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Box Score Report: Highlights from Evans-Westside, WACO-Laney, and More (12/12/2020)

This box score report includes the numbers behind Evans-Westside, WACO-Laney, and scores of other games from this week.

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Brasen James – Evans (2019)

Boys

School1Q2Q3Q4QFinal
Evans152231977
Westside917301066

   Evans – Brasen James 9 1-2 22, Brandon Brown 0 1-2 1, Rashad King 3 2-4 9, Joshton Mincey 1 8-9 10, Cameron Warren 0 1-2 1, Devin Story 11 0-0 27, Jaydnt Stephens 3 0-0 7. Totals: 27 13-24 77. 

    Westside – Ryan Gordon 3 4-4 11, Amauri Tillman 10 0-0 25, Khalon Hudson 8 6-8 22, Jalexs Ewing 3 0-0 6, Robert Pulliam 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25 10-12 66. 

Three-point goals – Evans: 11 (James 3, King, Mincey, Story 5, Stephens). Westside: 6 (Gordon, Tillman 5).

School1Q2Q3Q4QFinal
Washington County1212141654
Laney181710651

 Washington County – Caleb Moore 3 0-2 6, Christian Moore 3 0-1 7, Preston Kent 3 2-4 11, Kejuan Bloodsaw 9 0-0 24, Jarius Brown 2 0-2 4, Javecckio Thomas 0 2-2 2. Totals: 20 4-11 54.

    Laney – James Nipper 3 2-2 8, Mathew Jones 3 0-0 6, Kyhlen Collier 7 0-0 15, Marcellus Brigham 2 0-0 4, Kyrell Thompson 1 0-0 2, Jordan Stringer 4 0-2 8, Dajuan Collins 3 1-2 8. Totals: 23 3-6 51. 

Three-point goals – Washington County: 10 (Moore, Kent 3, Bloodsaw 6). Laney: 2 (Collier, Collins).

School1Q2Q3Q4QFinal
Cross Creek158101346
Butler76161039

   Cross Creek – Joshua Dorsey 3 0-0 7, Richard Visitacion 4 0-1 10, Jaquez Ellison 2 2-4 6, Ricardo Daggett 2 0-0 5, Corey Trotter 3 2-2 8, Antoine Lorick 5 0-0 10. Totals: 19 4-7 46.

    Butler – Kedar Bodie 5 4-9 14, Chance Finklin 1 0-0 2, Adrain Hatcher 1 0-0 2, Zabriel Boozer 2 0-0 4, Jashaun Belton 0 2-2 2, Zy’Quan Grant 2 0-2 4, Elijah Martinez 4 3-6 11. Totals: 15 9-19 39.

Three-point goals – Cross Creek: 4 (Dorsey, Visitacion 2, Daggett).

*From Thursday

School1Q2Q3Q4QFinal
Westside2014141361
Aquinas141261850

   Westside – Ryan Gordon 4 0-2 8, Demarco Middleton 2 2-2 6, AuMauri Tillman 5 3-4 14, Brian Green 1 0-0 2, William Baker 2 0-0 4, Isaiah Marshall 1 0-0 2, Khalon Hudson 10 1-4 21, Robert Pulliam 2 0-0 4. Totals: 27 6-13 61.

    Aquinas – Camden Parada 2 0-0 6, Patrick Green II 5 0-2 11, Tahj Vines 3 5-5 13, Jacquez Merriweather 5 2-4 13, Alex Cosper 1 0-0 3, Charlie Bussey 2 0-4 2. Totals 18 9-15 50.

Three-point goals – Westside: 1 (Tillman). Aquinas 7 (Parada 2, Green, Vines 2, Merriweather 1, Cosper).

School1Q2Q3Q4QFinal
Aiken1919231879
Wagener-Salley713151348

  Aiken – Kristian Hall 1 0-1 3, Russell Felton 6 3-3 18, Kameron Williamson 5 0-0 12, Jayquan Gilchrist 1 1-3 4, Ladontae Felton 1 0-0 2, Luke Hanna 5 0-0 10, Nate Holland 2 0-0 4, Dee Roberson 0 2-2 2, Demarcus Mazone 2 0-2 4, Bryce Rhoades 1 2-2 4, Otis Carter 4 0-0 8, DJ Simmons 2 2-4 6. Totals: 30 8-13 79.

