Lady Eagles Run Win Streak to 10

Freshman guard Marion Walker Coleman finds an opening in the Newberry defense.

The Richard Winn Lady Eagles treated head coach Jason Haltiwanger to a priceless birthday present last Friday night – their 10th victory of the season to remain undefeated. Wins nine and 10 came this past week over Calhoun Academy, 42-24, and Newberry Academy, 57-15.

During the Calhoun game, junior Carson Justice led her teammates with 10 points, one block, four steals, six assists and tied teammate Jaycie Johnson with six rebounds. Johnson also contributed three steals, one assist and five points on the night. Jessie Stidham scored seven points and pulled down five rebounds while Emily Brigman added five points and three rebounds. Other teammates contributing points included Alyssa Atkerson with four points and Marion Walker Coleman with two.

The Lady Eagles wasted no time and took care of business again on Friday night as they hosted the other Lady Eagles from across the Broad River – Newberry Academy. The RWA team raced out to a 16-3 first quarter lead and never took their foot off the gas pedal while allowing all team members plenty of playing time.

Once again Justice led the offensive attack as she posted 17 points in the scorebook while dishing out six assists and pulling down four rebounds. She also had a block and three steals to her credit. Stidham, too, had another big night, scoring 13 points and leading the team with seven rebounds along with having two blocks. Eighth-grader Bailey Taylor was next in scoring with nine points in addition to hauling in five rebounds. Coleman added seven points, three rebounds and two steals. Rounding out the remaining stats include Johnson with six points, four rebounds, three blocks and one steal; Atkerson had three points, seven steals and four assists; Brigman added two points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist.

Richard Winn will host a four-team, two day Christmas Tournament beginning on Friday. Invited participants include Newberry Academy, Ben Lippen School and Westminster Catawba.

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