Corn, OKLA — The Corn Bible Academy academic team competed against eleven schools in the OSSAA region three academic competition on Saturday, November 15. The Crusaders were ranked 3rd in the region and faced their first opponent, the team from Arapaho-Butler in the quarterfinal round. The Crusaders outscored their opponent in the first half by a score of 120-90 and extended their lead in the second half to win by a score of 230-160. In the semifinals, the Crusaders faced the 2nd ranked team in the region, the Cheyenne Bears. The Crusaders had a strong first half leading by a score of 120-70 and were able to hold on for the win in spite of being outscored 40-80 in the final quarter. The final score was CBA 200, Cheyenne 170. The semifinal win advanced the Crusaders to the regional finals against the Mt. View-Gotebo Tigers. The Crusaders outscored the Tigers by a score of 130-50 in the first half and finished with a strong second half to win by a score of 250-50, earning the regional championship trophy. The Crusaders were led by senior Wesley Javorsky, the top scorer for the regional tournament, who averaged 96 points per game. Other CBA team members are seniors Joel Kliewer, Riley Kliewer, and Chandler Smith; junior Hannah Hays; and Sophomores Bria Jasmer and Carter Smith. Next up for the Crusaders is the area academic contest on January 17th.