Bethlehem Christian Academy’s boys basketball team ran into a tough foe Tuesday night as visiting Brandon Hall took a 67-48 win.
Luke Allen scored 16 points and pulled down six rebounds for the Knights and Kevin Green scored 10 points with two assists but those efforts were not enough. Matthew Adams finished with nine points, including seven free throws, and Jacob Walls added seven points and five rebounds for BCA, who is now 2-2 overall.
Coach Mark Barth was without the services of Austin Schwebel, who missed the game due to illness. Jacob Fincher played Tuesday night but was only at “60 percent,” according to his coach, due to an ankle injury.
“Brandon Hall is very athletic and can shoot,” said Barth, who was battling a 102 fever himself Tuesday. “We were worried about their inside game but they are also dangerous from the outside.”
Barth said a key moment in the game occured when Brandon Hall went on a 6-0 run in the second quarter. That run pushed the Panthers’ lead to eight points and Barth said the Knights never recovered.
“We got the lead down to 12 in the second half, but we turned it over,” the coach said.
BCA will return to action Tuesday at Monsignor Donovan.
“That will be another test for us,” Barth said. “Hopefully we will be healthy by then.”
Prior to Tuesday, the BCA boys defeated Killian Hill 52-47 last week.
Trailing at halftime, Barth said his team decided to “get it in gear.”
Fincher and Schwebel paced the team with 13 points each.
“We increased our pressure and did what we had to do to win,” Barth said. “It was a good win.”
The Knights also defeated Halo 55-51 Monday to avenge a three-point loss from Nov. 21. Fincher paced the team with 14 points while Walls and Kevin Green both scored 11. Matthew Adams added nine points in Monday’s road victory.