RCS Eagles batter Rams

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 18, 2006


Sports Editor

RESERVE — The Eagles didn’t need long to get off the ground against both the Rams and the Tors this week in a non-district basketball homestand.

On Thursday night, Reserve Christian hosted Hammond, taking a 58-45 win over the Tors. Last Tuesday, the Eagles also got a win in a St. John Parish match-up with West St. John, taking an 85-64 win over the Rams.

In Tuesday night’s action, Reserve Christian needed little time getting off the ground as the Eagles rode Eddren McCain’s 22 first half points to a seven point advantage.

It took a push for West St. John to stay close in this one as Commini sparked a 10-3 run to pull back into contention before halftime. But the Eagles would close out the second quarter with a push of their own, led by Franklin Francois from mid-range and from the three-point line.

Other Eagles that got in on the action included Demond Peters, who posted 14 points in the win, and Justin Benard, who got ten.

After the break, the RCS squad really got things into gear as Peter Demond and Franklin Francois stepped up with hustle and three-pointers to exted the Eagle lead to a dozen.

The Rams put up a fight throughout as they were led in the effort by Blake Commini’s 19 points.

&#8220[Reserve Christian] is coming along nicely and growing as a team,” said RCS head coach Tim Byrd. &#8220We’ve got some young guys out there who are getting the experience and really stepping up their play about now. I think we can only get better if we continue to hustle and play hard.”

The Eagles went to 12-9 on the season with the win. Next up, RCS sets for a road game against Pheonix. WSJ hosts St. James this weekend.