Grove City Christian School boys basketball coach Chris Timlin is confident his team will reach peak performance by the postseason.
The Eagles were 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the MSL-Cardinal Division before playing Fairfield Christian on Dec. 18.
"I'm a little disappointed with the overall record, but it's really early," Timlin said. "I think by January and February we're going to look a lot different from what we look right now. I'm very confident in that."
Brayden Holbrook scored 15 points and Cameron Donohoe added 10 in an 81-46 loss to visiting Wellington on Dec. 14.
Grove City Christian opened league play with a 56-45 loss to visiting Zanesville Rosecrans on Dec. 8. Holbrook scored 12 points and Garrett Baker added 10.
The Eagles defeated Cardington 57-50 on Dec. 4 as Holbrook scored 18 points and Baker had 13.
"What we've run into hasn't necessarily surprised me, but we do have a lot to fix and we'll keep working," Timlin said. "We'll get better throughout the year."
Grove City Christian will play host to Berne Union on Saturday, Dec. 22, in a league game.
Girls basketball team looks to bounce back
The girls basketball team attempted to end a three-game losing streak when it played Shekinah Christian on Dec. 18.
The Eagles were 3-3 overall. They are 1-3 in the MSL-Cardinal.
Naomi Cotter scored six points in a 49-16 loss at Berne Union on Dec. 15 and seven points in a 74-20 loss to visiting Fairfield Christian on Dec. 11.
The Eagles will play a league contest against visiting Harvest Prep on Friday, Dec. 21.
Swimmers training with Grove City
The school again has swimmers training and competing with the Grove City program.
Junior Maggie Isner and freshmen Alayna Riggs and Wylee Whittredge all specialize in the freestyle.
The Eagles competed in the B flight of the Ned Reeb Invitational on Dec. 7 at Upper Arlington. Whittredge finished eighth in the 100-yard free (1 minute, 2.93 seconds) and ninth in the 50 free (27.86).
Last season, Isner finished first in the 500 free (7:00.82) and third in the 100 butterfly (1:21.65) in a Division II sectional meet as competitors advanced to district based on times.
Isner accounted for the Eagles' 28 points as they finished third of three teams behind Grandview (406) and Wellington (243).
Grove City Christian finished 11th (18) in the 14-team MSL meet behind champion Columbus Academy (342).
Below are the coming schedules for the Grove City Christian boys basketball and girls basketball teams:
*Dec. 22 - Home vs. Berne Union
*Dec. 21 - Home vs. Harvest Prep