    Wagener-Salley – Antwan Baker 7 0-2 17, Rontrevious Livingston 3 0-2 7, CJ Bell 2 1-2 6, Joushua Reid 0 2-2 2, Chris Kitchings 1 5-6 7, Cameron Davis 1 2-4 5, Dalton Jeffcoat 1 2-2 4. Totals: 15 10-21 48.

Three-point goals – Aiken: 7 (Hall, Felton 3, Williamson 2, Gilchrist). Wagener-Salley: 6 (Baker 3, Livingston, Bell, Davis).

Girls

Miracle Parker – Washington County – 2019

School1Q2Q3Q4QFinal
Evans1223181871
Westside9810835

Evans – Tia Scott 0 2-4 2, DJ Jones 0 4-4 4, Kelleah Hart 0 1-2 1, Madison Crunk 1 0-2 3, Jessica Dowdy 11 3-6 31, MJ Walker 1 0-0 2, Oliva Huff 1 0-0 2, Jalaya Eskridge 2 1-2 5, Erin Skinner 3 0-0 6, Geneva Riley 2 0-2 4, Braxton Mann 5 2-5 14. Totals: 25 13-27 71.

    Westside – Teterria Holliman 2 0-0 4, Caylin Whipper 0 1-2 1, Taylor Boddie 2 0-0 4, Alexxis Ingram 3 0-0 7, A’Mya Brooks 0 2-2 2, Janiya Lee 9 0-2 18, Braniyah Williams 0 1-2 1. Totals: 16 4-8 35. 

Three-point goals – Evans: 9 (Crunk, Dowdy 6, Mann 2). Westside: 1 (Ingram).

School1Q2Q3Q4QFinal
Washington County1815191264
Laney014141745

    Washington Couty – Mikaili Parker 3 2-2 8, Miracle Parker 9 3-8 24, Mikayla Parker 1 0-2 2, Na’riah Gamble 2 2-4 6, Ashley Gray 6 2-10 16, Deasia Canty 1 4-4 6, Kandace Burden 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23 13-30 64.

    Laney – Santana Denis 1 0-0 2, Amari Bostic 2 1-4 7, Enyia Bostic 1 0-0 2, Jada Roberts 1 0-0 3, Kiara Turner 1 3-4 6, Ciara Turner 1 0-0 2, Ja’nya Wilson 1 1-2 3, Sinclaire Fryer 2 0-0 5, Alteona Collier 7 1-6 15, Totals: 17 7-16 45.

Three-point goals – Washington County: 5 (Parker 3, Grey 2). Laney: 5 (Bostic 2, Roberts, Turner, Fryer).

School1Q2Q3Q4QOTFinal
Westminster59125839
Augusta Prep9679031

  Westminster – Cammie Willimson 3 6-11 12, Wellsley Fuller 0 1-2 1, Drew Cooks 6 2-2 14, Kaleigh Bakeman 1 2-2 4, Rania Curry 3 0-0 8. Totals: 13 11-19 39.

    Augusta Prep – Priya Sharma 2 0-0 4, Mae Wallace Baker 2 1-2 5, Beatty Joseph 4 0-4 8, Angela Shaver 3 2-2 8, Virginia Chew 2 1-6 6. Totals: 13 4-14 31.

Three-point goals – Westminster: 2 (Curry 2). Augusta Prep: 1 (Chew).

School1Q2Q3Q4QFinal
Westminster141251344
Edmund Burke111361242

Wesminster – Riley Roach 3 4-6 10, Mary Grace Apostol 2 0-2 4, Drew Cooks 3 1-3 7, Rania Curry 10 2-2 23. Totals: 16 7-13 44.

    Edmund Burke – Marley Mobley 4 0-0 8, Malana Williams 5 1-2 12, Kallie Dailey 0 5-6 5, Zaylie Baker 1 2-2 4, Morgan Clark 5 2-4 12. Totals: 15 10-14 42.

Three-point goals – Westminster: 1 (Curry). Edmund Burke: 1 (Williams).

School1Q2Q3Q4QOTFinal
Westside47127939
Aquinas16563636

    Westside – Taylor Boddie 5 1-2 12, Kennedy Armistead 3 1-4 8, Alexxis Ingram 1 0-0 2, Jamiller McFadgen 1 3-3 5, Janiya Lee 4 0-1 8, Braqniyah Williams 1 2-2 4. Totals: 15 7-12 39.

