Eagles fly high at War on the Shore

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Sports Editor

One of the many reasons that opposing teams have difficulty defending Reserve Christian is the fact that the Eagles always have five threats on the floor, both on the inside and the outside.

That balanced attack was showcased fully on Saturday.

Six players scored seven or more points as the Eagles traveled to Bay St. Louis for the War on the Shore tournament and defeated Biloxi, 78-72.

Chris Roussell led the way with 21 points. Cedric Jenkins had 19, and Eddren McCain added 13. Kyle McClue scored nine, Kaliff Gastearl notched eight and Lucas Martin had seven.

Reserve Christian Coach Timmy Byrd says that his team is starting to gel together weeks after the return of Jenkins from injury and the integration of Martin into the lineup.

“They’re starting to come together. They’re starting to play like they love each other out there,” said Reserve Christian Coach Timmy Byrd. “The chemistry is starting to return.”

Biloxi led by two after a quarter, but fell behind 36-34 at halftime. The Eagles were able to extend the lead to three, 56-53, after three quarters, and pulled away in the fourth.

The team’s scoring balance was attributed not only to the wealth of talent on the Eagle roster, but also to McCain’s ability to get everyone involved from his point guard position.

“Eddren controlled the game. He did an excellent job directing our team,” Byrd said.

The Eagles have won three straight games and four of their last five.

Today, it begins play at the Country Day Invitational tournament, where it will attempt to repeat after winning it in 2006. It opens play against Jesuit at 4:30 in first round competition.