Senior night did not go the way of the Wayne Christian Eagles Tuesday.
Wayne Country Day played spoiler in both matchups as the Chargers edged the Eagles, 71-68 in the boys contest. The girls’ dominated the fourth quarter en route to a 66-42 victory to move into a tie for first place in the conference standings.
This comes after the Eagles traveled to WCDS and pulled off a 62-55 upset win on the road earlier this season. The rematch played out the same for the first three quarters as both teams couldn’t find separation. However, the Chargers defense came alive in the last several minutes holding the Eagles to one field goal in the final quarter.
Ja’Kea Brunson came up big in WCDS’ biggest game of the season scoring 26 points and dishing out eight assists. Jordin Whitney added 20 and has become a revelation for this Chargers team as her torrid scoring stretch continued. Ella Fox had 11 points Brianna Verme added 10 for the Eagles who have now dropped their last two games after starting the season 11-0.
In the boys game, the mantra of it being difficult to beat a team three times nearly reared it’s ugly head for the Chargers. WCDS’ survived despite trailing by two with less than three minutes left. After Jayquan Curry hit a three to give the Eagles the lead, Mike Best Jr. answered with a three right back to make it 65-64.
Wayne Christian had multiple chances in the final minutes and forced a few turnovers to get the ball back. Best threw the ball away with 5.5 seconds left giving the Eagles one last look, but Rayshawn Boston’s tying three point attempt clanked off the rim and the Chargers survived. Boston still played well, scoring 17 points in the loss.
The Chargers were led by Carlos Raven with 23 points including several crucial free throws in the fourth quarter. Dre Ervin added 14 points for WCDS who faces John Paul II Wednesday and Greenfield Friday. Wayne Christian plays JP2 Friday in their final regular season contest.