The Bethlehem Christian Academy boys basketball team was clicking on all cylinders Friday as the Knights rolled to an 85-60 victory against the Howard School.
The win improved BCA to 3-4 overall as the Knights prepare this week to open their region schedule against Nathanael Greene at home Thursday.
Last Friday’s victory was important for the team, coach Mark Barth said, because BCA was coming off a tough two-point loss the night before against Westminster.
“We needed this one,” Barth said. “We came out and did what we had to do. We now have a few days to prepare for our region opener. The season begins for real then.”
Jacob Walls finished with 20 points, six assists and a rebound against Howard. It was a strong back-to-back effort for Walls who scored 20 points the previous night.
“Jacob is playing well for us,” Barth said. “He has been a great addition to the team and really puts the team first.”
The 85 points scored by the Knights Friday may be a school record. Coaches and parents could not recall a game in which BCA scored more than 85 points.
It was a balanced attack Friday as BCA benefited from a 10-point effort from Preston Kelly and 10 points and eight rebounds by Luke Allen. Ben Morgan just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 boards. Matthew Adams finished with eight points while Jacob Fincher and Kevin Green both added six points. Green also dished off three assists. Austin Schwebel finished with eight points. The Knights led 20-6 after the first quarter and 43-17 at halftime.
While BCA enters GISA Region 1-A with four losses, two were by three points or less. The Knights will tip-off against Nathanael Greene at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.