Three-peat: Lightning win third consecutive championship

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Evangel Christian School girls’ basketball team won its third consecutive state championship following a 58-32 win over Evangel Family Christian Academy of Montgomery in the Alabama Christian Sports Conference championship game Feb. 12 at the Pete Hanna Center on the Samford University campus.

The Lightning (19-0) won their second consecutive ACSC championship.

Abby Letson, who won her third consecutive most valuable player honors in a championship game, led Evangel Christian with 27 points. Letson also grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds to finish with a double-double in the championship game.

Rainey Ketcham contributed 18 points and six assists in the victory. Katherine Stockman added 11 points in the title game. Both Ketcham and Stockman were named to the ACSC all-tournament team.