In their rematch against region opponent King’s Way Christian School, War Hill Christian Academy refused to lose their second match of the year to King’s Way and won 81-63.
The Warriors of WHCA were down by 11 at halftime but outscored King’s Way 55-26 in the second half to win the game. War Hill lost their first game of the season to King’s Way early in December after starting the season 13-0.
Nick Henry scored 34 points in the comeback victory on Tuesday. Ezra Goodwin scored 18 and freshman Kade Hamby scored 16 points to help give King’s Way their first loss in at least two seasons.
The comeback victory came after WHCA suffered their second loss of the season against White Creek Christian Academy from Cleveland, Ga. The Warriors led 34-30 at the end of the half, but White Creek fought back to tie the game, sending it to overtime.
The Warriors could not stay out of foul trouble in overtime and gave White Creek nine opportunities from the free throw line, eight of which they converted. Center Dawson Adams fouled out and lost a lot of post size. The Warriors lost 80-75, but the loss could have been what propelled them to Tuesday’s comeback win.
“Monday’s game was a tough loss but it was a great game,” WHCA head coach Danny Morris said. “Though it was a tough loss, I believe I may have been the fire the boys needed for Tuesday night’s win against a tough region opponent.”
Nick Henry had a huge game on Monday, leading the Warriors with 23 points, seven steals and six assists. Goodwin scored 22 points and Adams scored 18 before fouling out.
Friday’s game was an easy victory against North Georgia Christian Academy from Elijay, Ga. The Warriors led 25-3 at the end of the first quarter, allowing Morris to let his starters sit the entire second and fourth quarter for a 55-25 victory. Henry stayed on fire, scoring 11 points in the first half.
The Lady Warriors of WHCA also faced off against King’s Way on Tuesday night, securing a 39-35 win in overtime.
King’s Way came back down 23-19 in the fourth quarter to tie the game at the end of regulation. The game had been back-and-forth, but the Lady Warriors outscored King’s Way 7-3 in overtime to secure their second win in GCAA Region 1 play.
Despite the Lady Warriors taking an early lead against NGCA on Friday night, they could not score a single goal in the fourth quarter and lost 35-23. The Lady Warriors led 9-6 at the end of the first quarter, but struggled offensively for the rest of the game, scoring just four points in the second quarter and only converting three free throws in the fourth.
At the end of the week, the Warriors (15-2, 2-1 in GCAA Region 1) had the best win percentage out of any team in the state competing in the GCAA. They play a non-region game against Covenant Christian Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 19 and return to region play Friday, Jan. 22 against Friendship Christian from Suwanee, Ga.
The Lady Warriors (8-3, 2-0 in GCAA Region 1) will host a non-region match against Horizon Christian on Thursday, Jan. 21.