By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
It’s largely a new look this season for Burlington Christian Academy’s boys’ basketball team.
But the Royals like what they’re seeing.
They began the season by knocking off state power Greensboro Day School and have had good results ever since in racking up a 5-0 record.
“It’s a new team,” fifth-year coach Eric Dudley said. “Just trying to get everybody to figure out their roles.”
There’s not a senior on the BCA roster. Returnees from last season’s Tri-TAC Conference championship team are R.J. Robinson and Ian Bush.
They had good moments in Tuesday night’s 67-38 victory against visiting Forsyth Home Educators. Larry Blount, formerly in the Williams program, posted 15 points, Isaiah Smith and Charles Chienggen Pur each scored 14, and Bush had 10.
“Getting to know each other on and off the court,” said Smith, a junior transfer from Roxboro Person. “Want to put another banner on the wall.”
BCA went 17-8 last season.
Even with newcomers, Dudley said the idea is to keep things rolling in the right direction.
“I think it’s indicative of where we’re headed,” he said.
Chienggen Pur and Dongrin Majak Dongrin are freshmen from Sudan. They’re lanky and still adjusting, but capable of making impacts at both ends of the court.
The Royals began Tuesday night’s game by scoring the first 10 points. They notched the first 10 points of the second quarter to build a 29-9 edge.
“Nobody is going to complain about a 5-0 start,” Dudley said.
The Royals aren’t slated for another home game until January.