Jake Myers posted 35 points and Corbin Willard added 31 as Red Lion Christian rode a strong second half to beat Grace Bible Baptist, 95-82, on Tuesday night in the Swordsmen's season opener.

Leading by just one at halftime, 41-40, Red Lion Christian outscored Grace Bible Baptist, 25-12, in the third quarter. For the game, the Swordsmen shot 19-of-27 on free throws, compared to just 8-of-20 for Grace Bible Baptist.

Cory Marshall scored 39, including five three-pointers, in the loss.
 
GRACE BIBLE BAPTIST (82)
   Cory Marshall 16 2-3 39, Abs Holmes 7 4-10 18, Whitaker 4 0-3 8, Ritter 3 1-2 7, Little 2 0-0 5, Saffore 1 0-0 2, Carr 1 0-0 2, Horne 0 1-2 1. Totals 34 8-20 82.
RED LION CHRISTIAN (95)
   Jake Myers 13 3-4 35, Corbin Willard 9 9-10 31, Chance Thompson 6 6-10 18, Mercy 4 1-3 9, Fahs 1 0-0 2. Totals 33 19-27 95.
Grace Bible Baptist    21  19  12  30 -- 82
Red Lion Christian    24  17  25  29 -- 95

   3-point goals -- Red Lion Christian 6 (Willard 4, Myers 2); Grace Bible Baptist 6 (Marshall 5, Little 1).

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   --- Red Lion Christian 42, Towle Institute 18: Ali Hollingshead paced the Lady Swordsmen to a blowout victory, scoring as many points herself as the entire Towle Institute team.

Red Lion Christian led, 9-8, after the first quarter, but the game was all but over by halftime as the Lady Swordsmen outscored Towle Institute, 14-0, in the second quarter.
 
2012 KCEA
GIRLS' BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Tuesday's Result
   Red Lion Christian 42, Towle Institute 18
 
TOWLE INSTITUTE (18)
   Sheehan 3 0-0 6, Steward 2 0-0 4, Durkovic 1 1-4 3, Geising 1 0-0 3, Trout 1 0-0 2. Totals 8 1-4 18.
RED LION CHRISTIAN (42)
   Ali Hollingshead 8 0-0 18, Dettinger 3 1-2 7,Baker 3 0-2 6, Williams 2 0-0 4, Damiano 1 0-0 3, Garner 1 0-0 2, Kuczynski 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 1-4 42.
Towle  8    0    7  3 -- 18
Red Lion Christian  9  14  15  4 -- 42

   3-point goals -- Red Lion Christian 3 (Hollingshead 2, Damiano 1); Towle Institute 1 (Geising).