Chargers claim region championship

The Cornerstone Christian School boys' basketball team claimed the Alabama Independent Schools Association Class 1A, Region 1 tournament championship Feb. 4. (Contributed)

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

The Cornerstone Christian School boys’ basketball team defeated Ellwood Christian 75-61 in the Alabama Independent Schools Association Class 1A region tournament championship game Feb. 4.

Kendall Moore led the Chargers with a game-high 30 points in the title game. Moore, who scored 64 points in two games in the region tournament, was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

Chase Payne, who added a career-high 20 points, was named to the all-tournament team. Hagan Joiner chipped in 10 points.

Auston Wingard finished with eight points. Sterling Reither added four points off the bench.

The Chargers will now face South Montgomery County Academy in an AISA Class 1A Elite Eight contest Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. on the Huntingdon College campus.

“I told them after the game there is just three games left, but take them one at a time,” said Cornerstone Christian coach Tim Smith. “All of our work this season will come down to the next two weeks and I want them to enjoy it.”