The First Baptist Christian School Eagles had a busy schedule this past week, with the boys’ team playing five games and the girls’ squad playing three.
Both teams had a home game against Fond du Lac Home School Association. The girls started the evening with a 51-17 win. Kate Sathre led the way with 22 points; Kylee Zempel had eight points, seven assists and three blocks; and Sarah Verhalen had 13 rebounds.
The boys fell 72-52. Mason Gross and Deacon Zempel led the Eagles with 26 and 18 points, respectively.
The weekend had the girls playing Friday and Saturday at Bay City Baptist in the WACS Tipoff Classic. The Lady Eagles went up against Maranatha of Watertown and played toe-toe with the Crusaders, but came up a basket short with a 41-39 loss. Sathre had 22 points, Zempel had 11 points and Nikki Verhalen led in rebounding with 12. On Saturday, the Lady Eagles handled the Conquerors from Faith Baptist Coleman with ease as the won handily 41-8. Sathre had 17 points, Zempel had nine points and Sarah Verhalen grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.
The tipoff for WACS Class B was held in Waupaca at First Baptist Christian School and the boys came away with four straight victories. In their first game, the Eagles went up against the Warriors from Kettle Moraine Baptist Academy and won 71-52. Gross was the top scorer with 27 points, followed by Zempel with 17 and with Hans Jensen, Jacob Gross and Andrew Mesyk adding six each.
The Eagles then defeated Utica Christian School 69-43. Mason Gross led the way with 18 points, followed by Zempel with 12 and Jensen and Jacob Gross with 11 each.
Saturday brought two more games. The morning session had the Eagles playing against Faith Baptist School of La Crosse. Mesyk led the Eagles with 20 points, including six three-pointers. Kyle Drivas added 10 points.
The last game of the tip-off classic had a high intensity feel, as the Eagles handed Liberty Christian School of Chippewa Falls a 44-35 defeat
The Eagles led 14-9 after one quarter and 26-16 at halftime. Liberty made a hard charge in the fourth period and cut the lead to eight, but didn’t get any closer.
Mason Gross and Jensen led the Eagles with 17 and 10 points, respectively.