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FBCA drops basketball season opener 65-46

November 10, 2018

CYPRESS - Despite recording double digits for points and rebounds from Andres Rodriguez, the Pasadena-First Baptist Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team dropped their season opener Thursday night, falling 65-46 to Cypress Christian.

Nevin Graves and J.P. Ademula were the two main reasons the Warriors couldn’t sustain the slight momentum they had after one period and leading 12-11.

The Cypress Christian duo scored 20 and 14 points, respectively. Graves netted 16 of his 20 points after the first period and Ademula scored all 14 of his points after the first.

FBCA was outscored 13-5 in the second period and the team could never quite recover. After making the Cougars pay for a technical foul, FBCA only trailed 39-33 just seconds from the close of the third period.

The home team then found its second wind, outscoring FBCA 26-12 for the final eight minutes.

Cypress Christian was quite accurate from the foul line, sinking 17-of-25 for 68 percent. FBCA was 9-of-16 for 56.2 percent.

Rodriguez was at his best in the first and third periods. In the third period, he racked up 10 points and six rebounds. In the first, the senior tallied nine points and three rebounds.

Way down the scoring list after Rodriguez was Luis Salazar with six points and the duo of Jake Sweeney and Stephen Shaklovitz with five points each.

David Quarles and Noah Parker helped out offensively for the hosts as the pair scored nine and eight points, respectively.

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