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January 16, 2013

Georgia Christian sweeps Highland Christian

VALDOSTA — Georgia Christian’s boys basketball team scored the first 19 points of the game, and defeated Highland Christian 72-37 on Tuesday at the Pinevale Learning Center.

Everything seemed to go right for the Generals in the first nine minutes of the game.

Georgia Christian’s Jeremiah Beverly made a layup 28 seconds into the game. The score remained 2-0 for the next three minutes, but then Generals center C.J. Lynch made a free throw and a layup on back-to-back possessions. Seven seconds later, after a turnover, Christian Moore’s putback gave Georgia Christian a 7-0 lead.

Almost a minute later, Christian Wisenbaker made two free throws for Georgia Christian. Then Colson Guthrie made a layup, Wisenbaker got a basket and Josiah Vaughn closed out the first quarter with a layup. When the horn sounded at the end of the first period, the Generals led 15-0.

Moore started the second quarter with a jumper. Then Georgia Christian’s Zac Bunion stole the ball and raced in for a layup. That made the score 19-0.

Tucker Bruce scored Highland Christian’s first points on a layup with 6:55 left in the second quarter. But at the other end of the court, Beverly made a three-pointer and a layup on the Generals’ next two possessions. Lynch’s jumper extended Georgia Christian’s lead to 26-2.

After that, Highland Christian and GCS traded baskets the rest of the half. Georgia Christian headed to the locker room with a 38-13 halftime lead.

Georgia Christian started the second half with a 15-5 run, and extended its lead to 53-18. The Generals held a 31-point lead at the end of three quarters, 59-28, and went on to earn a 35-point win.

Lynch led the Generals with 19 points, while Beverly scored 18. Bunion added nine points.

Bruce scored 20 points for Highland Christian. Dusty Thomas and Jaylen Hiller added seven points apiece.

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