Shining Light Academy Teams win NCCSA 1A State Titles

Posted by Press Release on February 23, 2021 at 1:15 am under High School, Photos | Comments are off for this article

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On Friday, February 19 Shining Light Academy JV Boys would face conference foe Cornerstone Christian from Fayetteville in the NCCSA State Championship game. The two teams have split in the regular season. This would be the rubber match for the State Title. Cornerstone came out firing and took an early lead after the first quarter. Shining Light would bounce back and regain control of the game for most of it. Cornerstone would have one last run that would eventually be overcome and the Knights would hold off Cornerstone. The Knights would again finish the game with 4 players due to foul trouble. Leading the Knights in scoring was Cyncere Carver with 19 points. Cayden Martin added 17 and Jacques Dalton chipped in 10 respectively.

JV BOYS TEAM           1    2    3    4    FINAL          
CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 17    8   11   17    53
SHINING LIGHT         15   13   11   20    59

CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN – JOSEPH LEMMON 24, NOAH CROWE 10, WILLIAM OLLIS 10, JAYLEN BENNETT 9

SHINING LIGHT (14-6/3-1) – CYNSERE CARVER 19, CAYDEN MARTIN 17, JACQUES DALTON 10, MICAH MCCORKLE 9, JOSHUA JOHNSON 4

In the Varsity Girls game, the Knights would face off with Woodland Baptist from Winston Salem. The Lady Knights would win this game big 61-37. The Lady Knights were led by Senior Joy Cone and Junior Ella Smith both scoring 22 points. Joy Cone was also selected as All State. Ella Smith and Jayla Massey were selected All-Region.

GIRLS TEAM        1    2    3    4    FINAL
WOODLAND BAPTIST  9   10    5   13    37
SHINING LIGHT    15   16   18   12    61

WOODLAND BAPTIST – KADY GUY 14, TAYLOR HENLEY 14, CARLY WESTMORELAND 3, BRAYLAN THARRINGTON 2, CHLOE WESTMORELAND 2, JASMINE MACHADO 2,

SHINING LIGHT (12-2/2-0) – JOY CONE 22, ELLA SMITH 22, JAYLA MASSEY 9, KAYLEIGH FIEDLER 6, GABRIELA PARRA 2

The varsity boys game ended up being a nail biter late. Shining Light came out and would push out to a double digit lead but Tabernacle would close the game to 2 point deficit late in the 4th quarter before the Knights would solidify the game. Leading the Knights were a pair of juniors Nasir Gibbs with 31 points and Will Rhodes would add 26 points. Nasir & Will were both selected as All State and Josh Mebane and Canon Roberts earned All-Region.

BOYS TEAM               1    2    3    4    FINAL
TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN   13   16   18   20    67
SHINING LIGHT          21   18   18   17    74

TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN – JAMIEN LITTLE 27, ISAIAH LITTLEJOHN 17, CAMDEN JAMES 13, MARK HALL 6, JORDAN LINEBERGER 4

SHINING LIGHT (11-12/3-0) – NASIR GIBBS 31, WILL RHODES 26, JOSH MEBANE 7, CANON ROBERTS 6, ALEX HOGSETT 2, TJ CORBIN 2

Courtesy of Danny Robinson
Assistant Principal
Athletic Director
Shining Light Academy


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