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ISA Andrews Osborne Academy def. First Love Christian Academy, 73-61

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WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 3, 2020 -- In a big game, taking care of the basketball and maximizing each possession is, often times, paramount to success.

ISA Andrews Osborne Academy will certainly attest during its game with First Love Christian on Friday.

ISA broke open a game that was tied at halftime with a strong third quarter in which it turned up the heat defensively and outscored First Love, 15-8. From there, it went on to close the deal with an 18-13 fourth quarter.

Helping ISA be able to pull away was its unselfishness and ability to take care of the ball. First Love, which was charted for 12 turnovers, forced only three turnovers and ISA also had 16 assists, including seven from senior Miloš Merrick.

ISA was led in the scoring column by Alabama recruit Keon Ambrose, who went for 23. Charles Bediako was a beast on the interior for the Phoenix, scoring 16 points and ripping down 15 rebounds.

Brad Colbert had 14 points and Jaden Clayton added 11 points and six rebounds.

First Love was led by Duquesne recruit Jett Roesing. He equaled the CRC record for 3-pointers with seven and finished with a game-high 25. Isaiah Wilson added 10 points and six rebounds.