Rams fall to East Hill Christian
By JOSH FRYE
News Staff Writer
The Rams of Atmore Christian School fell to East Hill Christian of Pensacola during senior night last Friday, February 1, 77-59.
The Rams started out strong during the first quarter but were outshot by East Hill 21-16. Kyle Hostetler scored 10 points for the Rams during the first period. Hostetler was followed up with Jadon Torres scoring 4 and Drew Shelly scoring 2.
The Rams continued to try to gain ground on East Hill during the second but were unable to do so. East Hill scored 22 points in the second and the Rams scored 13. The Rams went into the half trailing East Hill, 43-29.
Atmore Christian started the second half of the game strong and capitalized on shots, outshooting East Hill 17 to 15 in the third.
Luke Chambless was able to gain eight points for the Rams during the third. East Hill, however, still led Atmore Christian, 58 to 46 as the buzzer sounded, signaling the start of the final stretch of the game.
Despite all efforts by the Rams to close the point gap and get in front, East Hill was able to hold on at the end to win the game, 77-59.
Luke Chambless was the top scoring leader for the Rams with a total of 19 points. Caeden Battles had a total of 15 points, Kyle Hostetler had 13, Jadon Torres had 7, and Drew Shelly had 5.
The Rams will go on to play in the Panhandle Christian Conference Regional Tournament later this week.
“I am very proud of the kids and we are hoping to come out with a region win,” head coach Tim Battles said.
The Rams are a member of the West Region and are placed as the number 2 seed in the tournament. Atmore Christian will face number 3 seed Central Christian on Friday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m., in Robertsdale.
The winner of that game will face S.L. Jones or Aletheia for the West Regional Boys Championship on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m.