Boys 8th Grade Basketball · Boys 8th Grade Basketball A team get hard earned win over West Lafayette 34-27

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The CC Boys A team took on West Lafayette in a home contest tonight. The Knights (for the third game in a row) got off to an excellent start outscoring the Red Devils 13-4 in the 1st quarter. Just that quickly though – West Lafayette fought their way back into the game with some strong outside shooting – including a shot at the buzzer to trim the lead to only four at the half. With the the Knights leading 21-17 going into the 3rd quarter – It was their defensive pressure that continued to force turnovers and tough shots to help open up a double digit lead. In the 4th, the Red Devils continued to fight – but it was not enough as CC came away with the 34-27 victory. Albert Schwartz led the Knights in scoring with 12 points – and Alex Hardebeck had a nice game scoring 10 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 4 steals. The A team is now 11-0 overall & 9-0 in the WCJC. In the B team game, the Knights and Devils battled throughout – but it was West Lafayette who came out on top this time by the score of 34-29. Despite the loss, John Rafacz had his best game of the season scoring 16 points – followed by Ryan Elsner who added 5. The B team is now 4-6 overall.