ACS Rams fall in Final Four on Friday

Published 3:51 pm Saturday, February 19, 2022

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MILTON, Fla. – Atmore Christian School fell to LEAD Academy 76-39 Friday night in the Panhandle Christian Conference Final Four at Pensacola State College’s Bo Johnson Center.

The Rams and LEAD played close early in the first period, but the victor went on a 12-0 run, taking a big lead it would never relinquish.

LEAD led 22-6 after the first period, and 38-18 at halftime.

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Atmore Christian’s Caeden Battles led the Rams with 15 points. Gage Gades added 14.

This was the Rams’ third trip to the Final Four in the last four seasons. In conference play, ACS finished 6-4.

ACS boys basketball coach Tim Battles said before the season began, the team set a list of goals, including being in the top three of the region and to return to the Final Four.