Chattanooga Christian’s matchup with Notre Dame Friday night in the District 2 championship game was the third matchup between the two teams in the past three district tournaments. Additionally, the Chargers were looking to capture their first district championship since 2005. After finding themselves down 5 at the end of the first quarter, CCS outscored the Fighting Irish 43-20 over the final 3 quarters, winning 58-40 and capturing the district championship.
Notre Dame used key turnovers and hot outside shooting to lead 20-15 at the end of the first quarter. CCS made some defensive changes and were sparked by freshmen Traveon and Treveon Scott to pull even at 28 at halftime. The second half was all Chargers, with the CCS defense limiting the Irish to just 12 second half points.
Offensively CCS was led by John Rhodes with 14 points and 7 assists. The twin Scott brothers both played the best games of their freshmen year with Traveon scoring 14 points and gathering 3 steals and Treveon collecting a double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds). Rhodes, Traveon Scott, and Amos Davenport were all named to the all tournament team
With the win, the Chargers will host The King’s Academy in the region quarterfinal at CCS on Tuesday night at 7:30 PM. The CCS girls team will play Knox Grace Knoxville right before at 6PM.