The CCS Warriors and Lady Warriors still have a lot of fight left in them, and they both proved it last night. Both teams had impressive wins over the rival team, Cornerstone Christian Academy, out of Granbury. Doug Jefferson commented during halftime of the Warriors game, “These are statement wins. They didn’t want just to make the playoffs; they wanted to prove they can take it all.” And they can, the passion and intensity that both teams played with showed that these CCS ballers want to make their mark.
CCS Lady Warriors 76, CCA Lady Crusaders 19
In the Lady Warriors battle, they came out strong and fast, and the Lady Crusaders couldn’t recover. CCA was held to only 6 points in the first half because of a great defense played by several Lady Warriors, including Elaina Buchanan, who finished with a game-high 7 steals. As great as the defense was, the offense was on fire, with 3 Lady Warriors scoring in double-digits, Buchanan with 21, Hena Spahic with 18, and Kate Buchanan led with 22 points.
The Buchanan duo controlled the boards, raking in 21 combined rebounds. At the same time, Spahic kept finding the open player and dished out 10 assists. The two teams re-match on Thursday, this time in Crusader territory, at 6 p.m.
CCS Warriors 59, CCA Crusaders 13
The celebration started before the Warriors took the court as CCS awarded Coach Brian Rodricks with a plaque commemorating his 500 wins, which was achieved on January 12th. The celebration doesn’t end there; The Warriors are on an 8 game winning streak, 5 since the “500” game.
More celebrations would come as The Warriors stepped on the court with a “can’t lose” attitude, and it worked. They held the CCA Crusaders to 2 points in the whole first half, leaving them scoreless in the 2nd quarter.
2 Warriors out-scored the CCA team, Jackson Horton with 23 points and Joshua Guzman with 17, lead all Warriors in scoring. Other Warriors that put points on the board were Bryce Haralson, Adam Moon, Price Horton, and Haden Scarbrough. Guzman was dialed into the scoring attack, even if not doing all the scoring himself, with 10 assists with only 1 turnover. The Warriors look to lengthen their winning streak as they take on Stephenville Faith on Thursday at home(Mineral Wells City Gym) at 7:30.
Sports Journalist | Mineral Wells native and community-driven. An MWHS graduate with years of experience having served on the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee, Tourism Committee, Historic Downtown Association, and more. Kellci is heavily involved in Highridge Church of Mineral Wells and volunteers within the First Impressions and Students Ministries. Her love for sports comes from being a student-athlete (volleyball, basketball, track, and field) as a child growing up in Mineral Wells.