The Christian Heritage School boys basketball team was on the road for a NEPSAC contest against Oakwood Friends in Poughkeepsie (N.Y.), winning a 67-63 decision on Wednesday.

The first half was a battle, with the Kingsmen holding on to a five-point lead at halftime. As the second half began, it was clear that defense was the key.

Seniors Tyler Boronski and Richard Bohn led the way, guarding Oakwood's two best players and bringing intensity and effort to the defensive end.

Boronski held the Lions' leading scorer, Jabreel Harrell to only two points in the second half after he scored 13 in the first.

Bohn made two key, momentum-stealing charges late in the game.

The Kingsmen were led in scoring by Clay Westermann with 38 points, who had two late steals to push the lead to seven.

Christian Heritage's next game is at home on Friday, Dec 16, in CHS annual Christmas Tournament.

The tourney tips off at 3:30 p.m. with a game between the boys of Faith Prep (New Milford) and Emmanuel Christian (Newington).

Next is the CHS girls team playing Masters School (Simsbury), followed by the CHS boys taking on Master's boys at 6:30.

On Saturday, Dec 17, games are at 2:15 and 4.