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High school basketball: Crossings Christian sweeps Heritage Hall

BOYS

CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 68, HERITAGE HALL 48

Reid Lovelace sprinted down the court, waving his hands in the air.

As he caught the basketball, he quickly planted his feet, rose and shot. The 3-pointer caught nothing but net, and he turned toward his bench and pointed at his teammates.

The shot came during the second half of Class 3A 13th-ranked Crossings Christian's 68-48 victory against Class 4A No. 2 Heritage Hall on Friday. Lovelace, a sophomore point guard, led all scorers with 23 points and paced the Knights to a comfortable win.

Heritage Hall (7-4) was without star junior guard Trey Alexander, who missed the game with an injury to a finger on his shooting hand. Without its leader on offense, the Chargers struggled to muster any momentum on that end.

Cooper Gudell added 11 points and Guy Wood tallied 10 points for Crossings Christian (4-3), which used strong second and third quarters to pull away from Heritage Hall. 

Jack Spanier paced the Chargers with 13 points, most of his scoring coming in the fourth quarter. 

GIRLS

CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 46, HERITAGE HALL 43

Camden Furnish and Ashlyn Darter each scored 15 points, and Crossings Christian's girls basketball team held off a late rally to top Heritage Hall.

The Knights (3-4) held a 13-point advantage at halftime, but the Chargers slowly clawed back into the game. Safia Salim, who scored 10 points, and Macy Moore, who added 13, both hit big shots in the fourth quarter to make it a one-point game.

The team traded turnovers and missed free throws on multiple possessions before the Knights were able to hit a couple for their victory. 

Related Photos
Crossing Christian's Daniel Koonce drives to up court as Kenneth Daughty defends during the high school boys basketball game between Heritage Hall and Crossing Christian at Crossing Christian in  Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.   [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Crossing Christian's Daniel Koonce drives to up court as Kenneth Daughty defends during the high school boys basketball game between Heritage Hall and Crossing Christian at Crossing Christian in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

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