Josiah Escoffery led three Warriors in double figures with 14 points and Memorial Christian Academy outlasted Allen Academy of Bryan 56-51 on Wednesday in Bryan.

After the long bus ride to Bryan, the Warriors got off to a slow start, committing 11 turnovers in the first half and trailing 25-23.

In the second half, the Warriors cleaned up the turnovers, swarmed the Rams with great defense and excellent ball movement. Caden Clark (13 points) and Clarence Jackson (11) overpowered the Rams inside while Escoffery hit a couple of long balls.

Allen Academy's Joey Toussaint led all scorers with 21 points.


Memorial Christian Academy (56)

Smith 9, Tompkins 3, Armstrong 4, Escoffery 14, Rosales 2, Clark 13, Jackson 11.

Allen Academy (51)

M.Williams 6, Lucas 0, Chapa 2, Toussaint 21, C.Williams 14, Rodell 8.

Memorial Christian 17 6 13 20—56

Allen Academy 14 11 8 18—51

3-Point Goals—Memorial 5 (Escoffery 3, Smith, Tompkins), Allen Academy 9 (C.Williams 4, Toussaint 3, M.Williams 2). Free throws—Memorial 7-13, Allen Academy 4-5. Fouled Out—None. Total Fouls—Memorial 6, Allen Academy 10. Technicals—None.

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