Grace Christian’s basketball teams traveled to Amory this past Friday for a State Championship rematch at Amory Christian Academy. Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles rose to the challenge and came out victorious. It was a great week to be an Eagle as both teams are undefeated to begin conference play. The Eagles will travel across the county to Nanih Waiya on December 1. They traveled to Picayune for a Thanksgiving tournament; however, results did not meet press deadlines. Boys: Bryan Nixon is off to a hot start in his first season as GCS Head Coach. They began the week with a 56-44 win over Scott County Homeschool. Grayson Skelton led the way with an incredible 29- point outing, which so happened to be his lowest scoring game of the week. Miles Brownlee also gave aid to the Eagles offense with nine points. On Thursday, the Eagles defeated Heritage Christian 50- 47 for the first conference win of the season. Skelton led the way with a 32-point outing, while Bobby Culwell helped out with eight. On Friday night, the Eagles traveled to Amory for a state championship rematch. The Eagles came victorious in the game, winning 55-51. Skelton once again posted an incredible outing, this time with 38 points. Brownlee added seven, however, most of the game belonged to Skelton. Nixon believes the Eagles still need to get better at the half-court offense; however, he is pleased with how the defense performed this week. He said the execution and team chemistry are improving. The Eagles look to improve heading into their matchup at Nanih Waiya in a few weeks. Girls: The Lady Eagles did not face Heritage Christian this week; however, they still earned wins over Scott County and Amory. The Lady Eagles defense dominated in both games, beginning with a 40-10 win over Scott County. Anna Rose Eaves led with 12 points, and behind her was Katie Skelton with 10. “We played really well,” Lady Eagles Coach Talor Troyer said, “We shut them down defensively.” Troyer and the Lady Eagles continued the dominance into Friday's game, as they earned a 51-4 win over Amory, in the State Championship rematch. Eaves led with 13, while Mia Brownlee added 12. Olivia Hogue added 11 points, and Carolyn Hogue scored nine. “We sent a message, Troyer said, “We are still the team to beat in the conference.” Troyer said the defense was tremendous and that it was a great way to end play before Thanksgiving break. The Lady Eagles will not participate in the Picayune tournament, meaning their next matchup is at Nanih Waiya. Troyer said the team is looking to compete against Nanih Waiya and get better against a team that gave them trouble last season.