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 Both Orangeburg Prep basketball teams Headed For The Playoffs

By Billy G. Baker

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Orangeburg—The Orangeburg Prep boys improved to (9-5, 2-0) in the region with a 73-68 win over Laurence Manning Academy on January 15th while the Lady Indians picked up a key win over the LMA girls 42-37.

Both teams will be in action against Trinity-Byrnes on Friday January 19th.

The Orangeburg Prep girls are now 12-6 overall and 1-1 in region play.

The top Lady Indian scorers against LMA were junior Lindsay Small with 16 points, senior Marlee Robinson had 9 points, and senior Madison Garrick chipped in with 8 points. The Indians got strong inside play from Jo Wolfe who had nine rebounds in the win over the Swampcats.

Joining Robinson, Garrick, and Wolfe in the starting line-up are juniors Bailey Livingston, while Lindsay Salley, and Cierra Banks have been sharing the last starting spot. Senior Alyson Hay was a starter early on but has been sidelined with sickness. The remaining roster is senior Mary Stack Summers who had a knee injury early in the season and has missed several games but is back at practice now. Rounding out the remainder of the team are sophomores Abby Thackston, Charlotte Laird, Sydney Adicks and Johanna Hinds.

“Our region is a very strong region and every game will be tough,” said head coach and athletic director Jan Stoudenmire. “We need to play together and just hustle and work hard like we have done. If we work hard good things will happen. Very proud of our Inside player Jo Wolfe who has dominated the boards this season and she played well in pulling down 9 rebounds in the big win over Laurence Manning.”

Meanwhile the boys team coached by John O’Cain (9-5, 2-0) as of January 15. In the win over Laurence Manning Timothy Junious led the Indians with 22 points. A.J. Talbert contributed 16 and Ben Davis played well scoring 15 points. Riley Robinson contributed 8 points and Will Shaw and Ian Scott each had six points.

Both teams will play at Florence Christian on Jan., 22 then they travel to Wilson Hall for a region game on the 25th. The Indians close out the regular season by hosting Florence Christian on February 8th.

 

 

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