Southwestern played its best offensive game in two weeks but still came up short in a 67-56 loss at Christian Academy of Indiana on Saturday in New Albany.

The Rebels fell behind 19-11 after the first quarter and 34-20 at halftime. Southwestern stayed close throughout the second half but fell 11 points short.

Darius Whitson-Spegal scored a career-high 27 points to lead Southwestern. Aaron Hayes had 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead Christian.

Southwestern, now 5-14 on the season, hosts Trinity Lutheran on Tuesday.

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SATURDAY'S BOYS GAME

at New Albany

CHRISTIAN ACAD. 67, SOUTHWESTERN 56



SOUTHWESTERN 11 9 17 19 - 56

CHRISTIAN ACAD. 19 15 18 15 - 67



SOUTHWESTERN (5-14) - Whitson-Spegal 27, Westerfield 8, Embs 6, Perry 5, Howell 4, Withered 4, Wyne 2.

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (7-9) - Hayes 28, Martin 14, Eldridge 10, King 5, Reed 4, Hurtgen 3, Chalfant 2, Graham 1.



3-Point Goals - Southwestern 4 (Westerfield 2, Whitson-Spegal 2), Christian 4 (Martin 1, Eldridge 1, Hayes 1, Hurtgen 1). Next Game - Southwestern hosts Trinity Lutheran Tuesday.