JDA junior varsity girls clear Clarendon in basketball

In junior varsity girls basketball action, the Jefferson Davis Academy Lady Raiders defeated Clarendon Hall Academy 37-24 Jan. 19 in Summerton.

The Lady Raiders distributed the wealth offensively with eight players scoring. The top player for the Lady Raiders was Katelyn Bell. Bell poured in 13 points plus eight rebounds and six assists.

With the win, Jefferson Davis Academy improves it record at 11-1 in the standings.

"The girls are playing really well and I'm very proud of all of them," JDA coach Clint Inman said.

Barnwell football coach resigns

Before the Warhorses begin its 2010 football season, Barnwell High will have to do some recruiting.

However, this won't be for a new linebacker or defensive end, but a new head coach.

Head football coach Joey Still, resigned Jan. 15. The district issued a brief statement, but gave no reason for the resignation.

"As of the 15th of this month, Joey Still resigned as the head football coach of Barnwell High School," said Roy Sapough, the school superintendent. "He is still teaching."

Still teaches biology at the high school.

BHHS varsity basketball hot streak continues

To say the the Blackville-Hilda High boys varsity basketball team has been on a roll would be an understatement.

Over the last three weeks, the Blackville-Hilda High Hawks have soared over the competition with nine victories in its last 10 outings, including the last nine in a row.

On Tuesday, Jan. 12 that roll continued with the Hawks knocking off Fox Creek High of North Augusta with a score of 66-57.

Blackville-Hilda High had Fox Creek High in its rear view mirror from the start as the team raced to a 16-8 first quarter lead.

JDA boys snag another varsity basketball win

There were many bright spots for the Jefferson Davis Academy boys varsity basketball team in its region matchup Jan. 12 at Bowman Academy.

Their free throw shooting was solid. They out-rebounded their opponent and every single player scored at least one basket.
At last but not least, the Raiders outscored the Bulldogs by a count of 47-31. Led by John Walker, the Raiders broke a close game wide open during the third quarter with a 16-5 scoring run. That gave the Raiders a 39-22 lead.

Lady Blue Devils slide past Lady War Eagles

The Williston-Elko High Lady Blue Devils scored a 49-37 region win Thursday night over the Lady War Eagles of Wagner-Salley High.

Trailing 14-9 after the first quarter, the Lady Blue Devils found its offense. Fueled by an efficient halfcourt offense and transition game, the Lady Blue Devils went on a 40-23 scoring run over the next three quarters.

Highlighting the offense for the Lady Blue Devils were Tierra Richberg and Courtney Corley. Richberg, who has averaged double-figures in six games, continued her hot play with 17 points and 12 rebounds against the Lady War Eagles.

Barnwell boys stumble after lead against Edisto

In their Jan. 12 region home basketball game, the Barnwell High varsity boys got off to a fast start against the Edisto High School Cougars of Cordova.

However, down the home stretch, the Barnwell Warhorses couldn't keep up with the scoring pace of the Cougars and fell short at the final horn by 61-50.

The Warhorses built a 10-2 lead during the first 10 minutes of the contest, but then the visiting Cougars outscored them 59 to 40 over the next 38 minutes.

Lady Hawks out-muscle Hornets, 45-35

In region 5A girls varsity basketball, the Blackville-Hilda High got the best of C.A. Johnson High as they out-muscled the Lady Hornets by a score of 43-35 Friday night in the Hawks Nest.

The contest turned into a battle of wills with alot of bumping, grabbing and bodies hitting the floor.

Bothteams struggled to score out of their half-court set offense shooting under 40 percent for the contest.

However, despite the low percentage in shooting, Blackville-Hilda head coach William Hammonds said he's glad for the victory.

Barnwell girls land regional victory

If the Barnwell High and Edisto High girls varsity basketball game Jan. 12 was a boxing match, then it would have stopped in the first round.

The Lady Warhorses withheld no punches on its region rivals before delivering a knockout blow by a score of 63-35.

For Barnwell High, it was the dynamic backcourt scoring of Brittany Breeland and Jasmine Tooks that paved the way to victory.

Breeland secured in a double-double with 15 points, 10 steals and four assists while Tooks provided 14 points, six steals and six assists.

Lady Warhorses end with high score out of low-scoring basketball game

If fans from Barnwell and Wade Hampton were expecting an exciting, high-scoring girls basketball game, then they were disappointed Friday night in Barnwell.

Barnwell High was the first team to reach 20 points, but they did so with 3:29 left in the third quarter. Despite, the Lady Warhorses' poor shooting, its was good enough for a 39-20 victory over the Lady Red Devils.

WEHS boys net their first regional basketball victory

In search of its first region win, the Williston-Elko High boys varsity basketball accomplished its mission after three tries Jan. 5 against Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High.

Senior guard Quantel Mack sparked the team to victory with 18 points as the Blue Devils downed the Trojans by a score of 55-45.
Mack was seven-of-13 from the field with two three-pointers.

With the win, Williston-Elko improves to 8-5 overall and 1-2 in region play.

Williston-Elko High coach Devin Liferidge said it was a huge win for the team.

