Senior Justyce Eason joined fellow teammate Mataea Boyd by scoring her 1000th point on a free throw in the first quarter of last nights 68-39 rout over New Hampstead. A time out was called and Eason was presented a game ball and joined by her teammates for a group picture.
The Lady Gators jumped on the Lady Pheonix 18-9 in the first quarter and pulled to a 33-11 lead at the half. Ware out scored New Hampstead 20-15 in the third and 15-13 in the fourth to cruise to their 13th victory of the season. Senior Shouveir Spaulding led all scorers with 22 points while Justyce Eason and Mataea Boyd added 17 and 10 point respectively. Other scorers for the Lady Gators were Korianne Yawn 6 points, I'Daja Davis 4 points, Latreana Holmes and Chyna Carter with 3 points, Ronasche Fluker with 2 points and DeMya Gibson with 1 point.
The Lady Gators will travel to Wayne as the number two seed in the Region 2AAAAA Basketball Tournament to take on the Statesboro, Blue Devils at 3:30 on Wednesday, February 6th.
Justyce Eason - 1000 Point Club
Mataea Boyd - 1000 Point Club
Last night was also Senior night for the following student athletes.
Mataea Boyd is the daughter of Monica Boyd and Robert Slaton. She has been a member of the basketball team for 4 years. After graduation, Mataea plans to attend college and major in the medical field.
Chyna Carter is the daughter of Libby and Taylor Gibson. She has been a member of the basketball team for 1 years. After graduation, Chyna plans to attend the University of Georgia, where she has been accepted, and obtain a medical degree and become a neonatologist. Chyna would like to thank God for the ability to play this sport as well as her family, her amazing coaches and best friends for all the support the last 18 years. Mom, I love you and I will never be able to thank you enough.
Justyce Eason is the daughter of Joey Eason. She has been a member of the basketball team for 2 years. After graduation, Justyce plans to continue her career and join the Military.
Latreona Holmes is the daughter of Larry Holmes and Letrima and Robert McNeal. She has been a member of the basketball team for 4 years. After graduation, Latreona plans to attend Augusta State University to pursue a career in Nursing.
Shouveir Spaulding is the daughter of Cedia Barkley. She has been a member of the basketball team for 4 years. After graduation, Shouveir plans to attend college and major in Biology.