WINONA LAKE — Covenant Christian had a strong showing at the annual Lakeland Christian Academy Tournament at Grace College in Winona Lake on Dec. 28-29.

The Knights (3-6) opened tournament play with a 53-43 win over Granger Christian (3-4). They used an 18-8 second quarter run to take a 26-18 lead by halftime.

They held a 38-24 lead after three periods.

Sophomore Jacob Miller had a game-high 20 points and senior guard Isaac Alblas added 19 points.

Eventual tournament champion Adams Central (4-3) edged the Knights in a semifinal later in the day. Miller poured in 17 points in the 52-47 loss, while Nick Birkett had 12 points.

On Dec. 30, Lakeland Christian edged Covenant, 48-42, in a nip-and-tuck battle for four quarters. Lakeland (4-3) used a 22-15 lead at halftime to slowly pull away.

Alblas had 15 points in the loss. Miller added 10 points.

The Knights will host Illiana Christian on Jan. 8.

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