Rhema Eagles 2014-2015 Playoffs Wrap-up

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The Rhema Eagles entered the 2014-2015 ACCA National Tournament March 4-7 in Joplin, Missouri, as the No. 5-seeded team. In the first round of the play, the Eagles took on the No. 4-seeded Faith Baptist College Eagles. The contest was a rematch of last year's first round game in which the Rhema Eagles won 92-75. This time the outcome was different. With the scored tied, and the final seconds waning in regular regulation play, Rhema's Alex "Lex" Desir missed a shot at the buzzer.

In overtime, the Eagles came up short 87-79 to Faith Baptist College.

Lady Eagles 2014-2015 Playoffs Wrap-up

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With only seven players, the Rhema Lady Eagles gave it everything they had in the ACCA National Tournament in Joplin, Missouri, March 4-7. The Lady Eagles entered the playoffs as the No. 8-seeded team. In the first round, the Lady Eagles played a play-in game against Providence University College Pilots from Canada. Rhema easily won that contest 60-47.

This win set the Lady Eagles up to face the No. 1 seeded Arlington Baptist College Patriots in the second game.

Lady Eagles Play Hard but Come Up Short at Rhema Classic


The Lady Eagles fell 56-55 to Ecclesia College in the opening game of the Rhema Classic Tournament on November 14. The contest was decided in its final moments. Trailing by one point with 3.8 seconds left, the Rhema Ladies refused to throw in the towel. In a last attempt to win the game, Kaitlyn Byrd fired off a floater jump shot, but missed. With no time left, Ecclesia took the win.

Byrd led the Lady Eagles scorers with 14 points and five rebounds. Briana Smith added 12 points and 10 boards and Sarah Robertson contributed 12 points and eights boards. Zoe Banks netted eight points and nine boards for the Rhema Ladies, and Kehaulani Blankenship added seven points and seven rebounds. Brooke Neufeld had two points.