Christopher boys and girls both pick up wins over Cobden

By Jim Muir

CHRISTOPHER – Christopher boys and girls had a good day on Saturday as both notched non-conference victories over visiting Cobden.

In girls action the Lady Bearcats picked up a hard-fought 56-49 win to move to 5-2 overall this season. Both teams tallied 11 points in the first quarter and the Lady Bearcats eked ahead 26-23 at the intermission. Cobden outscored the Lady ‘Cats 12-11 in the third quarter to pull within two heading into the final stanza. A 19-14 surge by Christopher in the final quarter secured the win.

Christopher placed three players in double figures led by Courtney Hoppers with 16, followed by Kassie O’Bryan with 12 and Jayla Williams with 11. Rounding out the scoring Kaitlyn Hewitt had nine points, Andrea Miller with four points and Carley Young and Lauren Kent with two points each. Flamm led the Lady Appleknockers with 15 points.

The Lady Cats are back in action on Thursday, Dec. 7 when they face the Sesser-Valier-Waltonville Lady Devils in a key Black Diamond Conference West matchup.

In the boy’s contest Christopher was paced by the 33-point effort of Bradley Young and improved to 4-0 overall on the young season.

The Bearcats jumped out to a nine point first quarter lead at 23-14 and then increased the margin to double digits at halftime, 39-25. Along with Young’s 33 points, Gabriel Motsinger also tallied double figures with 15 points, followed by Dalton Saeger and Jared Curry with nine points each, Bryce Pratt with six point and Daniel Flowers with one point. Clayton Eck led Cobden with 23 points.

The Bearcats are back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 5 when they travel to Jefferson County to take on the always-tough Woodlawn Cardinals in a non-conference matchup.

 

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