WINNSBORO — The Richard Winn Academy girl’s basketball squad continued their dominance, steamrolling through the visiting Ware Shoal Hornets.
The Eagles came out, much as they have in every other contest, and built a massive lead. They outscored the Hornets 22-4, in just the first quarter, behind stellar performances from Alyssa Atkerson and Jaycie Johnson.
“Alyssa is a very good ball handler. She seems to be able to handle the ball good enough to be able to look up at all times even when she’s pressured, and the connection is Jaycie, very long and athletic, she can run the floor,” Coach Jason Haltiwanger said. “So when you get those two combinations together you’re going to have a lot of assists and of scoring going on.”
The Eagles continued to build their lead in the second quarter, scoring the first eight points of the quarter, all from Johnson. She had 10 of the Eagles’ 14 points in the second.
“A majority of our points did come in the paint, so that is what we’re looking for. We want to feed Jaycie until someone stops it. It is our highest percent chance of scoring right now,” Haltiwanger said.
The lead at half was 36-8, and the second half would not prove to be any more competitive than the first.
The Hornets only scored four points in the third, the same point total they racked up in the first two quarters. Richard Winn was up handily 51-12 going into the final period of play.
Ware Shoals did a little better in the fourth, as they managed to work up five points. The final score was 64-17, and the Eagles improved to 5-0.
The Eagles traveled to Whitmire on Monday. Results were not available at press time. The Eagles handed it to the Wolverines, 52-16, in their earlier meeting.
Timothy Wooten is a mass communications major at Winthrop University. He is from Winnsboro.