Rockford Christian makes statement by rallying from 16 down to knock off Lutheran
ROCKFORD — Showing they should never be counted out, the fourth-ranked Rockford Christian Royal Lions closed Thursday's game on a 29-7 run and handed Lutheran a 76-70 defeat in the Crosstown Showdown.
"We're never out of it," sophomore guard Kevion Cummings said after scoring 11 of his 20 points during the fourth-quarter comeback for Rockford Christian (23-1, 3-0 Big Northern Conference). "We showed that tonight."
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"We always want to beat these guys... This one stings," said Lutheran's star point guard Walt Hill Jr., who led all scorers with 24 points, but made just two of his 11 shots in the fourth quarter.
Hill drained his third straight spinning layup in the third quarter to boost the Lutheran lead to 63-47, but that's where the Royal Lions' charge kicked in. Senior Kevion Cummings scored from the paint and drained a 3-pointer 12 seconds later amid Rockford Christian's 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter. And his sophomore brother Christian Cummings, who finished with 19 points and six assists, buried a trey from the top of the key and had two steals.
On Saturday, Rockford Christian hosts Stillman Valley while Lutheran (14-8, 3-0) hosts Byron.
Jay Taft is a Rockford Register Star sports reporter. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter at @JayTaft. Sign up for the Rockford High School newsletter at rrstar.com.
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