Word of God Tops Cedar Ridge Boys Basketball 81-46; Red Wolves Girl Fall 44-38

Updated: December 6, 2017

There were signs of progress for the Cedar Ridge boys basketball team against Word of God Christian Academy.

Facing one of the top freelance teams in the Triangle, the Red Wolves trailed 32-28 at the half behind another strong performance by guard Mekai Collins, who finished with 21 points.

The lack of size for the Red Wolves caught up with them in the second half as the Holy Rams outscored the Red Wolves 49-18 in the second half, winning 81-46 in Raleigh. Word of God put four players in double figures, led by Zach Newkirk’s 18 points.

Collins was the only player in double figures for the Red Wolves, who suffered its third straight loss and fell to 1-5.

In the girls game, Word of God held off Cedar Ridge 44-38. Statistics were not provided from the game.

Cedar Ridge returns to action on Wednesday night at Carrboro for a tripleheader. The girls will tipoff at 6, with the boys starting at 7:30. The Red Wolves boys team have dominated the Jaguars in recent years,  winning the last seven matchups. The last Carrboro win over Cedar Ridge was on February 20, 2013 in the Mid State 2A Tournament.


CEDAR RIDGE-Eddie Altieri 7, Khalil Barnett 8, Terrence Crawford 5, Chris Tinnen 2, Mekai Collins 21, Chris Tinnen 3.

WORD OF GOD-Anthony 3, Burt 4, Newkirk 18, Cooper 10, Spencer 9, Furtrell 5, King 18, Forte 4, Cash 10.

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