David Emanuel Academy nip Jaguars in overtime

by | January 25, 2006 12:00 am

By ANDY CALLAWAY

By ANDY CALLAWAY

Joseph Sparks tossed in 17 points to lead the David Emanuel Academy Eagles to a 51-45 overtime win over visiting Thomas Jefferson Academy last Tuesday in Stillmore. The win improved the Eagles to 2-2 in the region and 7-6 overall.

The game was close all the way and Thomas Jefferson held a 26-25 lead at halftime. Derrick Mathis, who led the Jaguars with 15 points, tipped in a missed shot to barely beat the buzzer and tie the game at 41, forcing overtime.

The largest home crowd of the season would not leave disappointed though, as the Eagles outscored the visitors from Louisville 10-4 in the extra four minute session to take the victory.

Jamey Watson, coming back after suffering a concussion in the previous game versus Bethesda, chipped in 11 points to the win. Adam Callaway with nine, Casey Clark with six, Greg Glover with five and Frank Wimberly with three also scored for the Eagles.

Eryk Johnson led all scorers with 21 points and Lee Towns finished with 18 as Trinity Christian took a 49-31 win in a nonregion game versus the Eagles in Stillmore last Friday night.

The Eagles, who struggled with scoring in the second and third periods, were led by Adam Callaway’s 11. Jason Cochran with seven, Greg Glover with six, Jamey Watson with five and Brandon Blount with two also scored in the loss. Both Trinity and DEA were 7-7 after Friday night’s contest.

Saturday night’s game with John Hancock was called complete after three quarters with the Rebels holding a 40-23 lead. The freshly waxed tile floor in the JHA gym was causing players from both teams to slip and fall at certain spots and the officials ended up calling the game after conferring with Eagles coach Walker McLendon and Rebels coach Bob Peck. Adam Callaway led DEA with 11 points in that non-region contest.

DEA will play in Douglas versus CCA this Friday before traveling to Port Wentworth to play Providence Christian on Saturday. The Eagles will return home to play Bethesda Day School on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

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