A historic season came to a close for the Bethlehem Christian Academy boys basketball team Saturday.
The Knights, coached by Mark Barth, advanced to the state quarterfinals for the first time in program history before falling to Crisp Academy 60-42 in a game played at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus.
BCA, which finished the season 13-12 overall, was paced by Kevin Green, who scored 12 points. The Knights had advanced to the Elite Eight two days earlier by defeateding Citizens Christian 60-48. Jacob Walls was the leading scorer in the opening round contest with 17 points while Green added 16. Ben Morgan scored nine and Austin Schwebel scored seven.
“The season didn’t end the way we wanted, but we met our goal of making it to state,” Barth said. “We faced a big, strong, physical team in the quarterfinals. They have a lot of weapons and I think may surprise some people in how far they go. They have two 6-4 players who are very athletic and also have strong guard play.”