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FLORENCE CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES OFF TO 4-0 START

By: Gerald Doolittle

Florence, S.C. -The Florence Christian School Lady Eagles of Coach Neil Minton are off to a 4-0 start to the 2017-18 basketball season. The Lady Eagles are hoping to better last years 19-4 record and take the SCISA Region 2-AAA crown. They will battle Orangeburg Prep, Wilson Hall and Laurence Manning for that title.

The Lady Eagles have opened the season with wins over Marlboro Academy (49-27), Robert E. Lee (68-38), Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate (52-49) and Pee Dee Academy (38-25).

Coach Minton has ten players on his roster. The seniors are Katherine Brown, Takenya Garner and Hannah Kennedy. The juniors are Madison Stewart, Zoe Cauthen, Janalyn Berry, Morgan Warner and Madi Caudill. Rounding out the roster is sophomore Corley Keefe and freshman Kylee Stewart.

“Right now, the girls are playing well,” said Coach Minton. “We stand a good chance in winning the region. Wilson Hall will be good again. We split with them last season. Laurence Manning and Orangeburg Prep will try to hang in there. Zoe Cauthen is doing a great job on both offense and defense. She does well in the post for me. Corley Keefe has done well so far in the shooting and Madison Stewart at point guard does a great job in finding the players with open shots. She is averaging 6 assist a game.”

Cauthen after four games is the overall team leader with 75 points (18.75), 68 rebounds (17.0) and 31 blocks (7.75). Keefe is second in scoring with 57 points (14.25). Keefe also averages 4 rebounds and 4 steals a game. Madison Stewart has scored 22 points (5.5) and averages 6 assist and 2 steals a game.

Kylee Stewart has scored 11 points (2.75) and averages 5 rebounds, 3 assist and 3 steals a game. Brown has scored 6 points (1.5) and averages 5 rebounds. Berry has scored 6 points (1.5) and averages 5 rebounds, 2 assist and 2 steals a game.

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