Garrett Memorial Christian School Jr. Saints basketball team recently came away victorious on the hardwood in their previous home battles hosting Providence 25-21 and Columbia Christian 47-27 in junior varsity boys competition. The Jr. Saints have some winning momentum going into the state tournament scheduled Feb. 2-3 in Little Rock.

Garrett Memorial Christian School Jr. Saints basketball team recently came away victorious on the hardwood in their previous home battles hosting Providence 25-21 and Columbia Christian 47-27 in junior varsity boys competition. The Jr. Saints have some winning momentum going into the state tournament scheduled Feb. 2-3 in Little Rock.

JR. SAINTS 25, PROVIDENCE 21

GMCS Jr. Saints had a close and competitive match-up in their battle against Providence. The Jr. Saints finished first period play leading Providence 6-5. Alex Peek, Matthew Lloyd and Will Zumwalt all accounted a bucket apiece in first period play. In the second, the Jr. Saints added six points with Zumwalt scoring a couple of baskets and Lloyd with one bucket from the field. Providence matched GMCS with six points and at the break, the Jr. Saints led for an 12-11 advantage.

In the second half, the Jr. Saints remained with the lead taking an 19-15 advantage at the end of the third period, then finished the fourth quarter scoring six points despite Providence dropping six points on the board in defeat. For the game, Jr. Saints Peek led scoring with nine points, Zumwalt added seven points, Lloyd had six points and Jared Santifer chipped in one point from the charity stripe.

 

JR. SAINTS 47, COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN 27

The Jr. Saints showed no mercy in their impressive victory against rivals' Columbia Christian Jr. Crusaders 47-27. The Jr. Saints jumped out to an 10-4 lead advantage to end first period action. In the second, the Jr. Saints posted in double-digits scoring 11 points in the period with CC held to nine points. At the half, the Jr. Saints led Columbia Christian 21-13. In the second half, the Jr. Saints spark big for an 12 point scoring period in the third and defensively holding CC to five points scored and GMCS taking a 33-18 lead into the fourth and final period of action.

 

In the fourth, the Jr. Saints poured 14 points on the board with CC held to nine points and GMCS rolling to the 20 point victory. For the game, Peek led scoring with 13 points for double-figures. Lloyd finished with nine points, Brayson Chambless and Zumwalt each had six points apiece, Sergio Luna added four points, Landon Rosenbaum scored three points, Jared Santifer, Judd Walker and Mace Hadley each chipped in two points apiece.