Spartanburg Day Eagles split pair with Griffins

Anna Grey Walters Special to The Herald Independent

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Anna Grey Walters

Special to The Herald Independent

SPARTANBURG — Richard Winn Academy’s basketball teams traveled to Spartanburg Day on Tuesday for their first conference games of the season.

The Lady Eagles defeated the Griffins 48-17 to remain undefeated at 16-0. Senior Carson Justice led RWA in scoring with 18 points. Jaycie Johnson contributed 12, and Alyssa Akterson had six. Jessie Stidham put seven on the board, along with Emily Brigman’s three, and Calee Thigpen added two for the Eagles.

The Richard Winn boys sought a road win, as well. They came up on the losing end of a 52-47 score.

Although the Eagles fell short, guard Cameron Cooper’s three-point game really helped the team. Cooper led the team in scoring with 19 points, having only missed two free throws.

Other RWA players that impacted the game were Patrick Pope, who scored14 points, and Gunnar Hensley and Mason Gibbons who each had four. Jason Branham, Mitchell Gibbons, and Blake Pauley each scored two points for RWA.

All four Eagle teams host Spartanburg Christian Academy on De. 10 with junior varsity play beginning at 4 p.m. and varsity play following at 6 p.m.


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