The Eagles of David Emanuel Academy opened region tournament play in Sparta on Feb. 4 against Faith Academy.
DEA was led by solid shooting from senior Ethan Wells, who scored 28 points in DEA’s 62-51 win over FA.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Randon Williams and Garrett Claxton, with 8 points each; Jesse Moore with 5; and Dylan Bird, Tony Sutton and Evan Donaldson, each with 3 points.
In the semifinal round on Feb. 8, DEA took on Nathanael Greene, losing by a final score 75-50 despite Ethan Wells’ 22 points.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Evan Donaldson with 7 points, Randon Williams and Reece Yeomans with 5 points each, Dylan Bird with 4, Jesse Moore with 3 and Garrett Claxton and John Kersey with 2 points each.
The Lady Eagles took on John Hancock in Sparta the same day, losing 68-42.
Bree Wimberly collected 17 points for DEA in the loss, followed by Allie Slater, Sarah Jo Perkins and Alana Tant with 5 points each. Jordyn Bell and Emma Proctor, each with 2 points, and Ann Carol Daniel with 1 rounded out the Lady Eagle scoring.
Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles returned to play again on Feb. 8 in the consolation round, with the girls losing 67-47 to Habersham.
DEA’s Bree Wimberly amassed 30 points in the game, followed by Liz Dye with 11, Jordyn Bell with 4 and Sarah Jo Perkins with 2.
The varsity boys faced off against John Hancock, winning 51-41.
Both Ethan Wells and Randon Williams hit double digits for the Eagles, scoring 19 and 18 points respectively. Evan Donaldson tossed in 6, while Dylan Bird had 3 points, Jesse Moore and Reece Yeomans each tossed in 2 and Garrett Claxton had 1 point for DEA.
Lady Eagles lose 42-31
in first round of state
The Lady Eagles traveled to Valdosta on Monday to face Georgia Christian School in the first round of state playoffs.
GCS proved to be too much for DEA as they won 42-31.
Bree Wimberly led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 13, followed by Jordyn Bell, Liz Dye and Sarah Jo Perkins with 5 points each and Alana Tant with 3 points.