Riverside Christian Academy’s basketball program ended the season with Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference (MTAC) championships in the varsity girls’ division and the middle school boys’ division.
The varsity boys placed third in the conference, and the middle school girls placed second.
The Lady Knights’ varsity basketball team capped off its first championship win in school history last weekend against the Western Kentucky Trailblazers. The Lady Knights were seeded number one with a conference record of 5-1 going into the tournament. The Lady Knights’ overall season record was 15-7, with seven wins at home and only one home loss.
“From the beginning of practice back in the summer, I knew this season would be special right off the Saturday conditioning field,” said Adam Ragland, RCA’s head coach. “Yes, conditioning on the football field on hot muggy mornings, running football routes and learning to catch a football. If these kids can catch a football, they will be able to catch a basketball.
“From the extra workouts to the extra-long season, these kids never gave up and rose to the challenge of playing with ‘no excuses’. Our motto for the season was simple, ‘find a way’ and ‘no excuses’.”
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