An article in today’s Washington Post reports the athletic wins of two schools that are affiliated with Grace Brethren churches in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Grace Christian Academy is a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Waldorf, Md. (Bill Walker, pastor), while Grace Brethren Christian School is sponsored by Grace Brethren Church, Clinton, Md. (Irving Clark, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Grace Christian boys, Takoma Academy girls win MISAL basketball titles
In the Metro Independent School Athletic League championship game, Grace Christian Academy sophomore Dwane Burrows lived up to his “Dwane Train” nickname. The 5-foot-4 point guard used his quickness to move in, around and through Calverton’s defense in a 70-36 win over the Cougars on Wednesday night in Waldorf.
During a first half in which the Knights led by 26 points, Burrows barreled into the paint and sank a slick finger roll, drained two jumpers and hit four foul shots to rack up 10 of his 11 points.
He also registered a steal and dusted himself off with no delay after an opponent’s hip knocked his head to the hardwood.
“I just go hard every time,” Burrows said. “My dad just told me go real hard.”
Calverton had no answer for Burrows’s quickness, and the Cougars were equally flummoxed by the Knights’ size.
Tim Fuller made a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift Grace Brethren to a 62-60 overtime win against Covenant Life in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference boys’ basketball championship game in Clarksburg.
With six seconds left, both the senior guard and his coach had hoped to create a closer look at the basket off an inbounds play. But after Fuller’s drive was cut off, he stepped back for a three-point attempt from the top of the key that swished through the net, dethroning the defending champs.
“When it happened, I had to thank God it went in,” said Fuller, who had 14 points. “It still feels like a dream to me.” …
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