High School Basketball

Lions use 3-pointers to push through for first win

There’s no need for Trinity Christian’s basketball team to ask Santa Claus for that elusive first victory any more.

The Lions earned it through their long-distance shooting during a 67-58 win Friday at home over Flint River to split a non-region doubleheader.

Daniel Jones and Luke Hammock each knocked down three 3-pointers in the victory as Trinity improved to 1-6 on the early season heading into next week’s Christmas Tournament at The Heritage School.

Jones finished with a team-high 17 points as the Lions quickly built a 33-17 lead with six 3-pointers in the first half.

Flint River fought back, however, outscoring Trinity 25-16 in the third quarter to pull within seven and the Lions lead remained in single digits for the majority of the second half.

All nine of Hammock’s points came by way of 3-pointers.

Trinity, though, got help from Korey McGinnis and newcomer Christian Downs in his season debut. McGinnis scored 12 points and Downs, a standout receiver for the Lions football team this fall, poured in 15 in his first game of the 2013-14 campaign.

Meanwhile, Flint River’s girls basketball team completed a sweep of Coweta County GISA schools over consecutive days as a veteran Lady Wildcats team used an impressive second-quarter effort to power past Trinity ‘s girls 53-30.

Senior Sara Bryan poured in 16 points for the Lady Lions to help keep her team in the game after one quarter. But a slim 10-7 deficit crept further and further out of reach by halftime, with Flint River pushing ahead by double-digits.

Ashley Caldwell added eight points and Kaley Grace finished with four as Trinity heads into a week-long break before returning to play for The Heritage School’s Christmas Tournament starting next Friday.

Results of Friday’s boys game between Trinity and Flint River were unavailable at deadline.

On Thursday, Flint River pulled away from the Lady Hawks at halftime in a 46-32 victory after trailing by one at the break.

Both Newnan and East Coweta return to action today at home in non-region doubleheaders. Newnan hosts New Manchester at 1:30 p.m., while South Paulding travels to East Coweta for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.



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