Posted On: 02/10/20 10:16 PM
Standouts In National Christian vs Riverdale Baptist Thriller
National Christian Academy played their first home game of the season albeit at the Merrick Recreation Center in D.C. The game was quite entertaining as the #2 team in the DMV and arch rival Riverdale Baptist School were in the building. The Crusaders came out the gate quickly but only led by five 15-10 after the first quarter after NCA's Kaila Creek knocked down a couple of three pointers. At the half the Crusaders were still up with a 25-21 lead.
The second half became a three point shoot out as Creek and Elizabeth Martino started trading three pointers and the others started getting into the act. The third quarter ended in a one point Riverdale Baptist lead 39-38, the fourth quarter, however, started off with yet another three by the Eagles this time by Ciara Harris who had a game high 22 points giving NCA their first lead. In the end it was a rebound putback by Kayla Thomas and a free throw by Kaylah Ivey with 1.5 seconds to play that gave Riverdale Baptist the 51-50 victory.