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Rough week for ACS Rams

News Sportswriter

The Rams of Atmore Christian School fall to 7-9 after losing two games last week.
ACS fell shy against Lighthouse Christian, 59-38, last Monday, January 20, despite a 14-point game from Caeden Battles. Battles, who continues to be a scoring leader for the Rams, was followed in scoring by Jadon Torres and Reese White, who notched 7 points each during the contest.
“It was a tough game for us,” ACS head coach Tim Battles said. “We knew Lighthouse was going to serve as a formidable opponent. We just couldn’t generate the scoring chances that we needed.”
Others who scored for the Rams were Drew Shelly (4 points), Jace Weber (2), Gage Gades (2) and Emmett Battles (2).
The Rams fell for the second time, 66-44, last Friday, January 24, against S.L. Jones.
Battles hit double digits during the game, notching 19 points, and registered 13 rebounds.
“Despite the heavy loss, Caeden put up a strong fight for us,” Battles said.
Earlier last week, Battles stressed that Caeden had been working on his shooting performance, rather than his scoring.
“It is important to not only score, but to be able to shoot well,” Battles said.
Other players who put up points for the Rams were Gage Gades (8 points), Drew Shelly (6), Jace Weber (4) and Josiah Pimprel (2).
ACS will travel to Plain City, Ohio to participate in the Rosedale Invitational Tournament this Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31.
Following the tournament, the Rams will appear at the Regional Championship in Robertsdale on February 7-8.