Richard Winn sweeps Laurens in region bout

Richard Winn honored their senior basketball players last Friday. Pictured, from left, are seniors Marshall Gibbons, Dru Caldwell, Preston Williams, John Russell, Derek Branham, head coach Nick Chaisson, Meredith Pope, Kaeleigh Dukes, Taylor Spires, Rayne Williams and assistant coach Jeff Spires | Photos: Martha Ladd
Mikaela Miller (5)

WINNSBORO – After picking up a pair of senior night wins against Cambridge and Providence Athletic Club last Friday, the Eagles set their sights on a week full of region make-up games.

In Monday night’s matchup against Laurens Academy, the Lady Eagles started off strong in the first quarter, outscoring the Crusaders 12-2. The second quarter was more of the same, and the Eagles held a 26-7 lead at the halfway mark.

The Crusader offense ignited in the third, outscoring the Eagles 19-7. Still leading 33-26 heading into the fourth, the Eagles quickly put out the Crusader flame. Putting up 13 of their own in the final quarter, the Eagles held Laurens scoreless for a 46-26 final.

Senior Taylor Spires led Eagle scorers with 17 points. Spires also chipped in 10 rebounds, 6 steals, 2 assists and a block in the win. Meredith Pope had 12 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assists and a block on the night.

Lawson Wade (11)

The Eagle boys managed to trump the girls score with a 65-27 win of their own.

After a close first quarter, the Eagles headed into the second with a slight 20-14 lead. Twelve of Laurens’ 14 points in the first quarter came from behind the arc. The Eagle defense tightened in the second and held the Crusaders to only four points in the frame.

The 28-18 Eagle halftime lead grew to 42-26 in the third and exploded in the fourth as Richard Winn outscored the Crusaders 23-1 in the final period.

Sophomore Lawson Wade led the Eagle offense with 20 points, followed by senior Derek Branham with 12 points, 6 steals and 5 assists.

The Eagles faced Wardlaw on Wednesday, but scores were not available at press time. They will host King tonight and wrap up the week in Anderson on Friday.

GIRLS

RWA – 13-17-10-6 – 48

CA – 14-5-11-4 – 34

RWA: Pope 13, Maggie Hughes 11, Spires 9, Brinson Baker 5, Rayne Williams 4, Mikaela Miller 4, Delaney Young 2.

RWA – 12-14-7-13 – 46

LA – 2-5-19-0 – 26

RWA: Spires 17, Pope 12, Miller 7, Williams 4, Hughes 2, Meagan Brigman 2, Kaeleigh Dukes 2

Boys

RWA – 10-12-12-20 – 54

PAC – 12-17-11-9 – 49

RWA: Dru Caldwell 17, Wade 16, Branham 9, Rob Wilson 6, John Russell 4, Drew Spires 2.

RWA – 20-8-14-23 – 65

LA – 14-4-8-1 – 27

RWA: Wade 20, Branham 12, Wilson 8, Preston WIlliams 6, Russell 6, Caldwell 3, Jake Chaisson 3, Spires 3, Edward Clement 2, Travis Bonds 1, Connor Little 1.

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