Christian Fellowship School seniors Eric Teodozow and Joe Paul Dean led the Eagles to their first victory of the season on homecoming night, a 56-39 win over Walden in Briensburg Friday.
The triumph ended a 13-game winless streak that included an overtime loss Thursday night against Joppa, Ill., and avenged a 58-55 victory by Walden on Jan. 4 in Louisville.
Teodozow, a 6-2 forward who leads CFS with 15.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, scored 20 to pace the win. Dean, a 5-8 guard, added 16 points and collected 13 rebounds.
The Eagles took the initiative shortly after tip-off, running out to a 15-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looking back.
Walden, which bombed away from the outside and hit nine of 32 three-point shots in their win the week before, hit only two of 14 Friday.
C.J. Burton led the Wolverines (2-6) with 12 and Jacob Wunsch added 11.
Walden 6 15 26 39
CFS 15 35 41 56
WALDEN: C.J. Burton 12, Jacob Wunsch 11, William Davis 7, Sean Dowling 6, Ibrahim Alsaba 3, Sarah Holloway, Henry Kaufman, Ian Kinslow, Nic Dowling
CFS: Eric Teodozow 20, Joe Paul Dean 16, Trevor Pruitt 8, Charlie Powell 4, John Robert Ward 2, Matthew Lewis 2, Daniel Sassaman 2, Sam Dean 2, Will Na, Nick Gillespie, Matthew Fleming
Hickman Co. 86,
Hickman County exploded for 28 first-quarter points and rolled on to a win over CFS in the first round of the All “A” Classic First Region tournament Saturday at Lone Oak’s Robinson Gymnasium.
The Falcons never let up, with Hickman coach Henry Edwards opting to maintain a high-pressure, full-court press the entire game despite rolling to a lead of as much as 24 points in the first quarter.
CFS had one strong quarter, outscoring Hickman 20-17 in the second period to trail by 20 at halftime.
Eric Teodozow was the only Eagle to reach double figures, finishing with 14 points. Billy Speed paced Hickman County with 18.
Hickman Co. 28 45 68 86
CFS 5 25 28 39
HICKMAN CO.: Billy Speed 18, Eric Kerney 17, Harley Hinshaw 16, Justin Jackson 10, Ryan Harple 8, Dylan Crass 6, John Barnett 5, Doyell Cross 3, Dylan Jewell 3, Morgan Koontz, James Bolen, Joe Evans
CFS: Eric Teodozow 14, John Robert Ward 8, Joe Paul Dean 6, Trevor Pruitt 5, Sam Dean 4, Nick Gillespie 2, Matthew Fleming, Daniel Sassaman, Charlie Powell, Will Na
CFS 49 (OT)
Joppa, Ill., outscored CFS 10-1 in the extra period Thursday at Briensburg, with junior guard Tyler Castleman scoring all 10 points for a game-high total of 40.
Castleman’s big night saved the Rangers, who had scored an easy 76-56 victory over the Eagles at the CFS gym Dec. 22 in the Trees ‘n Trends Itty Bitty Christmas Tournament.
They found CFS a much more stubborn adversary Thursday. The Eagles were never out of contention until the extra period, which Castleman and Joppa dominated.
Joppa led by two points at the first quarter stop and by one point at halftime and after three periods. With 5.2 seconds left in regulation and Joppa leading 48-46, Joe Paul Dean drove the length of the floor for a layup at the buzzer that sent the game into overtime.
Eric Teodozow led CFS with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Dean scored 14 and Trevor Pruitt added 10.
Joppa 12 21 31 48 58
CFS 10 20 30 48 49
JOPPA: Tyler Castleman 40, Michael Sparks 7, Austin Arrison 6, Thomas Garner 3, Justin Harvill 2, Trenton Lewis, Brandon Jackson, Austin Naegar, Matt Sparks
CFS: Eric Teodozow 16, Joe Paul Dean 14, Trevor Pruitt 10, Matthew Lewis 5, John Robert Ward 4, Charlie Powell, Nick Gillespie, Sam Dean, Daniel Sassaman
CFS 25 (girls)
Joppa pulled away after a low-scoring first quarter that saw them move ahead 6-4 before hitting stride in the second period. The advantage was 18-9 at halftime.
Amber Shelley had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Eagles. Lydia Powell, who scored four points, pulled down 19 rebounds as CFS took a 33-28 advantage on the boards.
Sonja Robertson had 14 points for Joppa and Gabriel Wrye added 12.
Joppa 6 18 27 41
CFS 4 9 15 25
JOPPA: Charlee Gilbert 5, Sonja Robertson 14, Katie Bennett 2, Sarah Burnett 4, Gabriel Wrye 12, Sharp 4
CFS: Amber Shelley 11, Emily Bridges 7, Lydia Powell 4, Sung Kim 2, Sunny Lim 1, Tristen Sanders, Rachel Howard