Eagle teams fall to Providence

WINNSBORO – Both Richard Winn varsity teams went down in defeat to the Providence Home School teams Tuesday night on their home court.

It was Richard Winn’s varsity girls first defeat of the young season, 39-48, under new head coach Emily McElveen. The visiting Lady Panthers narrowly edged out the Lady Eagles with a 7-5 lead  as the first quarter ended. Providence got off to a jump start in the second quarter to widen their lead, 12-5, before RW’s Brinson Baker made good on the Eagles first two point score of the period. Providence answered back immediately to counter Baker’s score, and then took advantage of an Eagle turnover to score again.

Next Eagle Abby Lewis got the hot hand and nailed the first of two back-to-back 3 pointers. Unfortunately, the Panthers were exchanging basket for basket with the Eagles, and Richard Winn was not able to cut into their lead. The visitors took the 24-16 lead into the locker room at the half.

Senior Mikaela Miller gave Eagle fans something to cheer about as the third quarter got underway when she knocked down two free throws and nailed a three pointer to close in on the Providence team’s lead, 24-21. Then the Lady Panthers got their offense on track again and scored six unanswered points to go up 30-21.

During the remaining time left in the third quarter, however, the Lady Eagles’ offense ignited to outscore the visitors and inch back into the game. Richard Winn only trailed by 6 going into the final 8 minutes, 37-31.

A couple of costly turnovers early in the fourth quarter by the home team gave Providence the chance to build on their lead and ride it out to a 48-39 victory. Lewis and Miller led the Lady Eagles’ scoring with 13 and 12 points, respectively. RWA drops to 4-1 on the season.

RICHARD WINN – 5-11-15-8 – 39

PROVIDENCE – 7-17-13-11 – 48

RICHARD WINN: Abby Lewis 13, Mikaela Miller 12, Brinson Baker 6, Delaney Young 4, Meagan Brigman 4

PROVIDENCE: Reese Hudson 16, Allison Troyer 9, Margaret Riddle 8, Claire Wood 6, Alisha Slaughter 4, Isabelle Huckaby 3, Cambria Wood 2

Richard Winn Boys

Richard Winn’s varsity boys got off to a sluggish start and fell behind early in the first half, tallying only 13 points total going into the locker room while their Providence Panther opponents put up 32. Chaisson’s players rallied back in the second half to outscore the visitors 26-22, but the first half deficit was just too great to overcome.

Lawson Wade led the Eagle scoring with 16 points followed by Landon Caulder with 11. Rob Wilson contributed 8 points, and Drew Spires and Ethan Steward added two points each. Wade also led his team with 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks. The Eagles overall record drops to 4-3.

Both varsity teams will be back in action on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 17-18) as they compete in the Newberry Christmas Tournament. Game times and opponents will be posted on www.richardwinn.org and the school’s social media accounts.

RICHARD WINN – 5-8-13-13 – 29

PROVIDENCE – 14-18-6-16 – 54

RICHARD WINN: Lawson Wade 16, Landon Caulder 11, Rob Wilson 8, Drew Spires 2, Ethan Steward 2

PROVIDENCE: Hinkle 10, Rickajim 9, Burke 8, Dulees 6, Long 6, Rawls 6, Cochrane 5,  Mancuso 4,

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