Damascus Christian Academy's boys varsity basketball team fought its way to a third place finish at this year's KCEA State Tournament. The Defenders cruised to a 67-53 victory over York Christian in the Class AA consolation final.

Damascus Christian Academy battled its way to a third place finish this weekend at the KCEA State Basketball Tournament.

The Defenders dropped a 67-54 semifinal decision to Class AA champion Emmanuel Christian.
However, Pastor Lane Jones’ lads bounced back to hand York Christian a 67-53 loss in the consolation final.

“I’m very pleased with how we did,” Coach Jones told TWI Sports. “The boys played hard in both games and we really enjoyed the experience.”

DCA will close out its 2009-’10 campaign this coming weekend at the NPCA Invitational. This 22nd annual tournament tips-off Thursday and concludes on Saturday evening.

One Up, One Down
DCA hung tough with Emmanuel through two periods, but finally ran out of gas in Friday’s contest.

The Defenders trailed just 31-28 at intermission, but then were outscored by 10 points in the third.
Caleb Jones led the way offensively with 19 points, including three treys.

Cody Fredo added 16 points and Cole Fredo added 14.

In the consolation final, Cole turned in a monster outing that earned him an All-Tournament berth. Fredo scored 15 points and dominated the paint with an eye-popping 23 rebounds.

Jones once again ignited the offense with his deadeye perimeter shooting. Caleb nailed three more treys en route to a game-high 25 points and an All-Tourney nod.

Cody Fredo rattled the rims for 22 in this one, going 6-of-7 from the charity stripe.

With this win, DCA improved its overall record to 10-4 on the season and claimed third place in the Class AA (small school) division.