quarter, which ended in the Warriors favor 65-33, Morris decided to bench all of his starters for the entire fourth quarter. But freshman players Kade Hamby and Aaron Stewart were still both effective with the ball during their time on the court.
The rest of the season looks like it will suit the Warriors well. They restart region play after the winter holiday on Friday night against Mountain Area Christian Academy from Morganton, Ga.
War Hill currently sits in third place in their region and the MACA Lions are in last place. The game will be held at the Church at War Hill starting at 7:45 p.m.