Evangel Christian defeats Evangel Family

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Evangel Christian School senior Rainey Ketcham narrowly missed her second straight triple-double in leading the Lightning to a 41-35 win over Evangel Family Christian Academy of Montgomery in high school basketball action Nov. 22

Ketcham scored 16 points, pulled down 15 rebounds and made eight steals for the Lightning, which  improved to 3-1 on the season and 2-0 in Alabama Christian Sports Conference play.  Lacey Entrekin scored 12 points and Kayla Bailey had nine rebounds for Evangel Christian. Whitney Thorpe and Bethany Letson added five steals each.

Evangel Christian jumped out to a 23-12 halftime lead only to see Evangel Family score 12 straight points to open the third quarter to take a 24-23 lead.

However, the Lightning answered, scoring the final nine points of the quarter to retake the lead.  Evangel Christian withstood one more furious fourth-quarter comeback from the Saints and held on for the six-point win.