Dallas, TX - The Crusaders of Dallas Christian held on at the end for a stress filled 83-78 victory over the Rhema Bible College Eagles.
The Crusaders were led by Soph-Chad Herring with 17 points. JR-Miles Burnside threw in 14 and FR-Trent Dawson scored 12 points.
Dallas jumped out to 41-30 halftime lead and led by a margin of 63-45 with 9 minutes left. With 18 seconds to go in the game, Dallas held on to 79-78 lead. Clutch free throw shooting at the end sealed the victory.
These two teams met for the ACCA championship last season, which was won by Dallas in overtime. The rematch was every bit as exciting even though most of the players from both of last year’s teams are gone.