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Damascus boys win battle of top-10 teams

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Damascus Christians Ryan Patrick scored a team-best 19 points along with Silas Marvin on Thursday night.

Nonleague game

Team Score
Damascus Christian
Crosshill Christian

The Damascus Christian boys basketball team pulled away in the closing minutes for a 63-54 win in a top-10 clash against Crosshill Christian on Thursday night.

Damascus led 53-49 with less than two minutes to play when Crosshill's Matthew Gille corralled an offensive rebound, scored the put back and was fouled. The three-point play would have cut the lead to one, but he missed the charity shot. The ball wound up in the hands of Damascus sophomore Ryan Patrick, who streaked down the floor for a layup and the dagger.

Damascus Christian won without head coach Terry Calhoun, who was absent from the sideline while serving a one-week suspension.

Damascus Christian (18-2) returns to Valley 10 play with a road game at Southwest Christian at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Look for expanded game coverage in our Tuesday, Feb. 2, print edition.