National Bible Challenge.
UNITY CHRISTIAN (IA) vs EVANGEL CLASSICAL (AL) REMATCH IN THE FINALS
Unity Christian’s A team edged Evangel Classical in the prelims, 260-240. Both Unity teams not only advanced to the Final Four, but faced each other in the Final Four. The A team won in overtime, 290-280. In their semifinal game, Evangel defeated Lifeway Christian (AR), 270-220.
The finals was neck and neck from start to finish. At game’s end, the scoreboard showed Evangel 250, Unity A 250. For the second consecutive year, there would be overtime!? Not so fast. Unity lodged an appeal on this question: “What words were spoken by Jesus to the people of Nazareth, the town where he grew up, when they refused to believe in his teachings because they considered him one of themselves and therefore without authority to preach to them?” Our answer: “A prophet is not without honor save in his own country.” Unity’s answer was “town.” We used the KJV translation; Unit’s answer represented the NIV wording. Since we accept answers based on any “authoritative” translation, Unity was awarded the points and the national title.