The Rhema Eagles (1-7) earned their first season win on December 13, overcoming one of the top schools in the ACCA conference, Arlington Baptist College. The Eagles held the Patriots' best shooter, Raphael Garcia, to eight points. They outscored Arlington 31 to 20 in points off the bench. This brought them an impressive 59-58 victory at Rhema's Ninowski Recreation Center.
As he expects Arlington to be the number one seed in March's ACCA tournament, Rhema Eagles coach Perry Shockley called this a "good win." And it was! The Eagles put up a good fight and never gave up, even as they trailed 30-23 at halftime. They pulled through and outscored the Patriots 36-28 in the second half to capture the win.