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Excel Eagles win NAML 8th grade championship

The Excel Christian Academy Middle School team won the North Atlanta Metro League 8th grade boys championship Thursday night by defeating Dominion Christian in the championship game, 61-35.

Excel jumped out to a 14-0 lead and cruised to an eventual 26-point win. The Eagles led 21-4 after one quarter; 31-9 at halftime; and 46-23 through three quarters.

Alphabetical roster: K.D. Baldwin, Xavier French, Tyrek Hames, Jordan Jarvis, Daniel Lewis, Jamai McClure, Lorenzo McCorvey, Anthony Moreno, Isaiah Moreno, Josiah Payne, and Christian Teasley. Coaches: Tory Smith, Bryce Gober, and Ryan Davis.

K.D. Baldwin led Excel with 20 points. Josiah Payne followed with 12. Anthony Moreno scored seven points. Jamai McClure finished with six points. Lorenzo McCorvey posted five. Jordan Jarvis contributed four points. Isaiah Moreno had three. Tyrek Hames and Christian Teasley added two points each in the win. Xavier French and Daniel Lewis also saw action for the Eagles.

Skye Jackson led Dominion with 14 points. Excel finished the season with a 19-1 record.


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