Eagles fall for first time this season



All good things must come to an end, including win streaks. That’s what happened to the varsity boys basketball team at David Emanuel Academy on Monday as the Eagles traveled to Alleuia Community School.

The Eagles were riding a nine-game win streak heading into the contest against the Angels, but the opposition from Augusta had an answer for David Emanuel’s powerful offense, winning 59–53.

Racyn Faircloth, Billy Martin, and Jesse Moore put up a majority of DEA’s points. Each of those three players went up for 13 apiece, combining for 39 of the Eagles’ 53 points on the day.

Tony Sutton added 6, Randon Williams 5, and Brody Fleming 3.

The Lady Eagles would put up a valiant fight but be defeated as well, 45–29.

Sarah Jo Perkins did most of the work for David Emanuel, running the offense for 14 points. Kyli Bell contributed 7, Emma Proctor added 5, and Alana Tant rounded out the scoring with 3.

The younger teams got in on the hoop action early last week. The middle school boys, the junior varsity girls, and the junior varsity boys all hosted Trinity–Statesboro on Tuesday, winning all three games spread out between them.

The middle school boys came out victorious 20–7. Tucker Free and Ethan Fields scored 7 points each, Jack Evan Fields added 4, and Paxton Dixon laid in 2.

The junior varsity girls made quick work of Trinity, securing a 52–41 win. Aubrey Williams was the high scorer with 14 points. Proctor followed with 11. Molly Hammock added 9, Kaleigh Scarboro put up 7, Bell dumped in 6, and Addalyn Terwilliger accounted for the remaining 5 points.

Concluding action for the youngsters from David Emanuel, the junior varsity boys won 47–23. Randon Williams led the offense with 14 points. Martin and Sutton added 9 each. Peyton Lee scored 8 points of his own, followed by Fleming’s 3. Two other Eagles, Richard Braddy and Jace Scarboro, scored a combined 4 points, 2 respectively.

On tap for David Emanuel this week was a Tuesday night game for the varsity teams at home versus Habersham; results were unavailable at press time. DEA’s varsity crews will also take on John Hancock on the road Friday; this will be the last regular season game preceding the playoffs. Look for results in a future edition of The Crossroads.

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