WINNSBORO — The Richard Winn Academy boys capped off their regular season on a two-game win-streak, and then set their sights on the SCISA Region 2-A tournament.
Their first round matchup was against the same team they faced in the regular season finale, King Academy.The result was the same with the Eagles picking up their second straight win against the region foe.
Richard Winn handled King by double-digits in both contests. In the last regular season game they won 50-38, and in the opening round of the tournament 41-26.
The Eagles had to move on quickly after the win because they had Anderson Christian waiting on them in the semi-finals. Anderson Christian had beaten the Eagles by 10 points and 32 points earlier in the season.
“We were excited about playing Anderson, always like to play the best,” Coach Joe Pitt said about the team’s third match-up with powerhouse Anderson Christian.
The Eagles were not able to avenge their two earlier losses, as Anderson Christian, the eventual tourney winner, picked up the 51-31 victory. The Eagles finished the season with a 7-15.
The loss eliminated the guys from playoff contention, but Coach Pitt was happy with the progress he has seen the team make over the course of the rigorous season.
“I thought we really got better as the season progressed and believe we were the second best team by season’s end,” he said.
Timothy Wooten is a mass communications major at Winthrop University. He is from Winnsboro.