The Redeemer Christian School 7/8th grade boys basketball team won the Kingdom of the Son Conference championship after a 27-25 victory over Meadowbrook on Friday night at Blessed Trinity.

The Lions, who were down by as many as eight in the second half, rallied to claim the lead in the fourth quarter with less than two minutes to go thanks to a 3-pointer from Calvin Davison. That gave RCS a lead it would never relinquish. Davison would later hit two pressure-packed free throws to extend the lead to three at the time. Meadowbrook had a great look that would have tied the game, but the ball hit the back iron and popped out.

Spencer Mosher led the way for Redeemer with 13 points. Davison and Jaelen Facey finished with 5 points apiece.

Prior to the championship game, the Lions defeated St. John in the semifinals, 30-24, and The Rock in the quarterfinals, 44-20.

For the tournament, Mosher (29 points) and Davison (27, including 17-of-21 from the free throw line) led the way for the Lions.

Redeemer, who finished the season 18-2, also received contributions throughout the year from Mason Laurito, Tyler Bello, Grant Phillips, Kevin Rodriguez, Abimelec Luciano, Luke Wakefield, Andrew Powers, Tuna Hill, Cole Celano, Anthony Warnell and Indiana Denizard-Tanon. The Lions were coached by David Miller.

OCALA INLINE SPEEDSKATING: The Ocala inline racing team came away with a team-total 39 medals at its South Florida Speed League competitive race in Casselberry.

Brady Ankney led the way for the Ocala team with five medals, while Kaleb Weber had a solid outing with four.

Other first-place finishers were Kamryn Kerkela (3 first-place finishes), Jalen McCray (2), Kash Wisco (1), Kalea Wisco (1), Brooke Fletcher (1), Kenny Brodkin (1), and Alex Mays (1).

From Staff reports