Damascus Christian Academy's boys varsity basketball team upped its record to a perfect 6-0 Monday night via a lopsided win over Immanuel of Hazleton. Cole Fredo and Caleb Jones led the way offensively in this 61-47 victory.


Damascus Christian Academy ran its unbeaten streak to six straight games  with a dominating performance Monday night.

The Defenders traveled to Moscow for a neutral court encounter with Hazleton's Immanuel Christian...and it didn't take Coach Lane Jones' lads very long to take control of the contest.

Thanks to monster outings from both Cole Fredo and Caleb Jones, Damascus rolled to a 61-47 victory.

The Defenders are now 6-0 on the season.

Next up for DCA is a road trip to Binghamton for a spot in this year's edition of the Central Baptist Invitational.

"We haven't really been tested yet this year," Coach Jones told TWI Sports. "The competition at this tournament is very good and I'm looking forward to seeing how the kids will respond."

Damascus will open its title quest Thursday night with a first round match-up against North Rome. The 8-team event runs through Saturday.

Dynamic Duo
Fredo and Jones once again formed a potent 1-2 scoring combination for DCA against Immanuel.

Cole, an explosive sophomore guard, erupted for a game-high 22 points. He also pulled down 16 rebounds in recording his fourth double-double of the season.

Cole played very well," said Coach Jones. "He has an outstanding shot. If Cole gets open anywhere inside 15 feet, he's deadly."

A battle-tested junior, Caleb posted a double-double of his own. Jones rattled the rims for 18 points and hauled in 11 boards.

"Caleb did an excellent job passing the ball," said Coach Jones. "He was constantly looking to set up his teammates."

Nick Adams also turned in a stellar effort. A freshman guard, Adams drained an early trey and scored seven of his 12 points in the opening stanza.

"He pretty much set the tone for us in the first quarter," said Coach Jones. "Nick hit a couple of big shots and got us off to a great start."

Damascus built an 18-10 lead after one quarter, then extended that advantage to 34-16 at intermission.

Andrew Sheard made his presence felt after the break. An eighth grader who already sees serious varsity minutes, Sheard scored four and collected six caroms.

"I'm really pleased with his progress so far this season," said Coach Jones. "Andrew is going to be a very good player."

Jeremiah Jones contributed three points, while Nehemiah Jones added two.

Score by Quarters...
DCA (6-0)  18  16  15  12 - 61
ICS  (1-5)   10   6   16  15 - 47