Despite trailing at halftime, Faith Baptist Christian Academy of Ludowici beat the Faith Baptist Eagles of Brandon, Fla., 76-58 on Dec. 30.
The visiting Crusaders trailed by 10 points before tying the game at 35 in the third period and then pulling away for the win.
Jaquez Motley had 11 points in the first half and finished the game with 25 points. He was 7 of 8 from 3-point range. Shavon Stoves scored 18 and Mo Lee chipped in 10 points, nine assists and snagged 13 rebounds. JJ Frasier had eight points, six assists and four steals.
The boys were scheduled to play rival First Presbyterian Christian Academy on Tuesday. FPCA beat Faith 88-85 the first time the two schools met.
The Crusaders are currently in second place in the Georgia Christian Athletic Association Region 2-AA, according to maxpreps.com. They are chasing their eighth straight state title.
The Lady Crusaders are also off to a great start. Faith Baptist is 10-3 start. Their last win was a 64-24 thumping of New Birth Christian during a tournament at Robert Toombs Academy.
The girls are 10-3 overall with their last victory on Dec. 17, when they beat New Birth Christian 64-24 during at tournament at Robert Toombs Academy, According to maxpreps.com.
Former Bradwell player Laniqua Fowler leads the Lady Crusaders in scoring, averaging 15 points per game. Kadeisha Frazier is second in scoring with 10 points per game.
Fowler and Frazier also top the list in assists with 48 and 25, respectively. Lehua Barrett leads the team in blocked shots with 12 and total rebounds with 110.
The girls are in first place in GCAA Region 2-AA and last won a state title during the 2005-06 season.
FPCA Lady Landers
In other basketball news, the Lady Highlanders of First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville are not discouraged by a 1-6 record. According to head coach Rosby Frasier, the girls, who recently lost 55-46 to Terrell County, are still poised to do well in the region.
"We have been in competitive play with non-regional teams which will prepare us for Region play," Frasier said. "The games we have lost have been within the margin of 5 points to 9 points. I continue to stress to the girls the importance of team work and free throws."
Their first region game will be against Curtis Baptist on Jan. 14.
The FPCA girls were set to take on the Lady Crusaders yesterday and will host Bible Baptist Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the St. James Sports Center.