Rock Lions enjoy great week of basketball
Published 5:20 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2021
By Megan Shultz
The Rock Church Lions varsity boys continued their dominance with two wins this past week moving their overall record to 8-2. They took down New Life Academy with a score 55-32. The other victim was Buford Christian School, out of Richmond, by a score of 65-51.
Though Rock was missing players, the new addition of sophomore, Jordan Myrick, helped fill the gap against New Life Academy. D.J. Dillon and Jordan both hit 3-pointers early to give separation at half. The Rock Lions were up 24-12. The Lions never looked back as they had scoring efforts from six players. D.J. led all scores with 25 while assisting on seven buckets and five rebounds. Jordan had a strong debut with 13 points and eight rebounds. Adam Deaton added seven points of his own.
Austen Garner of New Life led his team with 13 points.
Rock continued into last Thursday night with confidence on the road against an athletic Buford Christian team. D.J. set the pace as he scored 20 points in the first half and had Rock up 42-24 at halftime. The Lions were just too much for Buford on both ends of the floor. Rock had seven players in the scoring column. They finished out the night winning 65-52. D.J. finished with 27 points and a strong showing for Jordan adding 24 points.
Dustin Smith from Buford had 19 points.
“It was a great week of basketball for us,” said Coach Danny Dillon. “We absolutely love the new addition of Jordan Myrick. He asked me about coming to our Christian school over a year ago, so glad God worked it out for him to come.”
Rock Church Lions JV had a great week as well and won against New Life with a finish of 25-18 and took down Buford by a score of 32-25. Adin Brown played with heart and was the high scorer for both games.
The Rock Lions hoped to move to 9- 2 as they took on Tabernacle School of Virginia Beach on Tuesday.
“The beauty of the team is that most of them are sophomores so the future is bright. Both opposing coaches this week talked about how good our chemistry was at Rock. We are so blessed to have young men that work hard and play together. However, it’s their chemistry with God that makes them special,” the coach said.