TCA 78 Faith 43
Trinity Christian Academy got 35 points from Michael Ruberg and 33 points from Kolby Ingram to win another road game recently at Faith in Roanoke. Ruberg hauled in 13 rebounds, while Ingram had 26 rebounds. Ruberg was 14 of 28 from the floor and Ingram was 15 of 24.
Caleb Smith added 7 points, Christopher Lucy 3 and Jayce Stahley 3 for the 7-2 Tigers.
The Junior High team played Emerald Mountain on the same night in Roanoke and came away with a 41-15 win. Caleb Smith led the way with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Caleb Caudle poured in 17 points and had 17 rebounds. Stahley and Lucy had 3 points apiece. They ended the night 2-3 on the season.
TCA 63 Flint Hill 22
Michael Ruberg exploded for 47 points as Flint Hill had no answer for the Tiger’s guard. He was 18 of 26 from the floor and 11 of 24 from the free throw line. He also had 5 rebounds. Kolby Ingram chipped in with 9 points and 17 rebounds as the Tigers won their third straight game. Caudle had 4 points and 9 rebounds while Lucy had 3 points.
Caudle had 9 points and 12 rebounds, but the Tigers Junior High team lost 40-18. Johnny Goodwin added 2, Smith 4,and Lucy 1 point.
Clay County Christian 55 TCA 43
The numbers are small meaning that coach Jeff Smith and his TCA team has to avoid foul trouble with only six players on the roster. Four of those players also play on the junior high team and they are playing back-to-back games. Two seniors, Michael Ruberg (35 points per game) and Kolby Ingram (17 points a game) carry the load for the team.
The two seniors were not able to stay out of foul trouble last week in a home game against Clay County Christian and the Tigers ended the game with just four players on the floor. CCCA drilled 4 long three’s in the first quarter to open up a 17-5 first quarter lead.
CCCA opened the lead to 19-5 and the Tigers rallied to cut the lead to 19-14 behind Ruberg and Ingram, but with 1:25 to go in the first half, Ruberg picked up his 4th foul and had to go to the bench.
CCCA went on an 11-point run to open the lead back to 34-18 in the third quarter, before Ruberg came back into the game. The Tigers chopped the lead to 40-32 early in the fourth quarter and Ingram fouled out of the game. Ruberg fouled out moments later and the Tigers had to play 4 on 5 the rest of the way and ended up losing 55-43.
Ruberg led the Tigers with 21 points and Ingram added 11 points. Caleb Smith had 6 points, Caleb Caudle 4 points and Christopher Lucy 2 points. The Loss dropped the Tigers to 8-3 on the season.