Christian Academy storms into SCISA 2A quarterfinals

cambhoops-24driveLook out, SCISA Class 2A boys basketball. There’s a new team in the division and it has its eyes on the state championship prize.

Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, winners of five of the past seven SCISA Class 1A state titles, played its first state tournament game Saturday since moving up up a level this season.

The top-seeded Saints (21-4) had no trouble in their ascent to Class 2A, blowing out St. Andrews 60-37 in the first-round matchup in Sumter. The Saints face Trinity-Byrnes at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

The combination of stepping up to 2A and the loss of six seniors was expected to test this year’s young Saints, but the newcomers have helped lead the way for Christian Academy to contend for the title.

Eighth-grader Michael Green led the Saints with 15 points and six rebounds, and freshman Jaylen Johnson had 12 points and six boards. Jun ior Bernard Johnson added 14 points and five rebounds for the Saints.

Photo by Lindsay Hickman

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