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Saints surge by Excel in fourth quarter

The Excel Christian Academy boys dropped a five-point decision Thursday night at home to the visiting Johnson Ferry Academy Saints, 69-64.

The two teams battled to a 34-34 tie at halftime before ECA built a 54-48 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Johnson Ferry then outscored the Eagles 21-10 in the final period to escape with a win.

Micah Strech and Jackson Walker led the Saints (5-7) with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Carter May poured in a game-high 27 points to lead Excel. King Eleazer finished with 13 points and Gavin Dyson added 10 for the Eagles.

Excel (2-7) visits Trion on December 22.


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