JDA boys squeak past Andy Jackson in basketball

The Jefferson Davis Academy Raiders slid past the Andrew Jackson Academy Confederates by a close score of 54-48 Friday in Ehrhardt.

The Jefferson Davis Academy boys got its eighth win of the season by putting three players in double digit scoring.

Leading the way for the Raiders was junior Edward Givens with 19 points, including three three-pointers.

Givens was eight-of-12 from the field. Givens leads the team in scoring with 14.4 points per game. He surpassed 1,000 points scoring for his career Dec. 19. 2009 against Patrick Henry Academy during JDA's Christmas tournament.

Lady Blue Devils snag regional basketball victory

The Williston-Elko High varsity girls basketball team used a balanced scoring attack to post a 45-32 victory over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High Jan. 5 in the Devils Den.

Leading 28-24 after three quarters, the Lady Blue Devils pulled away down the stretch, outscoring the Lady Trojans by a count of 17-6 in the final quarter.

With the win, Williston-Elko High improves to 8-4 overall and 3-0 in region play.

Williston-Elko High coach Eva Strong said the team is gaining confidence.

Hawks soar over Trojans in basketball

The Blackville-Hilda High boys varsity basketball team's stellar start added another impressive chapter Friday night in the Hawks Nest.

Taking on region rival Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High, the Hawks seemed to be grounded as they trailed 36-27 at halftime.

However, in the second half, the Hawks found their wings and took flight.

Fueled by the play of Larry Smith, the Blackville-Hilda High erased a nine-point halftime deficit for a 68-56 win.

JDA varsity girls score a roundball victory

In varsity girls basketball action, the Lady Raiders of Jefferson Davis Academy got the best of Patrick Henry Academy with a score of 40-26 Jan. 5 in Estill.

Behind the plays of Darcey Holladay and Lauren Neeley, the Lady Raiders put a close game away with a 18-6 scoring run in the final quarter.

Holladay scored six fourth quarter points on three-of-four shooting. Holladay finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds for her third double-double of the season.

AFHS Tigers beat WEHS boys in basketball

The Allendale-Fairfax High Tigers got the best of the Williston-Elko High Blue Devils by a score of 52-46 Wednesday night in the Devils Den.

Trailing 38-35 entering the fourth quarter, Allendale-Fairfax heated up and went on its game-deciding 17-8 run.

For the Tigers, it was Bernard Owens who singlehandedly buried the Blue Devils in the final eight minutes. Owens went on a scoring tear with 10 points, including a three-pointers. Owens finished with a game high 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including five three-pointers and nine rebounds.

Barnwell girls best Blackville-Hilda Lady Hawks in basketball

The Barnwell High School varsity girls basketball team is on an early roll.

On Friday night in Barnwell, the Lady Warhorses wrapped up its fourth victory of the season as they cruised past county rival Blackville-Hilda High by a score of 40-22.

With the win, Barnwell High sweeps the season series over Blackville-Hilda High two games to none. Barnwell High improves to 4-0 in the standing.

Behind the shooting of Jasmine Tooks, Barnwell High led by a much as 18 points in the first half and didn't let Blackville-Hilda get any closer than 16 points in the second half.

Hawks soar over Barnwell in rematch

The much anticipated boys varsity basketball rematch between in-county rivals Barnwell High and Blackville-Hilda High turned into a one-sided affair Friday night in Barnwell.

In the first meeting between the teams, Dec. 4 in the Hawks Nest, Blackville-Hilda raced to a 10-point second half lead before holding on for a 63-57 victory.

However, this time for Blackville-Hilda High, there would be no close call.

Sparked by the torrid shooting of senior guard Larry Johnson, the Hawks raced to a 15-point first half lead before soaring away with a 64-42 victory.

AFHS Lady Tigers trounce WEHS Lady Blue Devils in basketball

The Lady Tigers of Allendale-Fairfax High clawed the Lady Blue Devils of Williston-Elko High by a score of 57-42 Wednesday night in Williston.

Allendale-Fairfax High opened a 31-11 halftime lead, then withstood a second half rally by Williston-Elko High.

For the Lady Tigers, the team shared the wealth on offense with seven different players scoring. Marcia Bolden highlighted the team with 11 points and eight rebounds. Latifiah Johnson also had a solid performance with seven points, six steals and five assists.

Hawks fly over Warhorses in boys basketball

The only thing missing in Friday's in-county showdown between Barnwell High and Blackville-Hilda High basketball teams were shoulder pads.
The contest turned into a battle of wills and the desire to win at any cost was on par with the two schools' football rivalry.

After the teams traded runs and scoring flurries, Blackville-Hilda held on in its home court Friday night for a thrilling 73-57 victory.

Barnwell High, which trailed as much as 10 points in the fourth quarter, narrowed the lead to 60-57 with 32 seconds left to play.

JDA girls open basketball season with victory

The Jefferson Davis Academy varsity girls basketball team broke into the winners column Dec. 1 during its home game against Orangeburg Christian Academy.

With the front court of Lauren Neeley and Darcey Holiday leading the way, the Lady Raiders rolled to a 43-10 win.

The senior duo combined for 24 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists.

Neeley led the way with 14 points on six-of-10 shooting from the field. She also contributed seven assists and six rebounds.
Holiday finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and three assists.


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