By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
The Eagles of Grace Christian School used a big quarter in each of their last two games to move their record to 4-0 on the season with a pair of solid victories.
Last Thursday GCS outscored Diamond Grove 19-7 in the third quarter to overcome a 31-29 halftime deficit on the way to a 60-46 win. Then on Monday night the Eagles outscored New Life 19-7 in the first quarter and then held off the home team to take the 45-38 win.
Next up for Grace Christian is a trip to Jackson Victors on Friday. Following the Thanksgiving holidays, GCS is scheduled to visit Hebron on Dec. 3 before hosting Ethel on Dec. 6 and Tupelo Christian on Dec. 9.
Grace held a 15-13 first quarter lead over Diamond Grove, before falling behind 31-29 at the half. The winners then outscored DG 31-15 in the second half to claim the win.
Three Eagles scored in double figures in the game, led by Daniel Halfacre with 20, Lucas Borntrager with 16 and Landon Christopher with 12. Nick Hogue tossed in six points for the winners, while Dalton Hartness and Michael Fuller had three each.
After taking a 19-7 lead over New Life of Magee on Monday night, the Eagles were outscored 24-15 over the next two quarters to see their lead cut to 34-31 with eight minutes to play. GCS responded to the challenge and outscored New Life 11-7 in the final quarter to earn the win.
Hartness had a big night offensively for the Eagles, scoring 15 points, while Halfacre had 11, Christopher nine and Borntrager six. Fuller and Alex Taylor each had two points as well.