DEA has tough week

by | December 15, 2004 12:00 am

By ANDY CALLAWAY

By ANDY CALLAWAY

It was a very tough week for the varsity basketball teams at David Emanuel Academy as both the Eagles and Lady Eagles lost all three games that they played. Tuesday night’s games saw Edmund Burke Academy come to Stillmore and sweep DEA. In Friday night’s action, AA powerhouse Pinewood Christian Academy completely dismantled DEA in Bellville and then on Saturday, Robert Toombs won in the first region action of the year on the Eagles home floor.

Eric Kittrell poured in 27 points to lead Edmund Burke to a 60-46 win over DEA in the boy’s contest. Seven other Spartans scored but none of them reached double figures in the first contest of the 2004-05 season for EBA. Adam Callaway was the lone Eagle to reach double digits for DEA as he pumped in 22 points including six three point shots. Other Eagle scorers were Spencer Lanier with six, Kyle Hadden with five, Michael Thigpen and Jamie Watson with four, Corey McNeely and Ace Clark with two each and Frank Wimberly with one.

The Lady Spartans cruised to a 40-22 win over DEA behind the 15 point effort of Katie Kittrell. Macy Fagler’s 14 points led the Lady Eagles, who trailed by only five points at the half but then managed only six points in the final 16 minutes of play. Casey Johnson with three points, Leah Lanier and Whitney Williams with two points each and Kayla Cody with one also scored in the loss for DEA.

Pinewood Christian Academy unleashed a relentless combination of zone and man-to-man trapping defenses in a 67-20 victory over DEA. Ric Roderick and Jeb Brannen each had 14 points while Speer Brannen finished with 10 for the Patriots who improved to 4-0. Spencer Lanier led the Eagles with seven points while Michael Thigpen hit for six. Corey McNeely, Ace Clark and Carl Glover all scored two points and Matt Mathis had one point.

The Lady Patriots improved to 7-0 with a 70-20 win over DEA. Kacey Kicklighter led the defending GISA AA state champions with 14 points while Jenna Lewis chipped in with 11 as twelve players scored for Pinewood. Macy Fagler led DEA with nine points. Whitney Williams scored three points and Kayla Cody, Natalie Olliff, Casey Johnson and Lindsay Tomlinson all scored two points for the Lady Eagles.

In the earlier games, Pinewood took a 44-21 win in the B-team boys game and a 33-3 win in the B-team girls contest. Dustin Baker had 13 points for Pinewood in the boys game while Joseph Sparks led DEA with 10. Casey Clark had five points and Brandon Blount, Jansen Clark and Greg Glover all finished with two for DEA. Bonnie McNeely had two pints and Marlee Lanier had one point for the DEA B-team girls.

Derrick Bonner and Miles Cason each scored 17 points to lead Robert Toombs to a 81-45 win over DEA. Matthew Parker came off the bench to score 13 as RTCA impved to 5-1 and 1-0 in region play. Adam Callaway poured in 23 points, including a school record seven three pointers, in the losing effort. Kyle Hadden contributed eight points, Ace Clark had five points, Spencer Lanier had three points and Matt Mathis, Frank Wimberly and Carl Glover all finished with two as DEA fell to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the region.

Jessie Worsham’s 13 points led four double figure scorers as Robert Toombs rolled to a 61-30 win in the girls game. Alex Stanley with 12, Kailey Dees with 11 and Kate Champion with 10 also contributed to the win. Macy Fagler led all scorers with 21 points, including 11 of 12 shots made at the free throw line, for DEA. Amanda Cardell with three, and Leah Lanier, Casey Johnson and Kayla Cody all with two rounded out the DEA scoring as the Lady eagles fell to 0-6 overall and 0-1 in region play.

In earlier action, Luke Dorsey scored 12 points as Robert Toombs won 34-18 in the B-team boys game. Casey Clark led DEA with six while James Ward scored four, Joseph Sparks scored three, Jansen Clark and Justin Smith each scored two and Brandon Blount scored one as the B-team Eagles dropped to 1-2.

Robert Toombs also took the junior varsity girls game, winning by a score of 35-20. Amy Wells scored eight points while Courtney Johnson, Jessica Wimberly, Brittany McNure, Blair Whitfield, Gabrielle Story and Allison Coleman all finished with two points as the DEA JV girls fell to 2-2.

The varsity teams will look to regroup this weekend as they play in the BA-PCA Christmas Classic. DEA will play Bulloch Academy this Friday at the BA gym with the varsity girls starting at 7 p.m. followed by the boys game at 8:30 p.m. The Eagles and Lady Eagles will then take on St Andrew’s at the Pinewood gym on Saturday with the girls playing at 2 pm and the boys at 3:30 p.m.

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