By Matthew Davis on Dec 23, 2014 at 1:39 p.m.
New Life Academy came up short at Christ’s Household of Faith in a 52-49 loss Dec. 16.
Luke Berger had a solid game on the glass with eight boards along with his nine points. He also had four of the team’s 13 steals.
The Eagles also had a strong performance rebounding again with 39 boards. But the Eagles struggled offensively, shooting 11-for-32 from the field. That didn’t help though in a tight ballgame.
New Life dropped its third straight game Dec. 20 in a 69-52 loss to Glencoe-Silver Lake. Engstrom had 16 points, but not other Eagles scored in double figures as the Panthers pulled away in the second half.
Glencoe-Silver Lake nearly doubled up the Eagles 41-21 over the final 18 minutes after the Eagles established a 31-28 lead at the break. The Eagles fell to 5-3 overall before the Christmas break. They return to action Jan. 3 when they host Bethany Academy in Minnesota Christian Athletic Association competition.