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North River Christian advances to ACEA title game


TUSCALOOSA | The North River Christian Academy Chargers find themselves in a familiar position, returning to the Alabama Christian Education Association state championship game after taking a 58-46 win over the Tuscaloosa Christian Warriors in a semifinal game Friday night. The win also gives the Chargers their 49th consecutive win.

North River coach John Teasley said his team knows what’s in front of them going into the finals.

"It’s going to be special," Teasley said. "We’ve got one more to go is how we are looking at it. We’re going to try to win and keep working hard. Anything can happen in the playoffs. We have to keep that in mind. We just want to make sure that all this work…it’s not over. We’ve got one more to finish out."

North River’s last loss came in the championship game in 2010 against Flint Hill.

Three players reached double figures in the semifinal game for the Chargers. Tevin Lowe led with 12 points. Dacari Horne scored 11 points. C.J. Dorsey added 10 points, followed by Jamarcus Gray with nine. North River held a 15-6 lead after the opening quarter. The team extended that lead to 35-19 at halftime.

Tuscaloosa Christian (16-9) was led by Trent Gibson with 12 points. Jake Pope and Tyler Foust each scored nine points. Logan Foster added seven.

North River (24-0) plays the winner of Tabernacle-Victory Christian of Columbus today at 3:30 p.m. at Shelton State.

 

GIRLS

 

Chilton Christian Academy 36,

Tuscaloosa Christian 30

TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa Christian Lady Warriors’ season ended in the semifinals of the ACEA state tournament.

Destiny Richards scored a game-high 17 points for Chilton Christian.

Tuscaloosa Christian was led by Savannah Logan with 11 points. Katherine Turner scored seven.

The Warriors held a 16-15 halftime lead. Chilton Christian outscored the Lady Warriors 13-7 in the third quarter, which proved to be the difference.