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Richard Winn cranks up basketball season tonight

First Posted: 12:07 pm - November 24th, 2015

By Timothy Wooten - For The Herald Independent



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WINNSBORO — The Richard Winn football season might be over, but Eagles fans will not have to wait long to get their sports fill.

The Eagle girls basketball team tips off Nov. 24 and look to defend their SCISA championship. They ran the table last season, going 28-0.

Not only did they go undefeated, they did so in a rather impressive fashion. Laurens Academy gave the Eagles the most trouble last year, and they still lost by 14.

Jason Haltiwanger’s team will meet Ben Lippen in the season opener. The Falcons had a mediocre season last year, finishing up with a record of 7-8, including a four-game losing streak to end the season.

The two teams have not met since the 2013-2014 season, and Richard Winn came out on top in that meeting, 47-19. Tip off for that game will be at 6 p.m. Nov.24 at Richard Winn.

The Richard Winn boys will tip off their season against Whitmire in a non-conference contest.

The Eagle boys went 11-12 last year, including a 2-6 region record. Whitmire did not fair any better in their 2014-2015 campaign, as they went 3-15, and sported a matching 2-6 regional record.

The teams met twice last year, and Richard Winn won the first meeting, 70-61. Whitmire claimed revenged in the second meeting, putting it on the Eagles, 78-49.

Richard Winn’s season ended on a sour note last year with a loss to Curtis Baptist. Eric Johnson’s squad will begin their redemption season at home on Nov.30. Tip off will be at 7:30 p.m.

By Timothy Wooten

For The Herald Independent

Timothy Wooten is a mass communications major at Winthrop University. He is from Winnsboro.

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Timothy Wooten is a mass communications major at Winthrop University. He is from Winnsboro.

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