Bay Area Christian completes three-game sweep of FBCA in district play
Bay Area Christian’s varsity boys basketball team completed a three-game sweep of Pasadena-First Baptist Christian Academy Tuesday night, following a 54-43 district win at The Activity Center.
Although it was close until the final three minutes, it wasn’t nearly the nailbiter as the January trip to The Activity Center.
That one was a two-point victory. Sandwiched in between was Bay Area Christian’s 67-49 victory on its home floor two weeks ago.
In Tuesday night’s game, the two teams were deadlocked 12-12 after one, before the Broncos won the final three periods, outscoring the struggling Warriors 13-8 in the second, 12-10 in the third and 17-13 in the fourth.
Mike Morris led the winners with 16 points, followed by Jordan “JoJo” Medellin’s 13 points and Niko Hinson’s nine.
First Baptist Christian Academy, one game away from going 0-9 in the district race, was led again by Andres Rodriguez. The senior scored a game-high 19 points, all after the first period.
Rodriguez entertained the thought of rallying the Warriors when he drained two quick 3-point goals during the opening seconds of the fourth period.
But taking the steam out of the potential uprising was Jordan George connecting for a trey with 4:33 remaining in the game.
Bay Area Christian’s Faith Wolverton single-handedly outscored the entire Pasadena-First Baptist Christian Academy team when she poured in 38 points, sparking the visitors to a 68-37 victory at The Activity Center.
Of Wolverton’s 38 points, 17 came from the free-throw line as the Lady Broncos outscored FBCA by the whopping total of 25-7 from the foul line.
FBCA was led by the duo of Ali Dutton, who finished with 12 points and eight rebounds and by Breanna Fuller’s double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.
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Bay Area Christian topped the Warriors 35-29. The Broncos trailed 17-16 in the third period before putting their foot on the gas pedal and grabbing a double-digit lead.
Josiah Fogg, who is having a strong freshman year for FBCA, went home with the double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Luis Salazar tacked on six points and five rebounds.