Excel falls at Harrison, 54-49

Excel Christian Academy took a three-point lead on a Blake Bailey three-pointer with just over two minutes remaining Tuesday night at Harrison, but the Eagles were unable to finish the upset bid in a 54-49 loss in Cobb County.

Will Cepress and Zac Cepress led the host Hoyas with 14 and 11 points, respectively. Harrison led 12-8 after one quarter but the Eagles rallied in the second period to tie the score at 18-all by halftime. The Hoyas (3-3) held a 33-32 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Kalil Holley paced four Eagles in double figures with 13 points. Rashard Doyle and Elijah Payne scored 11 each. Bailey finished with 10 points and Tripp Anderson added four for ECA.

Excel (3-3) plays at Atlanta Jewish Academy Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and at Cherokee Christian Friday at 4 p.m.

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