On Monday, the middle school boys traveled to First Lutheran to play in the first round of the KISL post-season tournament against St. Mary's. Much like the first matchup, intense defense was the team's identity. Holding St. Mary's to just 4 points in the first half, CBA went into the break leading 28-4. After the half, many of the underclass players got into the action and contributed well to the team's victory. CBA finished the game winning 43-15, and earned the school's first KISL post-season victory in history. With the team's first time success in the post-season, Athletic Director Grant Redmond commented on what this team has accomplished, "We are so proud of these young men’s hard work and continue to focus on getting better. It has shown from the beginning of the season till now how much they are buying into what Coach Tate has been selling them. Their defense keeps getting better and better and offensively they are shooting the ball and sharing the ball now and trusting each other. They have had so many close games and those competitive opportunities are paying off now in learning how to win. We are so proud to compete for our first basketball championship!"
The next night, CBA faced First Lutheran on their home floor for a chance to play in the Finals. The first matchup in the regular season against First Lutheran did not go the Blazers' way as they lost a tight matchup 38-32. Poised to decide their own fate in the tournament, the Blazers started off very strong defensively and stayed neck and neck with the Lions through the half, FLS leading 16-13. The Blazers came out with a mission in the third to gain the lead and advance to the next round. They did just that with a strong 10-4 performance in the third quarter. The fourth quarter would prove to be the game's deciding moments as the Lions and Blazers fought tooth and nail all the way to the final seconds. Back and forth they went trading ties and leads, with the Lions leading 33-32 down the stretch. Then in the game's final few seconds, 8th grader Carson Motley hits a dagger 3 from the corner to give CBA the 35-33 lead. The Lions could not overcome and CBA advances to play Paideia Academy in the championship Thursday, February 3. Asst. Coach Mason Motley had this to say of his observation of the team's historical run, "I think In the last few games our 8th graders have stepped up and realized this could be some of their last games and really wanted to take advantage of it. They have been great leaders on and off the court and they have taken pride in this team being THEIR team and want to show everyone how good this group is and what they can do to try and win a championship."