Owen Kennedy makes a dunk against Appalachian Bible College.

Christendom’s men’s basketball team returned home with a vengeance this weekend, winning back-to-back home games for the first time since December and raising their overall record to 7-5 on the season. Meanwhile, the women’s basketball team took their first loss of February at home against Harford Community College, falling 69-51.

After suffering back-to-back losses last week, the men’s basketball team looked to get February back on track in front of their home crowd. Christendom took on Appalachian Bible College on Friday night, playing them for the first time this season. Both teams played a tight first half, often trading shot for shot. Christendom held a close lead 30-27 at the half, led by a powerhouse performance from Peter Ethridge. After scoring almost half of the team’s points in the first half, Ethridge kept rolling in the second, putting up another 15 points for Christendom. John Paul Vander Woude and Owen Kennedy were close behind with 19 and 17 points total respectively, driving Christendom to an 81-70 win.

On Saturday, Christendom hit the court after an early turnaround to take on Williamson. Vander Woude put up one of his most dominant games of the season, scoring 32 points and grabbing 14 rebounds during the game. Willamson mounted a comeback in the second half, but Christendom managed to hold the lead and grab another win, 57-48.

The women’s basketball team, off to one of their strongest seasons in team history this year, took on Harford at home on Thursday after winning back-to-back games the previous week. Harford grabbed the lead early against Christendom and held them off for most of the game, despite great performances from Miranda Keller, Catherine Thomas, and Kate Walz. Christendom took the loss 69-51, falling to 7-4 on the season.

Both teams will next play on Tuesday, February 15 against Regent University at home. For more information, please visit christendomathletics.com.

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