WINNSBORO — Richard Winn Academy hosted the Warriors of Spartanburg Christian Academy on Jan. 10.
The Lady Eagles took the lead early, scoring 14 points in the first quarter as they held the Lady Warriors to just one bucket. There was only one missed free throw in that quarter and the Lady Eagles used the strong start to earn another region win, 53-22.
Carson Justice and Jaycie Johnson led the team in scoring with 18 points each. Alyssa Atkerson added nine, and Bailey Taylor and Jessie Stidham both scored three.
Justice was honored before the game for scoring her 1,500th career point last week. She has been playing for Richard Winn since sixth grade and attended numerous basketball camps. Justice has committed to play for the Wolves at Newberry College next season.
“It feels amazing and I am so blessed to be able to have the chance to have gotten this far. I love my team and the sport itself,” Justice said after being recognized. “My God has helped me, my coach and my team, and my wonderful family have all helped me to get to this point.”
The boys’ game was a tough fight. Free throws aided the Warriors with them heading to the charity stripe 27 times. The Eagles fell to SCA, 82-35. Jason Branham led RWA in scoring with 15 points. Blake Pauley scored eight, and Joseph Goldin scored six.
The Eagles will be on the road this week. They played Union County High School on Monday but scores were unavailable to press time. Check the Jan. 17 edition of The Herald Independent for the game recaps.