Clovis Christian junior Jennifer Schaap goes up for a basket during Thursday’s girls game against Valley Christian at the CCS gym. CCS swept boys and girls contests from Valley Christian.
Clovis Christian’s boys struggled through a winless football season. The Eagles won’t do the same thing in basketball.
Senior guard Keeson Bell led three CCS players in double figures with 20 points Thursday night in a season-opening 58-48 win over Roswell-based Valley Christian at the CCS gym.
Junior Travis Ashley added 12 points and senior Tyler Shipman 10 for the Eagles.
“It was a good win,” second-year CCS coach Randy McBroom said. “The kids played hard. It’s nice to start 1-0, because we sure didn’t do that last year.”
CCS rolled into halftime with a 38-18 lead. The Lions (1-1) made it respectable by outscoring Clovis Christian 17-7 in the final period.
Taylor Lines scored 12 points for Valley Christian, while Zane Rader and Jesse Leonard added 10 apiece.
CCS girls 57, Valley Christian 15 — In the opening half of the twin bill, the Lady Eagles put four players in double figures in waltzing to an easy win. With the margin exceeding 35 points, much of the second half was played with a running clock.
Junior Jennifer Schaap scored 14 points for CCS, while Cristen Wofford added 13, Jocelyn Swann 12 and Lauren Douma 10.
“I thought our kids played really well,” CCS girls coach Max Kralicek said. “Last year, we were up about 20 at halftime (against Valley Christian) and we won by seven or eight. Tonight, I thought the girls played with a lot of intensity.”
No one scored more than five points for the Lady Lions (1-1), who edged Hondo in their opener on Tuesday night.
“We’re learning a lot, but we have a good nucleus and that helps us,” Kralicek said. “The girls are really excited about playing, and that makes it a lot more fun as a coach.”
CCS squads return to action tonight at Floyd.