    Aquinas – Lelandra Jarvis 0 2-9 2, Mary Carla Salmons 1 0-0 3, Caroline Jackson 3 2-4 8, Amelia Van Alstine 7 7-10 21, Morgan Johnson 1 0-2 2. Totals: 12 11-25 36.

Three-point goals – Westside: 2 (Boddie, Armstead). Aquinas: 1 (Salmons).

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[Livestream] Grovetown vs Evans in Region Battle for Playoff Position

Evans hosts Grovetown and looks to avenge their buzzer beater loss to the Warriors on January 22nd.

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“Sophomore Malik Ferguson picked up a loose ball in the middle of the paint with one second remaining, and right before the fourth quarter buzzer sounded, he released a shot that found its mark to give Grovetown 61-60 win over Evans Friday, a result that threw the top spot in the class 6A, region 5 standings into a three way tie between Grovetown, Evans and Heritage to mark the beginning of the stretch run for the league’s regular season championship. Ferguson’s shot came at the end of a full court dash by Grovetown after head coach Darren Douglas was able to draw up a play during a timeout that was meant to result in a bucket in only six seconds. The play was designed for senior Zach Bell, who eventually fumbled the ball after spinning between defenders at the end of a drive that began near half court after he gathered the ball from freshman Derrion Reid.”

That was Chad Cook’s rundown of the instant classic that these two teams played two weeks ago. That win by Grovetown sets up a must-win scenario for Evans as they look to maintain their footing in the race for a region championship.

Be sure to get your ? ready early because if tonight’s game is as exciting as the last one, you just might forget those jokers altogether!

Streams will be posted here. Tip-off times are as follows:
Girls – 6:30 PM
Boys – 8:00 PM

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Former Basketball Stars Lead the Way in Business, Community Service, and Artistic Pursuits

Harold Doby, Reggie Middleton and Roman Hill have turned a brand into a business, a lifestyle and a mental framework for impacting their community.

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Reggie Middleton (left) and Harold Doby (right)

On January 4th, the day after Harold Doby’s “Books and Life Lessons” (B.A.L.L.) charitable organization conducted a coat drive to help keep warm some of the most vulnerable people in the downtown area, I spoke with Doby and Reggie Middleton, two lifelong friends and former college and high school basketball stars, at Middleton’s “Came From Nxthing Designer Apparel” shop at 120 James Brown Boulevard. Our interview (below) covered the coat drive, Reggie’s entrepreneurial journey, and the meaning behind the “Came From Nxthing” brand, which originated from the music of Roman Hill, our third interviewee. Hill’s friendship with Doby and Middleton helped sprout a “movement” that has provided a framework for the three former athletes to impact the world through acts of community service, business, art, entrepreneurship and charity.

The interview provided a great chance for me to get reacquainted with two men I’ve watched grow from being boys who excelled in a game, to leaders of their families and their community. I bet others who watched them star at Glenn Hills and Winthrop (Middleton), and at Laney and Augusta University (Doby), will also gain satisfaction from hearing about their continued personal development. For example, Reggie explained how he took advantage of his basketball talent to earn a job playing professional basketball in London. Then he used his experience there to hatch a business idea to bring high-quality fashion for an affordable price to people in his hometown.

Reggie Middleton scored 1,186 points for Winthrop.

Harold’s concern for people who are most in need, whether it be the men and women he personally distributed the coats to earlier this month, or the students in his school he recalled giving clothes and shoes to when he was in grade school, is the original reason for my getting back into contact with the two men I once coached and taught when they were middle schoolers.

Harold Doby distributing coats in downtown Augusta on January 4.

I’m grateful we reconnected because they are a shining example of what can be greatest about sports and the community that builds around such a life journey: strong, caring relationships developed through shared experiences, encounters with adversity, and moments of triumph, as well as failures and hardships. Reggie’s story about how he has been able to take the difficult circumstances of the pandemic and nonetheless thrive in business with his “back against the wall” by drawing on his experiences as a basketball player growing up reinforces something I’ve always believed, that youth sports is great practice for real life. 

Harold Doby and Reggie Middleton, as well as Roman Hill, whom Doby first met as his rapping Augusta University basketball teammate, are winning the game of real life every bit as much as they did when they mastered the game of basketball as younger men.

Look out for news of the next Drive from B.A.L.L. Visit the Came From Nxthing Designer Apparel Facebook page to see Reggie’s merchandise, shop with him online or find store information:

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