ELBING — The Berean Academy boys’ basketball team got off to a sluggish start against The Classical School of Wichita before getting its offense back on the rails en route to a 46-29 win Thursday in Elbing.

“We didn’t shoot well and didn’t execute very well,” Berean coach Lewis Wiebe said of the first quarter. We did play well defensively. We missed a lot of shots. We got off to a real slow start. We played much better in the second half. This was one of the better zones we faced this season. We were able to work on some things. We were fortunate in they were missing two starters tonight. They played hard. (Classical coach) Tim (Dolloff) had them ready.”

Keigan Vogt led 7-0 Berean Academy with 12 points.

Micah Dolloff led Classical with 16 points.

Classical scored the first five points of the game, followed by a pair of jumpers for Berean. Neither team scored in the final 3 1/2 minutes of the quarter.

Berean scored the first four points of the second quarter to spark a 12-2 run. Classical came back with a free throw and a 3-point shot, but the Warriors closed out the half with a Devin Rust free throw and a pair of Penner free throws to lead 20-11.

Berean had just one turnover in the second quarter for five in the half. Classical had 10 turnovers in the half.

The Warriors led by as many as 12 early in the third quarter, holding Classical to one field goal and three of six free throws in the first 3 1/2 minutes. A late Classical 3-pointer got the Saints within 13 at the end of the period, 34-21.

Classical got within 10 early in the fourth quarter. Berean then put the game away with a 9-0 run.

Berean returns to play Jan. 5 at Moundridge.

“We have a tough one coming back,” Wiebe said. “We just have to work to try and get better. When facing the league teams, they know you very well.”

WICHITA CLASSICAL (4-1) — C.Buckingham 0 (1) 0-0 4, 3; Kenas 0 0-0 0, 0; Riddle 1 3-4 2, 5; Logan 1 2-5 1, 4; Willhite 0 0-0 1, 0; Alderson 0 1-2 0, 1; Dolloff 3 (2) 4-4 3, 16; TOTALS 5 (3) 10-15 10, 29.

BEREAN ACADEMY (7-0) — Bisterfeldt 0 0-0 3, 0; Penner 1 (1) 4-4 2, 9; Vogt 6 0-0 2, 12; C.Rust 2 1-2 2, 5; J.Unruh 4 0-0 0, 8; C.Unruh 1 0-0 1, 2; D.Rust 4 0-0 3, 8; Funk 1 0-0 1, 2; TOTALS 19 (1) 5-6 14, 46.

W.Classical;5;6;10;8;—29

Berean Acad.;4;16;14;12;—46