New Hope Academy came out strong defensively and clamped down on CCAC foe Bible Baptist in a 62-34 District 3 Class A quarterfinal win Friday night.

The visiting Bobcats managed only 14 first-half points as the Mighty Ants (17-4) led by 18 at the break.

Montrel Morgan led New Hope with a game high 17 points. Morgan sank four 3-pointers. New Hope was a collective 8-for-12 from the free throw line.

The third-seeded Mighty Ants meet No. 2 Lebanon Christian (16-7) on Monday at East Pennsboro. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.

 

NEW HOPE ACADEY 62
    Murray 2 1-1 5, March 1 0--0 2, Nunez 1 2-2 4, Murphy 1 0-0 2, Matthews 3 2-4 8, Brown 3 0-0 6, Montrel Morgan 5 3-4 17, Salisbury 4 0-0 8, Harris 4 0-0 8, Wilson 1 0-1 2,  Totals 25 8-12 62
BIBLE BAPTIST 34
   Meritt Raup 5 3-7 16, Mason Landis 1 0-0 2, Paul Hill 1 3-4 5, Kaeeportes 0 2-2 2, Mitch Raup 4 1-4 9 Totals 11 9-17 34
New Hope Academy   25  7  15  15 -- 62
Bible Babtist     8    6    9  11 -- 34
3-Point Goals -- New Hope 4 (Morgan 4), Bible Baptist 3 (Meritt Raup 3).