Anna Grey Walters
Special to The Herald Independent
WINNSBORO — Richard Winn Academy’s Lady Eagles notched a 60-34 win Monday night when they hosted Union County High School but the boys team wasn’t as successful, recording a 66-54 loss to the AAA team.
The Lady Eagles got off to a great start, leading 29-14 at the half and their intensity carried over to the second half. Carson Justice was the leading lady, having 22 points for the night. Jaycie Johnson supplied the Lady Eagles with 12 points and three blocks, and Jessie Stidham put 11 points on the board to go with six rebounds.
Justice had a double-double on the night with 10 rebounds and also chipped in five assists. Stidham led the team in hustles with 10. Alyssa Atkerson led the team in assists with 6.
The outcome was different in the second game Monday even though Richard Winn’s boys put forth a tremendous effort.
The Eagles started things off well against the Yellow Jackets. The game was another nail-biter at the half, where both teams were tied at 28. However, Union emerged with a victory against RWA. The final score was 66-54.
Senior Mason Gibbons attributed fatigue to the loss. “We just got tired,” he said.
Cameron Cooper led in scoring for the Eagles with 26 points. Joseph Goldin contributed 10 points, and Patrick Pope added eight.
This weekend Richard Winn will host its annual Christmas Classic tournament. Five teams will be playing starting Friday and continuing into Saturday.
• 2 p.m. – Fairfield Central vs. Newberry Academy (girls)
• 3:30 p.m. – Ben Lippen vs. Newberry Academy (boys)
• 5 p.m. – Richard Winn vs. Ben Lippen (girls)
• 6:30 p.m. – Richard Winn vs. Palmetto Athletic Club (boys)
• 11 a.m.– Consolation Girls
• 12:30 p.m. – Consolation Boys
• 2 p.m. — Championship Girls
• 3:30 p.m. – Championship Boys