Eagles face Twiggs, Trinity-St’boro

Banks Booth leads the way with 18 points in DEA Middle School’s 40-25 win over Twiggs Academy.

The David Emanuel Academy basketball teams were 3-1 in action against Twiggs Academy in Jeffersonville on Dec. 3. The middle school boys and girls and the varsity girls each won their games, while the varsity boys dropped a 61-49 decision.

In their 36-21 win, the middle school girls were led by Bree Wimberly with 16 points. Kaleigh Scarboro and Emma Proctor tossed in 6 points each, while Karoline Kettles had 5 and Aubrey Williams added 3 to round out the Lady Eagle scoring.

The middle school boys were led by Banks Booth with 18 points in their 40-25 win over Twiggs. Also scoring for the Eagles were Evan Donaldson and Randon Williams with 7 points each, John Kersey, Peyton Lee and Richard Braddy with 2 points each and Tony Sutton and Brody Fleming who each added 1 point.

Bree Wimberly tossed in a whopping 23 points in the varsity Lady Eagles’ 60-46 win over Twiggs Academy, followed by Jordyn Bell with 14. Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Sarah Jo Perkins with 9, Liz Dye with 8, Molly Hammock with 3, Allie Slater with 2 and Ann Carol Daniel with 1 point.

The varsity boys lost to Twiggs 61-49 despite 25 points scored by senior Ethan Wells. Also contributing to the Eagle scoring were Racyn Faircloth and Garrett Claxton with 6 points each, Randon Williams with 5, Dylan Bird with 4, Dane Arringon with 2 and Jesse Moore with 1 point.

Both middle school teams and the varsity boys each won their respective games against Trinity-Statesboro at DEA on Dec. 6. The varsity girls did not play on this night.

In middle school girls’ action, DEA won 41-14 over Trinity behind the high scoring of Bree Wimberly with 17 points. Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Kyli Bell with 7, Addalyn Terwilliger with 5, Kaleigh Scarboro and Aubrey Williams with 4 each and Karoline Kettles and Jada Lewis, each with 2 points.

The middle school boys won 26-21 with Tony Sutton leading the Eagles with 7 points. Randon Williams and Banks Booth tossed in 6 points each, while Richard Braddy added 3 and Jace Scarboro and Peyton Lee scored 2 points each for DEA.

In the varsity boys’ 47-29 win over Trinity, both Ethan Wells with 17 and Racyn Faircloth with 11 hit double digits for the Eagles. Dane Arrington added 8, while Garrett Claxton had 5 and Randon Williams tossed in 2 for DEA.

After a road trip to Edmund Burke on Monday, Dec. 9, the Eagles will host Twiggs Academy on Thursday and John Handock Academy on Friday before traveling to Bulloch Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 17, for their last home game of 2019. All games will begin with middle school girls playing at 4 p.m. Basketball action will resume on Jan. 7. 

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