CA basketball teams pick up early season home wins over Twiggs

Published 3:12 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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CORDELE— Crisp Academy had their first home basketball games of the 2018-2019 season on Friday night with Twiggs Academy traveling to Cordele for early season non-region matchups. The Lady Wildcats topped Twiggs 51-38 after a big second half performance, while the Wildcats took control early in the boys’ game and ended up winning 79-45 for their first win of the young season.

Lady Wildcats 51, Twiggs 38

The Twiggs Academy Lady Trojans had a 10-6 lead after a defensive first quarter. Crisp Academy scores in the first quarter came on two free throws by Ava Pless and two jump shots by Maggie Bullington.

The Lady Cats came back to take the lead in the second quarter by outscoring Twiggs 13-8. Maddie Milani had six points in the period for CA on two jump shots and a pair of free throws. Pless tacked on four of the 13 CA points, while Eliza Hill and Marley Sudduth combined for the other three. Crisp had a 19-18 lead going into halftime.

Milani kept the Wildcat scoring going in the third quarter with 13 points on several free throws and three layups. Pless knocked down the only CA three-point basket of the game in the period, and Sudduth scored two in the quarter. The Lady Cats entered the fourth period with a 37-25 lead.

Crisp Academy finished the game off by scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter. Milani added 11 more to her total in the final period, while the other three Lady Wildcat points in the quarter came on a layup by Mia Purvis and one free throw from Pless, leaving the final score at 51-38 in favor of Crisp Academy.

Milani finished the game with a total of 30 points to lead CA, while Pless was next with 10 points. Other Lady Wildcat point totals were: Bullington- four points, Sudduth- three, Hill and Purvis- two points each.

Wildcats 79, Twiggs 45

The Wildcats were out to a 22-8 lead over Twiggs Academy at the conclusion of the first quarter of the boys’ game. Spencer Stubbs led CA in scoring in the first quarter with seven of those 22 points, while Julian Floyd pitched in with six from two three-point shots. Cooper Folds had five points in the period for the Wildcats, while Trey Williams tacked on the other four to round out the Crisp Academy scoring in the first.

The Wildcats added to their already big lead by outscoring Twiggs Academy 20-6 in the second quarter. Williams, Stubbs, Folds, Baylor Pless and Floyd all split the second quarter scoring and CA was ahead 42-14 at the half.

Billy Hardin got on the score sheet with a couple of third quarter baskets for the Wildcats, while Stubbs, Folds and Gravitt added to their totals in the period. Crisp was up 55-27 at the end of the third.

Crisp then outscored Twiggs 24-18 in the fourth quarter to cap off the game with a 79-45 victory. Stubbs, Folds, and Floyd all added a few more points in the period, while Lane Freeman and Zach Atherton got in on the CA scoring as well.

Stubbs finished as the leading scorer in the game for CA with 21 points, while Folds was right behind with 20 total. Other Wildcat scoring totals: Floyd- nine, Williams- eight, Pless- five, Gravitt- five, Atherton- five, Hardin- four, and Freeman- two.

The Crisp Academy teams were both defeated in home games against Southland Academy on Monday night, and they are scheduled for away games at Windsor Academy tonight starting at 6 p.m. Following that they will next play in region games at Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus on Thursday night starting at 6:30 p.m.