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Posted On: 12/21/17 2:29 PM
#1 Trinity Christian (7-3)
Key wins: Fayetteville Academy, Village Christian & Freedom Christian.
The Crusaders are off to a very good start, only losing to one team in the state of NC so far. They will be tested over the next week with some big time matchups at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NC.
#2 Village Christian (7-4)
Key Wins: Fayetteville Academy, New Life Christian.
Key Loss: Trinity Christian
Village Christian is off to a solid start, they feature a team that is basically all new comers so they are filling their way out and attempting to mesh. The loss of Junub Char prior to the regular season was a difficult blow but the play of Travion McCray and Khuath Gatkuoth has been huge.
#3 Fayetteville Academy (9-6)
Key Wins: Northwood Temple, Freedom, Cape Fear Christian
Key Losses: Village Christian & Trinity Christian
The Eagles have been somewhat of a surprise team to many, they have gotten big time performances from their trio of 2019 players.
#4 New Life Christian (15-6)
Key Wins: Cape Fear Christian, Fayetteville Christian, Berean Baptist Academy
Key Loss: Village Christian
New Life is another program that has been a surprise so far , they don’t have one player averaging 20+ but a staring five that all averages close to double figures.
#5 Cape Fear Christian (6-6)
Key Wins: Fayetteville Academy, Northwood Temple
Key Loss: New Life Christian
Cape Fear is one of the older teams in the area featuring a nice amount of seniors. Although they are older they are still fairly new to playing together but shows signs of how good they can be.
#6 Freedom Christian (4-5)
Key Win: Fayetteville Academy
Key Loss: Trinity Christian
The Patriots have struggled early on the season but could make a nice run in the 2nd half of the season. In a recent matchup with Trinity Christian they played well down the stretch, their roster features multiple college prospects.
#7 Northwood Temple (3-9)
Key Losses: Fayetteville Academy, Cape Fear Christian
The Eagles have had a very rough start to the season, they loss their Top 100 Center to injury as well as losing their ACC signee power forward to injury for multiple games. The bright spot for this squad has been their guard play of John Michael Wright and Josh Nickelberry, look for the Eagles to make a push up the rankings over the next few weeks.
#8 Berean Baptist Academy (11-4)
Key Win: Fayetteville Christian
Key Losses: New Life Christian (2X)
BBA has a nice young core and will continue to get better, they pulled off one of the upsets of the year in defeating Fayetteville Christian in overtime.
#9 Fayetteville Christian School (4-7)
Key Losses: New Life Christian, Berean Baptist Academy
Fayetteville Christian is a team that features a very nice amount of 2019 talent with the majority of these players getting their first year of varsity experience. They have all the pieces to make some noise late in the season and possibly upset some teams so it would be wise to keep an eye on the Warriors.