Ludowici’s Faith Baptist Christian Crusaders’ boys’ basketball team wound up with the third-place trophy in the National Athletic Christian Association Tournament in Tennessee on March 2-3.
In their first game of the tournament, the Crusaders faced ninth-ranked Sunrise Academy, from Kansas.
Shavon Stoves scored 26 points, Jaquez Motley chipped in 20 and Mo Lee added 18 to help Faith Baptist win, 79-71, in overtime.
The Crusaders faced Birmingham’s No. 1-ranked school, Central Park Christian, in Game 2 and lost, 87-66.
Faith Baptist then played West Oaks Christian Academy in a consolation game.
The teams were tied, 71-71, with seconds to go when the Crusaders got the ball to Motley, who sank a trey at the buzzer for a 74-71 win and third-place finish.
Mo Lee chipped in 19 points, Motley finished with 15, Stoves scored 13 and Tracy Jester had 11 points.
The Crusaders are ranked No. 14 in the state and finished their season 32-4 overall and 9-0 in the Georgia Christian Athletic Association’s Region 2-AA.
High School soccer
The Liberty girls are 1-6 overall and 0-4 in Region 2A-AAAA after suffering two back-to-back shutouts last week at home. The Lady Panthers fell, 5-0, to Wayne County on Marcy 9 and lost, 7-0, to Glynn Academy on March 11.
The boys are 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the region. Wayne County defeated the Panthers, 3-1, and Glynn beat the boys, 7-1, last week.