A 21-13 second-quarter run gave Community Christian School (19-9) a cushion, and the Warriors snagged a state playoff spot with a 67-49 win Friday on the road against Joshua Christian.

CCS dominated on defense with 24 of the team’s 31 rebounds stopping Joshua’s second chances. A Joshua rally in a 16-13 third quarter was quieted by the Warriors, who allowed only single-digit scoring in the final stanza.

Joshua Gusman had a game-high 29 points for CCS while Jackson Horton (18) and Luke Knowles (12) joined him in double-figures.

Ethan Hobson led the way on defense with 10 rebounds. Bryce Haralson and Horton pulled down five boards each. Horton and Knowles captured five steals each and Knowles passed out four assists.

The win leaves the Warriors at 3-0 in the TCAF D2 District, and CCS hosts undefeated Cornerstone Christian Academy (3-0). The Crusaders were picked to win the league championship and have limited teams to just 32.3 points per game.

CCA scores an average of 72 points while CCS has put up an average of 70-points per game and is giving up 42-points a contest. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mineral Wells city gym.

Lady Warriors 71 CCA 13

Elaina Buchanan notched a triple-double, and four Lady Warriors reached double-figure scoring as Community Christian School posted a 71-13 win over Joshua Christian and punched a ticket for state playoffs Friday.

CCS jumped out to a 24-2 first-quarter lead and never looked back running away with the game by halftime 48-7.

Buchanan dominated on defense and inside the paint as she pulled down 16 rebounds, scored 13 points and swiped 10 steals.

Hena Spahic’s 21 points paced the Lady Warriors’ scoring as CCS improved to an area leading 23-1 record. Emilee Reed added 17 points and freshman Kate Buchanan scored 10.

The Lady Warriors will be looking to continue their undefeated district run against Granbury’s Cornerstone Christian Academy. CCA enters the contest, limiting league opponents to an average of 21 points a game, and it should make for a good test of the Lady Warriors’ offense.

CCS plays host to the Lady Crusaders at 6 p.m. at Mineral Wells city gym.

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