ACS destroys Calvary

Published 6:03 am Thursday, December 4, 2008

By By Chandler Myers
Atmore Christian School cruised to a huge 76-18 victory over Calvary Christian on Monday night
ACS (4-2, 3-0) was led by Austin Heller’s 29 points and showed they are a force in their first year of being a part of the Panhandle Christian Conference.
Head coach Tim Battles said he is thrilled by the improvement his team is showing in only their second year fielding a program.
Stephen Yoder and Randy Classen each posted 10 points for ACS, which started the game on a 22-0 run.
At halftime, ACS was up 43-9, and would never slow down as they scored 33 points in the second half and only gave up nine.
Battles said his all of his players are learning the different types of situations that they will be put in over the course of this season.
Travis Pruitt and Allen Smith each scored eight points for ACS, while Casey Freeman helped out his teammates by posting six.
Kaleb Purvis scored three points and Thomas Moore put up two in the win.
Battles said that he believes his team is doing well because they are learning all the fundamentals.
The defense played extremely well for ACS only allowing nine points in each half.
Assistant coach Daniel Hubbard said the defense was the strongest aspect of the win against Calvary on Monday night. He added that the press proved to be effective in stopping their opponents.
Battles added that his team did a good job of not overlooking their opponent. He added that his team actually could create match up problems for Calvary because of their size.
Atmore Christian School’s next game is against Aletheia Christian at Escambia Academy’s gym on Dec. 9. Junior varsity begins at 5 p.m., with the varsity tipping off at 6:15 p.m.

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