A 16-0 run starting midway through the first quarter propelled the Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers to a 63-27 victory over Faith Christian in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference boys basketball game Tuesday evening.
The game was tied 2-2 when the Blazers (13-2, 7-1 MDCC) went on their tear to take control of the game. They led 18-2 at the end of the first quarter, 37-16 at halftime and 49-18 at the end of three quarters in earning their sixth straight victory.
Freshman Nollin Egolf led the Blazers in scoring with 20 points and made three steals. He scored 13 points in the first half.
“This was a good league win tonight,” Blazers coach Austin Sanders said. “Nollin played well and was able to get some easy looks at the rim inside and convert those opportunities.”
Caleb Eckert and Blaine Minnier each scored 16 points for the Blazers. Eckert grabbed 13 rebounds and Minnier pulled down 12 as both put together double-doubles. Minnier handed out three assists, made three steals and blocked two shots, while Eckert had four assists and three steals.
Also scoring for the Blazers were Aaron Minnier and Spencer Rathel with four points each, Kenneth Hott with two and Isaac Kauffeldt with one.
The Blazers led 38-29 in rebounding and forced 17 turnovers while committing only seven, but they were only 7-for-16 from the foul line.
“Our free throw shooting is still a cause for concern, but hopefully we’ll be able to turn that around sooner rather than later,” Sanders said.