Colts cruise to 52-39 win over Victory

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Dana LaBerge challenged his Crossroads Christian team Friday to match the effort it displayed in a recent close defeat to Trinity Academy.

Easier said that done after three days without practice. But the Colts responded, jumping on Victory Christian early before eventually claiming a 52-39 win.

“We had three days out of school with no practice so I didn’t know how that would go,” said LaBerge. “They really came out with effort right away, getting loose balls. I was real impressed.”

Crossroads led 30-13 and 39-24 entering the fourth quarter.

Victory Christian got within 10 points twice in the final two minutes but the Colts answered with buckets each time.

Crossroads connected on four of its first five field goals of the contest and Michaela Nicholas sank three first quarter 3-pointers. Nicholas finished with a game-high 20 points.

“She was hitting tonight,” said LaBerge. “She’s an athletic girl. Tonight she just came out on fire.”

Caroline May also scored in double figures for Crossroads with 11 points and Ashton Hayes had eight points.

Allison Stell and Tayler Thompson each scored 14 points to lead Victory Christian.

Crossroads heads back into league play Monday at home against Cresset Christian for the first of four games next week while Victory visits Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf on Thursday. 

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