Eagles have busy week in basketball action

The David Emanuel Academy Eagles split games against Twiggs Academy in basketball action on Dec. 12 in Stillmore. The middle school boys and girls of DEA each won their respective game, while the varsity girls and boys suffered narrow defeats to the Trojans.

The middle school Lady Eagles won a 35-21 victory behind the double digit scoring of Bree Wimberly with 16 and Emma Proctor with 11. Adding to the Lady Eagle score were Kaleigh Scarboro with 4 and Maddie Perkins and Aubrey Williams with 2 each.

In the middle school boys’ 51-30 win over the Trojans, it was Banks Booth with 11 and Randon Williams with 10 who hit double digits for the Eagles. Also scoring for DEA were Evan Donaldson and Peyton Lee with 5 each; Tony Sutton, Brody Fleming and Brayden Donaldson, each with 4; Jace Scarboro and Ethan Fields with 3 each and John Kersey with 2.

The varsity Lady Eagles lost to the Lady Trojans by a mere 2 points, 43-41. Bree Wimberly led the Lady Eagle scoring with 18. Sarah Jo Perkins tossed in 9, Jordyn Bell added 6 and Allie Slater scored 5. Liz Dye rounded out the Lady Eagle scoring with 3.

Ethan Wells made a whopping 23 points to lead the varsity Eagles, but it was not enough as the Trojans won by 57-53. Racyn Faircloth also hit double digits for DEA with 14.

Addting to the Eagle scoring were Randon Williams with 7 and Dylan Bird, Jesse Moore and Garrett Claxton, with 3 points each.

The middle school teams and the varsity boys won their respective games against John Hancock on Friday, Dec. 13, in Stillmore.

Bree Wimberly again led the scoring for the middle school Lady Eagles with 9 points, followed by Aubrey Williams with 4, Ella Claire Claxton with 3 and Emma Proctor and Maddie Perkins with 2 points each.

In the middle school boys’ 36-27 win, Banks Booth was again the lead scorer for DEA with 10, followed by Randon Williams with 7. Also scoring for the Eagles were Tony Sutton and Brody Fleming with 5 points each, Evan Donaldson with 4 points, Brayden Donaldson with 3 points and Richard Braddy with 2 points.

In a repeat of the previous evening, the Lady Eagles lost by a mere 2 points to John Hancock, 39-37. Liz Dye was the high scorer for DEA with 13, followed by Sarah Jo Perkins with 8, Jordyn Bell and Bree Wimberly with 7 points each and Ann Carol Daniel with 2 points.

The varsity boys won 55-37 over John Hancock behind the double-digit scoring of Ethan Wells with 16 and Racyn Faircloth with 14. Also adding to DEA’s score were Dane Arrington and Randon Williams with 8 points each, Garrett Claxton with 4, Evan Donaldson with 3 and Reece Yeomans with 2 points.

The middle school boys had DEA’s only win against Edmund Burke in Waynesboro on Dec. 9.

In the middle school girs’ 22-20 loss to EBA, Bree Wimberly scored 8 points to lead the Lady Eagles, while Emma Proctor tossed in 6, Kaleigh Scarboro added 4 and Karoline Kettles had 2 points for DEA.

The middle school boys’ 33-20 win came behind the double-digit shooting of Randon Williams with 15, with Tony Sutton and Hadden Nease adding 6 points each, Banks Booth tossing in 4 and Peyton Lee scoring 2 points.

Bree Wimberly scored 14 points to lead the Lady Eagle scoring in DEA’s 50-40 loss to EBA. Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Sarah Jo Perkins with 8, Liz Dye and Molly Hammock with 6 points each, and Jordyn Bell, Allie Slater and Ann Carol Daniel with 2 points each.

No Eagle was able to reach double digits as EBA won 62-23 in varsity boys’ action.

Dane Arrington led the Eagle scoring with 9, while Ethan Wells and Racyn Faircloth had 4 points each and Garrett Claxton and Randon Williams tossed in 3 points each.

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