RCS rides strong second half to win over Family Christian

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Sports Editor

Family Christian hung around Reserve Christian for a half. But after halftime, the Eagles flew away.

Chris Roussell scored 21 points to help lead Reserve Christian to an 83-50 victory over Family Christian in a non-district game on Thursday.

“I wasn’t real happy with our effort overall, but we played much better in the second half,” said Reserve Christian Coach Timmy Byrd. “We’ll have to play a lot better when we play against Rummel on Tuesday.”

The Eagles (26-8, 2-0) led by 12 at halftime, but turned up the defensive pressure in the second half.

Reserve’s blistering press was able to pressure the Family Christian ball-handlers into turnovers, generating a number of easy scoring opportunities.

“In the second half, our intensity level increased. We weren’t clicking early in the game. We didn’t execute. After halftime, we started hitting our shots.”

Family Christian (9-17, 5-0) currently leads District 9-C. The loss snapped its four-game winning streak.

Cedric Jenkins scored 19 for Reserve, while Eddren McCain added 18.

The win was the Eagles’ fourth in a row.

Reserve was scheduled to play at Grand Isle Friday for its first district game since October. But the game had to be postponed when one of the scheduled officials fell ill and was unable to make it.