RCS victorious on the road, struggle but win at home

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Sports Editor

After taking a 81-70 win over Omaha Central in Omaha over the weekend, Reserve Christian’s basketball squad sped home and still had enough gas in their tank to dispatch Country Day by a score of 58-47.

It took the Eagles a full half to get used to their own home court Monday night, as they came out slowly after tip-off and went into halftime down by 11 points, a rarity for Reserve Christian.

But by the open of the third quarter, RCS had regained their step, and got stingy on defense, allowing only four points in the period.

Led by Demond &#8220Tweety” Carter’s 16 points, the Eagles drove to a eight point lead in the fourth quarter to take the eventual 58-47 win.

Eddren McCain and Brandon Francois scored double digits, 15 and 14 respectively, in the win, which brings Reserve Christian’s record to 40-7 in the regular season. Country Day dropped to 11-6.

The Eagles are scheduled to play host again this Friday against Christian Life. They are set to wrap up the regular season in the district wrap-up against Grand Isle next Tuesday before starting their run at a fourth consecutive state championship. This year’s state tournament will be held in the Cajundome in Lafayette.