Boys basketball: CHA downs OCS

by Scott Wright Published: January 28, 2014

January has been a fun month for the Christian Heritage boys.

With 10 wins and two tournament championships in 19 days prior to Tuesday night, the Crusaders have been flying high, and that emotion seemed to carry over.

In a rivalry game with a packed gym and both teams coming off championships last Saturday, striking quick was crucial. CHA closed the first quarter with a 10-1 run and kept pulling away for a 60-45 win over visiting Oklahoma Christian.

“We had a couple slip-ups early in the season,” said senior Colton Lindsey, who scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half. “But we're starting to get our groove, come together as a team, and we're playing a lot better.”

The Crusaders (14-2) are ranked No. 18 in Class 2A, despite their last loss coming Dec. 20.

With a good combination of size and athletic ability, CHA has the potential to be a scary team down the stretch.

CHA's Gabe LittleJim had 11 points Tuesday, while Caleb LittleJim and Spencer Lindsey had nine each. Last Saturday, Caleb LittleJim scored 13 points in the last two minutes as CHA rallied from 10 points down to win the Little Axe Tournament.

SHAWNEE UPSETS CARL ALBERT

Riding a huge wave of confidence, Shawnee put together its third straight win over a ranked opponent, this time coming in the form of a 54-45 upset of No. 3 Carl Albert.

“The guys are feeling really good about themselves right now,” Shawnee coach Ron Arthur said. “We thought coming over here we had a fighting chance because our guys look up to Carl Albert, they want to play their very best against them and we were fortunate enough to get some bounces tonight.”

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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