Eagles play make-up game Thursday night

By Kevin Boozer kboozer@civitasmedia.com

January 31, 2014

SPARTANBURG — Richard Winn Academy to reschedule its away basketball games with Spartanburg Christian Academy because of the snow, moving them from Tuesday night to Thursday night.

“SCA defends well. It is tough to score on their half court defense,” Coach Jason Haltiwanger said.

The Lady Eagles will press on defense and hope that will lead to transition baskets off of turnovers. Haltiwanger said the Spartanburg Christian Academy venue is one of the best in AA SCISA competition and always is a tough place to go play for his teams.

“They are well coached. Every time we go there it is a challenge,” he said, “but the greatest challenge for our girls right now is playing a full four quarters of good, solid basketball.”

He said that is the team focus after they played well in the first half against Spartanburg Day last week but not so well in the second half. Haltiwanger hopes his club will round into form and be playing its best basketball in a few weeks when tournament time begins.

The boys also will make the trek up the interstate to play the Warriors. Haltiwanger said he drove the interstate Wednesday night to assess road conditions and that he did not anticipate any travel problems for the Thursday make-up game. Look for results in a future edition of The Herald Independent.