Eichelberger’s strong game not enough to lift GCS

Marquell Eichelberger gave his team 20 points, two assists, four rebounds, and two steals in the non conference basketball game against Canton Academy. Canton would take the win 55-49.

Greenville Christian hosted Canton Academy’s junior varsity and senior basketball teams Saturday.

The Saints started off leading the game in the first quarter 13-12.

Eichelberger led both teams in scoring during the first quarter with seven points. The Saints slowed down their offense in the second quarter only scoring seven points. The Panthers also out scored them by five points in the second quarter.

Freshman Will Riley played a big part in the team’s success on Saturday afternoon. Riley scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds, and recorded two steals on the night. Riley also played in the junior varsity game. In the third quarter, the Saints still trailed the Panthers. Eichelberger scored three of the team’s eight points in the third quarter.

Moving on to the fourth quarter the Saints put their foot on the gas pedal scoring 20 points collectively, bringing the game within single digits.

Greenville Christian Coach Logan Collins said, “Playing teams like Canton Academy gives us a well needed challenge because they’re a physical basketball team.” Collins also mentioned that they’re a young team with only three seniors. Conference play will begin soon for the Saints. The Saints record is currently 6-9.

Said Eichelberger, “My team was prepared for a tough game because of last year’s team.

“I just wanted to make the necessary plays to help my team win. Coming down to the last few seconds I just wanted to give everything I had left to push my team forward”.

Canton Academy girls 45 Greenville Christian 38

Tariyah Washington had a big game in the loss to the Canton Academy Panthers. Washington scored 19 points, had two steals, one block, and five rebounds. Junior Clary Anna Kathryn knocked down two big time three pointers.

“ We match up pretty good with everyone in our conference. It just depends on who’s making the shots that night. We have a lot of conference games coming up. For improvements we have to get better at rebounding,” Greenville Christian School coach Brother Sandifer said.

The Lady Saints current record is 9-6.