Temple Christian School's basketball program celebrated Homecoming last Friday with all four teams in action against rival Timberlake Christian.

It was all about the Crusaders as they won three out of four games.

The festivities started out with a pep rally that got the student body fired up with school spirit. When the teams were introduced, each player tossed candy into the stands.

Another competition had selected students racing down court, stopping to put on baggy clothes and then attempting a layup.

Volleyball coach Barry Hurt and his Crusaders volleyball team performed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" routine, with Hurt sporting the famous red leather jacket while dancing zombie-style with his players.

Hurt had a very bust day as he was later dressed GQ style while escorting his daughter, Jaiden, in the Homecoming court, which ended with school principal Stephanie Sweat crowning Abby Levering queen and Garrison Greene king.

Hurt changed clothes again so he could coach his varsity girls team in the night cap.

The basketball action got underway with the middle school boys falling to Timberlake Christian, 51-22, as Blake Cash was the Crusaders' leading scorer with 6 points.

The middle school girls rolled over Timberlake Christian, 30-4, with Emma Cash pouring on 14 points.

The Temple Christian varsity boys were up next and they handled things by taking down Timberlake Christian, 69-56.

Crusaders in double digits included Garrison Greene with 28 points, Nate Reese with 11 and Ben Fields with 10.

The game was halted when Nate Reese was awarded the game ball for setting a new school record in steals with 151.

The final contest had the varsity girls winning 36-22 as Serena Tyree scored 10 points and six other Crusaders made a dent in the score book.

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