DRAFFENVILLE – The Christian Fellowship Eagles basketball program has spent the past few seasons inching their way into region one action. This season will be no different with games scheduled against Fulton City, Fulton County, Community Christian Academy, Hickman County, St. Mary, and Ballard Memorial, with the majority of CFS’ opponents falling outside of region one.
Christian Fellowship graduated two seniors last year. Nathaniel Hummel led the team in scoring with 205 points and 190 rebounds. Ethan Binkley had 78 rebounds and 52 points for the season.
Luke Grigg and Mickey Bivin are both returning and are two of the team’s strongest players with 198 points each. Bivin was under the basket for 143 rebounds.
Rising freshman Andrew Dunning saw some playing time last season and looks to be a major contributor to the high school team. In 12 games, he earned 67 points and 50 rebounds.
Andrew Allen and Andrew Cary will also be returning as leading scorers. Allen led the team in three-point shots, and Cary led in free throw percentage.
The Eagles will begin their season with back to back away games, Dawson Springs on December 3 and Fulton County on December 6. Last year, CFS faced Dawson Springs once and Fulton County twice taking losses at all three games.
Christian Fellowship will open their season at home on December 7 against Frankfort Christian, a new school to their schedule.
December 10, the Eagles will travel to Ballard County to take on the Bombers. The Eagles fell to the Bombers last season by a narrow three-point difference. Hummel led the team with 15 points.
CFS is back home on Friday, December 13 to host Agape Christian, another newcomer to Christian Fellowship, before hitting the road the next day to play Fort Campbell. The Eagles fell to the Falcons last season in a 60-69 game at home.
December 17 and December 20, the Eagles are at home, first with Crittenden County on that Tuesday and Pleasant View Christian on Friday. CFS traveled to Crittenden County last year for a loss against the Rockets, but the game against Pleasant View will introduce the two teams.
December 27-28, the Eagles will be playing in Louisville.
Christian Fellowship will start off the new year in Paducah on January 3 with their first of two games this season against the Warriors of Community Christian. These two teams faced off three times last season with one win going to the Eagles. Luke Grigg led the team last season with 27 points in the three games against CCA. Mikey Bivin finished with 23 points. Both players will be returning this year.
The Eagles will host Hickman County on January 7 for their first of two meeting this season. Last year, the two teams met twice with each taking a victory. Again, returning players Grigg and Bivin were leading scorers, Grigg earning 16 and 17 going to Bivin.
Christian Fellowship will be competing in Mayfield January 11-13. The Cardinals will be hosting the 2019 Region One All-A Classic January 11-13.
The Eagles will travel to Huntingdon, Tennessee on January 17 to play Carroll Academy. The Eagles commanded the game against Carroll Academy 81-18. Hummel led the scoring with points going 10-players deep on the bench.
January 18, the Eagles will face Pleasant View for the second time this season, this time at home.
The Eagles will close out the month of January at home, hosting games against Ballard Memorial, Livingston Central, Fulton City, and Carroll Academy.
Ballard will travel to Draffenville for their second meeting on January 21. January 23, they will face Livingston for the first of two 2019 season meeting. Fulton City will compete with the Eagles at home on January 25, and the month of January will end with CFS hosting Carroll Academy.
The Eagles start February with three games the first week. The team will head to Livingston Central on February 4 and to Clarksville Christian on February 6. They will end the week hosting Fort Campbell on February 7, their final home game for the season.
It will be Hickman County again on February 11 in Clinton before the Eagles gear up for the second annual Roundball Classic February 15.
CFS will end the season with back to back away games. February 18, the Eagles will travel to Energy, Illinois to face Agape Christian. February 21 closes the season for the Eagles with a trip to Fulton City.